THE LITTLE BLACK BOX
Welcome to the revolution in home entertainment. The Little Black Box brings together all your favourite online media and compatible add ons, into one perfectly formed little package – with no monthly costs! The slick menu system and an advanced dual-sided remote control put the world of entertainment in your hands.
XBMC is an award-winning free and open source (GPL) software media player and entertainment hub for digital media. With its beautiful interface and powerful skinning engine, XBMC feels very natural to use from the comfort of your sofa and is the ideal solution for your home theater. More than 50 software developers have contributed to XBMC, and 100-plus translators have worked to expand its reach, making it available in more than 30 languages. Once installed, your computer will become a fully functional multimedia jukebox.
XBMC can be used to play almost all popular audio and video formats around. It was designed for network playback, so you can stream your multimedia from anywhere in the house or directly from the internet using practically any protocol available. XBMC can play almost all popular archive formats from your hard drive, and even files inside ZIP and RAR archives. It will even scan all of your media and automatically create a personalized library complete with box covers, descriptions, and fanart. There are playlist and slideshow functions, a weather forecast feature and many audio visualizations.