XBMC Frodo hits 12.1 with "substantial" fixes

Posted by Trent Nouveau

Team XBMC may already be coding Gotham, but that hasn't stopped the crew from upgrading Frodo with a number of "substantial" fixes.

According to XBMC's Nate Thomas, version 12.1 offers full support for second-gen Apple TV boxes, takes advantage of the iPhone's expanded screen and ensures support for both the default audio device and playback acceleration in OS X.

In addition, volume buttons on Android now control the Android volume, not just XBMC volume, while the Raspberry Pi boasts optimized playback and improved subtitle support.

Additional key features include:

 

  • XBMC does not crash when listed on the AppleTV top shelf.
  • Added support for additional Xbox 360 controller types.
  • Broader and more intelligent support for CEC devices.
  • Fixed problems with several addons due to broken binary read/write in our python interface.
  • Language fixes, including 7 new languages: Albanian, Burmese, Malay, Persian (Iran), Tamil (India), Uzbek, Vietnamese.
  • AirPlay fixes, including making discovery of XBMC more reliable on OSX.
  • Numerous crashing and stability fixes across all platforms.

"For all users interested in maximum stability, we highly recommend that you update from 12.0 to 12.1. This is the XBMC you were looking for," Thomas added.

To update to XBMC 12.1, you can visit the official download page here, which includes files for Windows, OSX, and Android, along with instructions for Linux, iOS, the Apple TV, and Raspberry Pi.