XBMC 11.0 Eden is Now Available

XBMC 11.0 Eden

It took a few beta releases, but XBMC 11.0, codenamed Eden, was released over the weekend. There are a whole lot of changes in the new version of the venerable HTPC software including an updated default skin, AirPlay support, support for rollbacks of add-ons, and a ton of performance optimizations. Hardware support has also improved as Eden will mark the […]

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XBMC 11.0 Eden Beta 2 Now Available

XBMC Beta Eden

The release of the first beta of XBMC 11.0 “Eden” turned out to be a great Christmas present. I’ve been using it regularly since its release, and other than some issues with building a library from a SMB share, the Eden beta has been quite stable. The interface is faster than ever and the new horizontal layout is a welcome […]

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XBMC 11.0 Eden Beta Now Available


I’ve been awfully excited about XBMC 11.0 Eden since the XBMC team first announced it was starting to come together, and now the team has announced that the beta version of Eden is available for download. They have made some major changes to the orientation of the default skin, Confluence, and have generally been working on making everything faster, smoother, […]

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OpenELEC Version 1.0 Released


Version 1.0 of OpenELEC has been released to the public. OpenELEC, or Open Embedded Linux Entertainment Center, is a Linux distro built from the ground up to serve one purpose: to run XBMC. Version 1.0 of OpenELEC has been released to the public. With Linux stripped down and rebuilt to serve the needs of XBMC, the OpenELEC team are promising an […]

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XBMC Team Begins to Open Up on XBMC 11.0 “Eden”


I’ve never been a regular user of XBMC, but I happened to be up late last night testing an XBMC install for a special project and noticed a message on the RSS ticker announcing a feature freeze for “Eden”. Being otherwise occupied, it took me until today to follow up on the XBMC blog. Sure enough, XBMC 11.0 “Eden” is […]

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Pulse-Eight Bringing USB HDMI-CEC Adapter to PCs


For the most part, support for CEC (Consumer Electronics Control) in home theater PCs (HTPC) has been terribly lacking. What is CEC you ask? Quite simply, it is a communications channel and protocol utilized in HDMI that allows functionality such as controlling power and volume of a connected TV among other things. You may have heard of it in a manufacturer’s […]

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