Release 0.5.0b3: Back on Track

05.30.08 34 Comments

Alright, it’s been way too long since the last release! I apologize. Profusely. I’ve been busy getting the code moved over to Github and taking care of some other related things. It might seem like all I’ve been doing is drinking beer, but I assure you, that’s far from the truth. Really.

I’m going to write another post tomorrow detailing how totally awesome git and GitHub are, with some detailed instructions on how you can contribute to the project as a developer. For now, I’ll leave you with a link to the tagged source for this release.

Clearly we still have some rebranding/renaming to do; for now, imagine OSXBMC as standing for “OS X Barkley’s Media Center” or “OS X Bad-ass Media Center”.

Here is what’s new in this release:

  • NEW : Support for Aliases.
  • FIX: Listing directories with broken symlinks is wonky (things went missing).
  • FIX : Timezone off-by-one issue (really fixed this time!)
  • FIX : Mouse cursor sometimes shows up. I double-doggy dare it to show up now!
  • NEW: libdvdcss is included, which should help with DVD playing (thanks, tokyovigilante!)

Also, I’ve updated to the latest Linux code, which has lots of good stuff as well. Vulkanr has made some great progress on getting libcdio into shape (with the help of davilla), and as a result, support for media on optical disks should be along shortly.

Here are the links (torrent, HTTP) to the release. Since a lot has changed since the last one, I’m sure I probably screwed something up.

Here’s your dose of Barkley; he’s swimming around in some salt water pools and watching Anna take a dive (and probably wondering why it looks like she only has one leg).

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  • Thanks, keep on the good work

  • Is AAC 5.1 on-the-fly possible on a mac ?


  • @mafis: AAC 5.1 is converted to DD (AC3) on the fly, yes, if that’s what you mean. Surround sound for Apple Movie Trailers, yay!

  • Hi, can I fix the buffering problem! And is there anyone else having this problem.

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