Posts by: Nathan Betzen

Kodi 14.2 Helix – The Final Translation

Posted By: Nathan Betzen on Mar 28, 2015 in Site News
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We are proud to announce Kodi 14.2. This marks the final point release before we move on to Kodi 15 “Isengard.” As you may all know by now, we have a new name, a new logo, and a wide variety of new features, but underneath the new coat of paint remains the same software we …

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Kodi Visits SCALE, Plus the New Villain Shirt/Hoodie

Posted By: Nathan Betzen on Mar 23, 2015 in Site News
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We wanted to take a minute today to talk about our trip down to Los Angeles for the Southern California Linux Expo, otherwise known as SCALE. XBMC/Kodi have been attending SCALE for the past several years now, and we’ve always very much appreciated the attitude and the organization of the event. It’s great to see …

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We’ve been accepted to GSOC 2015!

Posted By: Nathan Betzen on Mar 02, 2015 in Site News
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We are excited to announce that Kodi has been accepted as a Google Summer of Code 2015 project! Students, as of the time of this publication, you have about 2 weeks to start thinking about project ideas. If you are a student interested in applying, please head over to our project Ideas page and begin thinking about …

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Google Summer of Code 2015

Posted By: Nathan Betzen on Feb 20, 2015 in Site News
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We’d like to inform our users that we have applied to be a mentoring organization for this year’s Google Summer of Code. As many of you know, we were accepted in 2013, 2012, and 2008. We recognize that GSoC is always a fierce competition, but we are, as ever, hopeful that we will join many other fine organizations …

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Kodi 14.0 Helix Unwinds

Posted By: Nathan Betzen on Dec 23, 2014 in Site News
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Merry Christmas and happy holidays, everyone! We are proud to announce the release of Kodi 14.0, which comes with a new name, a new logo, and a wide variety of new features, but underneath the new coat of paint remains the same software we all love. A detailed changelog for Kodi 14 can be found …

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Introducing the Kodi Logo

Posted By: Nathan Betzen on Nov 24, 2014 in Site News
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  After many weeks of designing, deliberation, and a few beers, we are pleased to present the official logo of Kodi! Logo Design History It has been several months now since we introduced the new name for the software that we all love so much. In that time, the feedback we took most to heart …

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Kodi 14.0 Helix – Beta Springs Forward

Posted By: Nathan Betzen on Nov 03, 2014 in Site News
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It’s certainly been a few rough-and-tumble months, but we’re pleased to announce the release of Beta cycle for Kodi 14.0 Helix. This release brings many updates and changes, not the least of which being the name of the software. For those of you curious, we’ve now taken the top 10 or so vote getters in …

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Kodi DevCon 2014 Live Blog

Posted By: Nathan Betzen on Oct 10, 2014 in Site News
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Friday, 10th of October, 2014 Good morning everyone. As with last year, we’re going to try to keep a running update of useful info that comes from this year’s devcon. To begin, we’re having a number of developers and support members give various presentations, so we’ll start with that.   Nedscott’s Wiki Update For anyone …

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The Kodi Logo Decision and Kodi DevCon

Posted By: Nathan Betzen on Oct 08, 2014 in Site News
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As many of you know, the path to our new name is only partially complete. Beyond the various legal steps still needed to be taken, we need to finally take a step forward in the design of our new logo. The logo that’s been posted on the alpha release threads has been an acceptable place …

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A Call for Kodi Logo Ideas

Posted By: Nathan Betzen on Aug 04, 2014 in Site News
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We’ve waited a few days for the dust to settle. And the response to the name change has been pretty much exactly as we expected. People are attached to the old name, no matter whether they call that name XBMC or XMBC. We assure you, we are at least as attached, if not more so. …

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About Kodi

Kodi is a free and open source media player application developed by the XBMC Foundation, a non-profit technology consortium. Kodi is available for multiple operating-systems and hardware platforms, featuring a 10-foot user interface for use with televisions and remote controls. It allows users to play and view most videos, music, podcasts, and other digital media files from local and network storage media and the internet.