Thursday, December 1, 2016 Kodi/XBMC Portable, Open Source Home Theater Software!
"If you're looking to use a box for streaming content to your television, then Kodi (or XBMC as it was previously known) is one of the best pieces of software out there to use." —Jon Porter, (Jan 16, 2017)
"In fact, many of the most popular Kodi add-ons — like Exodus, 1Channel, Sports Devil, and others that let you watch paid TV without paying — are of highly questionable legality. So much so that, if you use these add-ons without also using a VPN with Kodi to stream safely and privately, you’re taking a big risk. " —Lyn Atwood, (September 9, 2016)
"Kodi Is the Best Multimedia Player out there" —TheMatthew562 (a user), (September 23, 2016)
Kodi (formally known as XBMC) is an award-winning free and open source (GPL) software media player and entertainment hub.

Size: 114 MB (120,160,256 bytes) Packed Size: 40.8 MB (42,868,736 bytes)
MD5: A955FE4C4AE3506534ADF39F86B377B3

Size: 236 MB (248,213,504 bytes) Packed Size: 60.3 MB (63,295,488 bytes)
MD5: 7D6CF59ED3CC320E7B6581F77B169463

More releases... More releases... Kodi Portable for Windows Vista  Windows Vista — Legacy Release

Size: 165 MB (173,400,064 bytes) Packed Size: 60.8 MB (63,815,680 bytes)
MD5: AA69245EA299E4CF05BC209C366F63BF

Release Details

Developer: XBMC Foundation &
Requirements: Windows 7 or later, DirectX: 9.0c (hardware), 11 9.1 (software), Internet connection—real fast one!
License: Freeware (Personal and business use)—EULA
Source: Included in the package (.ini files)

DIY/Do It Yourself: Upgrade to the Latest Release

Requirements 7-Zip, NPP/Notepad++ or other text editor, Launcher Generator/PAL, Installer/PAI.

  1. We'll use the 32/64 bit edition as example, you can infer from this example to upgrade the 32 bit only edition.
  2. Get the latest portable app. template, and extract the content with 7-Zip.
  3. Get the latest Kodi release—both the 32 and 64 bit installers (.exe).
  4. Get the latest Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable—both 32 and 64 bit basic packages.
  5. Put them all in the same folder as the extracted template, in our example C:\0TEST. Pick a low level folder/subdirectory like our example.
  6. Extract the 32 bit installers with 7-zip to C:\0TEST\KodiPortable _3264\App\Kodi folder, Extract installer files...
    Extract files to App\Kodi
    and do that too for the 64 bit installer to App\Kodi64 folder.
  7. Delete from both App\Kodi and App\Kodi64 folders:
    • $PLUGINSDIR, $TEMP folders,
    • Uninstall.exe file.
  8. Add Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable binaries 32 bit into App\Kodi folder, and the 64 bit binaries to App\Kodi64 folder, Extract VC++ binaries...
    Extract binaries into respective app folder...
  9. Browse to KodiPortable _3264\App\AppInfo and open appinfo.ini file with NPP. Replace the [Version] section with the latest version number. Make sure the PackageVersion entry is in 4 place digit, eg. not just 18.1.0 nor 18.1,
     DisplayVersion=18.1 Leia (32/64 bit)
  10. Run PAL, paste the template folder address C:\0TEST\KodiPortable _3264, and click Go—a new launcher will be created, Create new launcher
  11. Test the new launchers by following this guide.
  12. When all is OK, then delete the KodiPortable _3264\Data folder and run PAI, paste the package folder address C:\0TEST\KodiPortable _3264, and click Go—to create the installer package. Create installer
  13. Use the installer package to upgrade your portable application. Don't forget to at least backup your Data folder before any upgrade :)
  14. If you find any changes that's not handled by the launcher, consult the PAL help file to modify the launcher yourself or ask for our paid upgrade support.
Quick and Dirty Update
  1. Make sure you exit Kodi portable cleanly—check that no PortableApps.comLauncherRuntimeData-KodiPortable.ini file in the Data folder.
  2. Get the latest Kodi (32/64 bit) and Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable (32/64 bit) releases.
  3. Delete the content of your current App\Kodi and App\Kodi64 folders.
  4. Follow step 6-8 in the above "DIY/Do It Yourself" guide.
  5. Done.

Portability Notes

  • Kodi is 100% portable.

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