XBMC is a complete player for multimedia content that can be the center of playback of movies, music or photos, on a computer that takes the place of home theater.
If you’re thinking about putting all your multimedia content to the TV, with its center in a single player that is universal, XBMC is a great option to consider. As stated on its website, XBMC is a suite for multimedia content and entertainment, but it will be best used if you are putting together your own computer dedicated to be the center of the home entertainment, dedicated to play movies or music without installing any type of codec, since it brings them by default.
XBMC was originally born in the XBox environment (hence its acronym meaning Xbox Media Center), but today can be downloaded for Windows, Linux, OS X, Apple TV or a live CD. In addition to playing everything you put in front, it also supports file access through a local network or play multimedia content streaming over the Internet.
The player has many additions, from new interfaces and features added, until a function of information on the climate, passing by the automatic download of synopsis, casting and music information of our content, plus playback of content that is within .ZIP files or image. It also supports many models of remote controls, including controls on the PS3 and XBox itself.
XBMC is a program which does not lack absolutely anything and is destined to be the basis on which to build a multimedia system in a very affordable way from our computer. The best part is that it is free.