Kodi 16.0 Beta 2 “Jarvis” released with changes to music library

Following the release of Kodi 16.0 Beta 1 “Jarvis” few weeks ago, Kodi 16.0 Beta 2 “Jarvis” had been released and this release comes with a number of changes. A notable change is when after you add a new music file source it will now ask you if you want to scan all the files in that folder using the tag data in those files and organise it for you. This was not the case with music files but was already happening when you add a video source.

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For this to work as intended, below is the Caveates to music library:

  • Your music needs to be properly tagged. For example with ID3v1, ID3v2.3, ID3v2.4, Vorbis Comments or APE
  • If not properly tagged Kodi can’t properly organise it and things might be completely misplaced.
  • Properly tagging music files can be a tedious job however there are several tools for assisting on that: MusicBrainz Picard, Mp3Tag, TagScanner and so on
  • Scanning these files could take quite a while before it’s finished depending on the amount

Fixes done in this beta 2:

  • • Fixed: Library export now shows the correct dialogs
  • • Fixed: Don’t include broken add-ons in the update panel which is accessed through add-on information
  • • Fixed: Next recording widget for PVR
  • • Fixed: Timer dialog fixes for PVR
  • • Fixed: Ignore volume changes on corked sink for Pulse
  • • Fixed: Don’t show repeating timers on PVR recording list
  • • Fixed: Redact file name in log output for smb://

See release notes for more details

Install Kodi 16.0 Beta 2 “Jarvis” on Ubuntu OS

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

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install kodi

Install the encode addon

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

Remove Kodi

sudo apt-get remove kodi*
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