The developers of XBMC Media Center have released version 9.04 of their cross platform media center software. Support is available for Mac OS X, Linux, Windows, AppleTV and of course the Xbox. In addition to many improvements to the audio and video codecs, support for Nvidia’s VDPAU has been added, among other things. The accompanying announcement for this release is as follows:
XBMC 9.04 ‘Babylon’ released, ready for download
XBMC Media Center 9.04 (codename: Babylon) final is now released. Versions for Apple TV, Mac OS X (Tiger, Leopard. Intel-x86, PowerPC), Windows (XP, Vista), Linux (Ubuntu PPA), Xbox, and a bootable Live CD/USB distribution (XBMC Live) of this free cross-platform media center software are available and are ready for download, (as usual the full source code is also available in our SVN repository under the GPL open source license).
Among the many new features in XBMC 9.04 is PPC (PowerPC) support for Mac OS X, VDPAU (NVIDIA GPU Hardware Accelerated Video Decoding for Linux), updated Codecs, new Karaoke features, more Media Info Scrapers, improved FanArt support, and of course enhancements to the XBMC Skinning Framework making it even more flexible and powerful. For the full list of what is new in this version of XBMC please see the 9.04 milestone on track.
Team-XBMC would like to especially thank everyone who submitted patches and helped hunt bugs.
XBMC Community Forum discussion: XBMC 9.04 ‘Babylon’ released, ready for download
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