It’s been in development for a while but its final here, the finished version of XBMC 12 Frodo. This is a big release of XBMC as it includes a ton of new features like HD audio including DTS-MA and Dolby HD, Live TV and PVR support and improved AirPlay support.

It is the first version to officially support the Raspberry Pi and works really well on the little computer. I am processes of writing a guide to using XBMC on a Raspberry Pi as a Media Center system and it’s a very powerful combination. Also included is initial support for Android.

Head over to for the download and if you’re a Raspberry Pi user then I would wait for one of the specific Pi versions of XBMC like Raspbmc or Xbian to come out with a final Frodo version.

Everyone at Team XBMC is proud and excited to announce the long awaited XBMC 12 “Frodo.” Features for XBMC 12 include:

  • HD audio support, including DTS-MA and Dolby True-HD, via the new XBMC AudioEngine (OSX/iOS not yet available)
  • Live TV and PVR support
  • h.264 10bit (aka Hi10P) video software decoding for anime
  • 64bit support in OSX to match the 64bit support in Linux
  • Improved image support, allowing the database to accomodate numerous additional image types and more interesting and complex skins
  • Support for the Raspberry PI
  • Initial support for the Android platform
  • Improved AirPlay support across all platforms, including AirPlay audio in XBMC for Windows to match the other platforms
  • Improved controller support in Windows and Linux
  • Advanced Filtering in the library
  • Video library tags to complement movie sets
  • Advanced UPnP sharing
  • Default video languages now match the language being used by XBMC
  • Translations now powered by Transifex

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