Posts by: Team XBMC

The USB-CEC Adapter is a look into the Future

Posted By: Team XBMC on Nov 01, 2011 in Site News

Sometime around 2006 or 2007, I modded my first Xbox. I admit it, I’m practically a n00b in the realm of XBMC hacking. I didn’t even know what YAMP or Xbox Media Player were until I researched them! I bring this up because since that amazing day I haven’t felt the complete astonishment of a …

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OpenELEC 1.0 released

Posted By: Team XBMC on Oct 26, 2011 in Site News

Team XBMC would happily like to congratulate Team OpenELEC on their release of v1.0. OpenELEC, for those who don’t know, is somewhat similar to XBMC Live. The basic concept is that the user interacts with XBMC without once having to visit a non-XBMC screen. The similarities between XBMC Live and OpenELEC end there though. Live …

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XBMC Addon Rollbacks

Posted By: Team XBMC on Oct 20, 2011 in Site News

Today we’d like to feature a much less visible component of the upcoming Eden that is, nevertheless, something the team deems extremely important. As a rule, we believe that a user’s install of XBMC is his or her own install of XBMC. That’s why you won’t be clicking through any terms of service or other …

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XBMC Eden Skinning Changes

Posted By: Team XBMC on Oct 07, 2011 in Site News

Confluence has been XBMC’s default skin for approximately 2 years now. In software dev terms, that makes it practically ancient. Fortunately, XBMC’s Jezz_X has been on the case to update Confluence so that it might better take advantage of a bushel bag of new tricks. Some Background On August 8th, 2008, an XBMC skinning group …

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Feature Freeze: Looking Forward to Eden

Posted By: Team XBMC on Oct 01, 2011 in Site News

Today marks the first step in the long-awaited release cycle for Eden: soft-freeze. Other than what is already slated for entry, no new features may be added unless they’re deemed critical for release. After that comes a hard freeze, when all APIs are frozen and we prepare to release the first Beta. As always, the …

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One Network to Rule Them All

Posted By: Team XBMC on Sep 24, 2011 in Site News

Let’s talk about brilliant user Jon from Florida. Jon has two things going for him. First of all, he started using XBMC back in the glory days when “XBMC” wasn’t a recursive name for XBMC Media Center. Second, he doesn’t do things half way. When he decided to install XBMC into his home, he decided …

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A Call for XBMC writers

Posted By: Team XBMC on Sep 19, 2011 in Site News

As you may have noticed, our blog has often been lacking in content, outside of the occasional Feature Friday. We would like to change that. Starting right now, we will begin accepting applications for up to five XBMC writers. The pay is terrible (i.e. you will not get paid), and you probably won’t get a …

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Neat and Clean… and Swedish!

Posted By: Team XBMC on Aug 27, 2011 in Site News

If you’re looking for clean lines and an elegant use of color and lighting, one need look no further than the living room of Nik from Sweden. Nik was one of the very first people to post his setup on the XBMC Facebook Fanpage. Ever since then, after convincing him to let us crash at …

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August 2011 Hardware Guide

Posted By: Team XBMC on Aug 16, 2011 in Site News

As time goes by, it becomes more and more evident that an incredibly expensive computer is not necessary to run an adequate version of XBMC. In fact, assuming you have a server somewhere else in the house that hosts your media, the cost of running XBMC on a modern machine is actually beginning to approach …

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Feature Friday: 24 Terabytes of awesome

Posted By: Team XBMC on Aug 06, 2011 in Site News

This is Micah’s gaming PC. Often, Micah will play a few quick hours of Star Trek Online with his gaming PC. Naturally, this means he needs some serious processor power, which is why the PC is equipped with a Core i7 3.06GHz quad-core processor and a GTX 470 video card, along with 12 gigs (soon …

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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.