OpenELEC 3.0 Enters Beta With XBMC 12.0
Written by Michael Larabel in Multimedia on 26 November 2012 at 11:45 AM EST. 1 Comment
The OpenELEC Linux distribution that aspires to be a leading multimedia OS within an entertainment center is nearing its 3.0 release. The OpenELEC 3.0 Beta was released and now it's based upon XBMC 12.0 Frodo.

XBMC 12.0 was released ten days ago and featured the new Audio Engine, LiveTV/PVR support, H.264 10-bit video decoding, improved image support, Google Android support, advanced UPnP sharing, and much more.

Aside from the 3.0 release of the Open Embedded Linux Entertainment Center being based upon XBMC 12.0, other features include Raspberry Pi support, the Linux 3.6 kernel is being deployed, support for many new DVB and wireless devices, PXE boot support, and much more.

More details can be found from the OpenELEC 3.0 Beta 1 release announcement on

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