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A nice and well-organized media center can be the right solution for your messy files. An easy-to-comprehend program with a large support of media formats and a clean and well-organized interface, XBMC for Mac helps you organize in libraries all your imported video, audio, and image files with ease.
Available as freeware, the installation of the program is easy and quick. However, XBMC for Mac doesn't seem to be very stable -- at least on our iMac -- as it crashed a couple of times when we tried closing it. However, once it's installed you'll notice a neat, good-looking, and user-friendly interface, which you can fully customize to your preference; you can even change its looks with one of the available skins for download. XBMC automatically finds all your media files, and importing them is very easy and quick. The program supports numerous formats and continually adds more. We really liked the option in the movie library to set the language in which you want the movie to be played. Another nice touch is the fact that you can select the images you want to show in a presentation with an audio track as background.
XBMC for Mac offers a lot of features in a futuristic interface. It can help any user looking for a comprehensive media center to organize and playback all their media files. Although the stability must be improved, this app offers a good deal for no price.
XBMC is an award winning media center application for Linux, Mac OS X, Windows and XBox. The ultimate hub for all your media, XBMC is easy to use, looks slick, and has a large helpful community. XBMC supports viewing and playing a vast library of audio, video and image formats. XBMC has a sophisticated library management system that allows you to organize all your media to give you quick and immediate access. XBMC provides a user friendly interface that's intuitive, very flexible, and easy to use. The interface is completely customizable through user-created or downloadable skins.
What's new in this version:
- Fix onplaybackstarted event for external players
- Don’t show OSD menu DVD menu with mouse/touch
- GetText and delete sound option for add-on developers
- Fix wrong sample-rate selection on OSX
- Fix optical usb devices with > 2 channels on OSX
- Fix firewall popups in OSX on start-up
- Make the fake full-screen option only visible when running OSX snowleopard
- Fix overlapping subtitles
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