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Kodi (formerly XBMC)

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Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP
Nov 20, 2017
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Kodi (formerly XBMC) Review

Tina de Pierre
An excellent media player with many powerful features and goodies
A review of Kodi (formerly XBMC) by Tina de Pierre

Kodi (formerly XBMC Media Center) is a very powerful open source media player which is available for Windows, along with other operating systems. It is originally known as Xbox Media Center.

The features that are offered in this package are numerous. To control them, you can either use a remote control, your mouse or a keyboard.

Kodi is separated into several sections. First, you can run games or other applications from one section, organize your music from another. Naturally, you can also play your video content and surprisingly also check the local weather.

The application works with third-party scripts, most of which are available from the Kodi web site offered by its large community.

Overall, Kodi is a very capable media player with tons of awesome features. Highly recommended.

Kodi (formerly XBMC) features and highlights:
  • HD audio support, including DTS-MA and Dolby True-HD, via the new XBMC AudioEngine
  • Live TV and PVR support
  • h.264 10bit (aka Hi10P) video software decoding for anime
  • 64bit support in OSX to match the 64bit support in Linux
  • Improved image support, allowing the database to accomodate numerous additional image types
  • Support for the Raspberry PI
  • Initial support for the Android platform
  • Improved Airplay support across all platforms, including Airplay audio in XBMC for Windows to match the other platforms
  • Improved controller support in Windows and Linux
  • Advanced Filtering in the library
  • Advanced UPnP sharing

XBMC Media Center is licensed as Freeware for Windows (32-bit and 64-bit) operating system / platform from media players without restrictions. XBMC Media Center 17.6 is available to all software users as a free download (Freeware).

This media server software is filed under:
  • Kodi (formerly XBMC) Download
  • Freeware Media Players

Compatibility with this media server software may vary, but will generally run fine under Microsoft Windows 10, 8, 8.1, 7, Vista and XP on either a 32-bit or 64-bit setup. A separate x64 version of Kodi (formerly XBMC) may be available from Xbmc.

Kodi (formerly XBMC) has been picked by our editors as very good.
Kodi (formerly XBMC) has been tested for viruses and malware.
We have tested Kodi (formerly XBMC) 17.6 against malware with several different programs. We certify that this program is clean of viruses, malware and trojans. [Read more]

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