XBMC 12.1

The XBMC team may be working on the next version (Gotham) but that hasn’t stopped them releasing an update to version 12 of XBMC. Version 12.1 has a lot of fixes and stability patches to XBMC Frodo which add up to make the Frodo 12.1 release very polished.

There are things like support for the iPhone 5 resolution, volume button fixes, player optimisation for the Raspberry Pi, improved CEC support and the support for the Xbox 360 controllers.

Get the downloads from XBMC.org and you can read more details from the XBMC Blog:


About a month and a half after the release of XBMC 12.0, we are happy to announce XBMC 12.1 with substantial fixes  for 12.0 across all platforms. Fixes include:

  • XBMC now supports using OSX’s default output device for audio as well as hardware decoding with Intel GPUs in OSX
  • XBMC no longer hogs audio for Linux and on resume audio will continue to work in Linux
  • Full iPhone 5 resolution is now enabled
  • Volume buttons on Android devices now control Android volume, rather than XBMC volume
  • Volume buttons on OSX devices once again control OSX volume, rather than XBMC volume
  • Player optimization on the Raspberry Pi, including more efficient playback, better subtitle support, and many crash fixes
  • iOS 6 support on the AppleTV 2.
  • XBMC does not crash when listed on the AppleTV top shelf
  • Added support for additional Xbox 360 controller types
  • Broader and more intelligent support for CEC devices
  • Fixed problems with several addons due to broken binary read/write in our python interface
  • Language fixes, including 7 new languages: Albanian, Burmese, Malay, Persian (Iran), Tamil (India), Uzbek, Vietnamese
  • AirPlay fixes, including making discovery of XBMC more reliable on OSX
  • Numerous crashing and stability fixes across all platforms

For all users interested in maximum stability, we highly recommend that you update from 12.0 to 12.1. This is the XBMC you were looking for.

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