XBMC Media Center 13.2 / 14.0 Alpha 4

A practical, smooth-running and intuitive multimedia player and entertainment hub that enables you to enjoy your digital media form within a well-designed interface
XBMC Media Center is a free and open source Mac OS X application that comes with a user-friendly interface that can be controlled using various TVs and remote controls.

User-friendly media hub

From XBMC Media Center’s main window you can quickly and effortlessly play films, home made videos, music, podcasts and all sorts of digital media files stored on your local or network drive and even from the Internet.

XBMC Media Center comes with support for MP3, FLAC, WMA and WAV file formats, offers a cue sheet, smart playlists, tagging support and cue sheet that offers you total control over your music library.

As expected from a media hub, XBMC Media Center provides support for almost all popular video formats, including streamable online media. You can easily import, browse and play various videos from your Movie collections.

Pictures and TVShows

What is more, you can import pictures into the library and navigate through your collection using different view modes, sort and filter the displayed images and start, pause and stop a slideshow using your remote control.

Thanks to the TVShows library you can view your episodes and seasons along with their posters and banners, descriptions and cast. The watched tags help you keep track of all viewed episodes and pick up from where you left off.

Personal Video Recorder

Another useful feature is XBMC Media Center’s ability to display and record live TV directly from within the app. You can enjoy this feature in the combination with various backends like MythTV, MediaPortal, Tvheadend, NextPVR and many others.

Extendable through Add-Ons

On top of that, you can explore the comprehensive and vast selection of user-created add-ons that can be used to access and use popular web services, applications or scripts. Moreover, you can completely change XBMC Media Center’s interface and use the desired colors, backgrounds and menu structures.

Reviewed by on March 10th, 2014

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last updated on:
October 3rd, 2014, 5:55 GMT
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operating system(s):
Mac OS X 10.4 or later
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Intel only
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XBMC Media Center - From XBMC's main window, users can easily access the media center's various views (e.g. Videos, Weather, Pictures).XBMC Media Center - The Pictures menu of XBMC will enable you to add new media sources for importing new photos into its database.XBMC Media Center - By accessing XBMC's Confluence menu, you will be able to quickly sort all the audio files in the media center's database with a mouse click.XBMC Media CenterXBMC Media CenterXBMC Media CenterXBMC Media Center
What's New in version 14.0 Alpha 3
  • Changes:
  • Ability to increase font size in Confluence skin
  • Add 5.1 PCM playback for Android.
  • Improved MusicBrainz matching from tags
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XBMC is an award-winning, free and open source software media player and entertainment hub for digital media, availabl...

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