Alternatives to OpenELEC for all platforms with any license

Platforms

Desktop

TV / Livingroom

Other Platforms

  • OSMC icon

    OSMC

    OSMC (Open Source Media Center) is a free and open source media player based on Linux and founded in 2014 that lets you play back media from your local network, attached storage and the Internet. OSMC is the leading media center in...

    Open Source tvOS Raspberry Pi

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    LibreELEC

    LibreELEC is ‘Just enough OS’ for Kodi, a Linux distribution built to run Kodi on current and popular mediacentre hardware. We are an evolution of the popular OpenELEC project. LibreELEC software will be familiar to OpenELEC users.

    Open Source Linux

    • Still in active development. Fork of OpenELEC Megachip • Nov 2016 Disagree   Agree
  • GeeXboX icon

    GeeXboX

    GeeXboX is a free and Open Source Media-Center purposed Linux distribution for embedded devices and desktop computers. GeeXboX is not an application, it’s a full-featured OS, that one can boot as a LiveCD, from a USB key, an SD/MMC...

    Open Source Linux

    • Good alternative to Openelec, complete Linux OS targeted to HTPCs Guest • Jul 2015 Disagree   Agree
  • VortexBox icon

    VortexBox

    VortexBox is a free, open source (GPL v3), quick-install ISO that turns your unused computer into an easy-to-use music server/jukebox. Once VortexBox has been loaded on an unused PC, it will automatically rip CDs to FLAC and MP3...

    Open Source Linux

  • XBian icon

    XBian

    XBian is a small, fast and lightweight media centre distribution for the Raspberry Pi, CuBox-i, Hummingboard and many more devices to come. It is based on a minimal Debian and therefore offers much of the same freedom as Debian offers.

    Open Source Linux HummingBoard Raspberry Pi

  • Daphile icon

    Daphile

    Daphile is an audiophile class music server & player OS – targeted to dedicated headless PC.

    Free Personal Linux

  • Enna icon

    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.

OpenELEC Comments

Alternatives to OpenELEC? No!!!

Positive Comment by nashant
about OpenELEC Oct 2011

If what you want is a fast booting, easy to set up media centre then you really should look no further. With a 5400rpm drive I boot from cold in about 12 seconds. The support on the forum and IRC channel is amazing, too. My keyboard driver was disabled in the linux kernel so I went into the IRC channel, said which one it was and 24 hours later it was working! And at a size of just over 100Mb, I would never again use anything else on my media systems.

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