Kodi 14.0 RC released

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 Helix RC has recently been released, and this release comes with a lots of changes.


  • Kodi has been updated to use FFmpeg 2.4.3 For users, this means Kodi will now be capable of playing back h.265 (also known as HEVC) and VP9 video codecs. This could result in dramatically smaller video files sizes with exactly the same level of quality.
  • The Kodi Library is getting improvements both coming in and going out. On the input side, library scanning is receiving a massive speed boost, which should make the initial scan on Android and iOS devices quite a bit more spiritedly.
  • Two new features have been introduced with Kodi that should give users even more control over how the software works. First, users can now prevent add-ons from updating without a forced update, prevent add-on update notifications, or simply continue to work with add-ons auto-updating as they do today.
  • For information about this release, see the release notes

Install Kodi 14.0 RC 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 RC

sudo apt-get remove xbmc
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