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Whilst Gotham does "upgrade" the library, it stores a Frodo compatible copy. Just replace the Gotham application with Eden. '''It is still recommended to always make a backup of your [[userdata]] folder before updating, just in case.''' Add-ons will likely need to be reset (uninstall and then reinstall) if you go from Gotham to Frodo.
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Gotham has not been released yet. As such, this FAQ is a work in progress, and many things are subject to change.

Frequently Asked Questions upgrading to XBMC v13 (Gotham), including how to enable some of the new features, where some controls got moved to, etc.

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1 General FAQ

See also: XBMC all platforms FAQ for an FAQ that applies to all versions of XBMC.

1.1 What is "Gotham"?

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Gotham is the codename for XBMC Media Center version 13. Current release date is unknown and will be communicated through official channels when decided. You will often see "v13" and "Gotham" used interchangeably in the XBMC community.

1.2 Where can I see a full changelog?

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See: XBMC v13 (Gotham) changelog

1.3 How do I upgrade to v13?

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Just install/copy the new version of XBMC over the old one.

1.4 What are some of the major new features?

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See XBMC v13 (Gotham) changelog for a full list of changes

1.5 Will I lose my settings/library in the upgrade?

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For most users, no. All settings and your library will be preserved in an upgrade. Settings that aren't preserved are those that have been reorganised, renamed, set to a new default - usually it's only a handful, and only things that don't really matter. However, it never hurts to do a backup of your userdata folder (where all the settings/library DB files are stored).

If you are using MySQL then see #MySQL

1.6 Do I need to do anything for MySQL library syncing?

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Yes, See: HOW-TO:Sync multiple libraries/Upgrading XBMC to v13

2 Where did it this or that go?

2.1 Where did most of the settings go?

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Gotham now has multiple user levels of settings. Hiding some more advanced settings by default. To change this setting level Settings -> Appearance -> Press left -> Change setting level.

3 Linux

3.1 Why is Gotham not in the default Debian/Ubuntu repositories?

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Until that is resolved Ubuntu users can still get XBMC from our official PPAs by adding the Team XBMC repository: https://launchpad.net/~team-xbmc/+archive/ppa , which has the additional advantage of working LibRAR support.

3.2 Where can I get Gotham builds for older Ubuntu installations?

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3.3 How to switch from XBMC unstable PPA (used in XBMCbuntu Beta/RC releases) to final PPA

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sudo add-apt-repository -r ppa:team-xbmc/unstable
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:team-xbmc/ppa
sudo apt-get remove xbmc xbmc-bin
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get install xbmc xbmc-bin

4 Troubleshooting

4.1 What are some of the known issues in Gotham?

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See: Known Gotham issues

4.2 What might break when upgrading to v13? (add-ons, skins, remotes, etc)

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Most things from v12 will work in v13. However:

  • Add-ons may not work, prompting XBMC to ask you to disable them. You can keep using them if you wish (by choosing not to disable them), but doing so is unsupported. See Category:All add-ons for a list (check the drop-down menus). Where there is a noticeable slowdown in XBMC addons are likely cause, backup your userdata and as a last resort delete the userdata Addons folder and the Addons15.db in the userdata Database folder.
  • Skins need to be updated for Gotham - check your skin has been upgraded ready for Gotham: Category:Skins (check the drop-down menus). If you have problems starting up XBMC after updating, you might need to move/delete your guisettings.xml file (see userdata for location) to reset your skin.
  • If videos are playing back slowly or you have having sound related issues, see: #Audio.

4.3 What happens if I don't like XBMC v13, can I just install XBMC v12 again?

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Whilst Gotham does "upgrade" the library, it stores a Frodo compatible copy. Just replace the Gotham application with Frodo. It is still recommended to always make a backup of your userdata folder before updating, just in case. Add-ons will likely need to be reset (uninstall and then reinstall) if you go from Gotham to Frodo.

4.4 Where can I get more help?

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The general and platform specific FAQs, the XBMC support forums: http://forum.xbmc.org, and/or the #xbmc IRC chat channel on irc.freenode.org.

5 See also