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    OSMC is described as '(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' and is a popular Media Center in the os & utilities category. There are more than 25 alternatives to OSMC for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, iPhone and iPad. The best alternative is Kodi, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like OSMC are Plex, Universal Media Server, Splash and Serviio.

    OSMC is mainly a Media Center but alternatives to it may also be Media Servers or Media Players. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of OSMC.
    This page was last updated Nov 2, 2021
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    OSMC (Open Source Media Center) is a free and open source media player based on Linux and founded in 2014 that lets you...
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    1. Kodi, formerly XBMC, is a free and open source media player and entertainment center for Linux, Mac OS X, Windows, XBox, and iOS.
      Kodi vs OSMC opinions
      Most users think Kodi is a great alternative to OSMC.
      OSMC is a OS, and Kodi not.
      Negative comment almost 5 years ago

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      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 online streaming audio and video.

    2. Universal Media Server is a media server capable of serving videos, audio and images to any DLNA-capable device. It supports any device capable of DLNA and runs on all major operating systems: Windows, OS X and Linux.
    3. The only player you will ever need. Stunning video quality thanks to advanced engine. Video conversion optimized for social media. Innovative and fully customizable user interface. In one word - Splash.


      dead after 3 years of no updates!

    4. Serviio is a free media server. It allows you to stream your media files (music, video or images) to any DLNA-certified renderer device (e.g. a TV set, Bluray player, games console) on your home network.

    5. 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.


      Since 2017 source:
      also, the website is dead.

    6. Ignite your video content with Infuse – the beautiful way to watch almost any video format on your iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV. No need to convert files! Infuse is optimized for iOS 12, with powerful streaming options, trakt sync, and unmatched AirPlay & subtitle support.
    7. MiniDLNA (aka ReadyDLNA) is server software with the aim of being fully compliant with DLNA/UPnP-AV clients.
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      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.
    8. 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.
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