Aeon (XBMC)

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XBMC has a highly “skinnable”
interface meaning that it can look radically different based on which
“skin” is used. Confluence is used by default, so this is what will
greet you upon install. You may wish to change the look to something
more flashy, more artwork-based, etc. It’s up to you. See the list below
for a list of active working skins. Visit this page for help installing these skins.






Aeon



Aeon


Aeon is a new interface for XBMC that was built upon a very
simple brief: to create an attractive, sophisticated and above all
personal environment for organising and enjoying media. Of the many HTPC
frontends in development and circulation, too many like to bombard the
user with overwrought textures that draw attention away from the most
important thing of all: the media itself.




Back Row


Back Row

This is a very polished theme that's been around for years. And
very usable for both SD and HD setups. It has grown so much over the
years. It also gives you plenty of views in individual sections (IE- TV
Shows, show episode's, Movies, Music, etc.) Most all of it is HD. Some
remaining stuff is in the works. It has been around the block for a very
long time, and it always kept up being compatible with the newest XBMC
release. A lot of what's in it, was implemented on the fly as users
would recommend additions or changes, to the point where it's grown into
such a beautiful piece of work.




Confluence


Confluence

Confluence is set to replace PM3.HD as the default XBMC skin for
9.11. It is a combination of many popular skins, and attempts to embrace
and integrate good ideas rather than reinvent the wheel.

 


MediaStream


MediaStream

The MediaStream skin was developed by Team Razorfish over the
course of about a year, before being publicly released on the 8th August
2008 (08/08/08). It was then developed for a further 4 months until the
v1.00 release was made (stable and pretty much bug-free) at the end of
2008. It then lay dormant during most of 2009 but has been picked up
again with v1.50 released in January 2010 bringing the skin more into
line with recent advances in XBMC. Work is ongoing to add more features
and clean up the code and interface to make it as user friendly as
possible.




MediaStream Redux


MediaStream Redux

Jezz_X has been kind enough to announce the initial public
release of his personal MediaStream mod, though the word "mod" hardly
fits. It's more of a fresh and modern take on an already great skin;
usability has been greatly improved and many of the new XBMC features
have been added in.




MiniMeedia


MiniMeedia

The idea for the skin grew out of the feedback we got for the
MediaStream skin. Many users seemed to want to make MediaStream more
transparent so that they could see the background images better. Since
MediaStream was designed to focus on the media it wasn't really
practical to adapt it for that purpose. Instead I decided to create a
new skin from scratch where the core concept was to make the skin itself
very minimal so that the backgrounds could shine through.




PM3.HD


PM3.HD

PM3.HD (Project Mayhem III High Definition) was based on the
design of the Project Mayhem III skin by Chokemaniac. This skin was
created because as XBMC moved off the xbox platform onto PC's people
were wanting to display proper 720p and 1080p versions of XBMC. The old
Project Mayhem III skin was designed for use on the xbox at low
definition and looked very blocky when scaled up. So this skin was
creeated to fill the gap for High definition users.




Project Mayhem III


Project Mayhem III

Originally made by Chokemaniac as the next step after Project
Mayhem 2, it was soon to replace the default skin that was inspired by
Microsoft's Windows Media Center of the time to help XBMC get its own
unique style and feel





Rapier


Rapier

The goal is to provide a simple but elegant interface that
emphasizes efficiency when browsing your media. Important considerations
are put on usability, performance, and providing the user with
flexibility when it comes to customization. Rapier supports the latest
XBMC features and new ones will be added in the future as long as it
fits in with Rapier's design goals.







Transparency!



Transparency!


What is Transparency!? Short answer: a fanart skin.
The main goal of Transparency! is showing your fanart, fullscreen, in
all of the views, all of the time. Besides this, it also tries to
support every neat new feature xbmc has to offer. To save everyone a lot
of time and trouble hacking the xml code themselves, all of these new
features are already included in the skin, pre-configured and enabled by
default (wherever possible).

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