XBian 0.8.1 BETA for the Raspberry Pi


Over the weekend I looked at the DarkELEC build of XBMC for the Raspberry Pi and released over the weekend is a new beta of XBian another XBMC project.

This version is back after a falling out with the developers of Raspmbc  (it all seems sorted now) and features a small footprint (fits on a 2GB card), has a smooth UI, CEC support and works with AirPlay.

Version 0.8.1 beta includes a new alpha 7 version of XBMC and has increased GUI performance.

This update includes an updated version of XBMC (alpha 7). It fixes a lot of bugs and increase the GUI perofrmance dramatically (e.g. XBian 0.8@1920×1080 30fps, XBian 0.8.1@1920×1080 50-55fps). This update also includes PVR.

You can get the details and the download from Xbian.org

Over the next couple of weeks I am going to do a XBMC on the Raspberry Pi shootout

About the author Ian Dixon:
Ian Dixon is a Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional), founder of TheDigitalLifestyle.com tech site and producer of the weekly The Digital Lifestyle Show podcast. Ian has been writing and talking about Windows for over 10 years and has over 20 years in IT as an IT Manager. Ian thousands of followers on Twitter and Facebook and over 4 million views on his YouTube channel.
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