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Mac Media Server XBMC 13 ‘Gotham’ Ships

5 May 2014 1,229 views No Comment

If you plan to connect your media center Mac directly to a TV, XBMC is the consensus choice and there's a whole number update just out

If you have a Mac and Roku, your best media server choice is Plex. However, if you plan to connect your media center Mac directly to a TV, XBMC is the consensus choice and there’s a whole number update just out.

• XMBC 13 (download)
— Improved XBMC support for OS X 10.9 (Mavericks)
— Added support for copy and paste to and from clipboard with command key
— Added much improved PVR / EPG and Live TV interface in XBMC’s GUI skinning engine (already in use in Confluence)
— Added improved PVR / DVR timeshift support to pause Live TV (note that each PVR backend still need to support timeshifting)
— Added much improved PVR / EPG extensions and notifications support over the JSON-RPC API
— Improved PVR front-end with Live TV and EPG specific windows, plus PVR stuff in OSD and GUI settings in Confluence skin
— See the full release notes

For insight on Roku + Plex, check out the Fairer Platform review — super easy, super reliable platform with an embarrassment of movie and TV show riches.

The good folks at LifeHacker and Reddit can take you through the relative advantages of XBMC and Plex.

Of course, your specific wisdom is always welcome in the comments.

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