Openelec 3.0 came out this week. This is great news for people who love the slightly more streamlined branch of XBMC. Openelec 3.0 is on the same feature set as XBMC 12.1. Here’s a snippet of the official release:
OpenELEC 3.0 is built to support XBMC Frodo 12.1 and almost every part of the core OS has been updated and improved since the 2.0 release. The project now supports a broader range of mediacentre hardware than ever before, including dedicated OS images for the budget friendly Arctic MC001 and ultra-low-cost Raspberry Pi systems.
To read the whole release notes, please head over to Openelec.tv
I am also very happy about the fact that Silicondust, the makers of the HDhomerun Prime have moved their beta firmware from the HDhomerun Prime that supported DLNA/Upnp streaming into general release. This means you can not use XBMC’s “UPNP” file type to tune your HDhomerun prime. Very cool.
There is however one small problem; When XBMC 12.1 came out, apparently something got added/changes/patched that broke the UPNP streaming for the HDhomerun. See the bugreport posted here. I was able to verify that the UPNP streaming does in fact work on XBMC 12, but is broken on 12.1. We’ll have to wait and see if that gets fixed soon.
If you have an HDHomerun and haven’t upgraded your firmware to support UPNP streaming, do it now by downloading the latest software version at the Silicondust website: http://www.silicondust.com/support/hdhomerun/downloads/
Stay tuned for my impressions video on the HDHomerun. My camera has been giving me problems so I have not been able to get it completed yet.