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XBMC4Xbox 3.5 Beta 3 is out

After a few more months of development, we are very pleased to announce the release of XBMC4Xbox Beta 3. We are getting very close to a final release of 3.5 now, and hopefully if there are no major issues, 3.5 could be out in a matter of a week or two.

Changes since the last beta release include:

  • Python 2.7.6 with some stability improvements.
  • Much improved Addons4Xbox installer, with better dependency handling, meaning many addons designed for XBMC can now be installed and work out of the box. It should also run somewhat faster due to less logging, and the better use of local caching.
  • FFmpeg Libraries updated to 1.2.5
  • Added support for .po files for language strings and updated translations using Transifex and XBMC‘s excellent toolset for handling them. Users can now join in and help translate the project into their favourite languages. More details below.
  • PAPlayer codec improvements
  • Many other bug fixes and improvements

Thanks to XBMC and their useful tools for handling translations, we are now using the online service http://www.transifex.com to manage translations for the project. This means anyone who wants to help improve translations can now go and sign up over at https://www.transifex.com/organization/xbmc4xbox and start translating the software to their favourite language via the easy to use web interface. The updated translation can then be merged back into the XBMC4Xbox code base by us.

Massive thanks to all those who have contributed, from reporting bugs over at the bugtracker, to those that help out with the forum and answering users’ questions.

Finally we would like to congratulate XBMC for their release of the latest version of XBMC – XBMC 13 Gotham – our favourite media player for Linux, Windows, Android, and IOS. You can read all about it over at their blog – http://xbmc.org/xbmc-13-0-gotham-rises/. Awesome work – and we have certainly merged a few of your improvements back into our code base. Thanks 😉

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. wlfwood
    May 10th, 2014 at 05:19 | #1

    Thanks guys! I’ll be testing this out tonight.

  2. RextheC
    May 10th, 2014 at 15:18 | #2

    Oh man, unbelievable..Thats great. Thank you, very very much to all you guys. GreeZ from Germany

  3. mrmajikbus45
    May 10th, 2014 at 16:40 | #3

    Well done again BuZz. Starting to have some semblance of a functioning project. I jest of course because as always you deliver again.

  4. Yatti420
    May 10th, 2014 at 19:38 | #4

    Thanks as usual.. What library db version does 3.5 run? Just curious as I have mysql for other xbmc setups.. http://wiki.xbmc.org/index.php?title=XBMC_databases/Versions

  5. BuZz
    May 10th, 2014 at 19:39 | #5

    XBMC != XBMC4Xbox. The databases are incompatible, and we don’t even have mysql support anyway.

  6. DavPow
    May 10th, 2014 at 19:44 | #6

    Awesome! Will try it out. Great job as always BuZz!

  7. xbmcstedt
    May 10th, 2014 at 21:15 | #7

    Big ups to the team for keeping the wheels rolling! Looking forward to this, will test soon.


  8. Dan S
    May 12th, 2014 at 15:34 | #8

    Awesome work. Got it up and running. Still some script issues with some video but other than that it works great!

  9. whufclee
    May 12th, 2014 at 22:12 | #9

    Good to see you’re still hard at it BuZz. Looking forward to testing this one out – the last one was great so if you’ve managed to improve on that then very well done sir!

  10. Flat Eric
    May 12th, 2014 at 22:15 | #10

    Amazing. Simply amazing! Thx a lot for this wonderful release!!!

  11. Linuxfusion
    May 13th, 2014 at 01:39 | #11

    It’s really great to see how this old console is still an awesome multimedia player.

  12. Towermas
    May 14th, 2014 at 02:38 | #12

    Gracias Amigos!!!
    Super Great!!