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Last Update: 2023-03-24 07:43 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: 124 (84), 6 months: 180 (51), 3 months: 158 (54), 4 weeks: 193 (37), 1 week: 174 (38)

Average visitor rating: 9.25/10 from 8 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/
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Download Mirrors https://libreelec.tv/downloads/DistroWatch Torrent Archive
Bug Tracker --
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases announcements with download links and checksums:
 • 2023-03-06: Distribution Release: LibreELEC 11.0.0
 • 2023-01-15: Distribution Release: LibreELEC 10.0.4
 • 2022-03-10: Distribution Release: LibreELEC 10.0.2
 • 2021-08-29: Distribution Release: LibreELEC 10.0.0
 • 2021-06-27: Development Release: LibreELEC 10.0 Beta 5
 • 2021-03-15: Development Release: LibreELEC 10.0 Beta 1
 • 2020-03-10: Distribution Release: LibreELEC 9.2.1
 • 2019-11-26: Distribution Release: LibreELEC 9.2.0
 • 2019-10-27: Development Release: LibreELEC 9.2 Beta 2
 • 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
 • More LibreELEC releases...

 • 2018-04-03 LibreELEC wants help building images
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Feature 11.0.1 10.0.4 9.2.6 8.2.5 8.0.2
Release Date 2023-03-24 2023-01-15 2020-11-02 2018-04-14 2017-05-26
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Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free
Image Size (MB) 200-300 200-300 200-250 200-250 200-250
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Default Desktop Kodi Kodi Kodi Kodi Kodi
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Processor Architecture armhf, x86_64 armhf, x86_64 armhf, x86_64 armhf, i686, x86_64 armhf, i686, x86_64
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Version: 11.0.1
Rating: 9
Date: 2023-04-12
Votes: 0

I am using it on a Raspberry pi 400 since 2021. No major issues noticed. Works better than an old X86 system. Various plugins are helpful to meet many needs. Really stable and updates are available regularly. Videos up to 1080p are playing smoothly. You can share your media files through samba server. I am using Netflix, Prime video, Hotstar, Spotify etc. with the help of Kodi plugins. Audio quality is excellent when using HDMI Pass through.
You can use this OS to convert small devices with little power consumption, to Multimedia players.

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Version: 10.0.4
Rating: 8
Date: 2023-03-19
Votes: 1

There are 2 core components of LibreELEC -
1) KODI (which consists of Media Server and Player), and
2) the Linux OS wrapped around it.

I'm using LibreElec as a Kodi Player, because I don't like the flashy Media Server integrated into Kodi.

The rest of the features I need in my Home Theatre (Dell Optiplex 7050 Micro) - are running through Docker provided by LibreELEC out of the box.

My Docker has the following Containers (Dockerhub is your friend):
1) Portainer - to manage the apps
2) MiniDLNA - to scrape and broadcast my media library files I keep in folders
3) Transmission Server - to trigger downloading torrent files on the Server, from browser on my PC
4) Krusader - to manage files on attached USB disks directly on LibreELEC host (not via SMB)

The CONTROLLER function in my system is done by BubbleUPnP app on my Android phone, with which I can browse my MiniDLNA media library, select the file(s) I want to play and select the Player (Renderer) where to send these files to play back. Unless I want to play back music or movies on my 65" TV and a 7.1 HT sound system, I can also fire up VLC on my computer and because MiniDLNA is a DLNA compatible server, I can play the files from my LibreELEC attached storage on my PC, or another Android tablet.

The notable feature of LibreELEC is that it automatically mounts USB disks at the boot up time only.
The feature doesn't work if you plug in a USB disk "on the fly" - available storage space will be limited to 7 Gib only. No need to wax lirical about how awesome LibreELEC is - because it IS !!
Just try and bend it the way you want it to work for you :)

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Version: 10.0.4
Rating: 10
Date: 2023-01-21
Votes: 4

Was using LibreElec on Pi3 for for only playing Media. After the Pi4 came out, i decided to get a faster SD Card and USB Stick. I installed some Linux Distro's, Android, Google TV. It wasn't the right choice for only watching only Movies or Series.

After Research i found LibreElec and installed on my Pi4. Was suprised 4k 30 Fps runs so smooth. I don't have any Issue like Sound Lags or Video Stutters.
I'm using it on my 4k TV. So far so good anything runs smooth like watching Movies, Series.

Thanks to the LibreElec Team.
No Issues so far.

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