XBMC gets a new name...

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XBMC gets a new name...

Post by DavPow » Fri Aug 01, 2014 9:31 pm

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http://xbmc.org/introducing-kodi-14/


Honestly, I don't really like it....

What do you guys think?
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Re: XBMC gets a new name...

Post by Xphazer » Fri Aug 01, 2014 10:03 pm

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Re: XBMC gets a new name...

Post by xman » Fri Aug 01, 2014 11:02 pm

KODI 14- sounds likes an artificial flavor additive. I bet this decision wasn't put to a poll. Sounds like the work of some marketing idiot. Probably the same ones that thought in the 90s it would be a good idea to bring out a new formula for COKE.

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Re: XBMC gets a new name...

Post by Dan Dar3 » Sat Aug 02, 2014 2:04 am

I just noticed the post an hour ago and was going to post it over here.

Now obviously, like some of the people commenting on that thread, they started using the software back in the day when it ran on Xbox and they are attached to the name as it makes them remember those good times. But at the same time, there's plenty and a lots more that don't really care for the name XBMC, doesn't mean that much to them, as long as the software gets new features and it runs better on old and new platforms, they can call it Fido or Dino or whatever. True, if don't change it too often, cause that would be confusing and annoying when you're looking for knowledge about it :-)

Question is, what does it mean for us. Do we snap the old XBMC name back? :-) for me it took a while to accept the XBMC4Xbox name (always sounded in my head like "Xbox Media Center for Xbox"... ?!). Do we call it Kodi4Xbox? :-) Or we just keep going with XBMC4Xbox like nothing happened...

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Re: XBMC gets a new name...

Post by byron » Sat Aug 02, 2014 5:12 am

@ Dan...agreed, i thought the same thing about the name an all accounts. Its a good brain teaser to be thought about over a glass of water with kodi...

@ phazer...facking hilarious :lol:

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Re: XBMC gets a new name...

Post by r32crazy01 » Sat Aug 02, 2014 6:24 am

Please don't rename this version to KODI4XBOX :| , as Dan Dar3 mentioned It might be a good opportunity to reclaim the XBMC name.

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Re: XBMC gets a new name...

Post by spicemuseum » Sat Aug 02, 2014 8:48 am

For us, 'XBMC' does what it says on the tin, 'Kodi' is meaningless.

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Re: XBMC gets a new name...

Post by Dom DXecutioner » Sat Aug 02, 2014 5:13 pm

Interesting... Kodi is the name of my neighbor's dog; either way, that sounds kinda elementary... either way it has no effect on the software itself, so that shouldn't matter; i can easily say that cause i don't use xbmc on pc.
Dan Dar3 wrote: Question is, what does it mean for us. Do we snap the old XBMC name back? :-) for me it took a while to accept the XBMC4Xbox name (always sounded in my head like "Xbox Media Center for Xbox"... ?!). Do we call it Kodi4Xbox? :-) Or we just keep going with XBMC4Xbox like nothing happened...
Personally, I'd like to see XBMC back; never did like "4Xbox".
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Re: XBMC gets a new name...

Post by cashonly » Sat Aug 02, 2014 6:15 pm

bring back to xbox what it's his to have (in my native language sounds better :P )

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Re: XBMC gets a new name...

Post by BuZz » Sat Aug 02, 2014 6:22 pm

I don't plan to change anything - we can't really move to just xbmc - that will just cause even more confusion imho.

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Re: XBMC gets a new name...

Post by Dom DXecutioner » Sat Aug 02, 2014 6:45 pm

Fair enough! It's your party, we're just guests! :)
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Re: XBMC gets a new name...

Post by Xphazer » Sat Aug 02, 2014 7:47 pm

We had a discussion yesterday on TS about that and decided that it would create too much confusion by using "XBMC".
The problem is, people will confuse this site for mainline. Mayhem would ensue, I guarantee it.

Renaming "Kodi4Xbox" or anything using kodi is 100% out of the question, I would rather say HOWLONGDOIGOTTAWAIT4Xbox.
Kodi is an horrible, horrible name IMO. PLEX sound good as a stripper name beside that.
Yesterday reading all the comments posted everywhere got me laughing hard for a little while. Most people don't like the new name.

A couple comments from the XBMC FB page:
Yann Longueuil wrote:I don't mind the name change but I'm not sure about the name itself. You should have polled the community (oh wait... Have you?). Kodi sounds like an eco responsible company that sells baby cribs.
Peter Holmström wrote:Let's make a fork and call it XBMC
Michael Russell wrote:Sounds like a character from an Australian soap!
André Högberg wrote:Kodi, sounds like a dogs name. And the logo has to go, it makes me think of comic sans.

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Re: XBMC gets a new name...

Post by Dom DXecutioner » Sat Aug 02, 2014 8:16 pm

Well then, it's decided...
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Re: XBMC gets a new name...

Post by spicemuseum » Sat Aug 02, 2014 8:20 pm

Yep, "Xbox Media Centre <sic> for Xbox", it stays.

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Re: XBMC gets a new name...

Post by sahib12 » Sun Aug 03, 2014 7:48 am

ah too bad we won't get our original name back, would have made a great story, xbox comes back for revenge and takes whats rightfully theirs :D but yeah there would be a lot of confusion right now. maybe sometime in the future - a guy can always dream :)
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Re: XBMC gets a new name...

Post by sixties keith » Sun Aug 03, 2014 10:21 am

I don't plan to change anything - we can't really move to just xbmc - that will just cause even more confusion imho.
Renaming "Kodi4Xbox" or anything using kodi is 100% out of the question,
thank god for that, dont really care about the name etc for other platforms, xbox is were its at and im glad its staying xbmc4xbox, makes sense. :)
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Re: XBMC gets a new name...

Post by cashonly » Mon Aug 04, 2014 7:23 am

XbmcX could be a good new name

Xbox Media Center X

as in Xbox
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Re: XBMC gets a new name...

Post by Sychose » Tue Aug 05, 2014 11:31 pm

Any idea why they picked that name?

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Re: XBMC gets a new name...

Post by xman » Wed Aug 06, 2014 10:37 am

Because it was a media center for the Xbox. It was never envisaged that it be used on a P.C. or it would have been called PCMC which sort of suks aye. Actually it sounds outstanding compared to YOGI 14, ow sorry my bad, Kodi 14.

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