We provide a variety of different builds of XBMC and its derivatives. For the moment, whilst we ensure our build scripts are fully working we will be focusing on OpenELEC nightly releases, We will be building OpenELEC releases for the Raspberry Pi and Virtual images. In time we will add support for other platforms (Ion, AMD, ATV, etc..) and also look to support other software and platforms – one of the first being Android support.
About Our Supported Software Platforms
Open Embedded Linux Entertainment Center, or OpenELEC for short, is a small Linux distribution built from scratch as a platform to turn your computer into a complete XBMC media center. OpenELEC is designed to make your system boot as fast as possible and the install is so easy that anyone can turn a blank PC into a media machine in less than 15 minutes.
We current support two different platform specific / optimised builds of OpenELEC:
|AppleTV (ATV) Builds||The first generation AppleTV (Silver) makes an excellent XBMC media box – especially if upgraded with a Broadcom BCM970012 or BCM970015 CrystalHD card. This image is tailored to the very-specific hardware found in the Apple TV and will not work on any other device.|
|AMD Fusion Builds||Fusion devices use AMD APU processors with integrated AMD Fusion graphics.|
|Generic Builds||The Generic image is a "catch-all" build containing more drivers than any other image. If you have a device that is not covered by the other images (ION or Intel GMA or Fusion GPU chipsets) or you are going to install OpenELEC onto a laptop or desktop computer this is probably the best image to use.|
|Intel GMA Builds||This is NOT a generic image for device with Intel CPU's. It is an image for systems that use Intel GMA integrated graphics (Core2Duo or higher – including Sandybridge and and Ivybridge).|
|nVidia ION Builds||ION and ION2 devices typically have an Intel Atom or Core i3 CPU and an nVidia ION GPU. If you have older Intel Atom CPUs that support only 32-bit software use the i386 image. Otherwise use the x86_64 image.|
|Raspberry Pi Builds||The RaspberryPi build (RPi) is a build based on the ARM architecture to run on Raspberry Pi only.|
|Virtual Appliance Builds||The Virtual Appliance (Virtual) is a build for running in virtualised platforms only (VirtualBox, VMware, etc…).|