XBMC Media Center
XBMC media center is a free cross-platform media-player jukebox and entertainment hub.XBMC supports a wide range of multimedia formats and includes features such as playlists, audio visualizations, slideshows, and weather reporting, and an expanding array of third-party plugins. As a media center, XBMC can play most audio and video file formats, as well as display images from virtually any source, including CDs, DVDs, USB flash drives, the Internet, and LAN shares
Originally developed as XBMP (XBox Media Player) for the first-generation Xbox game console in 2002, XBMC has eventually become a complete graphical user interface replacement for the original Xbox Dashboard, and it is currently also being ported to run natively under Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows operating-system.
Due to the dated hardware of the Xbox and a desire to expand the project’s end-user and developer-base, a Linux port was announced for in early 2007. XBMC for Linux is now available as pre-alpha software through Subversion access.
Official ports and names of XBMC
- XBMC for Linux
- XBMC for Mac
- XBMC for Windows
- XBMC for Xbox