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Raspbmc June 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 June update 2014.

Raspbmc June Update
Raspbmc Interface

What’s New in Raspbmc June Update 2014

Raspbmc June update brings several fixes and improvements listed below. It also now includes a basic built-in browser. The major changes, fixes, and improvements are listed below:

  • XBMC 13.1 final with a ton of fixes for some of the bugs introduced in Gotham:
    • Fix resume point of certain PVR items
    • Fix issues with UPNP
    • Fix crash after AirPlay finishes
    • Fixes for FLAC tracks with embedded images
    • Fixes for M4A and MP4 playback
    • Fix a minor memory leak
    • Use a unique client broadcast ID in the PVR API
  • Some fixes for improving support using external soundcards (HifiBerry and iqAudio), see this thread here
  • Reverted to ext4 as the default filesystem for Raspbmc. ext4 provides better data redundancy and is more compatible with Linux systems for those wishing to backup or transfer data.
  • Fix issue where XBMC will keep telling user a new version is available.
  • Fixes for some issues with 3D content

Here is the link to the official Raspbmc June update release announcement.

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How to Install Raspbmc

Ubuntu Installation and Configuration
Install Raspbmc using NOOBS

Upgrade Instructions

Ubuntu Installation and Configuration

That is it. Enjoy the Raspbmc June update.

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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, Smart Home Automation, and related HOW-TOs on htpcbeginner.com and smarthomebeginner.com.

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