This release is basically the first stable end user friendly version of XBMC for Android that should work great on pretty much any Android powered device. Since XBMC still doesn't support hardware accelerated video decoding on most devices, support for an external video player is included in this release, that way you'll still be able to enjoy a flawless XBMC experience since the external video player itself does support hardware accelerated video decoding.
You'll also find that a bunch of customizations have been made in order to make the whole XBMC experience more enjoyable for the end user, some user experience and some functionality related.
Hopefully this will change the public perception of XBMC just being a media player, and most people will realize that it's much more: a media platform that interfaces with online streaming video content, bringing online streaming technology directly to your favourite devices in an easy to navigate VOD system with endless possibilities.
Step 1: From within your Android device's built-in web browser, click on the device specific link below to install MX Player Free:
Step 3: Install the appropriate version of the XAF Custom Build to your device by clicking on one of the following links from within your Android device's built-in web browser:
- Set Top Box Version for NEON Devices
- Touch Screen Version for NEON Devices
- Touch Screen Version for Non-NEON Devices
Special Thanks goes out to kemonine96, staticaDK, DroidFuse, mikkle, phat, PoorCollegeGuy, Android_Adict, GSH, jas0npc, lavero.burgos, Eldorado, bstrdsmkr, mash2K3 and the XBMC Foundation for all their hard work and dedication!
Release Notes: - Milestone Release
Bundled XBMC Addons: - NuskuNetworks Addon Repo - XBMCHUB Addon Repo - 1Channel - Project Free TV - Icefilms - Mash Up - TV-release - AwsomeDL - Watch-Freeseries - Baltimore Ravens - Discovery Channel - XBMCHUB...Maintenance - YouTube - XBMC Log Uploader
Supported External Players (just change setting in playercorefactory.xml file): - MX Player Free (default, except for SOX and SAMBA streams) - MX Player Pro - TPlayer - DicePlayer - RockPlayer - RockPlayer2 - BSPlayer Free - Moboplayer - mVideoPlayer - vPlayer - Wondershare Player - Archos Video Player
Changelog: 2013-05-04 - Stable Release (Based on XBMC 12.1 Vanilla) 2013-01-17 - Initial Testing Release
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