Supported hardware platforms
With a full install of approximately 80-125 MB, OpenELEC's hardware requirements are minimal and it can be deployed on Atom, Intel, ION, Fusion, Apple TV, Raspberry Pi ARM, ARCTIC_MC, as well as generic 32-bit and 64-bit hardware platforms.
Build from scratch around XBMC (Kodi)
It is a small, fast and completely free Linux-based operating system built from scratch around the powerful XBMC open source software and engineered to allow users to transform any computer or portable device into a modern media center in less than 15 minutes.
File sharing is supported out-of-the-box, as well as external storage devices. Being so accessible, users will be able to easily configure various system settings through the XBMC interface.
About XBMC (Kodi)
XBMC is a well known media center application that turns a standard PC into a flexible and modern Home Theater PC (HTPC) in no time. It allows users to manage their entire multimedia library by categorizing music, photos, TV shows and movies.
It features support for recording live shows (PVR), support for teletext and TV guide when watching live television, automatic download of thumbnails, banners, fanart, and movie information. Additionally, XBMC also allows users to manage their favorite TV shows by organizing them into episodes and series, create filters to display or hide certain multimedia content, view entire collections of photos, and much more.
OpenELEC is an acclaimed Linux distribution that does one thing and it does it extremely well. We feel obliged to recommend this distribution of Linux to anyone who wants to transform their dusty devices or computers (see above or the official homepage of the project for supported platforms) into a powerful, all-in-one media center.
Reviewed by Marius Nestor on September 27th, 2014
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- OpenELEC-4.2 is now based on Kernel linux-3.16, Mesa-10.3, llvm-3.5 and Xorg-1.16.
- We updated the Nvidia Graphic drivers in the 64-bit image to 340.x (32-bit remains on 304.123), systemd to systemd-216, our Connectionmanager to connman-1.25 and XBMC to XBMC Gotham 13.2.
- We switched our libc from eglibc to glibc, upgraded to glibc-2.20 and binutils-2.24.
- We added support for nss-mdns, support to perform filesystem checks on every boot for our both default system partitions and ffmpeg-2.4 to our x86 builds. With switching to ffmpeg-2.4 on our x86 builds we now support h265(HEVC) and Dolby Atmos.
Application descriptionOpenELEC is an open source and completely free embedded source-based Linux operating system, providing a complete medi...