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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Updated XBMC Live to SVN

I updated to an SVN version - much better SD scaling is now in place, really helps with DVD quality source material.  XVID stuff still looks shit of course...but SD DVDs look a lot better with this.

....so I updated my Camelot live install to SVN.
Didn't fix my hanging problem but the new version has some interesting new features and audio in particular seem more in sync, something I've found a bit ropey on Camelot.

Not sure I like the changes to Confluence, they're a bit rough around the edges but certainly it's all still functional and I am sure it will get slicked up again for the next release.  Occasionally when starting a video file there is some green pixelation but a quick pause/unpause cleans it up.

The latest SVN has the higher quality scalers from below built in.

To do this:
add to : /etc/apt/sources.lst

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/team-xbmc-svn/ppa/ubuntu karmic main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/team-xbmc-svn/ppa/ubuntu karmic main

Then login as root using putty and do this:

apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys 64234534

(gets the keys for the repositories)

apt-get update
apt-get upgrade

The it told me to:
apt-get -f install

So I did and wa la, XBMC restarted with latest SVN (I had made a complete back up in case of failure!).  Seems quite stable so far.

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