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XBMC Media Center
« on: 02 November 2015, 09:02:43 »
XBMC Media Center

XBMC application can be used as an alternative to Windows Media Center. Especially since set WMC "customizing" is rather difficult for inexperienced users. In this case, XBMC contains all the necessary functionality itself a principle and, in my opinion, gives greater comfort in managing your HTPC.

Choosing a shell for a media center at home is a very important task, as well as installing the necessary components in multimedia home PC. Free software XBMC Media Center platform is the best solution for your home theater, based on the computer. For now, XBMC supports all platforms (iOS, Linux, Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows), and the ability to self-initiate a live system.

The main functions of the program cover XBMC

The main objective of XBMC - play audio, video and image from almost all popular formats. The multimedia content is played not only from a local drive, but with removable media and online sources and network. XBMC shell has a number of additional features: display detailed information about the films and actors, play online radio and video support on the remote control, weather and more. Extend the functionality of the software for HTPC possible through the use of supplements in XBMC and scripts that can be installed by the user as well. Any user can customize your media center for the execution of the necessary tasks, which differs significantly from its competitors XBMC does not have that flexibility. Number XBMC addons is really great.

XBMC supports the following media formats:

Video: AVI, MPEG, WMV, ASF, FLV, MKV, MOV, MP4, M4A, AAC, nut, OGG, OGM, RealMedia RAM / RM / RV / RA / RMVB, 3GP, VIVO, PVA, NUV, NSV, NSA , FLI, FLC, and DVR-MS, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, H.263, MPEG-4 SP and ASP, MPEG-4 AVC (H.264), HuffYUV, Indeo, MJPEG, RealVideo, RMVB, QuickTime Sorenson, WMV, Cinepak, DVDs, and CD / DVD / Blu-Ray (the program can read as files on the hard disk, select a folder with a copy of the XBMC media and perceive it as a single file one placed) cover.

Audio: MIDI, AIFF, WAV / WAVE, MP2, MP3, AAC, aacPlus, AC3, DTS, ALAC, AMR, FLAC, Monkey Audio (APE), RealAudio, SHN, WavPack, MPC / Musepack / MPEG +, Speex, Vorbis and WMA.
Graphics: RAW, BMP, JPEG, GIF, PNG, TIFF, MNG, ICO, PCX, Targa and / TGA.

XBMC shell configuration

Modern XBMC shell (currently XBMC 12 Frodo) has a convenient additions and special manager for them, so it is easy to find and install add-ons directly from the program interface. By default associated his official source called XBMC.org supplements, but you can use any third-party repository (repository.seppius file [/ size [/ size]]) to select and download the corresponding ZIP file. After that go to the XBMC application in the System menu - Supplements - Set * .zip file and specify the downloaded file

Additions to XBMC

If the channel allows video streaming, you can connect and watch TV shows, cartoons and movies. And of course, do not forget to connect the resources of popular online video from YouTube, Vimeo and RuTube.

As a source of musical information must install the Last.FM. Indispensable plug-in for music lovers with a large music collection. Include in your Spanish architecture, and be able to receive a variety of information about the artists in this language. Fans of online radio offers a large selection of sources.

Photo Shoot:
In the "Photo" recommend to connect to online services support special allowances Flickr and Picasa, and to display and organize the collection of useful local database of my image. Google Plugin allows you to search, view and save images using Google Image Search. Also, make sure to locate and install the The Big Picture extension that provides access to a stunning photo shoot with the right places, and the framework and the Wall Street Journal.

In the "Programs" you are interested in executing section also aimed run any application directly from XBMC, this feature is useful for fans of games on the big screen TV. Gmail Checker check your e-mail and Web Viewer will be in your browser. In addition, this section is a large number of different plug-ins that complement the necessary XBMC functions, ranging from torrent client management (uTorrent) and ending with the interaction with games consoles emulators (Launcher).