The PVR software can turn computers or other appliances into DVRs.
The operating system can be Linux, mac OS, Microsoft Windows, and Android devices.
Kodi supports most common audio, video, and image formats, playlists, audio visualizations, slideshows, weather forecasts reporting, and third-party plugins.
It is network-capable (internet and home network shares).
Automatically downloading and displaying movie posters and fan art backdrops as background wallpapers.When software decoding of a full HD 1080p high-definition and high bit-rate video is performed by the system CPU, a dual-core 2 GHz or faster CPU is required in order to allow for perfectly smooth playback without dropping frames or giving playback a jerky appearance.Kodi can however offload most of the video decoding process onto graphics hardware controller or embedded video processing circuits that supports one of the following types of hardware-accelerated video decoding: Freescale's i. By taking advantage of such hardware-accelerated video decoding, Kodi can play back most videos on many inexpensive, low-performance systems, as long as they contain a supported VPU or GPU.The ending of Xbox support by the original project was also the reason that it was renamed "XBMC" from the old "Xbox Media Center" name, and why it later was renamed "Kodi".The Xbox version of XBMC had the ability to launch console games, and homebrew applications such as emulators.