One of the features distinguishing Kodi from other players is its full screen interface, with intuitive commands.
From Kodi’s window you can easily access videos, music, pictures, programs and weather. The full screen mode cannot be exited, but this kind of interface is suitable for Home Theater Personal Computers, so this fact does not necessarily represent a limitation.
Kodi is able to play the most popular audio, video and image formats, including ISO files and Blu-rays. In terms of weather forecast display, you can set up to three locations and see what the weather will be like in the following three days.
The remote control is one of the most appreciated functions in Kodi; by using this application, you will be able to control your movie playback from the comfort of you couch.
Besides playing multimedia found on your computer, Kodi also supports files from the Internet or other networks and it can stream multimedia.
Kodi is not only a media player, but a video editor as well: some options you can apply to your videos are deinterlacing, scaling, black bars cropping, zoom, post-processing, viewing mode, pixel ratio, etc.
Kodi is a file manager, too; the program scans your computer for multimedia contents automatically and creates a library that is very easy to handle.
This software is strongly recommended to anyone needing a reliable jukebox application for their HTPC. The design and the functionality of this program are both above the average.
Changes to Kodi 18
- Around November 2017 the team decided that v17 Krypton was mature enough to start with the release steps and as such it was branched off from our main development tree.
— See Kodi v18 Leia - The story so far
If you are looking for a state-of-the-art multimedia control panel that will provide excellent playback of your movies and music, Kodi is one of the best choices.