libCEC 1.8.0, a firmware upgrade and Raspberry Pi support
Version 1.8.0 of the libCEC library is now available on our packages site, packages.pulse-eight.net. We’ve also released a new revision of the v2 firmware for the adapter.
This new libCEC release and firmware fix an issue with the wake-over-CEC feature on certain systems. We’ve also improved compatibility with CEC v1.4 devices, bumped the CEC version that libCEC uses to v1.4, and fixed a couple of minor bugs.
Right now our firmware updating system is only available for Windows and for Ubuntu, so please transfer your adapter to a Windows or Ubuntu PC to perform the update.
- To update to new revision of the v2 firmware on Windows, please download and run firmware-v2-21-7-2012.exe
- On Ubuntu, you can download and run install-xbmc.sh . Then open a terminal window, and type “sudo cec-firmware-upgrade”
Another major feature that we’ve worked on is creating the possibility to hook up different types of CEC adapters to libCEC, not just the adapter that we’re selling ourselves and we now support the first non-Pulse-Eight device. Say hi to the Raspberry Pi! This means that you can now control XBMC on your Pi with the remote control of any CEC-capable TV, no adapters or special wires needed!
libCEC with Raspberry Pi support has been included in OpenELEC and will be included in Raspbmc RC4. These are beta versions, so if you experience any issues with libCEC on the Pi, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or create a ticket on Github.
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