Kodi a popular multi-platform media center

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If you are someone who you use your computer to watch series, movies, watch YouTube videos or any other activity that is related to multimedia, we have an application that is perfect for you.

Kodi formerly known as XBMC is a multiplatform entertainment multimedia center, distributed under the GNU / GPL license. Kodi supports a wide range of multimedia formats, and includes features such as playlists, audio displays, slide show, weather information, and expanded functionality via plug-ins.

Like Media Center, Kodi can play most audio and video formats (in addition to viewing subtitles and resynchronizing these and the audio in case of mismatch)as well as displaying images from virtually any source, including CDs, DVDs, mass storage devices, the Internet, and local networks.

Through its Python-based add-on system, Kodi is expandable thanks to accessories that include features like TV show guides, YouTube, online movie preview support, or SHOUTcast / Podcast.

Kodi It also works as a gaming platform by having mini-games based on Python on any operating system. In addition, the Xbox version of XBMC has the possibility of launching games from the console itself and home applications such as emulators.

About Kodi

Kodi can play CDs and DVDs directly from disk file or an image, and it supports the most popular file formats, it can even play files within ZIP and RAR archives.

Application was designed for network playback, so you can stream your multimedia content from anywhere in the house or directly from the network using virtually any available protocol.

Kodi can scan all your media and automatically create a custom library complete with box tops, covers, descriptions, and fan-art.

There are playlist and slideshow features, a weather forecast feature, and plenty of audio views.

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Its graphical user interface (GUI) allows the user to easily navigate and view videos, photos, podcasts, and music from a hard drive, optical disc, local network, and the internet using just a few buttons.

Si you want to install this application on your system you must perform one of the following steps, depending on the Linux distribution you are using.

How to install Kodi on Linux?

For, In the case of Ubuntu users and those derived from it, we must open a Ctrl + Alt + T terminal and we will execute the following commands.

First we must add the Kodi repository a to the system:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:team-xbmc/ppa

We notify the system that we have added a new repository:

sudo apt update

Y finally we install the application with this command:

sudo apt install kodi

While for Debian users we must do the following.

Si are using Debian 9, Kodi is in the official repositories so to install it we only have to type:

sudo apt-get install kodi

If still are using Debian 8 they should add the following to their sources.list file to do this they type:

sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list

And they add the following to the end of the file:

# kodi repos

# starting with debian jessie, debian provides kodi via its backports repository

# remember: those packages are not supported by team kodi

deb http://http.debian.net/debian jessie-backports main

They save the changes and close the file.

And on the terminal they type:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install kodi

In the case of Fedora users to install Kodi will do it from the RPMFusion repositories, they must have them enabled. Simply on the terminal they type:

sudo dnf install Kodi

If you are a user of Arch Linux, Manjaro, Antergos or some derivative of these you must type:

sudo pacman -S Kodi

For, the rest of the Linux distributions we can install Kodi in a simple way with the help of Snap packages.

We must have the support for it. For your installation we only type:

snap install kodi -edge

To run it:

snap run Kodi

Y in case of having any conflict we simply type in a terminal:

for PERM in alsa avahi-observe hardware-observe locale-control mount-observe network-observe removable-media shutdown system-observe; do sudo snap connect kodi:${PERM}; done

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