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XBMC Media Center 9.04 (codename: Babylon) Point Release was released on the 6th of May 2009.

XBMC 9.04 (Atlantis) Point Release supports the following

For the cutting edge SVN code, see XBMC Features and Supported Formats/Codecs

Supported hardware platforms

  • XBMC for Linux is supported computers of x86 processor architecture (Ubuntu as reference distro)
    • Option to enable MID Moblin support at compile time on XBMC for Linux
    • Minimum requirement is AMD/Intel CPU with SSE support and OpenGL 1.4 GPU (graphics)
  • XBMC for Mac is supported under Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger), Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) on x86 (Intel CPU) and PPC (PowerPC), as well as the Apple TV
  • XBMC for Windows (on XP/Vista) is supported computers of x86 processor architecture.
  • XBMC for Xbox is compatible with any modded retail Xbox™ and Debug/Development-Xboxes

Platform-independent supported controller periphials and hardware options

  • Controllable via supported Remote Control (depends on platform and remote)
  • Controllable via USB (HID) Mouse (Left/Right/Middle buttons and Wheel supported)
  • Controllable via USB (HID) Touchscreen (as long as the touchscreen emulates a mouse)
  • Controllable via USB (HID) Keyboard (ASCI-keys only, not any multimedia-keys)

Xbox supported controller periphials and hardware options

  • Fully control XBMC and its features via a Xbox™ IR DVD-Remote
  • Fully control XBMC and its features via a Xbox™ game controller
  • Controllable via USB (HID) Mouse (Left/Right/Middle buttons and Wheel supported) #1
  • Controllable via USB (HID) Keyboard (ASCI-keys only, not any multimedia-keys) #1

Platform-independent supported output media formats and devices:

  • Widescreen (16:9) and normal-TV (4:3) aspect ratio video output support
  • HDTV (High-Definition) output resolutions (720p, 1080i, 1080p and higher) #14

Xbox supported output media formats and devices:

Supported physical input media formats and devices:

  • Play media-files directly from a CDs and DVDs (including DVD-Video, VCD/SVCD and Audio-CD/CDDA)#2
    • (Supported CD/DVD formats: ISO 9660 Mode1/2/XA, UDF 1.02 and XDVDFS/CDX)
  • Play media-files directly from any built-in harddisk drive #4
  • Streaming from a computer/server over a network via UPnP, SMB/Samba/CIFS, FTP, HTTP, or XBMSP
  • iTunes Music Shares via DAAP (network stream from Apple iTunes 6.x on Mac or Windows) #5/#11
  • Stream supported media-files from the internet (if the stream protocol-format is supported) #5/#11
  • Stream media STORED, (NOT COMPRESSED) directly from RAR and ZIP archives
  • USB Memory Drives and USB Mass Storage Devices (FATX/FAT12/FAT16/FAT32 formated #13)
    • Including most USB Mass Storage Devices (like memory-keys/sticks) #1

Supported file/container formats:

  • Audio-CD (CDDA) playback for normal Audio CDs (including CD-TEXT support) #7
  • SVCD and VCD (Video CD / CDXA) video, (SVCD/VCD menus are not supported yet)
  • DVD-Video directly from Xbox DVD-ROM drive, Harddisk-drive or network
  • MPEG, MPG, M2V formats (inc. VCD's .dat and .bin and DVD's .vob)
  • MPEG-TS (TY/TS/DV) DVB transport stream format
  • M2T/M2TS/MTS (Blu-ray and AVCHD video format) container #5
  • M2TS (Blu-ray video format) container #5
  • EVO (Enhanced VOB) HD DVD video format container #5
  • MP4 (MPEG-4 video) container
  • RIFF AVI (AVI 1.0) container
  • OpenDML AVI (AVI 2.0) container #1
  • BivX (AVI with several audio streams) container
  • Microsoft ASF/ASX/WMV/WMA containers #5
  • Microsoft DVR-MS (Windows Media Center) containers #1/#5
  • QuickTime QT/MOV containers #5
  • FLV and SWF (Adobe/Macromedia Flash Video) containers
  • NUT multimedia container
  • AVS (Audio Video Standard) audio/video containers
  • Nullsoft Steaming Video (NSV) containers #1
  • Nullsoft Steaming Audio (NSA) containers
  • MPA, MP2, MP3 and WAV containers #5
  • AAC, M4A, MP4 (MPEG-4 audio) audio containers #5
  • RealMedia (Real Video/Audio) RM/RAM/RA/RV/RMVB containers #1
  • OGG, OGA, OGM, and OGV containers
  • Matroska (матрёшка) MKV containers #1
  • VIVO (VIV) containers
  • PVA containers
  • NuppelVideo containers
  • FLI and FLC containers
  • Tracker Mods (18 formats supported) audio
  • M3U, PLS, CUE, URL, and STRM audio/video playlist and bookmark support#1

Supported video codecs:

  • MPEG-4 ASP (H.263): DivX (Pro), OpenDivX, XviD and Nero Digital ASP
  • MPEG-4 AVC - Advanced Video Coding (H.264): Nero Digital AVC, x264, and DivX AVC video #1
  • Microsoft's Windows Media Video v7, v8 and v9 (MSMpeg4/WMV v1, v2, and v3)
  • VC-1 (SMPTE 421M)
  • RealVideo codecs: 1.0, 2.0 (RealPlayer G2), 3.0 (RealPlayer 8.x) and 4.0 (RealPlayer 9.x)
  • QuickTime 5.0, 6.0, 6.3 video and audio codecs (QDMC / QDM2) #1
  • 3ivx D4 / 3vi1 MPEG-4 video (inc. MSZH/ZLIB Compressed-Header containers) #1
  • Sorenson v1/v3 (SVQ1/SVQ3) QuickTime video
  • Apple Graphics (SMC) video
  • Apple QuickDraw (qdrw) video decoder
  • On2 Technologies VP3 (VP3.x), VP4 (VP4.x), VP5 (VP5.x), and VP6 (VP6.2)
  • AVS (Audio Video Standard) video codec
  • Intel Indeo 2 (Indeo2) and 3.1/3.2 (Indeo3) video decoder
  • NuppelVideo (NUV)
  • VIVO 1.0 and 2.0 (VIV)
  • Fraps FPS1 video decoder
  • Snow video decoder
  • DV50 (DVCPRO50) video decoder, and DV100 (DVCPRO HD) video decoder
  • ITU H.261 video
  • Creative Labs YUV (CYUV) video
  • Supermac Cinepak (CVID) video
  • ASUS V1 (ASV1) and ASUS V2 (ASV2) video
  • Smacker video decoder
  • Motion Pixels video decoder
  • BFI video decoder
  • AMV video decoder
  • Interplay C93 video decoder
  • Zip Blocks Motion Video decoder
  • Duck TrueMotion 2 video decoder
  • Delphine Software .cin video decoder
  • Bethsoft VID video decoder
  • QPEG video decoder
  • Miro VideoXL (VIXL) video decoder
  • Winnov WNV1 video decoder
  • LOCO video decoder
  • TechSmith Camtasia (TSCC) video decoder
  • IBM Ultimotion (ULTI) video decoder
  • Autodesk Animator Studio Codec (AASC) video decoder
  • Autodesk FLI and FLC Animation

Xbox supported video formats and resolutions

This is a comparison table of common video-codecs to show what the Xbox 733Mhz PIII CPU and 64MB RAM can handle:

Codec / Resolution 352x240 352x288 480x480 480x576 720x480 720x576 960x540 1280x720 1920x1080
MPEG-1 / MPEG-2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7* 7
MPEG-4 ASP (H.263) (like DivX or Xvid) 8 9* 10
MPEG-4 AVC (H.264) without Cabac & Deblocking * ?
MPEG-4 AVC (H.264) with Cabac & Deblocking * ? 11 12
WMV9 (Windows Media Video v3) / VC-1 * *
" ? " = Undetermined (the Xbox-hardware may or may not be too slow to decode at an acceptable frame-rate)
" * " = Working with acceptable frame-rates most of the time
  1. a.k.a. NTSC VCD - More Info
  2. a.k.a. PAL VCD - More Info
  3. a.k.a. NTSC SVCD - More Info
  4. a.k.a. PAL SVCD - More Info
  5. a.k.a. NTSC DVD-Video - More Info
  6. a.k.a. PAL DVD-Video - More Info
  7. a.k.a. TS (Transport Stream MPEG-2 Video Stream) - More Info
  8. a.k.a. HRHD (High Resolution High Definition) - More Info
  9. a.k.a. DivX HD and XviD HD in 720p
  10. a.k.a. DivX HD and XviD HD in 1080p
  11. a.k.a. Quicktime HD, x264, and Nero AG's Nero Digital AVC video in 720p
  12. a.k.a. Blu-Ray Disc, HD DVD, Quicktime HD, x264, and Nero AG's Nero Digital AVC video in 1080p

Supported audio codecs:

  • CDDA (Audio-CD) playback
  • WAV/WAVE (WAVEform) and PCM audio format
  • AIFF (Audio Interchange File Format) audio
  • MPEG layer I, II, and III (inluding MP2 and MP3) audio #5
  • OGG (Ogg Vorbis audio codec)
  • WMA - Windows Media Audio v1 and v2 (WMA1 / WMA2 / DivX Audio v1/v2) #5
  • WMA - Windows Media Audio 9 (WMA9) #5
  • WMA Pro Audio Codec (Windows Media Audio 9 Professional)#5
  • RealNetworks RealAudio codecs: 1.0 (14.4), 2.0 (28.8), SIPRO, COOK, COOKER, DNET and ATRAC3
  • AC3 2.0 or 5.1 and Dolby Digital EX 6.1 or 7.1 audio in video (AC3 digital cable S/PDIF pass-through)
  • Dolby Digital AC3 and AC3-WAV/AC3-CDDA 2.0 and 5.1 audio in video software decoded to stereo analog-out
  • Dolby Digital Plus (a.k.a. E-AC3), and Dolby TrueHD 7.1 audio software decoder
  • Dolby Digital Plus (a.k.a. E-AC3), and Dolby TrueHD 7.1 audio in Blu-ray rips via digital cable S/PDIF pass-through
  • DTS (Digital Theater System) 5.1 and DTS-ES 6.1 audio in DVD-Video (DTS digital cable S/PDIF pass-through)
  • DTS (DTS and DTS-WAV/DTS-CDDA) audio in DVD-Video (software decoded)
  • AAC (Advanced Audio Coding) profiles: Main, LC, HE, LTP, LD, ER, and aacPlus v1/v2 (AAC+ SBR/PS) audio #5
  • M4A and MP4 (MPEG-4 Audio) (including Nero Digital MP4) #5
  • PureVoice (QCELP) audio decoder
  • AVS (Audio Video Standard) audio codec
  • FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec) audio
  • WavPack lossless audio
  • MPC (Musepack, a.k.a. Mpeg+) lossless audio #6
  • APE (Monkey's Audio) lossless audio
  • SHN (Shorten) lossless audio
  • ALAC (Apple Lossless Audio Codec) lossless audio #6
  • MLP (Meridian Lossless Packing) / Packed PCM (PPCM) audio decoder
  • AMV audio decoder
  • Sonic audio decoder
  • AIFF/AIFF-C audio dcoder
  • Macromedia ADPCM decoder
  • Creative ADPCM audio decoder (16 bits as well as 8 bits schemes)
  • Nellymoser ASAO decoder
  • True Audio (TTA) decoder
  • TrueSpeech audio decoder
  • Intel Music decoder
  • QDM2 audio decoder
  • Delphine Software .cin audio decoder
  • 8SVX audio decoder
  • MIDI music using Timidity
  • Tracker Mod's audio, see list below:
    • Adlib (AdLib and Sound Blaster OPL2/OPL3 and Dual OPL2/OPL3) FM audio
    • SID (Commodore 64 tunes) audio
    • YM (ATARI ST) audio
    • NSF (Nintendo NES Sound Format) audio
    • SPC (SPC700) audio
    • GYM (SEGA Genesis) audio
    • ADX/AST/ADP/DSP/YMF/HPS CRI MiddleWare and Gamecube ADPCM) audio
  • vgmstream playback of 51 more streamed audio formats used in video games:
    • aax, asd, asr, ass, bgw, bh2pcm, capdsp, ccc, dcs, de2, emff, fag, gbts, gca, gsb, idsp, idvi, isd, joe, kraw, mihb, msvp, mwv, omu, p2bt, pdt, rnd, rwar, rwav, sap, seg, smp, spd, spsd, spw, ss7, ssm, thp, vgs, vs, waa, wac, wad, wam, xa2, xmu, xsf, xvas, ydsp, ymf, zwdsp

Supported picture/image formats:

  • CBR/CBZ comic books (RAR/ZIP archives renamed)
  • BMP picture/image
  • JPG/JPEG picture/image
  • GIF picture/image
  • ICO picture/image
  • PCX picture/image
  • PNG picture/image
  • RAW picture/image
  • TIF/TIFF picture/image
  • TGA picture/image

Features available for video playback:

  • Full-screen playback display of all supported video formats/containers via a TV
  • Auto PAL50/PAL60-switching support and auto 4:3/16:9-switching support
  • Framerate Conversion (23.98<->25fps), another NTSC <-> PAL workaround solution
  • VDPAU hardware accelerated video decoding under Linux on NVIDIA graphics
  • SQL database with view by file/genre/actor/year/title, sort by year/name/rating and search functions
  • Shift-key navigation in lists, (jump to starting letter by holding down shift)
  • Selectable options from OSD (On Screen Display) Control Panel during playback
  • FFWD (fast-forward) and RWD (rewind #1), and PAUSE in AVI/OGM/MKV/MPEG/MPG media
  • MPlayer time-based (30sec/5min) or percent-based (2%/10%) seeking forward and backward
  • Video-Autorun, auto-plays VCD/SVCD/DVD/CD's with video file(s) upon insert
  • DVD-video playback with menus (from DVD, harddrive, network, as IFO/VOB or ISO/IMG DVD-images) #12
    • Region-free DVD-Video playback (with option to force region if and when needed)
  • Play supported video files directly from ISO, BIN, IMG, NRG and BIN CD/DVD-images
  • Subtitle support (embedded and external)
    • AQTitle/AQT, ASS/SSA, CC, JacoSub, MicroDVD, MPsub, PJS, RT, SMI, SRT, SUB, VobSub, VPlayer
    • JSS, MLP #11
  • Play internet files/streams from HTTP and MMS (Microsoft Media Streaming Protocol) #1/#11
  • Play RealMedia internet steams of HTTP + RTSP/RDT (Real Data Transport Protocol) #1/#11
  • Nullsoft Streaming Video (NSV) internet-streams (only if VP3+MP3), (Nullsoft TV a.k.a. NTV) #1/#11
  • Streaming video from a MythTV backend PVR software over network
  • Initial support for streaming from HTS Tvheadend server/relay on Linux
  • Streaming video from a VDR (via VDR streamdev servers VTP streaming) PVR software over network
  • Streaming video from a HDHomeRun DVR box over network
  • Streaming video from Dreambox and DBox2 DVR boxes over network via built-in TuxBox Stream Client
  • Streaming video from a ReplayTV (4500, 5000 or 5500 series) DVR box over network #1
  • Streaming video from a TiVo DVR box over network (requires hacked TiVo running ccXStream) #1
  • Artwork backdrop scraping for TV Shows from (a site which you can contribute to)
  • Artwork backdrop scraping for Movies from (a site which you can contribute to)
  • meta data information lookup for movie-info and poster Artwork
  • Internet Movie information lookup for movie-info and thumbnails
    • Can also extract a specific URL from an nfo file with same file-name as the movie
  • Support for movie.nfo and movie.tbn (if there is a movie.nfo file in the folder)
    • Support for mixed (XML and URL) NFO files for Movies
  • Possibility to import movie library information from "My Movies" (via the mymovies.xml files)
  • Optional media file and/or folder thumbnails for easy localization (see Artwork)
  • Party Mode playlists and playlist editor.
  • Stack multi-file videos option, show/play files with 90% name similarity as one
  • Support for local moving trailer files (using the naming standard: "moviename-trailer.avi")
  • EDL (commercial skipping) and SceneMarker support using chapter files
    • EDL (Edit Decision List)
    • ComSkip .txt (with framerate, like Comskip generates)
    • VideoReDo
    • SnapStream Beyond TV Smart Chapters (a.k.a. smartskip)
  • Switch between multiple audio streams/tracks in DVD-Video, AVI, OGM and MKV/Matroska
    • Left, Right Mono and Stereo channel selection available for all two channel audio-streams
  • Multiple video-rendering options to optimize playback of your video-formats
  • 24FPS 1080p playback (1920x1080@24Hz) and 25FPS 1080p playback 1920x1080@50Hz
  • Different Post-Processing filters for better video quality #11
  • Flicker-filter (optional video flicker-filter with five levels, disabled by default)
  • Adjust framerate (auto switching refresh rate to match video source frame rate)
  • Soften-filter (optional filter to decrease video sharpness and thus artifacts)
  • De-interlace filter (for interlaced video) implementation option
  • Brightness/Contrast/Gamma controls (only for HighQuality Pixelshader)
  • Video resizing/scaling and zooming functions
  • Screenshot capture function (including video overlay support and OSD)
  • AC3 (Dolby Digital EAX) 2.0, 5.1 and 7.1 pass-through from video to SP/DIF AC3 output
  • AC3 (Dolby Digital) 5.1 -> 2.0 software-decoding to PCM stereo or mono out
  • DTS (Digital Theatre Sound ES) pass-through from video to S/PDIF DTS output
  • Option to output mono or stereo to all speakers (for 5.1 surround speakers)
  • Bit-Perfect Audio Playback on Linux/Mac/Windows (removed audio resampling)

Features available for audio playback:

  • Playback of all supported audio-formats via a TV or external audio-receiver/amplifier
  • SQL database with view music by Top100/Albums/Tracks/Artists/Filenames or Recent Albums
    • Also option to sort by Track/Filename/Date or Size and search functions
  • Shift-key navigation in lists, (jump to starting letter by holding down shift)
  • Karaoke features for music files with audio-visualization overlay support:
    • CDG (CDG + MP3, AAC, CDG, WAV, etc.) playback - Play standard CDG karaoke files
    • LRC (LRCv1 and LRCv2) - Karaoke text based lyrics file format with .lrc extension
    • MIDI (.MID/.KAR) playback - Play MIDI format karaoke files
    • Transparent ZIP and RAR files - Play MP3+GDG/MIDI files wrapped in ZIP/RAR files
    • Supports song numbering with permanent numbers, which means the song could be selected by number, even if another song is being played. The numbering information could be exported into HTML file and used to print catalogs
    • Supports real-time lyrics timing modification, allowing to modify the lyrics-music delay. The delay is associated to the song, and then restored when this song is played again
  • CDDB album lookup support when playing Audio-CD's (done via
  • Party Mode playlists and playlist editor.
  • Gapless, Crossfade, and Preamp (pre-amplification) playback support options
  • ReplayGain "MetaData" applification/normalization (loudness control) support
  • Thumbnail and album information lookup for Audio-CD's (done via scrapers)
    • XBMC cames with music scrapers exist for,, and more
  • Display embedded tumbnails/icons (album artwork) if integrated into a MP3 or AAC file
  • Optional custom file and/or folder thumbnails for easy localization (see Artwork)
  • Artwork backdrop scraping for Music Artist from
  • Artwork support for Music Artist (Artists/Groups/Bands) for locally stored backdrops
    • Support for mixed (XML and URL) NFO files for Music Artist and Album
  • Audio-Autorun, auto-plays CDDA and music DVD/CD's with audio file(s) upon insert
  • Play internet-files/streams from HTTP and MMS (Microsoft Media Streaming Protocol) #1/#11
  • Play RealMedia internet steams of HTTP + RTSP/RDT (Real Data Transport Protocol) #1/#11
  • Play soundtracks ripped by/in Xbox dashboard (add path "soundtrack://" to XML)
  • Play supported audio files directly from BIN, IMG, NRG and ISO CD/DVD-images
  • Reads ID3v1/ID3v2/ID666/APEv1/APEv2 info-tags from audio/music-files
  • M3U and PLS audio playlists (inc. option to create/save M3U audio-playlists)
  • SHOUTcast Internet Radio (MP3 .pls playlists) playback support
  • Local/native SHOUTcast recording (to MP3) onto the Xbox harddrive
  • (AudioScrobbler) online-radio submission and playback/streaming support
  • Audio Visualizations (several visual generators and a spectrum analyser)
  • FF (fast-forward) and RW (rewind), and PAUSE during audio playback/visualization
  • Option to output mono or stereo to all speakers (for 5.1 surround speakers)
  • Bit-Perfect Audio Playback on Linux/Mac/Windows (removed audio resampling)

Features available for picture/image viewing:

  • Full-screen display of all supported picture and image formats via a TV
  • Shift-key navigation in lists, (jump to starting letter by holding down shift)
  • Picture slideshow, including option for adding recursive to slideshows
  • Picture thumbnails (automatically generated on demand)
  • Folder thumbnails (automatically generated after entered that folder)
  • View pictures directly from ISO, IMG, NRG and BIN CD/DVD-images
  • Picture Zooming, rotate, move around, info, pause, next/previous picture
  • Kodak PictureCD compatible (auto-launches slideshow on CD insert) #2
  • Auto-launches picture CD/DVD on insert if images in root directory

Features available for launching games and applications (dashboard):

My Programs interface features in XBMC for Xbox:

  • Dashboard replacement mode, launch other Xbox software applications ("XBE" executables)
    • (including Xbox games, console-emulators, applications and other dashboards, etc.)
  • Optional custom thumbnails for folders and the executable, (see Artwork for info)
  • Display embedded tumbnails/icons that are integrated into most Xbox executables for Xbox games
  • Video Mode Switching to force launching a game a specific video-mode (PAL, PAL60, NTSC, etc.)
  • Flicker-Filter settings for Xbox games, (creates a patched copy of all default.xbe with new setting)

Xored Trainer Engine (gaming cheats) in XBMC for Xbox:

  • Xored ETM/XBTF Trainer Engine enable "training" of games to cheat and/or add new functions to Xbox games #10
  • Xored ETM/XBTF Trainer Engine cannot be used to cheat on XLink Kai (as disabled when logged on to XLink Kai)

Other and generic Graphical User Interface (GUI) features:

  • Controllable via a Remote Control, a game-pad, USB keyboard and/or USB mouse
  • Virtual-Keyboard for manual video/music database searches and settings configurations
  • Flexible XML based skinning-engine with GUI skin-switching (and many skins available)
  • Range of different view modes (supports unlimited custom skinner created views)
  • Context Menu feature (mapped by default to the TITLE button on the remote)
  • View file media listing By List, By Small Icons or By Large Icons option
  • "My Files" file-manager, move/copy/delete local and copy from network
  • "My Weather" weather forecast feature (done via The Weather Channel)
  • Several screensavers on configurable timer in GUI to choose from
    • Including picture slideshow screensaver, and Artwork screensaver
  • RSS feed in main menu (you can manually disable or change feed in RssFeeds.xml)
  • Python Script Interpreter Engine (execute/run Python scripts from within XBMC)
  • Idle shutdown-timer, which shutdown XBMC when idle, configurable timer through GUI
  • Non-idle sleep timer, shutdown XBMC even if not idle after specific set manually
  • Flicker-filter (optional GUI flicker-filter with five levels, high enabled by default)
  • Language (XML) files for translated GUI (over 30+ languages so far), switch from GUI
  • International-language fonts for the GUI (via TTF-Fonts, configurable in UI-Settings)
  • GUI and video calibration (including storing calibration settings per resolution)
  • Displays system info under Settings (Build date, free space, IP, temperature)
  • Screenshot capture function, to snap shots of GUI (inc. video overlay support)
  • Configurable memory cache buffer for video/audio playback, configured in GUI
  • Option to safely remove (eject/unmount) external harddrives in XBMC for Linux
  • Export entire music/video library into separate files (NFO with TBN images)

Other non-GUI features, functions and options:

  • Fully re-mappable keys for DVD Remote and the controller/game-pad (via Keymap.xml)
    • Including the possibility to map and use all RCA-5 IR codes from a universal remote
  • Auto-detection of UDF 1.02, XDVDFS/CDX and ISO9660 - mode1/mode2/XA #1
  • Auto-launch Xbox game-disc on insert with enable/disable optional from within GUI
  • Advanced and expert options available via an optional AdvancedSettings.xml file
  • "LaunchPlayer", option to launch external player via AdvancedSettings.xml
  • Built-in Web-Server for remote control of XBMC (http//:xboxIPaddressHere.asp)
    • Avahi Zeroconf (Zero Configuration Networking) for XBMC webserver on Mac OS X
  • Built-in HTTP API interface so you can build custom remote control applications
  • Built-in FTP-Server, connect to it via an FTP client to copy files to/from Xbox harddrive
  • DLNA compatible UPnP MediaServer enabling streaming to other UPnP clients
  • PulseAudio sound server support, (only in XBMC for Linux and XBMC Live as of yet)
  • Supports Static-IP/Subnetmask/DNS/WINS and alternative DHCP-client for auto config
  • Clock/date synchronization from a (NT SNTP) Time Server on the network/internet
  • D-Bus Server supporting MPRIS (Media Player Remote Interfacing Specification)
  • Harddrive (HDD) spindown on idle (spin-down disks when XBMC is idle in menu) #1
  • Installed xsession for use in example with GDM and KDM for a XBMC-only session on Linux
  • Error Recovery Mode (Emergency Recovery Console) - Enables the FTP-server if get corrupt XBMC system-files on Xbox.


1. Experimental, unfinished, unstable, buggy and/or limited
2. Most Xbox DVD-ROM drives are very picky with CD/DVD media disks, see FAQ
4. Xbox's FATX harddrive file-system has file and folder name/character limitations, see FAQ
5. DRM (Digital Rights Management) protected files are not yet supported by XBMC
6. Exclusive to our integrated audio/music-player (PAPlayer)
7. Samsung DVD-ROM drive only on Xbox (and maybe some PC DVD-ROM drives on Xbox)
8. For LCD-display add-on mods compatible with XBMC see here
10. Xored ETM/XBTF Trainer Engine is only developed/maintained/supported by Team Xored.
11. Exclusive to our MPlayer-based media-player (only available in XBMC for Xbox).
12. Exclusive to our DVDPlayer (FFmpeg-based) video-player.
13. Exclusive to XBMC for Xbox (XBMC running nativly on Xbox game-console).
14. Only limited by the hardware and operating-system that XBMC is running on.