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Kodi

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Quick Specs

  • Version:
    16.1
  • Total Downloads:
    429,873
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 25, 2016
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    83.22MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    6,915
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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Kodi (previously XBMC) is a media player that can stream across your local network, with extensions for popular services like Spotify, Pandora, and Youtube. XBMC gives you access to tons of TV shows, movies, and other media, and it also allows you to play DVDs, all through one intuitive interface. Once you have the program set up, you can just sit back and flip through the various sections to find the entertainment of your choice.

Pros

Add-on categories: To customize this program to suit your needs, you'll have to select the add-ons you want. This process is streamlined by the way the app breaks different options up into categories that include Music, Video, and Pictures. Each of these categories contains tons of options for accessing free content of all kinds.

Extras: In addition to the normal media options, this app also contains some fun extras. These include things like a Movie Quiz program, Lazy TV, and Last Episode, which all serve to enhance your viewing experience and add depth.

Cons

Setup time: It does take a bit of time to set up this app and select all of the add-ons you want since there are so many options. Once you have made all of your selections, though, the app is very easy to navigate.

Bottom Line

XBMC gives you a lot of options for free TV, movies, and music to enjoy. The program, itself, is completely free as well, and the quality of playback is quite good.

 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"KODI IS CRAP save your money!"

February 23, 2016  |  By Dfindeisen

2016-02-23 16:28:59  |  By Dfindeisen

 |  Version: Kodi 16

Pros

NONE!!! Absolutely none sorry

Cons

Where does one begin? Extremely user friendly to set up ! Any of its files genesis phoenix etc. any movie type any Chandra new or old will have dad links freezing stopping camera only my handheld and just crap to the point where you get so frustrated you want to break the system!

Summary

In ending save your money! You will have nothing but I was a frustration anger and being upset instead of relaxing and watching a movie which is what you should be doing

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2 stars

"Far too fragmented and complex"

January 18, 2016  |  By gymnophoria

2016-01-18 10:12:27  |  By gymnophoria

 |  Version: Kodi 15.2

Pros

Has a huge number of powerful features, plugins, and can do all kinds of things

Cons

Far, far, too complicated. Like many people I was a WMC user forced to find an alternative after upgrading to W10 - this is not it. I always loved WMC but I only now appreciate how cleverly and seamlessly it worked. Kobi is a nightmare in comparison.

Summary

I invested hours trying to learn this, when all I want to do is watch tv, and even then my results weren't satisfactory. When you download free software I guess you get what you pay for - I just wish someone would work out how to get WMC running on Windows 10!

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2 stars

"Too Complicated"

August 16, 2015  |  By hk2000

2015-08-16 10:38:30  |  By hk2000

 |  Version: Kodi 15.0

Pros

Very comprehensive, configurable and versatile

Cons

Very-complicated. Almost impossible to use for average non-techie person. I had a hard time adding tuner component for a Silicodust tuner. UI is too fragmented and the add-ons are mostly hit or miss. Uses a lot of resources, so a lesser system will be very sluggish.

Summary

I use WMC on all my systems, but I upgraded one to Win 10 which does not have WMC, that's why I needed an alternative. Kodi is Definitely not an alternative to WMC- not in the true sense of the word. If you're used to windows media center, you'll be very very disappointed.

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2 stars

"Does not work on windows 8.1"

February 05, 2015  |  By TECHCRZY

2015-02-05 22:32:46  |  By TECHCRZY

 |  Version: Kodi 14.1

Pros

Could not evaluate this product

Cons

Wouldn't install properly?
Upon completion of install got error message derectx9 did not install properly. lol cant install derectx9 on windows 8.1 Went to Microsoft to download and install it but wouldn't install. Not compatible with windows 8.1.

Anyways tried all compatibility setting and nothing works. I got this from there website which clearly states compatible with 8.1.

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1 stars

"Are you guys kidding me?"

February 05, 2015  |  By saintckk

2015-02-05 10:31:45  |  By saintckk

 |  Version: Kodi 14.1

Pros

Nothing good can be said about this piece of sh*t!

Cons

It's can't even browse or add my video folder in my secondary harddisk which is full of MKV files! What else to talk about? Uninstalled!

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5 stars

"Best media center ever."

June 20, 2013  |  By woobdoy

2013-06-20 06:50:11  |  By woobdoy

 |  Version: XBMC 12.2

Pros

Quick response, plays everything, wife friendly, very configurable

Cons

Difficult to setup initially but then a real joy to use.

Summary

If you read the 'cons' given by some of the other reviewers, you will see that they are very old. Try the new Frodo and you will be amazed.

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3 stars

"Not Impressed"

March 30, 2013  |  By pocosdad

2013-03-30 15:50:57  |  By pocosdad

 |  Version: XBMC 12.1

Pros

Loaded and looked like it should work

Cons

Not what I expected for my particular system's capabilities. It didn't like looking through my 4 hard disks and being manageable.

Summary

I use Windows Media Center and GOM player...both meet my needs and seem to be user friendlier.

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5 stars

"XBMC w/NAVI-X is absolutely THE BEST!!"

July 17, 2012  |  By MercedesFL

2012-07-17 17:01:27  |  By MercedesFL

 |  Version: XBMC 10.1

Pros

This is a wonderful source of watching FREE tv shows, movies, live TV and sports. For those who may be crunching money due to the poor economy, this is a blessing. You no longer have to pay for cable TV or satellite and don't have to rent movies! It has other mediums of use too, such as Windows, Apple TV, MAC, Androids, etc.

Cons

I had to do my own research initially to find out where to get the programs and how to download properly to allow it work. Must have a high speed internet connection for the streaming to work good.

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5 stars

"Nice UI and Easy to Setup..."

June 14, 2012  |  By listn84

2012-06-14 10:30:15  |  By listn84

 |  Version: XBMC 10.1

Pros

The UI is very nice and setup is easy. Audio/Video playback quality is very good. This can also play video files stored on a NAS that supports Personal Cloud connection using WebDAV remote connections to Shares. This is very helpful when your traveling and want to access the movies on your NAS from another Internet location (should be a high-speed connection like Fios or Cable).

Cons

The Music & Picture player don't show the Player controls at the top like the Video player does. I just started using this so I will poke around the settings and see if it can be changed.

Summary

More people are putting Network Attached Storage on their home networks that support Personal Cloud connections to the NAS over the Internet (Seagate Go Flex Home, Western Digital My Book Live, QNAP, etc.). This is nice for storing Music, Video, & Picture libraries in one location and being able to access them over the Internet when traveling. I have a WD My Book Live that uses the Wd2Go.com site to connect to my Personal Cloud using WebDAV.

When connected to my Personal Cloud I could not play MP4 video files using the common Media Players (WMP, VLC, Divx, QuickTime) because they do not support the WebDAV protocol for remote connections. The good news is that XBMC does support this connection and was easy to setup as follows:

1. Login to Wd2Go.com and connect to my Private share.
2. Start XBMC Player and go to Videos -> Add Source -> Browse -> Windows Network (SMB) -> Select WebDAV drive -> Select My Private Share -> Select My Media Folder
3. Click OK until My Media Folder is in the Videos menu.
4. Clicked My Media Folder and clicked the movie file I wanted to play.

The movie starts fast and the audio/video quality is very good as long as the Internet connection is high speed (Fios/Comcast).

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1 stars

"TERRIBLE WASTE OF TIME"

December 30, 2010  |  By david-louis

2010-12-30 16:07:47  |  By david-louis

 |  Version: XBMC 9.04 beta 1

Pros

interface but who cares when the app crashes every 10 minutes

Cons

worse than the previous app and that's saying a lot...would like to find this developer and push him in front of a speeding truck

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 16.1
  • Never cache addons directories
  • Fix typo when calculating forced ratio size
  • AndroidStorageProvider: Ignore /mnt/runtime and don’t call Exists all the way every some 500 ms as this will affect performance
  • Set of fixes for DirectX rendering
  • Fixed crash under JSON-RPC on iOS/OSX
  • 20% performance gain on opening EPG guide window
  • Add missing libgif.so to the Android package
  • Fix Kodi freezing if no ADSP add-on is present
  • EventServer security fix by only allowing localhost
  • Fix possible lockup when entering EPG grid
  • Fix possible problems with rendering on Windows
  • Fix possible non working key presses after a key long press
  • Don’t do a video chapter skip if there’s only one chapter
  • Fix possible lock up by increasing timeout to let screensavers properly exit
  • Fix render capture (bookmark images) on certain hardware with DXVA on Windows
  • Fix problem in ZeroConfBrowser that could cause problems on exit
  • Fix crash one OSX 10.7 when trying to resolve HDD names
  • Fix possible crashes when using VAAPI and DXVA video rendering
  • Fix song reported on playback of songs from cuesheet
General
Publisher Team Kodi
Publisher web site http://kodi.tv/
Release Date April 24, 2016
Date Added April 25, 2016
Version 16.1
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Media Players
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista/7/8/8.1/10
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 83.22MB
File Name kodi-16.1-Jarvis.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 429,873
Downloads Last Week 6,915
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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