A multimedia center is becoming more popular on your computer to allow you to watch videos and music. It also comes with an easy-to use browsing interface to connect to your TV. Kodi, formerly known as "XBMC", is a multi-platform, free-of-cost media center that allows you to play any multimedia content. It also offers the ability to download plug-ins from a large community.
It can play any type of audio and video files. The bonus is that the program automatically catalogues your libraries, so every TV or movie has its own cover and duration. Other relevant information, such as Filmaffinity or IMDB, are also extracted.
You can install plug-ins for all types of functions that enhance the player's potential, such as automatic subtitle downloading or additional modules to view YouTube videos.