XBMC
XBMC 12.3
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XBMC is an award winning media center for OS X. The ultimate High Definition hub for all your media, XBMC is easy to use, looks slick, and has a large helpful community.

Note: To install XBMC on OS X 10.9 Mavericks, you need to right-click the application after it’s been installed and select "Open" from the list (this need only be done once). Alternatively, you can go to System Preferences -> Security & Privacy -> General. From there, unlock the lock at the bottom of the window and "Allow apps downloaded from: Anywhere." This second method is the
What's New
Version 12.3:

Fixes:

  • OS X 10.9 Mavericks fixes that appeared when it was released
  • update PVR add-ons
  • several PVR related bugs
  • memory leaks
  • audio channel mapping
  • possible crash on progress dialog
  • and more

Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.6 or later
  • (Optional) Apple TV





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Libertyforall1776 commented on 06 Mar 2014
13.0 Beta 1 is out!

http://xbmc.org/xbmc-13-0-gotham-beta1-rises/

http://mirrors.xbmc.org/releases/osx/x86_64/xbmc-13.0-Gotham_beta1-x86_64.dmg
[Version 12.3]

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Libertyforall1776 replied on 02 Apr 2014
Up to 13.0 Beta 3 now.

http://mirror.us.leaseweb.net/xbmc/releases/osx/x86_64/xbmc-13.0-Gotham_beta3-x86_64.dmg
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Jazzyguy commented on 23 Feb 2014
A great Song and Movie viewer
[Version 12.3]


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Mac Os X 4ever commented on 19 Jan 2014
Great and horrible at the same time.
It could be so much better if they would just actually test it.
The audio has ALWAYS been a problem. I don't know why they are doing it this way, but they somehow intercept the hardware directly and destroy most of it from having any chance of working.
I have had nothing but problems on many different computers fighting it, and usually losing the battle.
Can't get it to stream most of the time with apps like AitParrot, etc, but now I just tried to watch a movie using my USB headset, and once again, major fail!
The movie sound is blasting out of my Mac, and all other sounds are coming out the headset.
There seems to be no way to get the sound to come over the headset, so I downloaded the subtitles, then switched back to VLC.
If XBMC was smart enough to use the VLC player somehow, then that would fix all of their problems.
VLC ALWAYS works!
[Version 12.3]


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MediaFan reviewed on 13 Jan 2014
Even if I would like to agree, that this free media center is not so bad, I "have to" give low stars.

I do not know if everybody else here just have video files (like "mov", "avi" or "mkv"), but most of my (cinema) movies are DVDs and EyeTV files. And I really dislike to open subfolders to start these kind of movies. (And please do not advice me to convert my DVDs to mkv or something similar.)

Another point is the cool interface: nothing against it, but it is reducing the important informations. May be I should buy a larger display (having an iMac 27''), but in my opinion is does not comply to the "10-foot user interface".

If this application would start to
1.) handle these kind of movies correctly (aka family friendly),
2.) come to the fore the important informations (like the titles and description),
3.) give me direct access to folders (pictures and movies) and volumes as alternative, so I am not forced to use its library (and metadata retrieval),
then I will give it more stars.
[Version 12.3]

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Jeff-H. replied on 09 Feb 2014
Try "EyeTV Parser"…pretty cool "video add on"
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Michael-Lauren reviewed on 03 Jan 2014
It looks like the earlier version works fine on my Mavericks, but only when it’s a 32-bit, the 64-bite doesn’t work at all and won’t output any audio, just like the others said. And also, unlock the lock at the bottom of the window and "Allow apps downloaded from: Anywhere" seems to me like a real problem, too. Is it safe for the Mac? I really don’t think so.
As for the app itself, what’s wrong with the exit command? Every time I try to log out the program then something happened and the app would not respond at all. Force out is the only way, it works but I don’t feel like doing that all the time. Anyway, other things are fine. If the developers can notice these problems and finally fix them I’ll be thrilled to keep it with me.
[Version 12.3]

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MediaFan replied on 13 Jan 2014
What makes you thing that "Allow apps downloaded from: Anywhere" makes you computer less safe? If you download an application from internet and you start it the first time, then you must confirm (even with this setting) that you are sure and trust this application. This should be save enough!

On the other side, Apple forces every developer to pay 80 Euro to let its application being installed with Gatekeeper.

If you really just trust Apple, then you should not visit any web side which is not authorized by Apple.
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gtrsteve replied on 18 Jan 2014
If you want to open or install an app that doesn't have the Gatekeeper license, just right click or control - click and click Open in the contextual menu. No need to change all those permission things.
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Quantumpanda commented on 30 Dec 2013
I can't speak yet on the quality of the app itself, but I wish MacUpdate would advise developers not to tell users to change their Security settings to Allow Apps from Anywhere without explaining the risks associated with choosing this setting. That setting option really should only be selected by users who are comfortable evaluating the trustworthiness of apps and developers themselves, and willing to accept responsibility for judging that incorrectly. Those who are not "power users" should normally leave this option set to "Mac App Store and identified developers" and approve exceptions on a case-by-case basis. It's definitely irresponsible on the part of the developer to advise making that settings change in this manner, and as users look to MacUpdate as a reliable source of software, I feel it's irresponsible for MacUpdate to let such advice be included in a description without explanation of the risks.
[Version 12.3]

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martinb2 replied on 08 Jan 2014
Interesting comment and in my opinion worth to open another thread (because it might not be the right place to discuss this here): why should an application not suggest (aka give a hint) to allow installation of applications not verified by Apple?

When I first saw the message from Apple "This application can not be launched...", I was very much surprised that there were no button to open the system settings to change this setting. Or a hint what to do...

I do not want to say anything again it - except that every developer has to pay 80 Euro each year to satisfy Gatekeeper. Or Apple - which is sometimes very difficult and has nothing to do with security...

And that you are informed / must confirm if you have downloaded an application from internet and you start it for first time. Which should be save enough.
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Frank-O'Connor reviewed on 25 Dec 2013
Earlier versions worked fine, this one won't play anything and doesn't even show up in the applications list to play files that used to be no problem. Avoid like the plagie until they fix it.
(Mavericks, 64 bit, iMac late 2012)
[Version 12.3]


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Jazzyguy reviewed on 25 Dec 2013
XBMC works in Mavericks but in 32Bit for me.I tried the 64Bit new Version and it didn't play my music at all. When I installed the 32Bit all was OK and it played all of my music,both The Flac and the music in iTunes.
[Version 12.3]


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Jakov commented on 25 Dec 2013
XBMC 12.3 has been released.
It still works very nice on my ATV2, it even feels snappier ;-) than version 12.2
[Version 12.2]


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Mikael B reviewed on 07 Dec 2013
Doesn't work with my bluray rip subtitles that works perfectly when played in VLC (with no effort what so ever). Freezes for no good reason. This in OS X 10.6.8. It may work better in later OS versions. Deleted.
[Version 12.2]


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Germano60 had trouble on 30 Oct 2013
A warning to all users who upgraded to Mavericks. As clearly stated also on the developer's web site, Rel. 12.2 can not yet be used on Mavericks (if launched, it crashes). The issue is well known to the developers, who are already addressing it.

Their suggestion, for users on Mavericks, is to wait for the upcoming rel. 12.3 where this problem should be resolved.
[Version 12.2]


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Mac Os X 4ever had trouble on 03 Apr 2013
Still stuck on version 11. Even 12.1's audio is completely dead on Apple TV.

I am using an Apple TV version 3, and a 13" Macbook.

Mac OS X Lion, and Air Parrot to broadcast to the Apple TV.

Literally ALL other applications, including XBMC version 11 work flawlessly.

Something they changed in version 12 broke it. From the first betas to 12.1.
Audio is completely dead when trying to play on the Apple TV.
I have spent hours on this, and tried many settings and even added other audio redirector applications such as Audio Switcher.
Nothing works. It acts like they are completely bypassing the OS for audio.
Quicktime, VLC, Quick Look, iTunes, games, the Internet, literally every single application I can try works other than XBMC 12.x

I would use XBMC for Apple TV in a minute if they ever figure out how to make it work on an AppleTV version 3.
I may have to buy a used Apple TV version 2 and unlock it. This has been way too much trouble.
I was waiting to see if anyone ever figures out how to unlock the Apple TV 3.
For now, I am stuck with what I have.
I only hope version 12 can be fixed some day.
Just copy back in the audio portion of the code from version 11 if that's possible.
[Version 12.1]


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Y-Guy had trouble on 03 Mar 2012
Anyone running this on their Mac know if they resolved the issue where the volume chances as you scroll within Movies/TV Show lists? I had to fall back to the last version due to this.
[Version 11.0.rc2]


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xXAkumuXx had trouble on 01 Apr 2011
AVI playback is EXTREMELY jerky on some movies. Any way to address this?
[Version 10.1]


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Agmaster had trouble on 22 Jan 2011
If anyone can tell me why the heck XBMC always has poor playback performance (Random Stuttering) with 720p 4GB+ mkv movies and how I can fix that. I will use this app, because the new Plex has even worse playback performance than XBMC. I'm not even streaming my movies, just playing them from a 2008 MBP connected to my HDTV.
[Version 10.0]

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Mac Os X 4ever replied on 03 Apr 2013
I have all my files on my servers and attacked drives to my Airports, and I too have many lag problems on some of my wireless computers that are older.
I had to hard wire some of them to get good results.
Even though one of the laptops was on 802.11n.
The problem wasn't so noticeable playing directly on the computer, but when trying to broadcast it to an Apple TV, it was ugly with the higher quality files.
Hard wiring it to the network resolved that issue for me.
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Pissnaround had trouble on 31 Aug 2010
I've used this before with no problems. however, the 10.0-beta 1 runs slow as molasses on my duo core iMac. I have 3gb of ram.
[Version 10.0-beta1]


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macbookbaby had trouble on 28 Jan 2009
I have installed xbmc on my apple tv but i don't know how to find my macbook on it? my macbook is installed on my apple tv so i can play my music but I want to play various video files and things through my television. Have I not installed xbmc properly? should it just work automatically? when I open xbmc and itunes in xbmc my music isn't there. how do I install my macbook so I can play everything on it through my apple tv using xbmc?

thanks,

James
[Version 8.10]

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MacUpdate-Lon commented on 28 Jan 2009
The horse's mouth:

http://xbmc.org/support/

http://xbmc.org/forum/
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db had trouble on 15 Nov 2008
has anyone figured out how to get a download of this going? no joy with the link or at sourceforge.
[Version 8.10]



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[Version 12.3]



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Quiiick rated on 30 Jan 2013

[Version 12.0]


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XBMC is an award winning media center for OS X. The ultimate High Definition hub for all your media, XBMC is easy to use, looks slick, and has a large helpful community.

Note: To install XBMC on OS X 10.9 Mavericks, you need to right-click the application after it’s been installed and select "Open" from the list (this need only be done once). Alternatively, you can go to System Preferences -> Security & Privacy -> General. From there, unlock the lock at the bottom of the window and "Allow apps downloaded from: Anywhere." This second method is the preferred method, as you will no longer be bothered for future XBMC updates.


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