Raspbmc August update

Raspbmc August update

Raspberry PiRaspbmc have released their August update of the Raspberry Pi XBMC build. The August update seems to be about stability as there aren’t many new features in the release. Support or dual audio is re-introduced so you can have simultaneous analogue and HDMI audio. Plus there is support for Micron memory to installer and fixes for GPU/CPU temperature display and other bug fixes.

Download links and more details on the Raspmbc blog.

Raspbmc’s August update is mainly fix oriented and fixes some issues rather than introducing new features specifically. Some good new features are planned for September, but for now, here’s what this month brings:

Support for Raspberry Pi’s with Micron memory to installer

Re-added support for Dual Audio (simultaneous analog and HDMI output)

Fixed some issues where some settings were not applied properly:

GPU and CPU temperature display

Cache buffer size (would have caused streaming issues)

Number of background worker threads (could have caused crashes)

Resolution of fanart (could have caused OOM on the VideoCore)

Thanks to popcornmix for his usual contributions:

Fix for visualisations in XBMC

Fix for adjusting video settings during playback

Fix for seeking issues with DVD and online content

Fix for issues with OGG playback

Fix for the buffering regression when playing files with (unused) TrueHD audio (may help other files)

Properly fix issue with SSIDs that have spaces in their name

Reduce installation and update time by making kernel header installation optional via Raspbmc Settings

Fix a kernel updating bug with NOOBS installations

If MD5 hash fails on kernel update, then Raspbmc will try and update the kernel again on the next boot

Updated standalone image to August release to save update time and ensure absolute package freshness


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