[STICKY] XBMC Media Center 12.0 Frodo Stable is here !!!

[STICKY] XBMC Media Center 12.0 Frodo Stable is here !!!

Postby datek1 » Wed Jan 30, 2013 12:12 pm

XBMC Media Center 12 Frodo Stable >>>Is finally out for download !!!

1. Remove/All from Synaptic Package Manager >>>Completely<<< XBMC 11.0 Eden
Note : Only Premium Versions Came with XBMC Media Center.

2. Open Terminal > Copy/Paste

: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:team-xbmc/ppa

: sudo apt-get update

: sudo apt-get install xbmc

3. Your Finished

Here's the Changelog of XBMC 12.0 "Frodo"

: Extended JSON-RPC and embedded Web Server API with PVR support to enable Web EPG in a web interface.
: Added support for screensavers written in Python.
: Added HLS (HTTP Live Streaming) and M3U8 (Extended M3U) playlist support
: Added support for direct playback of ISO image files for Blu-ray Disc media
: Added Bluray HDMV menu support (but not BD-J / BD-Live menus)
: Upgraded FFmpeg's libavcodec and libavformat audio/video codec and demuxer libraries
: Added option to set a default preference for subtitles and audio tracks based on language.
: Added support for exporting video art as JPG or PNG rather than TBN file extension
: Added unified "AudioEngine" audio abstraction framework with an API and platform sinks
: Improved AirPlay / AirTunes target support
: Added rich metadata support to XBMC's UPnP Media Server for UPnP/DLNA clients
: Improved performance of the default Web Interface (complete rewrite of JavaScript loading)
: Added basic support for PVR / EPG extensions and notifications over the JSON-RPC API
: Added dedicated AMLPlayer video player for hardware accelerated video decoding on AMLogic devices
: Added dedicated OMXPlayer video player for hardware accelerated video decoding via OpenMAX IL API
: Added ALSA and PulseAudio audio output sinks for the new AudioEngine abstraction framework
: Added alternative name support to LIRC mapping for linux-input-layer devices
: Added lircmap for Conexant's CX23885 IR (infrared) recievers
: Improved ARM processor architecture
: Improved OpenGL ES and EGL support
: Improved playback with Broadcom Crystal HD PCIe/Mini-PCIe hardware accelerated video decoder
: Improved VAAPI (Video Acceleration API) support (requires VAAPI compatible hardware and drivers)
: Improved VDPAU (NVIDIA) Hardware Video Acceleration and its upscaling/deinterlacing capabilities
: Improved AMD/Intel x86-64 64-bit (AMD64 / IA-64t CPU architectures) support under Linux
: Remove all dependencies of HAL manager libraries from XBMC's code

XBMC works perfect on Zorin OS 6
Works great on Window 7 32-Bit/64-Bit
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Re: [STICKY] XBMC Media Center 12.0 Frodo Stable is here !!

Postby hottyson » Fri Feb 01, 2013 6:54 am

datek1 wrote:1. Remove/All from Synaptic Package Manager >>>Completely<<< XBMC 11.0 Eden

Greetings,
I just installed Zorin 6.1 lite on my laptop so that I could try out the new XBMC 12.0. I am sorry to ask such a noob question, but could someone tell me how to Remove/All in Synaptic Package Manager?

* First, I opened Synaptic Package Manager.
* Then, I searched for "XBMC."
* Last, I looked for a remove or delete but I could not find anything to remove them.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you in advanced.
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Re: [STICKY] XBMC Media Center 12.0 Frodo Stable is here !!

Postby datek1 » Fri Feb 01, 2013 6:58 am

hottyson wrote:
datek1 wrote:1. Remove/All from Synaptic Package Manager >>>Completely<<< XBMC 11.0 Eden

Greetings,
I just installed Zorin 6.1 lite on my laptop so that I could try out the new XBMC 12.0. I am sorry to ask such a noob question, but could someone tell me how to Remove/All in Synaptic Package Manager?

* First, I opened Synaptic Package Manager.
* Then, I searched for "XBMC."
* Last, I looked for a remove or delete but I could not find anything to remove them.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you in advanced.


That version doesn't have XBMC on it. So that excludes yourself !!!
Just follow the directions and you'll be good to go.
Except the removal of XBMC 11.0 Eden
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Re: [STICKY] XBMC Media Center 12.0 Frodo Stable is here !!

Postby hottyson » Fri Feb 01, 2013 7:06 am

datek1 wrote:That version doesn't have XBMC on it. So that excludes yourself !!!
Just follow the directions and you'll be good to go.
Except the removal of XBMC 11.0 Eden

Wow! Thank you for the very fast response to my post. :)
Thank you very much for your assistance. I will give it a go.
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Re: [STICKY] XBMC Media Center 12.0 Frodo Stable is here !!

Postby datek1 » Fri Feb 01, 2013 7:13 am

hottyson wrote:
datek1 wrote:That version doesn't have XBMC on it. So that excludes yourself !!!
Just follow the directions and you'll be good to go.
Except the removal of XBMC 11.0 Eden

Wow! Thank you for the very fast response to my post. :)
Thank you very much for your assistance. I will give it a go.


XBMC has a lot of Gizmos so you have to play around a little to get used to it.
Then once you know a little about XBMC we can help you out with any configuration if needed.
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Re: [STICKY] XBMC Media Center 12.0 Frodo Stable is here !!

Postby hottyson » Fri Feb 01, 2013 9:38 am

datek1,
I have followed your excellent directions and I am happy to say that XBMC is installed working perfectly.
Again, thank you for all of your help .datek1

For anyone else reading this that may profit from my install experience:
I have a small amount of install space, I was able to install the operating system and XBMC 12.0 Frodo on my meager 4GB internal SSD. My laptop is the original Asus Eee PC 4G Surf Celeron M 900MHz 512MB 4GB SSD 7-Inch netbook. I wanted to set it up to play my daughters movies over my home network via XBMC 12.0. Everything works, and I was able to set it up in no time thanks to the rapid assistance of this forum.

Why I am using Zorin:
Small drive space combined with the non-PAE system put a huge limit on choices of which operating system to install. Ubuntu/Mint no longer has a non-PAE friendly kernel that would work with my non-PAE netbook. Windows XP SP3 cannot fit onto 4GB. Any other system that would have installed onto my netbooks 4GB drive does not yet offer an easy user friendly install of just released XBMC 12.0 Frodo. I am pleasantly surprised that Zorin 6.1 Lite was able to fit my need. To have support from a forum to install this goes a long way in making a user experience work. As you can read from my posts in this thread, the Zorin community is alive and well to back up its user base.

Sharing with SAMBA:
I have not tested Zorin Lite since a year ago. Then, I could not view SAMBA shares on my network. So I turned away from Zorin and remained with Macpup and Linux Mint. I am happy to report that immediately after my fresh install of Zorin 6.1 Lite just now, navigating to my SAMBA shared drives worked with default settings. I did not have to do a single thing. It just worked. NICE!!!

Zorin is ready and complete. Zorin has reached maturity and fully receives my endorsement. I will happily recommend to my friends and coworkers the wonderful operating system and community of Zorin.
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