Kodi 17 Beta 2 has just been released, and this release features a huge amount of work in areas like video playback, live TV and PVR/DVR, the music library, skinning and more. It features a new default skin, as well as a new default touchscreen skinned, named Estuary and Estouchy, respectively. Kodi 17 Beta 2 Highlights Any game controller was non function due to recent refactoring. This has now been fixed with the added bonus of deadzone settings for joypads.
Kodi v17 “Krypton” Beta 1 has just been released, and it’s the first beta of Kodi 17, codenamed Krypton. Kodi 17 features a huge amount of work in areas like video playback, live TV and PVR/DVR, the music library, skinning and more. It features a new default skin, as well as a new default touchscreen skinned, named Estuary and Estouchy, respectively. Kodi v17 “Krypton” Beta 1 Highlights Estuary and Estouchy The biggest visual change from Kodi 16 to 17 is the new default skin Estuary.
Kodi v17 “Krypton” Alpha 2 recently released, comes with an awesome new default skin however the vast improvements in this release are deep in the bowels of Kodi core code. Since Kodi v16 there were 1179 pull-request (code change requests) which hold 3735 commits (code chunk changes) spread over 6679 files done. Kodi v17 “Krypton” Alpha 2 Changelog 10bit/HEVC hardware enabled playback on INtel or NVIDIA GPU that have the capabilities (see hardware specs) Refactor of scrapers Fix possible high CPU usage with GUI rendering Playback improvement on all platforms Support for multiple external ratings and userrating from GUI and smartplaylists Audio and subtitle filter added to smartplaylists Use ffmpeg for loading certain types of images and drop external libraries Added PVR to eventlog feature Various database optimisations Unify behaviour of context menu Improvements on binary add-on handling Rework of rendercapture which is used by boblight or ambilight implementations Removes SAP streams support Added MVC, framepack and 3D switching support on Raspberri-Pi Change certain settings from spinners to a list Further improvements on DirectX implementation Further unify certain skin windows to make it easier to make new skins without duplicating same code Music mood scanning Game controller add-ons Improved tag reading from music files Improvement on Kodi rendering system which should reduce CPU load and pave the way to headless some day Add InProgress node for TV Shows Fix CPU count on Android Various changes to Kodi python API.
Kodi 16.1 “Jarvis” Release Candidate 2, is the second Release Candidate for Kodi v16. This is a maintenance release candidate which has some additional fixes on top of 16.0. Kodi as we know is an award-winning free media player and entertainment hub that can be installed on Linux, OSX, Windows, iOS, and Android. Kodi 16.1 RC2 Changelog: Never cache addons directories Fix typo when calculating forced ratio size AndroidStorageProvider: Ignore /mnt/runtime and don’t call Exists all the way every some 500 ms as this will affect performance Set of fixes for DirectX rendering Fixed crash under JSON-RPC on iOS/OSX 20% performance gain on opening EPG guide window Add missing libgif.
Kodi 16.0 “Jarvis” Release Candidate 3, is the third Release Candidate for Kodi v16. With this release candidate, a small number of fixes that users mentioned where added. Kodi as we know is an award-winning free media player and entertainment hub that can be installed on Linux, OSX, Windows, iOS, and Android. Fixes done in Release Candidate 3: Fix some possible DVD menu problems Fix selection of stacked multiple ISO files (movie.
Kodi (formerly known as XBMC) is an award-winning free and open source (GPL) software media center for playing videos, music, pictures, games, and more. Kodi runs on Linux, OS X, Windows, iOS, and Android, featuring a 10-foot user interface for use with televisions and remote controls. It allows users to play and view most videos, music, podcasts, and other digital media files from local and network storage media and the internet.
Kore 2.0 Beta recently released is the official Kodi/XBMC remote for Android released and its available for Beta testers. Kore aims to be a simple, easy to use and beautiful remote that lets you control your Kodi / XBMC media center from your Android device. Kore Features: Control your media center with an easy to use remote; Including several colour themes; See what’s currently playing, including relevant information (movies, TV shows, music, pictures and addons); Change, sync or download subtitles; Switch to the desired audio streams; All the usual playback and volume controls at your disposal; Toggle back and forth between windows or full screen playback in Kodi Add, check and manage the current playlist; View what is in your media library with details about your movies, TV shows, music and add-ons; Direct link to relevant IMDb website for extensive information; Library maintenance like clean and update; Wake-on-LAN and other power control actions that the selected device supports; Send YouTube videos to your currently selected media center; Send text to the instead of using the keyboard in Kodi Kore 2.
Just a week after Kodi 16.0 beta 3 was released, Kodi 16.0 beta 4 had been released and this release comes with more bug fixes. According to the release note, the rapid succession of these releases in a shorter period will help reduce the amount of changes that are included in each one. Instead of a huge list of changes it now only has several which gives a better overview. The advantage of that is possible regressions get picked up way faster and that you as user also get the benefit of not having to wait a long time to get these fixes.
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.
Kodi 16.0 beta 1 Jarvis was recently released, three weeks after v15.2 was announced. Kodi 16.0 beta 1 comes with lot’s of code clean-up and improved stability, with a dash of features added here and there. As we know, Kodi is an award-winning free media player and entertainment hub that can be installed on Linux, OSX, Windows, iOS, and Android. Kodi 16.0 beta 1 features Upgraded DirectX 9 to DirectX 11 Kodi finally supports stretching 4:3 content to 16:9 in a way that doesn’t warp the content that’s occurring in the center of the screen Have you ever added your folder of movies to Kodi and then discovered, sometimes weeks later, that a movie never made it in?
Following the successful release of Kodi 15.2 last month, Kodi 16 Alpha 4 is now nearing its final completion and would be ready be beta stage before its final release after being in alpha stage for four months. This latest alpha release has had a lot’s of code clean-up and improving stability, with a dash of features added. What to expect? Android Surface Rendering Some newer devices that can do UHD or 4K playback really well lack the power to also create the Kodi interface at that resolution, and this creates kind of a problem.
Kodi 15.0 Isengard which was officially released, is an award-winning free media player and entertainment hub that can be installed on Linux, OSX, Windows, iOS, and Android. This release comes with many new features that cover requests both more than 5 years old and less than 5 months old. Kodi 15.0 Isengard changelog Improvements: ffmpeg 2.6.3 update Improved Closed Captioning support in Live TV Fixed music video queuing Allow scanning of new sources and marking as watched during other library operations such as “update library” Windows DXVA HEVC hardware decoding support if driver and hardware support exist And more.
Kodi 15.0 Isengard which officially released, is an award-winning free media player and entertainment hub that can be installed on Linux, OSX, Windows, iOS, and Android. This release comes with many new features that cover requests both more than 5 years old and less than 5 months old. Kodi for Android Perhaps the biggest news for Kodi 15 isn’t a feature at all, but rather the official release of Kodi for Android in the Google Play store.
If you are not already aware, Kodi Pre-15.1 testing has already begun, this is following updates to a number of issues that popped up upon release of 15.0. Testers are been sort for to help test this release and you can report back issues noticed or recommendation herein the thread – Kodi pre-15.1 Testing Thread. The goal of this thread is not to find and report new bugs, but only to look for bugs that might have been introduced while fixing issues in 15.
Kodi 15.0 Beta 2 is the second beta build for Kodi 15.0 which was primarily focused on database clean-up; freshly baked and ready to be served. 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 Beta 2 changelog Bump libCEC to 3.3.0 which fixes a variety of problems Reworked the storage provider on Android.
Kodi 15.0 Isengard beta 1 recently 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. This release is the first beta build for Kodi 15.0 and it comes with a huge number of fixes, features, and improvements. Kodi 15.0 Isengard beta 1 changelog Reworked add-on manger that should give a better overview Chapter selection window that shows thumbs on where to skip to in the video Easier to navigate audio and subtitle selection list Addition of language add-ons which allow us to update the User-Interface text outside of regular releases Expansion of international options like time and date format, temperature and speed units.
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.
Kodi 15.0 alpha 1 which has just been released recently, 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 14 Helix RC has recently been released, and this release comes with a lots of changes. Kodi 15.0 alpha 1 is the first public alpha release and it comes with following important changes: <ul style="text-align: justify;"> <li> Added adaptive seeking through audio and video playback, also know as “skip steps” </li> <li> Android HEVC H.
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 to be a “stable” release. Kodi 14.0 Alpha 3 Updates It’s now possible to change the virtual keyboard layout to well known ones, like QWERTY and AZERTY The virtual keyboard now has a Hebrew and Bulgarian layout included You can now set update to always auto-update, so you never have to worry about not being up-to-date Notification update option added to notify you when there are updates available You now have option to turn off auto-update & notification.
As posted on XBMC website by Nathan Betzen, XBMC (known as XBox Media Center) will now be called Kodi Entertainment Center. XBMC software has been around for awhile and has under-gone three name changes. First name was Xbox Media Player since 2002, then followed by Xbox Media Center in 2004 before the final name XBMC in 2008. As the application had evolved over the years, the need to change the name was necessary not only to move away from the name Xbox which is more centered at the Xbox gaming platform but also for legal reasons, because the developers never had any sort of legal control over the use of its name, which has resulted in a whole slew of problems.