Very good news! The new AudioEngine finally made it’s way to XBMC. This means the next version of XBMC (Frodo) will ship with the new AudioEngine by default. The new AudioEngine is able to decode the latest hd formats, can do bitperfect streaming to receivers and is able to detect the current and available audio sources for each system. No more hassle with Alsa!! A big thanks to Geoffrey McRae who worked on this project for a very long time.
btw; We’re also working on the next version of XBMCbuntu which will use Ubuntu 12.04 and the new AudioEngine!!