Kodi 15.0 Isengard Alpha 2 released

Kodi 15.0 Isengard alpha 2 which has just been released, was formerly known as XBMC. Kodi is an award-winning free media player and entertainment hub that can be installed on Linux, OSX, Windows, iOS, and Android. Kodi 15.0 Isengard alpha 2 comes with a few more additions and improvements since alpha 1 release.


Audio and Subtitle Lists

  • In the past, the user was forced to to slowly scroll through them, one item at a time, using something called a software spinner. Now, these streams are listed as one big list, so the user can easily find and select exactly the stream they are looking for.


Add-on Manager Improvements

  • Finally, work is being done presently to improve and simplify navigating the Add-on Manager. This will be an ongoing project, so please bear with us.


Other Improvements

There were 241 fixes, features, and improvements for Alpha2. Beyond the highlighted ones, here is a list of a few other improvements made.

  • Tuxbox removal. Users of Enigma2 boxes can use the VUPlus PVR add-on
  • Split PVR add-ons into separate projects
  • Fix season art scraping on newly added seasons
  • Immediately fetch updates from repository after major upgrade
  • Improvement of installing new skins selection
  • Remove legacy code pre-Frodo 11.0
  • Add jump to first unwatched in TV section
  • Remove certain codecs from our core code and made add-ons out of them. Audio encoders/decoders
  • Removal of AFP filesystem support
  • Windows DXVA HEVC hardware decoding support if driver and hardware support exist

See changelog for more details

Install Kodi 15.0 Isengard alpha 2 on Ubuntu OS

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:team-xbmc/xbmc-nightly

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install kodi

Install Encode addon

sudo apt-get install kodi-audioencoder-* kodi-pvr-*

Uninstall Kodi

sudo apt-get remove kodi
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