Version14(as of 3/25/2016)
PlatformsWindows, Mac, Linux
LicenseOpen Source
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Rating:2.7  |  18 Votes

Main Features

  • Supports a wide variety of multimedia formats, such as MPEG, AVI, WMV, and JPEG
  • Provides smart playlists that can be used to specify what media is played
  • Allows plugin installation for adding capabilities
  • Enables you to record and watch live TV

Software Overview

XBMC Foundation Kodi is an open source media player available for a variety of platforms, including Windows, OS X, Android, and iOS. The software is developed by the XBMC Foundation and was previously known as XBMC before being changed to Kodi in version 14, also known as Helix, in 2014.

Kodi is an entertainment center designed to be the solution to all of your media-related needs. The application allows you to watch, listen to, and view a variety of multimedia formats, such as AVI, MPEG, WMV, AIFF, JPEG, GIF, PNG, and RealVideo. The player also supports playback of Blu-ray discs, CDs, and DVDs. The media center gives you tools for organizing your multimedia, which includes smart playlists that allow you to specify what audio and video you want to play.

One of the best features offered by Kodi is that it's highly customizable. You can change skins to alter its appearance and install plugins to access video and audio content from services such as YouTube, Pandora Radio, SoundCloud, and Grooveshark.

Kodi is a sleek-looking media center that allows you to customize your media intake. The application supports many popular multimedia formats and is extensible, enabling you to add to its capabilities. XBMC Foundation Kodi is one of the better open source media players available.

Primary File Type

file  icon.XSPKodi Smart Playlist File

Supported File Types

ExtensionFile Type
.XSPKodi Smart Playlist File
.NFOKodi Media Metadata
.STRMStream Location File
.TBNKodi Thumbnail Image

Additional Related File Types

ExtensionFile Type
.AACAdvanced Audio Coding File
.AIFFAudio Interchange File Format
.APEMonkey's Audio
.AVIAudio Video Interleave File
.BMPBitmap Image
.FLACFree Lossless Audio Codec File
.FLVFlash Video
.MP2MPEG Layer II Compressed Audio File
.MP3MP3 Audio
.MP4MPEG-4 Video
.OGGOgg Vorbis Audio
.PNGPortable Network Graphic
.RVRealVideo File
.TIFFTagged Image File Format
.WMVWindows Media Video
Updated 3/25/2016