Kodi 14.0 Alpha 4 released with UI improvement

Kodi formerly known as XBMC is an award-winning free and open source (GPL) software media player and entertainment hub that can be installed on Linux, OSX, Windows, iOS, and Android. Kodi 14 codename “Helix“, according to the developers is shaping up towards beta status. Kodi 14.0 Alpha 4 continues to focus on stability and user friendliness. Around 117 pull-request (code changes) have been added past month in a variety of areas, but there aren’t many additions that could be picked out as a real or notable “features” for an users. Some of the areas that have been worked on are listed below.

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Kodi 14.0 Alpha 4 update – Release Notes

  • Replace Touch skin with re-Touched – This change only really affects iOS and Android enabled devices
  • Moving userdata for Windows users
  • Support for sub-channels in PVR
  • Update sqlite which brings some improved library speed
  • Add support for DSD audio
  • Add mouse support in Bluray menus
  • Add support for EGL/GLESv2 when using X11
  • 4K playback on Android using AMLcodec
  • Support for the Freescale i.MX6 SystemOnChip
  • Improvements for DXVA video playback on Windows platform
  • Install Kodi 14.0 Alpha 4 on Ubuntu 14.04 & Ubuntu 14.10

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:team-xbmc/xbmc-nightly
    
    sudo apt-get update
    
    sudo apt-get install xbmc

    Remove Kodi 14.0 Alpha 4

    sudo apt-get remove xbmc
     
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