The open source developer team has released a new Beta version of their XBMC V9.11 code named ‘Camelot.“.
XBMC is an open source software media player and entertainment hub for digital media. XBMC is available for Linux, OSX, Windows, and the original Xbox. Unlike Boxee, XBMC functions very well as a standard media player application for your computer, supporting an almost endless range of remote controls, and combined with its beautiful interface and powerful skinning engine, XBMC feels very natural to use from the couch and is the ideal solution for your home theater.
The new V9.11 version highlights;
“The UI has been seriously overhauled via the new default skin “Confluence“, DirectX support by default for the Windows platform, a complete reorganization of the settings menus, automatic video information extraction, and smoother video playback. In addition, all scrapers have been updated, new remotes are supported out of the box, and codecs have been updated for more reliable playback”
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Just like previous releases, the V9.11 allows user to install on Linux, Mac OS ,Windows, Xbox. and “XBMC Live“, a bootable CD/ USB stick which gives users the opportunity to try XBMC on their computer, without touching their hard drive. XBMC Live allows installation of XBMC, complete with an operating system, onto a USB flash memory sticks for a permanent, fast booting, dedicated set-top-box style installation of XBMC.
[Source XBMC Blog]