The Kodi team has announced the release of Kodi 14.0 Alpha 4. This will likely be the last release before the first Beta so the project is progressing nicely. There are some key changes in this release. The Touch skin has now been replaced with re-Touched. However, this should only really impact Android and iOS users. Furthermore, as part of the name change from XBMC to Kodi, the userdata folder will now be migrated to a new path reflecting the new product name.
Other changes in Kodi 14.0 Alpha 4 include:
- 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
For those of you wanting to take the new alpha for a spin, you can download Kodi 14.0 Alpha 4 from here.