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XBMC is an award-winning free and open source (GPL) software media player and entertainment hub that can be installed on Linux, OSX, Windows, iOS, and Android, featuring a 10-foot user interface for use with televisions and remote controls. It allows users to play and view most videos, music, podcasts, and other digital media files from local and network storage media and the internet.

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Version:13.1 / 13.2 beta 2 History
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Size:60.8MB



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  Latest version:
13.1 / 13.2 beta 2 (July 20, 2014)


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Supported operating systems:
Windows Mac OS Linux


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Version history / Release notes / Changelog:
XBMC 13.2 Gotham – beta 1
14 Jul

About a month ago we released our 13.1 version which included several bug fixes compared to the 13.0 release. Because of the fact that not all fixes could be included in that point release, we now are happy to announce a 13.2 beta1 version. This includes an additional list of fixes, that should resolve some of the common problems reported by users. Unfortunately we cannot fix all things reported. Hopefully you will understand. Below you will find a list of most important fixes included in this release.

Do note that this release contain only fixes and no new features. So it should be safe to install on top of current 13.0 and 13.1 release. In due time we will of course release a 13.2 stable version after we are confident there are no regressions compared to 13.1 stable. Please read the important notice at the bottom as well. Should you find any problems, you can find how to report these at the bottom of this announcement.

Fixes

* Fix onplaybackstarted event for external players
* Don’t show OSD menu DVD menu with mouse/touch
* GetText and delete sound option for add-on developers
* Fix wrong sample-rate selection on OSX
* Fix optical usb devices with > 2 channels on OSX
* Fix firewall popups in OSX on start-up
* Make the fake full-screen option only visible when running OSX snowleopard
* Fix overlapping subtitles
* Fix accented letters. Example: “VARIéS” rather than “VARIÉS”
* Prompt for master pin in case the add-on manager is locked
* Update GUI translations
* Update included add-ons
* Fixed several bugs and memory leaks

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Alternative to XBMC:
Media Browser
MediaPortal
Plex Media Server
TVersity



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Acronyms / Also Known As:
XBMC Media Center, XBMC Live

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After reading the last review I tried out XBMC and must admit it has come a very long way since it began. As an HTPC app it is incredible. There are many built in functions and lots of addons you can download within XBMC. You can even download and install skins with the click of a button. Adding different video feeds is a just click of a button away. It really is incredible how far this program has come. It also supports DLNA file sharing although video support is very basic and only offers a few video formats. If you haven't tried XBMC in a while, check it out.


Posted July 15, 2012 by . Tool version 12.0 alpha 3 using OS Windows 7 64-bit
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10


XBMC has come a long way since the last round of comments in late 2009, and I just couldn't let it sit there with a out of date 'out of 10' rating. It's a mature product with a strong following of users and programmers and has a very active forum, so it deserves a better score.

In my opinion it's the best media centre application of it's type.



Posted May 03, 2012 by . Tool version 11 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10


Beautiful to look at and very ambitious in scope. Looks very promising. Unfortunately I was hoping that since it had Xbox origins, it would play HD DVD format, but it won't. I still have about 30 HD DVDs that I was hoping to view with this. I have an Xbox external disc drive, but no media player that will play it.


Posted December 24, 2009 by . Tool version 9.11 using OS Windows 7
Ease of use 8 of 10 Functionality 8 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 8 of 10


It is free and a lot of work has been put into it but it is still a long ways away from being useful; it is getting better and better but it is not there yet.

I found it hard to setup and did not particularly find the support to be that good. Seems like you have to be a died in wool XBMC believer otherwise you are not treated very well.



Posted April 04, 2009 by . Tool version 9.04 using OS Vista
Ease of use 3 of 10 Functionality 2 of 10 Value for money 7 of 10 Overall score 4 of 10


I completely disagree with last poster. Excellent media center app, very mature, not beta. Great support from the xbmc.org community.


Posted March 23, 2009 by . Tool version pre-9.04 using OS Other
Ease of use 7 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10
Guides: http://xbmc.org/wiki/?title=XBMC_Online_Manual


For use in Windows this software has potential but is still buggy(smb support for example is supposed to work but it mostly does not) and is lacking. The volunteer folks who are working very hard on this are spread thin and really do not have time to respond in a reasonable manner to questions or inputs. They tend to respond rather harshly to any kind of critique or questioning. It seems to be a rather aloof group.

Also, this software seems to be geared for folks with a high level of computer savy and programing expertise.



Posted November 09, 2008 by . Tool version Beta 2 using OS Vista
Ease of use 9 of 10 Functionality 2 of 10 Value for money 9 of 10 Overall score 4 of 10


This def worth a Look . Shows its origins on the Xbox but seems to have all the bits you would expect in a media centre. Video audio and photos. I quite like the look and feel and it should support all the common codecs, with easy upgradeability. Still has some rough edges, but its a beta version. Considering the original Xbox is really just a cutdown computer without the Burden of running windows, this should transfer quite easily. Give it a try and let the developers know what you think.


Posted July 01, 2008 by . Tool version Beta using OS WinXP
Ease of use 6 of 10 Functionality 7 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 7 of 10

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