The Video Library, one of the Kodi metadata databases, is a key feature of Kodi.It allows the organization of video content by information associated with the video files (e.g., movies and recorded TV shows) themselves.Derivative applications such as Media Portal and Plex have been spun off from XBMC or Kodi, as well as Just enough operating systems like Open ELEC and Libre ELEC.Kodi has attracted negative attention due to the availability of third-party plug-ins for the software that facilitate unauthorized access to copyrighted media content, as well as "fully loaded" digital media players that are pre-loaded with such add-ons; the XBMC Foundation has not endorsed any of these uses, and has taken steps to disassociate the Kodi project from these illegal products, including threatening legal action against those using its trademarks to promote them.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 operating system can be Linux, mac OS, Microsoft Windows, and Android devices.
It is a multi-platform home-theater PC (HTPC) application.
Kodi is highly customizable: a variety of skins can change its appearance, and various plug-ins allow users to access streaming media content via online services such as Amazon Prime Instant Video, Crackle, Pandora Internet Radio, Rhapsody, Spotify, and You Tube.
Kodi is available for multiple operating systems and hardware platforms, with a software 10-foot user interface for use with televisions and remote controls.
It allows users to play and view most streaming media, such as music, podcasts, and videos from the Internet, as well as all common digital media files from local and network storage media.
This video-player "core" for video-playback is an in-house developed cross-platform media player, "DVDPlayer", which was designed to play back DVD-Video movies, and this includes support native for DVD-menus, (based on the free open source libraries code libdvdcss and libdvdnav).