Install XBMC 12.0 Frodo in Ubuntu 13.04 Raring/Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal/Ubuntu 12.04 Precise/Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric/Linux Mint 14/13/12 and Previous XBMC version in Previous Ubuntu versions

XBMC is an award-winning free and open source (GPL) software media player and entertainment hub for digital media. XBMC is available for Linux, OSX, and Windows. Created in 2003 by a group of like minded programmers, XBMC is a non-profit project run and developed by volunteers located around the world. More than 50 software developers have contributed to XBMC, and 100-plus translators have worked to expand its reach, making it available in more than 30 languages.
Features for XBMC 12 include:


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Changelog of XBMC 12.0 'Frodo':
  • Extended JSON-RPC and embedded Web Server API with PVR support to enable Web EPG in a web interface.
  • Added support for screensavers written in Python.
  • Added HLS (HTTP Live Streaming) and M3U8 (Extended M3U) playlist support
  • Added support for direct playback of ISO image files for Blu-ray Disc media
  • Added Bluray HDMV menu support (but not BD-J / BD-Live menus)
  • Upgraded FFmpeg's libavcodec and libavformat audio/video codec and demuxer libraries
  • Added option to set a default preference for subtitles and audio tracks based on language.
  • Added support for exporting video art as JPG or PNG rather than TBN file extension
  • Added unified "AudioEngine" audio abstraction framework with an API and platform sinks
  • Improved AirPlay / AirTunes target support
  • Added rich metadata support to XBMC's UPnP Media Server for UPnP/DLNA clients
  • Improved performance of the default Web Interface (complete rewrite of JavaScript loading)
  • Added basic support for PVR / EPG extensions and notifications over the JSON-RPC API
  • Added dedicated AMLPlayer video player for hardware accelerated video decoding on AMLogic devices
  • Added dedicated OMXPlayer video player for hardware accelerated video decoding via OpenMAX IL API
  • Added ALSA and PulseAudio audio output sinks for the new AudioEngine abstraction framework
  • Added alternative name support to LIRC mapping for linux-input-layer devices
  • Added lircmap for Conexant's CX23885 IR (infrared) recievers
  • Improved ARM processor architecture
  • Improved OpenGL ES and EGL support
  • Improved playback with Broadcom Crystal HD PCIe/Mini-PCIe hardware accelerated video decoder
  • Improved VAAPI (Video Acceleration API) support (requires VAAPI compatible hardware and drivers)
  • Improved VDPAU (NVIDIA) Hardware Video Acceleration and its upscaling/deinterlacing capabilities
  • Improved AMD/Intel x86-64 64-bit (AMD64 / IA-64t CPU architectures) support under Linux
  • Remove all dependencies of HAL manager libraries from XBMC's code

To install XBMC 12.0 in Ubuntu/Linux Mint open Terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in the Terminal:
That's it
Source: XBMC
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