I see a lot of RaspBMC users that are interested in XBMC test builds, therefor I started this thread.
This thread will contain unofficial XBMC test builds for RaspBMC.
Note the difference, not Raspbmc builds, but only XBMC builds.
NB! New builds will from now on be at the top and first on this page!
Updated Helix build 20140711 in post #1336
Updated Helix build 20140708 in post #1332
Updated Helix build 20140707 in post #1325
Updated Helix build 20140706 in post #1324
Updated Helix build 20140627 in post #1317
Updated Helix build 20140617 in post #1313
Updated Helix build 20140615 in post #1312
Updated Helix build 20140612 in post #1311
Updated Helix build 20140611 in post #1310
Updated Helix build 20140607 in post #1305
Updated Helix build 20140606 in post #1304
Updated Helix build 20140605 in post #1298
Updated Helix build 20140601 in post #1291
Updated Helix build 20140528 in post #1290
Updated Helix build 20140527 in post #1288
Updated Helix build 20140521 in post #1279
Updated Helix build 20140513 in post #1268
Updated Helix build 20140507 in post #1252
Updated Helix build 20140430 in post #1240
Updated Helix build 20140427 in post #1223
Gotham/Helix builds (Helix alpha identical to Gotham beta and RC, firmware included from March 13th):
Updated Gotham build 20140423 in post #1219 (nc3, master from Apr 21, 3D fixes and updates, fix for "adjust display...", updated firmware etc.)
Updated Gotham build 20140420 in post #1194 (nc3, master from Apr 19, 3D fixes and updates, optimize vc-1, subs fixes etc.)
Updated Gotham build 20140413 in post #1166 (nc3, master from Apr 13, 3D mono fix, fix for live TV stutter, correct PVR addons etc.)
Updated Gotham build 20140410 in post #1157 (nc3, master from Apr 10, seek stream fix, change language fix, frame rate setting/update etc.)
Updated Gotham build 20140409 in post #1144 (nc3, master from Apr 08, many things...)
Updated Gotham build 20140406 in post #1111 (nc3, master from Apr 06, fix for crash/freeze issue in previous build etc.)
Updated Gotham build 20140404 in post #1071 (nc3, some fixes and updates, fix for thumbnail extraction, WMC PVR update included)
Updated Gotham build 20140402 in post #1065 (nc3, some fixes and updates, WMC PVR addon updated.)
Updated Gotham build 20140330 in post #1047 (nc3, several fixes and updates, scaling through OSD etc.)
Updated Gotham build 20140327 in post #1009 (nc3, PiSink update, gui sound fix, shairplay update etc.)
Updated Gotham build 20140326 in post #986 (nc3, many PiSink fixes, wtv fix, reduce CPU usage with PA- & DVDPlayer etc.)
Updated Gotham build 20140323 in post #962 (nc3, fix for large wtv files, PYTHONOPTIMIZE, many fixes in master)
Updated Gotham build 20140320 in post #937 (nc3, TrueHD optimisation, updated firmware etc.)
Updated Gotham build 20140317 in post #919 (nc3, several updates and fixes regarding Airplay/iOS7.x, dual audio update etc.)
Updated Gotham build 20140315 in post #864 (nc3, many fixes in master and nc3, updated firmware etc.)
Updated Gotham build 20140313 in post #828 (nc3, improved truehd downmix, dvdplayer seek, airplay etc.)
Updated Gotham build 20140311 in post #793 (nc3, many things in master, fix for buffering/multichannel, 3D fixes etc.)
Updated Gotham build 20140306b in post #744 (Virtual "hibernate" feature removed as it cause many issues, live TV buffering possible fix etc.)
Updated Gotham build 20140306 in post #739 (see post...)
Updated Gotham build 20140305 in post #698 (nc3, virtual "sleep", memory and speed improvements etc.)
Older Gotham builds (firmware NOT included):
Updated Gotham build 20140301 in post #663 (nc3, audio optimizations, dvd nav fixes, CEC features etc.)
Updated Gotham build 20140228 in post #661 (nc3, hifiberry fix, many things in master + some additional fixes and updates)
Updated Gotham build 20140227 in post #659 (identical to last build + fix for white noise with hifiberry)
Updated Gotham build 20140224 in post #610 (newclock3, SQLite update and fixes, stall on seek/trickplay fix, only audio fix etc.)
Updated Gotham build 20140221 in post #584 (newclock3, Updated SQLite version + several things in master)
Updated Gotham build 20140219 in post #565 (newclock3, same as last build + WOA/WOL fix for crash after wakeup)
Updated Gotham build 20140218 in post #556 (newclock3, same as last build + fix for possible crashes)
Updated Gotham build 20140217 in post #552 (newclock3, fixes for DVD menus, packed/unpacked bistream + databases and JSON etc.)
Updated Gotham build 20140214 in post #518 (newclock3, fix for stuttering, upside down etc.)
Updated Gotham build 20140213 (2) in post #515 (identical to last build + reduced time to re-enter libraries)
Updated Gotham build 20140213 in post #509 (newclock3, several fixes e.g. stuttering, crashes, dvd menu etc.)
Updated Gotham build 20140210 in post #502 (newclock3, subtitles fixes etc.)
Updated Gotham build 20140208 in post #489 (newclock3, same as last + some tests and some fixes)
Updated Gotham build 20140206 in post #483 (newclock3, many fixes regarding MySQL and databases, allow still frames to return from codec)
Updated Gotham build 20140204 in post #469 (newclock3, many fixes regarding omxcodec and dvdplayer)
Updated Gotham build 20140202 in post #449 (newclock3, improved seek, improved text rendering)
Updated Gotham build 20140201 in post #446 (newclock3, same as previous + new fixes and possible fix for random crashes in last build)
Updated Gotham build 20140130 in post #441 (newclock3, similar to previous + reverted libcurl/openssl thread-safe, additional fixes)
Updated Gotham build 20140128 in post #427 (newclock3, same as previous + EDL/OMX fix & libcurl openssl thread-safe locking)
Updated Gotham build 20140127 in post #422 (newclock3, repo & addon improvements, EDL logging, 3D auto switch fix etc.)
Updated Gotham build 20140124 in post #402 (similar to previous build with some fixes)
Updated Gotham build 20140122 in post #387 (newclock3, omx as default, dvdplayer optional, season art fix etc,)
Updated Gotham build 20140120 in post #382 (newclock3, testing dvdplayer with hardware acceleration)
Updated Gotham build 20140117 in post #374 (newclock3 + some tests (buffermode & tls/https))
Updated Gotham build 20140114 in post #357 (newclock3, improved playback for high samplerate/multichannel/passthrough using paplayer)
Updated Gotham build 20140113 in post #350 (newclock3 with some fixes for dvdplayer/omx, instructions for passthrough and paplayer/dvdplayer)
Updated Gotham build 20140112 in post #322 (same as last build with some fixes)
Updated Gotham build 20140110 in post #298 (newclock3 rebased on master Jan 10 + re-enabled dvdplayer for unsupported codecs etc.)
Updated Gotham build 20140107 in post #282 (newclock3 rebased on master Jan 07 + some fixes and tests)
Updated Gotham build 20140105 in post #279 (Active AE, newclock3 rebased on master Jan 05 + some fixes)
Updated Gotham build 20140103 in post #262 (Active AE, newclock3 rebased on master Jan 03 + some fixes and tests)
Updated Gotham build 20131230 in post #258 (Active AE, newclock3 rebased on master Dec 30)
Updated Gotham build 20131220 in post #246 (Active AE, updated libcec, spectrum improvement etc.)
Updated Gotham build 20131216 in post #240 (Active AE, same as last build with some fixes)
Updated Gotham build 20131214 in post #231 (Active AE, based on newclock3 rebased on XBMC master 14th Dec)
Updated Gotham build 20131212 in post #225 (From newclock3, GUI res limit patches, Airplay patch, omxalsa, CEC etc.)
Updated Gotham build 20131209 in post #209 (From newclock3, same as previous + clamping/guires fix and fix options for 3D playback)
Updated Gotham build 20131208 in post #193 (From newclock3, iOS7 Airplay, DVD playback, 2D (mono) playback for 3D movies + various fixes)
Updated Gotham build 20131207 (2) in post #172 (Gotham, working DVD playback, fix for external subtitles, newclock3 + XBMC master 6th of Dec)
Updated Gotham build 20131207 in post #169 (Gotham build with working DVD playback, newclock3 rebased on XBMC master 5th of Dec)
Updated Gotham build 20131205 in post #163 (Same as previous but with fix for broken skin.widget etc.)
Updated Gotham build 20131204 in post #158 (Popcornmix´s newclock3 rebased on Gotham 3 Dec + a bucnh of stuff including GUI sounds!)
Updated Gotham build 20131128 in post #128 (Popcornmix´s newclock3 rebased on Gotham 26 Nov + a lot of interesting stuff)
Updated Gotham build 20131123 in post #118 (Similar to 18 Nov build with some fixes)
Updated Gotham build 20131118 in post #101 (Popcornmix´s newclock3 rebased on Gotham 18 Nov, PR´s from bavison to reduce CPU when idle)
Updated Gotham build 20131116 in post #94 (Popcornmix´s newclock3 rebased on Gotham 14 Nov)
Updated Gotham build 20131104 in post #66 (Popcornmix´s newclock3, rebased on Gotham 4th of Nov, experimental)
Updated Gotham build 20131101 in post #58 (Same as previous build, rebased on Gotham 31st of Oct and updated firmware)
Updated Gotham build 20131024 in post #32 (feature: newclock3 with multichannel PCM HDMI output)
Updated Gotham build 20131020 in post #12 (same as previous but with Airplay fix)
Updated Gotham build 20131019 in post #7 (this build might break Airplay, see next build for possible fix)
NB! New builds will from now on be at the top and first on this page!
• Fresh guisettings.xml if you come from Frodo or old Gotham
• Recheck all settings after install as some things can change and/or revert to default
• Latest firmware from master (now included in builds)
• Frodo addons not updated for Gotham/Helix might not work properly. I recommend that you set it up from scratch.
In these builds you have 2 video players to choose from, OMXPlayer, which is the default player, and DVDPlayer which is still experimental.
NB! From April 7 and later DVDPlayer is set as default to play DVD´s.
OMXPlayer is still default for all other videos.
You can use DVDPlayer for other (than DVD) videos, either use Context menu/Play using… or change the default player in advancedsettings.xml.
If you want to use DVDPlayer with internet streams, live TV or Airplay, the advancedsettings.xml option in required.
If you want to play DVD´s with OMXPlayer, either use Context menu/Play using… or change the default player in advancedsettings.xml.
The following is currently the default settings:
If you are unable to play HD content with DVDPlayer you might need more memory dedicated to GPU.
The following line in config.txt might help (only 512 Pi´s):
In these builds you have 2 audio players to choose from, PAPlayer, which currently is the default player, and OMXPlayer.
You can still use OMXPlayer through Context menu/Play using… or by changing the default player in advancedsettings.xml.
If you want to use OMXPlayer with internet streams or Airplay, the advancedsettings.xml option is required.
The following is currently the default settings:
Dual audio only works with OMXPlayer at the moment.
If you want to use dual audio you might want to change default player in advancedsettings.xml (depending on what you use it for).
NB! From 13th of March and forward the firmware is included in the build, so no need to update firmware manually!
To update firmware, download firmware files and copy them to the vfat partition on your SD (/boot).
Latest official firmware from master tree
Update to latest firmware via SSH:
sudo wget -O /boot/fixup_x.dat http://goo.gl/ETC4mX --no-check-certificate
sudo wget -O /boot/start_x.elf http://goo.gl/f53WhZ --no-check-certificate
You can check what firmware you are running either in the xbmc log or via SSH:
If you run into trouble you can easily revert/change XBMC build in Raspbmc settings.
If XBMC does not start/work you can revert to release version via SSH and run:
If for some reason XBMC does not start/reload, try:
sudo initctl stop xbmc
sudo initctl start xbmc
Delete old builds via SSH:
sudo rm -R /home/pi/.upgrade/name_of_build