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Author Archives: Martijn

Release of XBMC 12.0 – Frodo

By Martijn | | XBMC

\r\n\r\nEveryone at Team XBMC is proud and excited to announce the long awaited XBMC 12 “Frodo.” Features for XBMC 12 include:\r\n \r\n HD audio support, including DTS-MA and Dolby True-HD, via the new XBMC AudioEngine (OSX/iOS not yet available) \r\n Live TV and PVR support \r\n h.264 10bit (aka Hi10P) video software decoding for anime \r\n 64bit support in OSX to match the 64bit support in Linux \r\n Improved image support, allowing the database to accomodate numerous additional image types and more interesting and complex skins \r\n Support for the Raspberry PI \r\n Initial support for the Android platform \r\n Improved AirPlay support …
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XBMC 12 ‘Frodo’ Beta 1

By Martijn | | Latest News, XBMC

\r\n This includes support for Android, Raspberry Pi, HD audio and more \r\nDevelopment of the XBMC project has continued to roll along since Eden launched officially earlier this year, and now the first beta for v12 Frodo is live. Those who dive in will experience a slew of new features that have been trickling out in monthly builds recently, including support for HD audio formats like DTS-MA and Dolby TrueHD, live TV and PVR access plus versions for Android and Raspberry Pi. There’s a long list of features to check out — and known issues, this is a beta after …
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What is fanart.tv all about

By Martijn | | Website

As some of you may or may not know, Kode runs a site called lockstockmods, though that was before this site took over his life.  Over two years ago, in a small section of the site he started hosting clearlogos for tv shows. That’s where it all started.\r\n\r\nSoon after the section started rolling and more and more images were hosted and the API became well used. It became obvious that it deserved it’s own domain. Fast forward to the present and that’s where fanart.tv is now. An artwork site dedicated to improve your media-center, by providing a range of specialized …
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XBMC and OUYA

By Martijn | | Latest News, Media Centre, XBMC

In the last 40 hours of the Kickstarter campaign, team XBMC & OUYA platform have just announced that will be working together on bringing XBMC Android to the OUYA platform to ensure tha XBMC works well on OUYA. Talks are still in early stage however they do look promissing. The Kickstarter campaign already raise 6.8 Million to get the project going. Wonders if that will be increased some more after this announcement.\r\n\r\n \r\n \r\n \r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nSome more news from Ouya\r\n We’re boosting our radio reception around the world.  We’ve partnered with TuneIn, a free service that lets people listen to the world’s music, sports …
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libCEC 1.8.0 Firmware upgrade and Raspberry Pi support

By Martijn | | Media Centre, XBMC

They guys of Pulse-Eight (who also sponsored our contest with some great gadgets) have just announced a new firmware upgrade for their libCEC library.\r\n\r\nThe software that allows you to control XBMC with your TV remote through the HDMI cable and CEC adapter contains a numbers of bug fixes and improved compatibility.\r\n\r\nBesides that it now also support the Raspberry Pi board without the CEC adapter or any other special wires besides an HDMI cable. So just pick up your TV remote and you can control XBMC. This will be included in the OpenELEC version of XBMC\r\n\r\nFor the full story go to …
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60.000 images available

By Martijn | | Latest News, Website

The milestone \r\n \r\n\r\nYesterday July 30,  2012 we hit another important milestone.\r\nMore 60,000 images are currently hosted by fanart.tv\r\n\r\nIt was only 7 weeks ago on June 14 that the 50,000 milestone was hit. So 10,000 images added within such a short time period is truly amazing. Two months before there were only 40,000.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nA short history trip tells us:\r\n When we started, there were around 900 images, but my site allowed people to make requests, and boy did they take that to heart—at one point in time there were over 500 requests! That was a pain at the time, (the queue ultimately …
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XBMC for Android

By Martijn | | Latest News, Media Centre, XBMC

So as an XBMC Team member I think it’s my duty (and also proud) to make this post to say XBMC for Android is coming. Still a lot of work has to be done and it is only available for the ones that can compile it themselves. No it isn’t available yet in Play Store so if you find any app that poses as XBMC hit report before it gets a bad name.\r\n\r\nMore info can be found on XBMC for Android press release.\r\n\r\n


New section: Record labels

By Martijn | | Website

From now on http://fanart.tv has a new section that handles record label logos.\r\n\r\nOptions:\r\n \r\n White&gray gradient \r\n Color \r\n \r\nRules:\r\n \r\n Image Size 400 x 270px \r\n Center aligned both horizontal and vertical \r\n Try to fill as much width/height as possible while keeping aspect ratio \r\n Colored logos need to be visible on all kinds of backgrounds \r\n Add a small 1-2px drop shadow/border to a colored logo so if on a lighter skin they’ll out a little more instead of blend in \r\n Logo should be authentic to the original record label logo \r\n The same logo may …
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