Operation SOPA/PIPA Blackout

Posted By: Team XBMC on Jan 16, 2012 in Site News

On January 18th, the entire XBMC.org website will go black in protest of SOPA/PIPA. XBMC prefers to avoid political activism. It is our opinion that we are builders of software. Awesome software, to be precise. And we, as a group, do not care one bit how our users choose to use that software, nor do …

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Scale 10X

Posted By: Team XBMC on Jan 05, 2012 in Site News

Just a quick note everyone. XBMC will once again be in attendance at the Southern California Linux Expo (SCALE 10x), and we’d love to see everyone who isn’t TOO far away. Right now, it’s looking like Malloc (Sean), theuni (Cory), Keith (Keith), and I (Nate) will all be there with a primo booth to show …

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Updated: Possible Unreachable Time Tonight

Posted By: Team XBMC on Dec 29, 2011 in Site News

We will be changing registrars and nameservers for xbmc.org tonight (US time), which could lead to a brief unreachable period (via DNS) while the records propagate around the net. The move will affect this site, the forum, the wiki, trac, our email, and addons in XBMC itself. No action should be required by users or …

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XBMC 11.0 Eden: Beta available now

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

It took a bit longer than expected due to a few bumps in the road, but we are excited to present the first preview release of (what we consider to be) the best version of the best home theater software out there. Ladies and Gentlemen, XBMC 11.0 Eden: Beta 1 is available to download. The¬†sheer¬†number …

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Welcome sponsor: Weather Underground

Posted By: Team XBMC on Dec 10, 2011 in Site News

You may have noticed that for the past few weeks the Weather section of XBMC has become unable to provide updated information due to our default weather provider moving to a fully fee-based API. A brief scramble ensued, and the change provided the kick-in-the-pants we needed to move weather providers into our add-ons framework so …

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Addon Authors, please prepare for Eden

Posted By: Team XBMC on Dec 03, 2011 in Site News

This is just a quick note for addon authors. XBMC 11.0 Eden represents the first update to the addon repository since Dharma was released and a number of API changes have occurred in between these two releases. First off, our thanks to all the authors who have been keeping on top of API changes. You …

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Feature Friday: Hidden HTPCs

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

For this week’s Feature Friday, we decided to go a bit different in our theme. Rather than focusing on one setup, we decided to pull together as many setups as we could under a common theme, where the winning entries would receive a Pulse Eight USB CEC Adapter or a TotalMount. (Once again, thanks to …

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Photo Challenge: Contest Closed

Posted By: Team XBMC on Nov 25, 2011 in Site News

Quick update: That does it folks! Thanks for your several dozen submissions. Just a quick glance tells me this is going to be a difficult one to judge. Looks like the non-busy members of the Team have some work to do.

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Photo Challenge: Hidden HTPC – Update

Posted By: Team XBMC on Nov 21, 2011 in Site News

As many of you know, we’ve set a challenge for this week’s Feature Friday for you to submit your best hidden HTPC. At present, we’ve already gotten quite a few entries. Keep those coming! We’d just like to update with the announcement that now we can confirm the addition of a prize for the winner …

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Don’t Look Up

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

Thanks to some unexpected freeing up of time (and more news unrelated to Feature Friday), we are happy to announce that Feature Fridays are back on the menu. As always, if you have a setup you’d like featured, feel free to send it in to natethomas AT xbmc DOT org (also, see the end of …

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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.