XBMC is an open source player with stunning graphics.

XBMC started as a media center for the Xbox but today it is available for Linux, OSX, Windows, Apple TV, iOS, Android and Raspberry Pi

From August 2014 on, it is called KODI.

While XBMC functions very well as a standard media player application for your computer, it has been designed to be the perfect companion for your HTPC.

Supporting an almost endless range of remote controls, and combined with its beautiful interface and powerful skinning engine, XBMC feels very natural to use from the couch and is the ideal solution for your home theater.


Indeed, this interface works best on a TV.

You can choose the audio output device.

WASAPI in excusive mode is supported.


You can browse your collection by folder


Took a while before I found out that it won't create a library by default.

After building the library, you can browse by a very limited set of tags.
The composer tag is not supported.

Supported audio codecs:

A complete list of all formats (audio, video, pictures) supported can be found here.