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Kodi

Kodi is an award-winning free and open source (GPL) software media player and entertainment hub.

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Avg rating of 3.7 (25)| 36 comments

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  • Developed byKodi Team
  • LicensingOpen Source and Free product.
  • Written in
  • RatingAverage rating of 3.7 (25 ratings)
  • Alternatives71 alternatives listed

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  • English

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  •  14,852 Stars
  •  6,045 Forks
  •  711 Open Issues
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Our users have written 36 comments and reviews about Kodi, and it has gotten 1372 likes

Kodi was added to AlternativeTo by Stuck on and this page was last updated . Kodi is sometimes referred to as Xbox Media Center, XBMC, XBMC Media Center, Kodi.

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RemovedUser
  
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it's good to use if you love movies and watching shows this is for you. kodi is still rockin!

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ushabuntu
  
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The best of the best.

Powerful, great looking, and gets the job done very well. A little bit of learning curve, but unstoppable for powerusers.

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What used to be the greatest mediacenter for the first XBOX has turned into a nightmare. We all know the pros: it is free and not windows mediacenter.

Cons?

-Requires more steps to enable "unknown sources" than Android -Is slowly closing down: bands addons, implements source verfication and so on..let's face it they what to monetize -The UX has been "reworked" by insane people, e.g. the Systemsetting have cute useless biiiig icons now but you won't be able to find anything. -Adding an AddOn from Zip from a remote source takes about 500% longer than before. -For over 10 years now people have been requesting basic functionality like adding an IPCamera stream...still not done

I guarantee it: there will be a payed subscription model before there will be an IP camera plugin.

Time to fork.

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softph
  
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Ok as a media player (although the GUI is quite cumbersome + frequent locks on linux). Not really a media server: it is using quite a lot of CPU even when doing nothing (just the way it is designed). So you have to start and stop it every time you use it. That is not what a server should be. The media server tag should be remove IMHO.

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DL300
  
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Forced dependencies, no way to disable any notification spam, extremely unstable and terrible, terrible UI & available skins. I would rather watch a black screen than deal with this ever again. The only thing this abortion has going for it is that it's free, but so is suicide. If you're determined to try this anyway, make sure to set up your own exit script that kills the process as the devs think a 30-90 second shut down time is normal (it very much is NOT, and when I choose to go do something else that is NOT time for you to hijack the machine for your database organization you absolute cretins).

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Kastlet

the skins aren't just the ones in the kodi skin library, you can find many others online, plus notification spam is something that never happened to me, why would it be unstable? with the terrible UI I can agree but man there are tons of skins

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DL300

Lots of options ≠ quality. Arctic Zephyr is the only one I've found that's even remotely acceptable for anything you would want to show another person, and it is littered with problems from poor/no optimization. Notification spam is any notification you can't disable. Admit or not, these exist in kodi. You've just tuned them out mentally.

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NasherCurrao
  
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Easy to configure

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rsbrux
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Kodi is listed as an alternative to DVBviewer and MediaPortal, but it isn't really. Despite the URL "kodi.tv" it has no TV backend of its own and is dependent on a TV service like DVBviewer or MediaPortal to receive TV.

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  • Media Player
  • TV Shows
  • Media Manager
  • television
  • movie-library
  • Watch movies
  • Video Player
  • video-recorder

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