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Raspbmc August Update released – 2014

Raspbmc is a minimal Linux distribution based on Debian that brings XBMC to your Raspberry Pi. While Raspbmc offers great features, it has been found to fall behind on speed and fluidity compared to other media center OSes. This post introduces the recently released Raspbmc August update 2014.

Raspbmc August Update
Raspbmc Interface

What’s New in Raspbmc August Update 2014

Raspbmc August update brings just a few and improvements listed below on top the changes in XBMC 13.2 Gotham:

  • Fix for crash when encoding certain JPEGs (thanks Dom)
  • Fix for temporary sync issues and loss of audio
  • Fix issues with some PVR addons not being available in the former build.

Here is the link to the official Raspbmc August update release announcement. There may be bugs in this new update and somethings may break. Read through the comments to make sure that there are no major issues.

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How to Install Raspbmc

Ubuntu Installation and Configuration
Install Raspbmc using NOOBS

Upgrade Instructions

Raspbmc Update Instructions

Enjoy the Raspbmc August update.

About the author


Anand is a self-learned computer enthusiast, a part-time blogger, and a Food Scientist by career. He has been blogging since 2010 on Linux, Ubuntu, Home/Media/File Servers, XBMC, and related HOW-TOs (read more).


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