The final version of Raspmbc the XBMC build for the Raspberry Pi has been released. The 1.0 version is based on XBMC 12 Frodo and is complete stable build.

This release also has some new features including detection of unstable power supplies, improved DTS audio and improved USB mounting. I have been using Raspbmc as the OS on my Raspberry Pi for my Pi Media Center project and I have to say it works very well.

Congratulations to the Raspbmc team for a great year of work on the project. Read all the details on the raspmbc blog and you can find the download links here. I am looking forward to seeing how Raspmc develops in the future as the next version of XMBC starts its development.

If you’re thinking of building a Media Center with a Raspberry Pi checkout my guide.


After much delay, it’s finally here! Last Sunday was the 1 year birthday of Raspbmc, which I announced on the 2nd February 2012. It’s rather fantastic, that within a year, we’ve gone from not even having the hardware, let alone a usable software platform, to a stable and well refined product. It wasn’t always the smoothest ride in the world.  With early firmware, untested kernels and alpha builds of software, you’re going to have ‘interesting’ results to say the least. In the final release, we’re introducing a few extra features:

Raspbmc can now detect unstable power supplies and unsafe shutdowns.

Language selection

XBMC 12 Final with improved 1080p DTS software decoding (Thanks Dom)

Better Hama remote control support (supporting this thing is a real headache)

A more streamlined approach to the handling of USB mounting

Logs written to RAM to decrease SD IO

For the full Raspbmc feature list head on over to http://www.raspbmc.com/about


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