(AE) is a new layer able to handle bit-perfect reproduction of audio, mixing, preloaded sounds, resampling, downmixing, post-processing filters in XBMC.
It's coolest feature is to be able to bitstream HD audio sources from XBMC, including:
- Dolby Digital Plus (DD+)
- Dolby TrueHD
- DTS-HD High Resolution (DTS-HD HR)
- DTS-HD Master Audio (DTS-HD MA)
- FLAC Stereo
- FLAC 5.1
Here you will find XBMC v12 Frodo (AudioEngine) alpha OpenELEC images for the Ultra 2.
You can install
them or manually update
your existing OpenELEC version as with regular images.
Please note that in the manual update tutorial it is said to ignore the MD5 files but if you don't copy them the update procedure will complain they are missing and will abort.
I will issue new images from time to time.
Please note that Frodo is alpha so you may experiment some bugs.
I do not have enough time (or expertise) to offer support on issues you may have.
XBMC Frodo is not compatible with PVR, so don't ask for PVR images.
Link to images folder:
Ultra 2 OpenELEC images repository
How to compile an OpenELEC Ultra 2 image yourself
You obviously need a linux station (Ubuntu 12.04 is perfect and you can even run one under windows with VirtualBox). XBMCbuntu installed on the Ultra 2 is ok.
Do not try to compile OpenELEC as root; this will not work!
1. Follow this wiki page to prepare your station for compilation:
Compile from source
2. You will also need the zip package:
sudo apt-get install zip
3. Follow the vicbitter tutorial:
How to build your custom OpenELEC FRODO build using XBMC master branch. Specifically for AE testing
It must be slightly adapted:
Near the tutorial end the instruction
Finally, you need to modify the project options...
has to be changed to
While you are editing this file you may consider changing the defaut root password if you open your box ssh server to the internet. The entry is near the top of the file:
# Root password to integrate in the target system
Last change to vicbitter's tutorial, the build options:
PROJECT=Ultra ARCH=x86_64 XBMC=frodo make release
Then you can wait for a loooong time!
For instance, a dual core 3GHz Athlon machine takes 4 hours to compile an Ultra image, and more than 9 hours on a Ultra 2