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LibreELEC

Last Update: 2019-05-11 15:10 UTC


LibreELEC is "just enough OS" to run the Kodi media centre. LibreELEC is a Linux distribution built to run Kodi on current and popular hardware. The project is an evolution of the OpenELEC project. LibreELEC software will be familiar to OpenELEC users. The distribution runs on x86 desktop computers, Raspberry Pi devices and ODroid and WeTek computers.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 95 (126), 6 months: 94 (133), 3 months: 80 (145), 4 weeks: 113 (90), 1 week: 106 (85)

Average visitor rating: 9/10 from 25 review(s).


LibreELEC Summary
Distribution LibreELEC
Home Page https://libreelec.tv/
Mailing Lists --
User Forums https://forum.libreelec.tv/
Alternative User Forums
Documentation https://wiki.libreelec.tv/
Screenshots --
Screencasts
Download Mirrors https://libreelec.tv/downloads_new/
Bug Tracker --
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases announcements with download links and checksums:
 • 2019-07-25: Development Release: LibreELEC 9.2 Alpha
 • 2019-05-11: Distribution Release: LibreELEC 9.0.2
 • 2019-02-02: Distribution Release: LibreELEC 9.0
 • 2018-12-24: Development Release: LibreELEC 9.0 Beta 1
 • 2018-08-03: Development Release: LibreELEC 9.0 Alpha
 • 2018-03-14: Distribution Release: LibreELEC 8.2.4
 • 2017-11-21: Distribution Release: LibreELEC 8.2.1
 • 2017-10-28: Distribution Release: LibreELEC 8.2.0
 • 2017-09-25: Development Release: LibreELEC 8.1.2 Beta
 • 2017-08-15: Development Release: LibreELEC 8.1.0 Beta
 • More LibreELEC releases...

  Headlines:
 •2018-04-03 LibreELEC wants help building images
 • More LibreELEC headlines...

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Feature 9.0.2 8.2.5 8.0.2
Release Date 2019-05-11 2018-04-14 2017-05-26
End Of Life      
Price (US$) Free Free Free
Image Size (MB) 240-250 200-250 200-250
Free Download IMG IMG IMG
Installation Text Text Text
Default Desktop Kodi Kodi Kodi
Package Management -- -- --
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed
Office Suite -- -- --
Processor Architecture armhf, x86_64 armhf, i686, x86_64 armhf, i686, x86_64
Init Software systemd systemd systemd
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Multilingual -- -- --
Asian Language Support -- -- --
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Average rating
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Version: 9.0.2
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-10-09
Votes: 0


This is just my opinion, but I think LibreELEC is awesome! I totally agree with the fork and read many threads on the topic, but the original OpenELEC development was simply too slow. With LibreELEC, there has been excellent developer support and the development for the Odroid C2 has been excellent. Since the price of the C2 is so low, I would recommend trying it first on the Odroid C2 and using ethernet instead of Wifi if possible. Not sure if this is made for NOOB's, so some research and configuration may be needed, but after you do your homework, LibreELEC is well, AWESOME! So a big thank you for all the hard work and development on one of the best distributions made for ARM CPU's for multimedia. ARM CPU's sip electricity and the C2 has enough compute power to run LibreELEC well. I don't see how a Pi-Zero has near the CPU power desired to run it though, but glad it works fine on that for those running it on a Pi-Zero. Read the forums on LibreELEC and on HardKernel for the C2 and that has lots of great useful information as well. Not enough people read the forums imho.

LELLL - LibreELEC, Learn it, Love it, Live it:)


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Version: 8.2.5
Rating: 4
Date: 2019-08-16
Votes: 0


Started with KODI on a PC, shifted to R-Pi, used 8.25, worked for a month or so, then constant lock-ups. I deleted all addons, reinstalled, updated, but still had consistent freezes.
I've since installed OSMC almost a year ago and have had zero problems. OSMC is far more stable.




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Version: 9.0.2
Rating: 9
Date: 2019-07-28
Votes: 0


I mainly use LibreELEC on my Odroid C2; but it is occasionally used on my Raspberry Pi Zero W and Raspberry Pi 4.

When running, the playing is mainly controlled through the TV's or Receiver's remote control. As a multimedia player solution I really love it. My previous player was a WD TV Live, and this solution is better in many ways. LibreELEC is also getting steadily better. There were very few improvements made to the WD TV, and it was all too quickly rendered obsolete.

When video technology (in other words new codecs) moves forward and the Odroid is no longer suitable, then you just change the operating system on the boot drive, and it is still a very good single board computer for other tasks.


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