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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:13.2 / 14.0 Alpha History
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Size:60.9MB



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  Latest version:
13.2 / 14.0 Alpha (August 31, 2014)


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Download XBMC old versions:
NameDate(Year-M-d)Size
xbmc-13.2-Gotham.exe2014-08-1760.9MB
xbmc-13.1-Gotham.exe2014-06-0560.8MB
xbmc-13.1-Gotham_beta1.exe2014-05-1257.2MB
xbmc-13.0.exe2014-05-0460.7MB
xbmc-13.0-Gotham_rc1.exe2014-04-2760.9MB
xbmc-13.0-Gotham_beta4.exe2014-04-1960.9MB
xbmc-13.0-Gotham_beta3.exe2014-03-2960.8MB
xbmc-13.0-Gotham_beta2.exe2014-03-1560.8MB
xbmc-13.0-Gotham_beta1.exe2014-03-0460.5MB
xbmc-12.3.exe2013-12-2456.8MB
xbmc-13.0-Gotham_alpha7.exe2013-09-0553MB
xbmc-12.2.exe2013-05-0349.6MB
xbmc-12.1.exe2013-03-1849.4MB
xbmc-12.0.exe2013-01-2949.2MB
xbmc-12.0-Frodo_rc1.exe2012-12-1148.1MB
xbmc-12.0-Frodo_beta3.exe2012-12-0749.7MB
xbmc-12.0-Frodo_beta2.exe2012-12-0246.5MB
xbmc-12.0-Frodo_beta1-repack.exe2012-11-1646.3MB
xbmc-12.0-Frodo_beta1.exe2012-11-1546.2MB
xbmc-12.0-Frodo_beta1-x86_64.dmg2012-11-1550.2MB
xbmc-12.0-Frodo_beta1-x86.dmg2012-11-1548.6MB
xbmc-12.0-Frodo_alpha3.exe2012-07-1344.5MB
xbmc-11.0.exe2012-03-2450.4MB
xbmc-11.0.dmg2012-03-2445.3MB
xbmc-11.0-Eden_rc1.exe2012-02-2747.8MB
xbmc-9.11.exe2012-02-0946.2MB
XBMC_for_Windows-8.10.exe2012-02-0980.1MB
XBMC_for_Windows-9.04.1-repack2.exe2012-02-0981.1MB
xbmc-11.0-Eden_beta1.exe2012-02-0947.6MB
xbmc-11.0-Eden_beta2-x86.dmg2012-02-0941MB
xbmc-11.0-Eden_beta1-x86.dmg2012-02-0940.9MB
xbmc-10.1.dmg2012-02-0943.5MB
xbmc-11.0-Eden_beta3-x86.dmg2012-02-0941.1MB
xbmc-10.0.dmg2012-02-0943.4MB
xbmc-11.0-Eden_beta3.exe2012-02-0947.8MB
xbmc-11.0-Eden_beta2.exe2012-01-2147.8MB
xbmc-10.1.exe38.5MB
xbmc-10.0.exe38.5MB
38 files1.9GB





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Windows Mac OS Linux


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Version history / Release notes / Changelog:
Kodi 14.0 “Helix” alpha 3
31 Aug

Kodi 14, which we gave the codename “Helix“, is shaping up to be what is often called a “stability” release. In software development, many projects operate on a sort of tick-tock release schedule. The “tick” often introduces new features, dramatically alters the UI, and can likely dramatically alter the underlying framework of the software. The “tock” on the other hand, goes back and cleans up the code, fixing old incompatibilities, eliminating UI inconsistencies, and often preparing the groundwork for the next major tick. Where Gotham was quite definitely a “tick,” Helix is shaping up to be a “tock.”

This months alpha release doesn’t contain anything that could be picked out as a real “feature’. Most of the changes are under the hood and should further improve stability and user friendliness. However we will highlight some of the main visual changes so far.

International keyboard layout
keyboard_layout_setting The virtual keyboard which included in Kodi has been the same for many years, with a set layout. From this alpha release, it’s now possible to change the layout to some well of the well known ones, like QWERTY and AZERTY. Additionally there’s also a Hebrew and Bulgarian layout included. Important: As an affect of this change you will notice that most of the third-party skins will now have a blank keyboard layout as they have not been updated yet.

Auto update add-ons
keyboard_layout_settingWe have added several option considering the updating of add-ons. You can set it to always auto-update, so you never have to worry about not being up-to-date. Second option is to let you notify you when there are updates available. You can then manually install them. Third is simply turning it all off. This means no add-ons will be auto update and you won’t be notified. You will have to manually trigger the check for new updates.

The changelog for Kodi 14 alpha 3 alone contains 138 changes so far. Alpha 2 had 333 changes Needless to say, they can’t all be summarized here or are to technical or boring the regular users. Here are some that are surely worth mentioning:

* Ability to increase font size in Confluence skin
* Add 5.1 PCM playback for Android.
* Improved MusicBrainz matching from tags
* Ability to choose between auto-update, notify or off for updating add-ons. This is a global setting for all add-ons.
* Extend JSON-RPC which is used for by a variety of services and remotes
* VP9 video codec now uses software multi-threading. This codec has no hardware support yet.
* Simplifying and improving core code.

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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, Kodi

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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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