XBMC Media Center 13.2 / 14.0 Alpha 4
Features at a glance
It features media management, a fluid Interface, plug-ins that allow for great extensibility, cinematic effects and visualizations, built-in multimedia codecs, themes, and much more. The application can play your entire collection of music files, supporting all the popular formats like MP3, FLAC, WAV, WMA or OGG. It also provides support for cue sheets, audio tagging and smart playlists.
Your entire video collection can also be played by XBMC, supporting all the major video formats like AVI, MP4, DivX, XviD, DVD Video, MKV, and many more. In addition, it includes support for Internet streams. The program provides support for organizing and viewing your favorite TV shows, which will be sorted by episodes and seasons. Moreover, XBMC can be used to display an entire collection of digital photos.
Supports some of the most powerful backends
The PVR (Personal Video Recorder) functionality will help you to record and watch live TV. It supports the MythTV, MediaPortal, Tvheadend and NextPVR backends. Additionally, the software supports hundreds of CEC-compatible TVs and remote controls, and includes UPnP (Universal Plug and Play) support for streaming multimedia content to any UPnP-compatible devices.
Supported operating systems
Be it music, videos, online streams, pictures, online radios or optical discs, XBMC can handle them all. Besides the fact that it’s totally free, it can also run on Linux, Android, Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X and iOS operating systems, supporting both 64-bit and 32-bit architectures. If you want to make your own home theater, be sure to download and install the XBMC software today, as it might become your only media player and/or entertainment hub.
Reviewed by Marius Nestor on October 11th, 2014
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- 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.
Application descriptionAn open source project that transform any computer into a veritable HTPC (Home theater PC). It provides many att...