XBMC 12 RC2 Released with New Features

The latest version of this amazing distribution can be downloaded from Softpedia

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XBMC, an open source (GPL) software media player and entertainment hub for digital media that is available for multiple platforms, is now at version 12 RC2.

XBMC, an open source (GPL) software media player and entertainment hub for digital media that is available for multiple platforms, is now at version 12 RC2.

XBMC 12 RC 2 has been dubbed Frodo and brings tons of fixes, but the most important change is by far the introduction of Android Support.

Highlights of XBMC 12 RC2:

• HD audio support, including DTS-MA and Dolby True-HD, via the new XBMC AudioEngine, has been added;
• Live TV and PVR support have been added;
• h.264 10bit (aka Hi10P) video software decoding for anime is now available;
• Improved image support, allowing the database to accommodate numerous additional image types, has been implemented;
• Initial support for the Android platform has been added.

A complete list of changes can be found in the official announcement.

Download XBMC 12 RC2 right now from Softpedia. Remember that this is a development version and it should NOT be installed on production machines. It is intended for testing purposes only.

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