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XBMC Media Center (XBox Media Center) is a free cross-platform media and software for organization HTPC open source. The GUI allows you to easily manage your videos, photos and music on a computer, optical disc, online or in a local network. Can be operated using the remote (remote control). A popular alternative to Windows Media Center, Microsoft's and Apple's Front Row. XBMC supports custom plugins and themes. Originally XBMC was created as a media application for the first generation Xbox. But now it supports Linux, Mac OS X (Snow Leopard, Leopard, Tiger, Apple TV, Apple iOS , Microsoft Windows, and there is also a version for Android and Raspberry Pi.
XBMC is a graphical interface: beautiful and absolutely professional, he should not envy competitors from the official operating systems. The speed of program execution, depending on the complexity of the graphics, really prekrasnim supports MPEG-1/2/4, DivX, XviD, MP3, AAC, JPG, GIF and others, and also plays the CD/DVD latter can also be read as captured files from the hard disk).
XBMC works with streaming media content that is broadcast on the local network or the Internet. View video directly from the server, without prior downloads.
VDR plugin for XBMC allows you to access a list of available channels to watch "liveвЂќ TV, manage scheduled recordings, to receive EPG for the selected channel.
Losing all that is possible in full screen mode has a built-in two-pane file Manager, view photo!
XBMC can be extended to obtain from the Internet and various other information - weather, visualization systems and other.
sudo apt-add-repository ppa:team-xbmc/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install xbmc xbmc-bin
Leaving the current session and in the window logon to Choose environment ->XBMC