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[Beta] OpenELEC 7.0 beta 2 released

The OpenELEC 7.0 Beta 2 (internal version 6.95.2) release has been published. Users running OpenELEC 6.95.1 with auto-update enabled will be prompted on-screen to reboot and apply the update once it has been downloaded and enabled in some hours. Users running older OpenELEC releases or with auto-update disabled will need to manually update. If you would like to update from an older OpenELEC release please read update instructions/advice on the Wiki before updating. Manual update files can be obtained from the downloads page.

OpenELEC 7.0 Beta 2 is a feature release. The main changes are:

  • Platform changes:
    • New Platform WeTek Core supported with a own Build
      WeTek Core is the best Android TV box you can have to watch IPTV, Movies and TV Shows while you relax on your sofa.
      With an AMLogic S812-H, 2GHz Quad-core processor, 4K Support and 8-bit H265, this box will give you all entertainment you are looking for.
    • Merged Nvidia_Legacy build to Generic build.
      Users who used the Nvidia_Legacy build now have to use our Generic build.
  • Core OS updates and changes (old version in brackets):
    • ALSA updated to 1.1.0 (1.0.29)
    • Binutils updated to 2.26 (2.25)
    • GCC updated to 5.3 (4.9)
    • glibc updated to 2.23 (2.22)
    • Python updated to 2.7.11 (2.7.3)
    • LLVM updated to 2.8 (2.6)
    • Linux kernel updated to 4.4 (4.1)
    • Mesa updated to 11.2rc (11.0)
    • ffmpeg updated to 2.8 (2.6)
    • libva updated to 1.7 (1.6)
    • connman updated to 1.31 (1.23)
    • libnfs updated to 1.10 (1.9)
    • libressl updated to 2.2 (2.1)
    • systemd updated to 229 (219)
    • xorg-server updated to 1.18 (1.17)
  • Driver and firmware updates and changes:
    • updated WLAN drivers and firmware
    • added new AMDGPU driver for new AMD Graphic cards
    • updated Intel Graphic driver
    • merged Nvidia with Nvidia legacy driver to support old and new Graphic cards with one build.
  • Kodi updates and changes (old version in brackets)
    • Kodi updated to 16.1rc (15)
  • New features
    • Bluetooth Audio support (see below)
    • OpenVPN reincluded

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[Beta] OpenELEC 7.0 beta 1 released

The OpenELEC 7.0 Beta 1 (internal version 6.95.1) release has been published. Users running older OpenELEC releases will need to manually update to this Beta. If you would like to update from an older OpenELEC release please read update instructions/advice on the Wiki before updating. Manual update files can be obtained from the downloads page.

OpenELEC 7.0 Beta 1 is a feature release. The main changes are:

  • Platform changes:
    • New Platform WeTek Core supported with a own Build
      WeTek Core is the best Android TV box you can have to watch IPTV, Movies and TV Shows while you relax on your sofa.
      With an AMLogic S812-H, 2GHz Quad-core processor, 4K Support and 8-bit H265, this box will give you all entertainment you are looking for.
    • Merged Nvidia_Legacy build to Generic build.
      Users who used the Nvidia_Legacy build now have to use our Generic build.
  • Core OS updates and changes (old version in brackets):
    • ALSA updated to 1.1.0 (1.0.29)
    • Binutils updated to 2.26 (2.25)
    • GCC updated to 5.3 (4.9)
    • glibc updated to 2.23 (2.22)
    • Python updated to 2.7.11 (2.7.3)
    • LLVM updated to 2.8 (2.6)
    • Linux kernel updated to 4.4 (4.1)
    • Mesa updated to 11.2rc (11.0)
    • ffmpeg updated to 2.8 (2.6)
    • libva updated to 1.7 (1.6)
    • connman updated to 1.31 (1.23)
    • libnfs updated to 1.10 (1.9)
    • libressl updated to 2.2 (2.1)
    • systemd updated to 229 (219)
    • xorg-server updated to 1.18 (1.17)
  • Driver and firmware updates and changes:
    • updated WLAN drivers and firmware
    • added new AMDGPU driver for new AMD Graphic cards
    • updated Intel Graphic driver
    • merged Nvidia with Nvidia legacy driver to support old and new Graphic cards with one build.
  • Kodi updates and changes (old version in brackets)
    • Kodi updated to 16.1rc (15)
  • New features
    • Bluetooth Audio support (see below)
    • OpenVPN reincluded

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[UPDATE] [Release] OpenELEC 6.0.2 and 6.0.3 released

Update: OpenELEC-6.0.3 was released with fixes for

  • non working DVB driver for WeTek and OpenELEC box
  • some CEC fixes for WeTek and OpenELEC box
  • some fixes for language problems
  • fixes for NOOBS (RPi)

downloads page updated

The OpenELEC 6.0.2 release has been published. Users running OpenELEC 5.95.1 thru 6.0.1 with auto-update enabled will be prompted on-screen to reboot and apply the update once it has been downloaded. Users running older OpenELEC releases or with auto-update disabled will need to manually update. If you would like to update from an older OpenELEC release please read update instructions/advice on the Wiki before updating. Manual update files can be obtained from the downloads page.

OpenELEC 6.0.2 is a maintenance release but has some new features backported from our upcoming OpenELEC-7.0 release. The main fixes are:

  • full RaspberryPi 3 support including onboard WLAN and Bluetooth
  • fixes to our settings addon, including fixes for backup/restore
  • add more USB-WLAN drivers to WeTek Play and WeTek OpenELEC box builds
  • Add a new experimental Amlogic CEC driver for WeTek Play and WeTek OpenELEC box.
  • Added primary for testing and reporting issues.
  • Nvidia graphic driver updates
  • updated RPi 1/2/3 firmwares and graphic drivers
  • more WLAN firmwares to support more chipsets
  • Patch for glibc's DNS exploit CVE-2015-7547
  • latest LTS 4.1 kernel (except iMX6 and Amlogic builds)
  • add entropy package to speedup start of WLAN drivers
  • add support for AVerTV Volar HD 2

To view a complete list of GitHub changes since 6.0.1 click here: https://github.com/OpenELEC/OpenELEC.tv/compare/6.0.1...6.0.2

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[Release] OpenELEC 6.0.1 released

The OpenELEC 6.0.1 release has been published. Users running OpenELEC 5.95.1 thru 6.0.0 with auto-update enabled will be prompted on-screen to reboot and apply the update once it has been downloaded. Users running older OpenELEC releases or with auto-update disabled will need to manually update. If you would like to update from an older OpenELEC release please read update instructions/advice on the wiki before updating. Manual update files can be obtained from the downloads page.

OpenELEC 6.0.1 is a maintenance release so there are no new features. The main fixes are:

  • libCEC has been bumped to 3.0.1 to solve some outstanding issues for RPi/RPi2 users.
  • Firmware to support the Cubox-i4pro Bluetooth chipset has been added.
  • SSL issues seen with some HTTPS streams are resolved with an update to embedded CA certificates.
  • Firmware for Intel wifi devices has been updated to resolve (or at least improve) some networking issues.
  • Kodi Isengard DVB add-ons have been updated and pushed to the official repo.
  • Boot partition size for new installations has been increased to 512MB.

To view a complete list of GitHub changes since 6.0.0 click here: https://github.com/OpenELEC/OpenELEC.tv/compare/6.0.0...openelec-6.0

Official add-ons (e.g. VDR and its many sub-components) and Unofficial add-ons have also received some attentions. The repos were needing some TLC but now contain current (or newer) versions of most add-ons.

[Release] OpenELEC 6.0.0 released

The OpenELEC team is proud to announce OpenELEC 6.0 (6.0.0)

The most visible change is Kodi 15.2 (Isengard). Beginning with Kodi 15.0 most audio encoder, audio decoder, PVR and visualisation addons are no longer pre-bundled into OpenELEC but can be downloaded from the Kodi addon repo if required. PVR backends such as VDR and TVHeadend will install needed dependencies automatically. For further information on Kodi 15.1 please read http://kodi.tv/kodi-15-2-isengard-final-release/.

We now officially support WeTek's WeTek_Play device with a build that installs to internal NAND and dual-boots with Android on an SD Card. The iMX6 build extends support to all Solidrun CuBox-i/TV, Solidrun Hummingboard devices and the OSMC Vero. We recommend CuBox-i2eX / Hummingboard-i2eX or better devices.

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OpenELEC has won the CH Open Source Award 2014

We are excited to announce that OpenELEC has won the CH Open Source Award 2014. OpenELEC was selected by the Swiss organization /ch/open from among a pool of 23 exciting projects. According to the jury for /ch/open, “The OSS Awards recognise businesses, public authorities, open source communities and individuals who have used and developed open source software in an innovative and groundbreaking way."

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New unofficial addon repo

Beginning with OpenELEC-3.2 we will seperate some addons from our buildsystem and won't provide them anymore within our official addon repo. The reason for this to make it easier for us to maintain our core OS sources and give 3rdparty addon developers the possibility to submit their own addons (also such which we rejected to be included in the past) to a global repo.

Where the fanarts, covers and logos comes from?

The guys at fanart.tv wrote a small past and present story about how it all began and what they do now days.

Fanart.tv is a site which hosts some amazing artwork that is used throughout all XBMC skins in some way or another.

From albums covers, tvshow and movie logos to spinning music and movies discs.

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