This information can be obtained in various ways, like through scrapers (e.g., web scraping sites like IMDb, The Movie DB, The TVDB), and nfo files.
Automatically downloading and displaying movie posters and fan art backdrops as background wallpapers.
This video-player "core" for video-playback is an in-house developed cross-platform media player, "DVDPlayer", which was designed to play back DVD-Video movies, and this includes support native for DVD-menus, (based on the free open source libraries code libdvdcss and libdvdnav).
This FFmpeg based video-player "core" today supports all widespread mainstream formats.
This software can run on the same computer or on other computers on the same network.
The Library Mode view allows users to browse their video content by categories; Genre, Title, Year, Actors and Directors.
Kodi uses one multimedia video player "core" for video-playback.
Derivative applications such as Media Portal and Plex have been spun off from XBMC or Kodi, as well as Just enough operating systems like Open ELEC and Libre ELEC.
Kodi has attracted negative attention due to the availability of third-party plug-ins for the software that facilitate unauthorized access to copyrighted media content, as well as "fully loaded" digital media players that are pre-loaded with such add-ons; the XBMC Foundation has not endorsed any of these uses, and has taken steps to disassociate the Kodi project from these illegal products, including threatening legal action against those using its trademarks to promote them.