The current version available on the XBMC repo is fully stable and I have tested it with 1080p mp4 and mkv files on my ipad 4
I have no issue streaming full rip blu ray on my iPad 4.
Only movies that ate giving me issue are VC-1 codec
Right now, the latest version seems to be https://dl.dropbox.com/u/30371861/org.xbmc.xbmc-ios_13.0-0alpha1_iphoneos-arm-crashfix.deb . I haven't tested this version; the older version I linked to from my November article, https://dl.dropbox.com/u/30371861/org.xbmc.xbmc-ios_12.0-0~alpha7_iphoneos-arm-gpu2gpu.deb , works just great under iOS 6.1 too and supports the Retina screen of the iPad 3/4.
Is there a version of XBMC that could use full hardware acceleration in 6.1 and show full resolution of 1080p videos on Retina Ipad?
Release version seems to use HW acceleration but shows quite low resolution, probably 960x640.
Thanks for your all contribution about video in IOS platform. All of your posts are very informative about the subject.
Unfortunately i have tried latest release for retina, it works flawlessly without any lockups, but H/W accelerations seems to be not working.
I compared a 1080p mkv with avplayer, and xbmc is clearly stuttering and avplayerHD is much more smooth.
Also an interesing observation, latest xbmc for retina plays 1080p wmv with a very good performance. It is not perfect but better than avplayer i tried.
That is, for the time being, stick with the old version and make sure you don't let Cydia update it to the official 12.0 Eden release. (It'll list the package as outdated.)
Thanks, will check this out myself and report back. Back in last September, when working on my WMV bible, the (then-current version of) XBMC was somewhat worse than AVPlayerHD, WMV-wise.
Don't want to open another tread so asking here.
I installed XBMC on my iPhone but all i get is black screen after opening it. What might be the issue?
iPhone 4S, iOS 5.1.1 if it matters.
Did you install the official 12 Eden with all its dependencies (that is, the one installed by default if you add their repo and select "XBMC" to install?)
All i did was include the repo http://mirrors.xbmc.org/apt/ios/
and download XBMC from this repo. I suppose this is official one right ?
Its download was around 48.X MB if i remember correctly.
Do you think, i should remove the current and reinstall again ?
Any tips ?
Anything i am missing ?