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XBMC 12.0 Released With HD Audio, PVR, Android

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Published on 29 January 2013 10:32 AM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Multimedia
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After going through some development releases in the past few months, XBMC 12.0 "Frodo" was officially released this morning. XBMC 12.0 packs in a heck of a lot of features for this open-source cross-platform multimedia software.

Key features for XBMC 12.0 "Frodo" include HD audio support with the new XBMC AudioEngine (DTS-MA and Dolby True-HD support included), Live TV and PVR support, H.264 10-bit software decoding, improved image support, support for the low-cost ARMv6 Raspberry Pi, initial support for Google's Android platform, improved AirPlay support, improved controller support, advanced filtering for the library, video library tags, advanced UPnP sharing, and improved translations.

That's a hell of a lot of new noteworthy features for XBMC 12.0. More details on the open-source XBMC 12.0 software release can be found at XBMC.org.

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