What is the difference between LibreElec and OpenVPN or are they the same?

  • I am confused from what I understand LibreElec is a distribution built to run Kodi on mediacentre hardware. (Read it in the about section of this page).


    What is a distribution built ?

    And what does OpenVPN has to do with LibreElec or someone can please explain in lay man language what LibreElec is and what is the connection of OpenVPN with LibreElec.

  • You may mix OpenVPN with OpenELEC.

    LibreELEC is a active maintained fork of OpenELEC, and OpenVPN is

    OpenVPN is an open-source software application that implements virtual private network (VPN) techniques for creating secure point-to-point or site-to-site connections in routed or bridged configurations and remote access facilities. It uses a custom security protocol[9] that utilizes SSL/TLS for key exchange. as seen at wikipedia :)

  • LibreElec=Operating System=Linux (Not Android, Not Windows)


    OpenVPN=Application (to connect to and use VPNs)

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  • LibreElec=Operating System=Linux (Not Android, Not Windows)


    OpenVPN=Application (to connect to and use VPNs)

    Jaaxx,


    Am I correct in thinking that OpenVPN allows me to connect my LibreELC (Kodi) to a VPN of my choice, currently I use Avira.


    If yes, would you point me in the right direction to read up on how to install/use OpenVPN

  • Jaaxx,


    Am I correct in thinking that OpenVPN allows me to connect my LibreELC (Kodi) to a VPN of my choice, currently I use Avira.


    If yes, would you point me in the right direction to read up on how to install/use OpenVPN

    This is what is connecting the dots to my question here.

    So what I get from Jaaxx is, LibreElec is an operating system for Linux.


    And OpenVPN is what could be installed on LibreElec? Otherwise can I not connect others VPNs on LibreElec

  • difference between an OS/Distribution and VPN or ? (if we don't know what is unclear, its hard to explain something :) )

    What does LibreElec has to do with Kodi ? Is it only for Kodi

  • OpenVPN is part of LibreElec and is used to connect to your VPN of choice. It can be manually configured, but I would suggest you use VPN Manager plugin for Kodi to get it setup and working. See THIS THREAD

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