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The last Beta ? XBMC4Xbox 3.5 Beta 4 is released

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Due to some recent changes, and a few more issues reported and fixed, we decided to push out another beta.

XBMC4Xbox Beta 4 is out, which includes the following changes:

  • Fixed string encoding issue on system information screen.
  • Fixed some cases where XBMC addons would fail due to our strict type checking – now automatically convert parameters for listitem’s to the correct type where possible.
  • Additional Python API infolabels / infotags.

Should there be no more major issues, we hope the final release is just around the corner 🙂

If you enjoy using XBMC4Xbox and want to show your support for the ongoing development please consider making a donation to the project. Please also do join in the discussions over at our Forum.

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  1. RextheC
    May 15th, 2014 at 21:03 | #1

    Nice 🙂 BIG THX

  2. MRN3
    May 16th, 2014 at 02:04 | #2

    xD just got 16h on Beta 3, now its time for Beta 4 🙂

    Will it be the last ? Nobody knows 😀

    Greetz and as always, you doing great work

  3. Reket
    May 16th, 2014 at 06:38 | #3

    I don’t know that I without you would do 🙂
    Many thanks, from my first salary expect a donation on paypal

  4. CMG
    May 18th, 2014 at 18:55 | #4

    Anybody can help, my MC360 skin doesnt work synce XBMC4Xbox 3.2, what is needed to make it work in newer version’s? Any help is appreciated!

  5. BuZz
    May 19th, 2014 at 04:12 | #5

    use the forum.

  6. PCXP
    May 21st, 2014 at 22:40 | #6

    Bug report: When adding a movie to the library, movie info is populated, but thumbs and fanart don’t download automatically or if you try manually.

  7. BuZz
    May 21st, 2014 at 22:47 | #7

    use the forum to initially report problems, and if confirmed, it can be added to the bugtracker. Scrapers have been updated since the last beta, however further fixes are still needed.

  8. RWJ
    May 23rd, 2014 at 10:44 | #8

    Hello Guys & Dolls,

    Does anyone know on wich version of XBMC XBMC4Xbox is build?
    I can’t seem to find any info on this.

    @ the Developers: Awsome work you guys, Keep it up

  9. Yatti420
    May 24th, 2014 at 16:12 | #9

    RWJ it’s different from the standard XBMC in almost every way.. Don’t try to integrate the 2.. Thanks for the most recent beta..

  10. whufclee
    May 30th, 2014 at 23:29 | #10

    @RWJ: It’s a kind of Dharma/Frodo mashup! As Yatti says, it’s best to think of them as two completely different entities – XBMC and XBMC4Xbox are distant relatives. They look similar and they do similar things but at the core of it all they are very different. Great work as always buzz.

    By the way guys please check out http://www.totalxbmc.tv as I’ve set up an xbox addon compatibility section and need testers. Let’s keep this old girl going for a few more years 🙂

  11. lgrootnoob
    June 13th, 2014 at 05:45 | #11

    I kinda come and go around here but don’t really post anything. a.k.a Im a creeper.
    I just wanted to say that you guys are awesome for developing this!
    I run this pretty often so your work goes appreciated.

  12. iMickey503
    June 19th, 2014 at 13:32 | #12

    You know, one day, all forums are going to be cataloged and available on E books.

    Till then, I will wonder why I just don’t make my own molds for my custom x4 pannel I have always wanted.

    Oh yea, I suck at fabrication. But at least my xbox will never stop being the ultimate music and game player. Really, nothing beats it. sad some of the more hard core people just kind of went on to just nothingness. Oh well.

  13. Miigotu
    June 20th, 2014 at 00:22 | #13

    PCXP :
    Bug report: When adding a movie to the library, movie info is populated, but thumbs and fanart don’t download automatically or if you try manually.

    I can confirm that on 3.5 beta 4 most of the images either do not download when scraped, or are never loaded by the UI. This includes banners, posters, thumbs, etc but Fanart/Backgrounds DO download and get loaded. The media info does load (Plot & Episode info)

    My setup is accessing media over SMB shares on a linux media server, which already has the artwork in the correct places next to the media. I also use XBMC on my laptops to access the same media library through NFS which finds and uses the artwork correctly.

    Second bug:
    Simply changing the location for the weather freezes during accessing the weather service, and also stays frozen if you cancel it. Requires a restart. I have left it overnight about 12 hours in both accessing and cancelling to make sure.

    As a side note, I’m not sure if it is normal but it takes about an hour to scrape the same library on my netbook or laptop from scratch (which includes all of the artwork), but over 10 hours to scrape it on the xbox (and only getting fanart) on the same network.

  14. BuZz
    June 20th, 2014 at 06:27 | #14

    this is not a good place for bug reports – use the forum first – you will need to supply a debug log.

  15. Miigotu
    June 22nd, 2014 at 02:42 | #15

    Ok, will do

  16. Simon
    June 30th, 2014 at 19:45 | #16

    Requesting descriptions for the addons because I have no idea what that addon is or what it does or if it is any good. So a rating would be nice too.

  17. janet
    July 4th, 2014 at 03:59 | #17

    How do i dnld this file??/

  18. Simon
    July 4th, 2014 at 16:13 | #18

    Requesting builtin text viewer so we can browse text/log files please.

  19. Simon
    July 4th, 2014 at 16:15 | #19

    Janet, I suggest you search for the binary download on google

  20. BuZz
    July 11th, 2014 at 20:11 | #20

    This is not the place for feature requests / help – Try the forum / Bugtracker. Having said that, addon-info is available on the xbmc site, and via context menu from our “addons4xbox installer”

  21. grant
    July 24th, 2014 at 03:26 | #21

    i hav a modded xbox and installed xbmc although it does not have the option of adding a add on. can i also put mashup or navi x or any online movie source? i want to set up xbox as a top box like thing to watch movies from. i know that on the pc i can do all that but would be alot easier on xbox if anyone can help with any info, links or useful help would be much aprishiatedsorry about my spelling lol thanks ppl

  22. RextheC
    July 25th, 2014 at 22:03 | #22

    Use the xbmc4xbox forum for any questions..

  23. redoman
    August 6th, 2014 at 20:05 | #23

    I cant play vídeos from streamcloud por allmyvideos, in old versions y es. Any solution?

  24. redoman
    August 6th, 2014 at 20:31 | #24

    I descover the reason, if the xbox is set in 720p mode, mp4 videos wont play, if is set in 480 p mode the xbox play the videos. Its a error of the xbmc.

  25. BuZz
    August 6th, 2014 at 23:52 | #25

    This is the wrong place for support. Use the forum (and read the instructions on how to report a bug. thanks)

  26. Bret
    August 14th, 2014 at 05:39 | #26

    I’d like to ask BuZz and/or other developers working on this project a question. Since this isn’t a support question or a bug report, and is just a generalized question about the project itself, I hope you won’t mind if I ask it here.

    At this point in time with the project, when you sit down and get to work with the latest version of xbmc4xbox, do you start with a stock Xbox in mind, do you start with an Xbox with upgraded ram in mind, do you try to write xbmc4xbox with both stock and upgraded in mind, or do you not consider memory at all? Also, how do you feel about run-on sentences?

    What got me thinking about this is the Confluence skin. It runs much heavier on all my Xboxes. When I use PMIIIHD skin they all run like champs. Granted, Confluence is a bit more featured and probably needs more resources than a stock Xbox can sufficiently provide. I just learned to live without Confluence, as PMIIIHD meets my needs just fine.

    I use xbmc4xbox, literally daily. I love it. All my Xboxes in my home are all 1.6, which from what I understand can’t have a memory upgrade performed on them. I would really hate this project to go in a direction that would eventually outright exclude the 1.6’s. I have one on each TV in my home.

    Also, my thanks for keeping this alive. I know that, unfortunately, development is slowing down, and I am wrapping my head around the concept that 3.5 might be the final version ever. I was hoping someone somewhere would develop XBMC4xbox360, but I have come to accept that’s not in the cards for whatever reason. I thought it was a natural, but whatever. The development for projects for the 360 didn’t even come close to the greatness that has been achieved with XBMC in my opinion.