How to Install XBMC 13.0 Gotham in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

XBMC 13.0 Gotham in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Trusty Tahr

This tutorial will describes how to installing XBMC 13.0 in ubuntu 14.04 LTS and derivatives. As we know, XBMC 13.0 with codename “Gotham” was released, in this release we will find many improvements, updates and fixes as:

  • Hardware decoding on Android for both ARM and x86 architectures (requires Android 4.0+);
  • Speed improvements for Raspberry Pi and Android;
  • Support for 3D movies encoded in the following formats: SBS, TAB, anaglyph, and interlaced (on supported platforms for passive TVs);
  • Improved touchscreen support: gesture controls during video playback, swiping controls in navigation, etc.;
  • Improved UPnP: instances of XBMC throughout the house can now “speak” with each other and with other UPnP devices. Support now includes more advanced library browsing as well as “Play using…” functions, allowing XBMC to tell another device on the network to play a certain media file;
  • The Audio Engine introduced with XBMC 12.0 “Frodo” has been reworked to be simpler, faster, with better quality and less likelihood of breaking in XBMC 13 across all platforms;
  • Linux: XBMC now cooperates nicely with the pulseaudio server and provides real pulseaudio support;
  • Linux: Improved VAAPI and VDPAU support;
  • Linux: added VA-API (libva) support for decoding videos with larger resolutions than 1080p (such as 4K resolution)

For full details of this new release, you can found at the official announcement

Here are a few screenshots XBMC 13.0 gotham in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Install XBMC 13.0 Gotham in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Derivatives

To installing latest version of XBMC 13.0 Gotham you need add the official ppa xbmc on you system. In addition to supporting the latest version of ubuntu (Ubuntu 14.04), the ppa also support previous version of ubuntu such as Ubuntu 12.04, Ubuntu 12.10, Ubuntu 13.04, Ubuntu 13.10 and derivatives. Open terminal, then type the following command:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:team-xbmc/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install xbmc

The following is video how to install XBMC 13.0 Gotham in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:

XBMC 13.0 Gotham available for major OS such as Windows, Linux, OSX, Android: ARM and x86, Raspberry Pi, iOS, Apple TV. you can download it at here

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