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    Kodi

    Kodi, formerly XBMC, is a free and open source media player and entertainment center for Linux, Mac OS X, Windows, XBox, and iOS. Kodi is designed to be the perfect companion to a home theater PC - it supports an almost endless range...

    Open Source Windows Mac Linux Android iPhone Android Tablet ... BSD iPad Raspberry Pi Fire TV

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    Plex

    Plex bridges the gap between your computer and your home theater, doing so with a visually appealing user interface that provides instant access to your media. Plex can play a wide range of video, audio and photo formats as well as...

    Freemium Windows Mac Linux Android iPhone Chrome OS ... Windows RT Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad tvOS Kindle Fire

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    OpenELEC

    Open Embedded Linux Entertainment Center (OpenELEC) is a small Linux based Just Enough Operating System (JeOS) built from scratch as a platform to turn your computer into a Kodi (previously XBMC) media center. ...

    Open Source Linux Raspberry Pi

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    Splash

    Splash 2.0 lets you watch and convert your videos like never before - superb performance, smooth motion, crisp details and vivid colors. Designed and optimized for HD! Play and convert all your High Definition movies and camcorder...

    Freemium Windows

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    MediaPortal

    MediaPortal transforms your PC into a complete media solution. It runs on basic hardware, connects directly to your TV and displays your TV Series, Movies, Photos and Music in a much more dynamic way.

    Open Source Windows

  • Squire icon

    Squire

    Squire is a media center to stream movies and shows from torrents or local files. It’s an always-running menu bar app. The brain where all the local video files or installed streams are processed and sent to the clients. Streams are...

    Commercial Mac iPhone iPad tvOS

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    Sequential

    Sequential is an image viewer for Mac OS X. It was originally designed for opening a folder of images and displaying them in order. It works well for viewing comics and manga. Sequential can display folders and archives (ZIP, RAR...

    Open Source Mac

    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated. Last version, 2.1.2, released in January 2010, can be still downloaded from the official website.
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    VidOn Server

    Smartly manage all your multimedia resources and automatically transcode videos for your Phone, Pad, etc.

    Free Windows

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    Moovida

    Moovida is transforming the way consumers experience digital entertainment media. In a world where the promise of on-demand media has yet to be realized, Moovida develops software and services to simplify and enhance media...

    Open Source Windows

    • Discontinued The official website is no longer available. Last version, 2.1.1, released in October 2011, can be still downloaded from Wayback Machine.
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    MythTV

    MythTV is a free, open source media center and digital video recorder (DVR) distributed under the terms of the GNU GPL. With its plugin architecture, MythTV can be transformed into a home media center suite, capable of managing your...

    Open Source Windows Mac Linux

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    Usher

    Wouldn't it be great if there were a tool that could manage your videos and movies as well as Apple's iTunes and iPhoto manage your music and your photographs? Now there is. Meet Usher, your personal movie assistant. If...

    Commercial Mac

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    Enna

    Enna is a Media Center application. Featuring a simple user interface, Enna is based on the powerful Enlightenment Foundations Libraries (EFL) as for its graphical user interface and GeeXboX libraries as for multimedia playback and...

    Open Source Linux

    • Discontinued The project seems to be no longer developed. Last version, v0.4.0, released in February 2010, can be still downloaded from the official website.
  • DesktopBrowser

    Web based file explorer, runs locally on your browser, designed for media desktops.

    Open Source Windows

Boxee Comments

Windows 7 Boxee means no NETFLIX

Negative Comment by Cleanshooter
about Boxee Jan 2012

After about an hour of looking and trying to install I foundout that Boxee no longer supports Netflix on PC so don't waste your time with this software... try media protal

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Discontinuing support!

Negative Comment by Zinthose
about Boxee Dec 2011

Boxee Blog

Growing Past the PC
This 1.5 release will be the last version of Boxee for PC/Mac/Ubuntu. It will be available on Boxee.tv through the end of January.

We believe the future of TV will be driven by devices such as the Boxee Box, Connected TVs / Blu-Rays and 2nd screen devices such as tablets and phones. While there are still many users who have computers connected to their TVs, we believe this use case is likely to decline as users find better alternatives. People will continue to watch a lot of video on their computer, but it is more likely to be a laptop than a home-theater PC and probably through a browser rather than downloaded software.

To our computer users… to those who have come out to our NYC and SF meetups, talked with us at Engadget, GDGT, and Giz Gallery events, or enjoyed Austin BBQ with us during SxSW, or simply messaged with us on Facebook, Twitter, and our forums… thank you for all your support – we would not be where we are today without you. But we can’t stay here.

We are excited about the upcoming release of Boxee Live TV and our new product roadmap for 2012. If you are a current Boxee user on a computer we hope that you will enjoy 1.5 and maybe when you are ready to retire that good ol’ HTPC/Mac Mini you will decide to get a Boxee Box.

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The windows version is horribly unoptimized.

Negative Comment by drkgeek
about Boxee Jun 2011

The windows version is horribly unoptimized. Lags like a bitch.

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