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RC is kinda stable, but in 1-2 weeks we will have the officially released version of Kodi 16. Id say wait for it because it'll have many improvements over 15. Until then pick you skin and research what can you do with Kodi. smile.gif
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post #12 of 37
I have to recommend Kodi although Plex is decent for streaming to multiple devices and across the web. But based on your needs I'd recommend Kodi.
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Serviio media server, for PC, has apps for Android. it costs though...
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post #14 of 37
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Originally Posted by Bundyka View Post

RC is kinda stable, but in 1-2 weeks we will have the officially released version of Kodi 16. Id say wait for it because it'll have many improvements over 15. Until then pick you skin and research what can you do with Kodi. smile.gif

 

Pretty much this ^

 

I don't think i've had a major problem with any of the betas or Release Candidates.

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post #15 of 37
Yes most of the times it is plenty stable. I don't think you should recommend RC versions to people when they are new to the software.
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post #16 of 37
Here's how I have mine set up, using Kodi for front end, Launchbox / BigBox for the front end for the emulators, and Controller Companion so I can control it all easily from the couch using nothing but an Xbox 360 controller.
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Does Kodi come up with those background images all on its own?
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post #18 of 37
In your case Kodi is probably what your looking for. Personally im not a fan of it I found it to be difficult to setup (and I work in IT for what its worth).

I live by Plex, however it shines by acting as both the "backend" and "frontend", in that it has a server component and then a player component. It really shines when intending to centrally host the media and play from other players.

Ive found Filebot to be extremely helpful in renaming and organizing my media. I use a batch script that has it detect movie/tv show, rename it and move it folder structure for me (and grabbing subs too). Plex takes care of the poster/imdb like info automatically.
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Does Kodi come up with those background images all on its own?

Short answer is yes.
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post #20 of 37
Quote:
Originally Posted by madpossum View Post

Here's how I have mine set up, using Kodi for front end, Launchbox / BigBox for the front end for the emulators, and Controller Companion so I can control it all easily from the couch using nothing but an Xbox 360 controller.

Holy cow.. Teach me the ways!!
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