Aeon (Project)

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Aeon is a skin for XBMC, designed to "create an attractive, sophisticated and above all personal environment for organising and enjoying media".[1] It was created by Duncan Harris (alias djh_) in 2007, and has not stopped evolving since then.[2]

The current stable version is called Stark, and refers to version 0.91. It was released on April 4, 2009.

Auriga is the next scheduled version, and it refers to version 1.0. There are currently no scheduled date for its final release. It was last updated in July 2009.

Where to download[edit]

Popular mods[edit]

Recently,[when?] many mods appeared, all based, at some level, on the original Aeon skin. Those mods often aggregate a lot of smaller modifications posted by individual users in XBMC forums in easy to install packages.

The most popular mods packages are:

  • ShowMix, based on Auriga, by andyblac
  • Hitched, originally by Hitcher (stopped development);[3] development picked up by EKIM232
  • Aeon65, based on Hitched, by Phil65

Where to download[edit]

See the above links for installation instructions for each of the mods.

Popular mods compared[edit]

Skin Media Flags Movies Views TV Shows Views
Rating Studio Video Codec Video Aspect Ratio Video Resolution Audio Codec Audio Channels List Wall Showcase Panel Multiwall Multiplex Old Multiplex Cover View (Anoobie 2) List Wall Showcase Panel Multiwall Multiplex Old Multiplex
Stark No Partial No1 No No1 No1 No Multi, Single Default, Max Flow2, Flat Flow, Flat No No No No Multi, Single Default, Max Flow2, Flat Flow, Flat No No No
Auriga No Partial No1 No Yes Yes No Slim, Full Default, Max Flow2, Flat No No Plot, Thumbshow, Fanart No No Full Default, Max Flow, Flat No No Fanart2 No
ShowMix Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Slim2, Full, Low3 Default, Max No No No Standard, Fullscreen; Plot, Thumbshow, Fanart, Poster, Trailer No No Slim2, Full, Low3 Default, Max No No No Standard, Fullscreen; Plot, Thumbshow, Fanart, Poster, Episode Preview No
Hitched No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Slim, Full, Low3, Clear Default, Max; Horizontal, Vertical Flow2, Flat; Plot2, Thumbshow, Fanart, Trailer, Big Trailer, Poster No No Plot, Thumbshow, Fanart, Trailer, Big Trailer, Poster Plot, Thumbshow, Fanart, Trailer, Big Trailer, Poster No Slim, Full2, Low3, Clear Default, Max; Horizontal, Vertical No No No Fanart Fanart
Aeon65 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Slim, Full, Low3, Clear Default, Max; Horizontal, Vertical Flow, Flat; Plot, Thumbshow, Fanart, Trailer, Big Trailer, Poster No Yes Plot2, Thumbshow, Fanart, Trailer, Big Trailer, Poster Plot, Thumbshow, Fanart, Trailer, Big Trailer, Poster Yes Slim, Full2, Low3, Clear Default, Max; Horizontal, Vertical Yes No Yes Fanart Fanart
Skin Rating Studio Video Codec Video Aspect Ratio Video Resolution Audio Codec Audio Channels List Wall Showcase Panel Multiwall Multiplex Old Multiplex Cover View (Anoobie 2) List Wall Showcase Panel Multiwall Multiplex Old Multiplex
Media Flags Movies Views TV Shows Views

Note 1: Broken in latest XBMC (from SVN).

Note 2: This is the default view.

Note 3: Low List (List View Rev2) was developed by Leeuw; http://xbmc.org/forum/showthread.php?t=52422

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