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XBMC4Xbox 3.5 Beta 1 released

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A late Happy Xmas to you all, and wishing the best for the new year. What better than to give you a new XBMC4XBox release to test though. Just in time :)

The 3.5 Beta 1 release has seen a massive amount of work from the last stable, and includes all fixes from 3.3.3, but has been ongoing in development since the first 3.3 release. Released now as a Beta 1 as it does require some further testing, and there may be new issues or regressions, but I would encourage people to try it alongside the current stable and feed back any problems via the forum or bugtracker.

Changes include:

* Python 2.7.5 – includes working libraries for sqlite3, and fully working ssl. This brings far better compatibility with upstream XBMC plugins, and logging in on YouTube etc works, which it never did on the previous Python 2.4. This took many hours of work to do including building working python libraries compatible with the XBMC4Xbox architecture. Bugs may remain, but I hope it will be an improvement for most people.

* DVDPlayer has been updated to the FFMPEG 1.2 libraries which brings improved codec support, and new features. We still include two sets of FFMPEG libraries, one for the most common formats, and another which has everything. Webm and XMV support is now added to the smaller library set, but please do report any issues/questions on the forum.

* Skin changes from XBMC to make backporting of xbmc skins easier.

* Many bug fixes and other improvements – you can always check on development activity via the Redmine activity page.

Many thanks as usual to the XBMC project for without their support and open source licence, we could not exist. Many congrats to them on the release of Frodo 12.3, and we are all exciting about their upcoming Gotham 13 release too. Cheers :)

Big thanks to all contributors, including a special thanks to Dan Dar3 for many bug fixes and his ongoing work on XBMC4Xbox Remote, to the many people who help in the of the running the forum, and those who have contributed financially to the project. My personal thanks to XPhazer, Ghostly, Xman, and co for moral support, and to Dom, Byron and others for providing users with skin customisations.

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.

links and full info here http://www.xbmc4xbox.org.uk/2013/12/xbm ... available/
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Thanks for your nice work.

Sorry but i have a question.
For what we want beautifulsoup (scriptmodule)
where it not better we have bs4 what works on python 2.7 without changes and is faster as the old beautifulsoup scriptmodule.

Thanks again

Regards jan
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Amazing work! hats off to you... :D
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Thank you :) , loving the YouTube plugin with the login feature working.
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Thanks a lot :D
Like ever you make a fantastic work ;)
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excellent news, thanks!
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Look forward to trying this release out :) Maybe it will fix a couple of qwirks iv had latley playing certan files (fingers crossed!).
Yours and everyones work on xbmc4xbox never goes unappreciated and our xbox has kept us entertained all christmas thanks to this project.
With this and all the other projects going on at the moment im looking forward to what 2014 will bring to our old black box :D
Happy holidays to everyone from Cornwall, UK!
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Thanks for the update BuzZ.
I installed it yesterday, tried the YouTube plugin from the mainstream XBMC repo, login works finally but I think that you can't access to the subscribed channels.
I will try other plugins to see if they work now :D
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Re: XBMC4Xbox 3.5 Beta 1 released

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skatulskijean wrote:Thanks for your nice work.

Sorry but i have a question.
For what we want beautifulsoup (scriptmodule)
where it not better we have bs4 what works on python 2.7 without changes and is faster as the old beautifulsoup scriptmodule.
the reason nothing has happened with beautifulsoup is I haven't looked at switching python modules over/around yet, but we technically want to keep the same version as is on the xbmc repository. note this is also a beta meaning there are still some things to be done. Bugtracker is the best place for this btw - there is actually a question for you on one of your tickets from 17 days ago that need attention :)

I just checked and xbmc has script.module.beautifulsoup4 and script.module.beautifulsoup which is the 3.x version, so we should do the same. I will probably shuffle the repository around a bit before the final release.
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AwesomeNurd wrote:tried the YouTube plugin from the mainstream XBMC repo, login works finally but I think that you can't access to the subscribed channels.
I installed youtube from the addons4xbox installer, subscribed channels are working for me.
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I will reinstall it from the Xbox repo then :) Cheers
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