What is Kodi?

Kodi is a popular media center software developed by the XBMC Foundation. It is an open-source software, which means its distribution is free to the public. Kodi is used by millions of users worldwide and is supported by a community of volunteers. With Kodi, you can play media files like videos, music, and podcasts from the internet or locally in an easy and friendly way.

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The architecture of Kodi is based on add-ons you need to install to extend its basic functionality. There are different types of add-ons for different purposes, like watching TV shows, listening to songs, adding subtitles to movies, and even getting the weather forecast. The amount of add-ons is huge, some of them are official Kodi add-ons, and some are third-party add-ons. Each add-on focuses on its niche.

A repository is a collection of add-ons but may contain only one add-on. It is installed from a ZIP file found on the internet or locally. Once a repository is installed, you can choose to install add-ons from it.

Kodi is available for multiple types of devices, including desktops, laptops, tablets, mobiles, and various operating systems.

Here is the list of the supported platforms:

Kodi supports a wide range of formats, which makes it easy to use as a media center.

Here is the list of the supported formats:

  • Video formats: MPEG-1, MPEG-2, H.263, MPEG-4 SP and ASP, H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, H.265, HuffYUV, Indeo, MJPEG, RealVideo, RMVB, Sorenson, WMV, Cinepak
  • Audio formats: MIDI, AIFF, WAV/WAVE, AIFF, MP2, MP3, AAC, AACplus (AAC+), Vorbis, AC3, DTS, ALAC, AMR, FLAC, Monkey’s Audio (APE), RealAudio, SHN, WavPack, MPC/Musepack/Mpeg+, Shorten, Speex, WMA, IT, S3M, MOD (Amiga Module), XM, NSF (NES Sound Format), SPC (SNES), GYM (Genesis), SID (Commodore 64), Adlib, YM (Atari ST), ADPCM (Nintendo GameCube), CDDA
  • Image formats: BMP, JPEG, GIF, PNG, TIFF, MNG, ICO, PCX, Targa/TGA
  • Subtitle formats: AQTitle, ASS/SSA, CC, JACOsub, MicroDVD, MPsub, OGM, PJS, RT, SMI, SRT, SUB, VOBsub, VPlayer

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