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Open Embedded Linux Entertainment Center (OpenELEC) is a small Linux based Just Enough Operating System (JeOS) built from scratch as a platform to turn your computer into a Kodi media center.

Movie Organizer and Player

Organize your movie collections. Play your videos and scrape relevant info, subtitles and fanart. All video info is shown via themes you like.


Picture Browser

Watch all your photos with OpenELEC manually or use a handy slide show. Zoom and/or rotate your pictures for the best presentation.


TV and Personal Video Recorder

Watch your favourite TV channels. Browse through the TV listings and record your favorite TV broadcasts. Watch recordings when you like.


TV Show Management

Manage your TV series and keep track of your favorite episodes. Descriptions, actors and other info available via online scrapers.


Music and Audiobook Player

Audio files in many different formats can be listened to via the Music section. Artists photos & album covers are available as Kodi fanart.


Easy expandable with Addons

OpenELEC can be enhanced via numerous addons, which cover a wide range of areas such as skins, tools and also even domotica.


OpenELEC is designed to make your system boot fast.

The install is so easy, anyone can turn a blank PC into a media machine in less than 15 minutes.

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Regular Users


OpenELEC is the most successful Media center Appliance.

Award Winning

OpenELEC won the Swiss Opensource Award in 2014.



Current Developers and People contributed over the last 12 months to OpenELEC.

Our Christmas present: Win a free RaspberryPi Media Center

We are happy to announce a team-up with The Pi Hut - a store for hardware solutions for the Raspberry Pi.
To celebrate this team-up, OpenELEC are offering two lucky winners an 8GB Media Centre worth £58.99 (sponsored by The Pi Hut)


Here at The Pi Hut we are extremely excited about teaming up with OpenELEC to provide customers with high quality, branded SD cards preinstalled with the latest distribution of XBMC for the Raspberry Pi.

- Jamie Mann (Director - The Pi Hut).

This Kit includes:

  • Raspberry Pi Model B (512M RAM)
  • 8GB SD Card preinstalled with OpenELEC XBMC media center
  • Stealth Black Raspberry Pi Case
  • Power Supply (UK, European or American)
  • Network Cable
  • HDMI Cable
  • MPEG/VC1 codec license pack


To win one of these great bundles:

  • like us on facebook, add us on Google+ and/or follow us on Twitter (optional)
  • simply comment below as a registered user (essential)
  • share this page via at least one of the social media icons below (Facebook or Google +) and/or tweet this page URL via Twitter.
  • Any donators using our Paypal button before the contest ends will automatically be added into the draw.


Terms and Conditions:

  • This contest will end on 26. December 2012 00:00AM (UTC).
  • The two winners will be chosen at random from the comments as registered user below or from the PayPal donations, and emailed a voucher code for £58.99 to be spent on a Media Centre Kit at The Pi Hut. Unfortunately, the voucher is unable to cover the cost of postage – but postage will be refunded as soon as the order is dispatched.


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