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XBMC4XBOX 3.2 Released

July 25th, 2012 50 comments

I am pleased to announce another release of XBMC4XBOX – v3.2

A number of bugs have been fixed, including a working fix for the lockups when using UPnP. There has been some significant performance improvements also, with the addition of the libjpeg-turbo library. Based on some code from XBMC, and some of our own, we now use this SIMD optimised library for decoding and thumbnailing JPEG images. The speed up is very noticeable – with navigating photos feeling at least twice as fast as before. XBMC4XBOX will now also use less memory when displaying and zooming in on images.

Release Includes:

  • libjpeg-turbo support for images
  • Fixed UPnP lockups
  • Browse by Country support in movie library
  • Scraper fixes
  • Switch to Roboto font in Confluence skin
  • Plenty of misc bugfixes and code backports from xbmc mainline
  • Lots of code refactoring to better match upstream changes

Thanks to all those who helped out, including those who spent lots of time helping users on the forums. Thanks to http://xbmc.org for the support after we lost our previous hosting place (see previous news). And thanks for all the code of course :)

Hope you enjoy the release, and should you want to show your support, donations are always welcome – and much appreciated. We are also always on the look out for anyone who is able to contribute time and skills to the project, from the main code development to skins and python scripting.

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XBMC4XBOX Website Offline / Project Status

July 4th, 2012 20 comments

This is a brand new website for the XBMC4XBOX project. Please bookmark it – http://www.xbmc4xbox.org.uk

What has Happened?

The http://www.xbmc4xbox.org site was hosted and managed by someone else. They have not been around since the end of May 2012, and at the end of June 2012, the site went off-line for non payment. So far efforts to contact the admin have failed, and there has been no luck to bring it back on-line even temporarily as the hosting provider is only accepting payments from the account owner.

This was always my worry when not hosting the project myself, and when only one person has access to the system.

What about the old forum contents and Wiki

The forum does not seem to be cached anywhere, so I can’t even get a list of the forum areas. The content is lost so long as the admin is not contactable, and the site is offline.

The Wiki content is available on some web archives still. We also might be able to get a dump of pages from the xbmc wiki (rolling back to the point before they added material not related to the xbox1)

Please Help!

If you think you could help in anyway – perhaps you have a dump of the old wiki, or want to help rebuilding it, or anything else, please join in over at the forum

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