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XBian is described as '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' and is a Media Center in the video & movies category. There are six alternatives to XBian for Linux, Raspberry Pi, Apple TV, Mac and Windows. The best alternative is OpenELEC, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like XBian are OSMC, LibreELEC, MythTV and Raspbmc.

XBian alternatives are mainly Media Centers but may also be Audio Players or Operating Systems. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of XBian.
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Linux
  • HummingBoard
  • Raspberry Pi

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    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.

    Discontinued

    Since 2017 source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OpenELECalso, the website is dead.

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  2. 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.

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  3. LibreELEC icon

    LibreELEC

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    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.

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    MythTV

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    MythTV is a free, open source media center and digital video recorder (DVR) distributed under the terms of the GNU GPL.

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    Raspbmc

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Raspberry Pi

    Raspbmc is a minimal Linux distribution based on Debian that brings Kodi to your Raspberry Pi .

    Discontinued

    The project is no longer developed. Its successor is OSMC icon OSMC

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    Enna

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    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 information retrieval.

    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.

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