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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 4 History
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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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Version history / Release notes / Changelog:
Kodi 14.0 “Helix” alpha 4
03 Oct

Kodi 14, which we gave the codename “Helix“, is slowly heading towards beta status. In this possibly last alpha release, we continue to focus on stability and user friendliness. Around 117 pull-request (code changes) have been added past month in a variety of areas. There aren’t many additions that could be picked out as a real “features’. However we will highlight some of the main visual changes so far.

Replace Touch skin with re-Touched
This change only really affects iOS and Android enabled devices. re-Touched isn’t really a brand new skin as it has been available in Gotham repo as well. re-Touched is actually a slightly redesigned Touch skin with a different home screen layout and various tweaks in some areas. However we felt like we had to replace it with a more fresh and easier skin. PVR is still not included, as such you will need a different skin should you wish to use it.

Moving userdata for Windows users
As a result of the name change, we are also forced to make some code changes. This has resulted in the fact that you personal userdata folder will be moved to a new location. This will either be done at install time or initial run. This just means the location of the files that hold your library and settings will be moved. No data will be lost during this transition. After you have installed Kodi and run it, you shouldn’t even notice a thing and you can continue using it as always. For now only the Windows platforms has this incorporated with the following steps

If User installs into a dir were kodi is already installed ask if he wants to overwrite it.
a. if user says “yes” – un-install former installation and install new
b. if user says “no” – he stays at the folder selection page and can re-decide

If user installs into a different directory
a. He said no on 1.b – kodi will just be installed in the different directory
b. He selected the new directory initally without hitting the question in 1. – check if there is a kodi installation in another directory – if so – ask user if he wants us to un-install it. If no – kodi will be installed side by side

At the end of installation check for an old XBMC installation
a. if found – ask if the user wants us to un-install it
a1 if user said “yes” – un-install old XBMC installation and move the userdata – inform the user about the moved data
a2 if user said “no” – keep the old XBMC installation and DON’T move the userdata – inform the user about the fact that kodi will use the default profile data.

portable data is not touched at all

Other platforms still need further testing to make this transition as smooth as possible. We will of course keep you up to date when this happens.

Other changes in this release

* support for sub-channels in PVR
* update sqlite which brings some improved library speed
* add support for DSD audio
* add mouse support in Bluray menus
* add support for EGL/GLESv2 when using X11
* 4K playback on Android using AMLcodec
* support for the Freescale i.MX6 SystemOnChip
* improvements for DXVA video playback on Windows platform
Add-ons
As for this Helix release, so far there have only been small things changed in regards to add-ons. So we are happy to say that almost all add-ons that worked in Gotham, will also work in Helix. There are of course some exceptions, however this should be only be a minimal amount.

Skins
Creating a skins for Kodi takes many months of designing, coding, testing, tweaking and a lot of patience to get it just right. However with every major Kodi (past XBMC) release there is the problem of skins becoming incompatible due to various code changes. So for every release people who put a lot of effort creating these skins, need to adapt it for the next Kodi version. This could mean that your favourite skin doesn’t work in the next Kodi version. We are very glad to say, that thanks to a group of skin developers, there are already 2 Helix compatible skins available in our repository. From memory this has never happened before, that within the alpha stage there are already skins available for you to enjoy using. On our forum there are several more skins being worked on, to get these into shape for people to use. So hopefully by the time of final release, there will be several more available. So let’s all thank the developers for their hard work they do for the community.

Helix compatible skins in our repository at the moment are: Aeon Nox 5, Transparency!, Conq, Nebula, Black Glass Nova.
As of this release all other skins that have not been updated, will become incompatible.

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Alternative to XBMC:
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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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