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