[BALUG-Talk] Linux Users' Group of Davis, March 20: "Kodi media player"

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Sun Mar 12 00:48:38 PST 2017

The Linux Users' Group of Davis (LUGOD) will be holding the following meeting:

  March 20, 2017
  7:00pm - 9:00pm


  "Kodi media player (formerly XBMC: Xbox Media Center)"

Presented by:

  Ronile Lambert


  Kodi (formerly known as "XBMC", or "Xbox Media Center") is an
  award-winning open source media center for playing videos, music,
  pictures, games, and more. Licensed as free software, under the GNU
  General Public License (GPL), it runs on Linux, OS X, Windows, iOS,
  and Android.

  Kodi features a "10-foot user interface" (that is, a UI suitable for
  televisions, where the user is 10' away from the screen, and using a
  hand-held remote control), and can play digital content from local and
  network storage, as well as streamed from the Internet. It supports live
  TV, and can act as a Personal Video Recorder (PVR). It supports 'skins',
  allowing the entire UI to be customized, and 'add-ons' to give Kodi
  additional functionality (e.g., controlling the lights in your house).

  Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) support lets Kodi instances stream to
  each other, and other devices. Along with real remote controls, and
  iOS and Android remote apps for phones and tablets, Kodi can also be
  controlled programmatically, via a web interface!

  Kodi began as XBMC, the Xbox Media Center, for the original Microsoft
  Xbox game console, but has since been ported to a variety of platforms,
  and in 2014 the software was renamed to Kodi. A stand-alone Linux
  distribution "Kodibuntu" (based on Ubuntu) is available, and a number
  of commercially sold stand-alone devices running XBMC & Kodi have
  been made.

This meeting will be held at:

  Yolo County Public Library, Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch
  Blanchard Community Meeting Room
  315 E 14th Street
  Davis, CA 95616

For more details on this meeting, visit:


For maps, directions, public transportation schedules, etc., visit:


About LUGOD:

  The Linux Users' Group of Davis is a 501(c)7 non-profit organization
  dedicated to the Linux computer operating system and other Open Source
  and Free Software.

  Since 1999, LUGOD has held regular meetings with guest speakers
  in Davis, California, as well as other events in Davis and the greater
  Sacramento region.  Events are always free and open to the public.

  You can 'like' LUGOD on Facebook at:
  join the LUGOD group on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/lugod/
  and find us on LinkedIn at: http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=35879

  Please visit our website for more details:  http://www.lugod.org/

Bill Kendrick
Public Relations Officer
Linux Users' Group of Davis

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