Free Media Center OS

FREE Media Center OS for your ZBOX mini-PC

Transform your ZOTAC ZBOX mini-PC into a digital entertainment hub with the free open-source and award-winning XBMC Live Media Center OS. Enjoy digital audio, video and image content with XBMC Media Center is a breeze, whether the content is on physical media such as CDs, flash drives, memory cards, or stored on another system over the network, XBMC Media Center can access and play it with ease and best of all – it’s free for all users and does not require a separate OS install.

Free Media Center OS

XBMC Live is a free standalone Linux-based distribution that launches XBMC upon boot and instantly transforms your ZBOX mini-PC into the ultimate entertain hub. XBMC Live contains all the software necessary to get your NVIDIA® ION™-based ZOTAC ZBOX mini-PC up and running to quickly and easily begin viewing high-definition video content. Simply download it, copy it to your choice of media – CD, SD card or flash drive - and instantly boot into XBMC Media Center OS and run it directly from your media – you can optionally install it onto the internal ZBOX hard drive as well.

Users with AMD APU-based ZOTAC ZBOX mini-PCs can opt for OpenELEC – a free XBMC-based distribution catered towards media appliances. OpenELEC is built from the ground up to deliver a set-top box-like experience and easily installs on ZOTAC ZBOX mini-PCs and supports hardware-accelerated high-definition video playback with AMD APUs such as the E-350 APU with Discrete-Class AMD Radeon™ HD 6310 graphics.

XBMC Live / OpenELEC in action


  • Transform your ZOTAC ZBOX mini-PC into the ultimate Media Center for free
  • Playback nearly all digital audio, video and image content
  • Slick easy-to-use user interface
  • Stream content over your home network
  • Easily organize your digital media
  • Integrated visualizations for music playback
  • High-definition video playback compatible
  • Included weather widget
  • Customizable with downloadable skins
Choose your distribution
Download XBMC (Live) (NVIDIA® ION™)
Download Bootable Flash Drive Utility
Installation Guide
Download OpenELEC (FUSION) (AMD APU)
Bootable Flash Drive Creation Guide
Installation Guide

Note: XBMC Live and OpenELEC do not officially support wireless networking. Please only use wired Ethernet networking when using XBMC Live or OpenELEC as an operating system.
Disclaimer: ZOTAC does not provide technical support for XBMC Live or OpenELEC – please consult the XBMC and OpenELEC forums for any questions or issues.

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