Software Updates

Kodi 15.0 Final Now Available to Download

This morning, Team Kodi annoucned the availablility of Kodi 15.0 Final. The latest version of our favorite frontend comes with a significant number of improvements:

  • A new chapter selection window that allows you to visually browse chapters from sources that support them such as MKVs
  • Skip Steps/Adaptive seeking, which allow larger time skips the more the button is pressed
  • Audio and Subtitle Lists to make it faster to select the right audio and subtitle tracks
  • Language Add-ons and Expanded International Preferences
  • An Improved Add-on Manager

The post also provides a detailed changelog with more minor tweaks and fixes:

Other improvements include:

  • 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

Changes from 14.2 to 15.0 include:

  • Minimal 10.7 Lion 64-bit required on Mac OSX
  • Minimal iOS 5.1 required and ATV2 support discontinued
  • Minimum Android 4.2 Jelly Bean MR1 required on Android
  • Ubuntu 12.04 support dropped in PPA
  • On Android the system now handles the volume instead of Kodi
  • Removed the need for root/SU on Android. Some hardware/firmware might not like that. Please contact your hardware supplier
  • Removal of Tuxbox support. Users of Enigma2 boxes can use the VUPlus PVR add-on
  • Removal of AFP filesystem support
  • Remove legacy code pre-Frodo 11.0
  • Vast amount of possible memory leaks, segfaults, crashes and minor issues have been fixed
  • General improvements regarding code stability and performance in all areas
  • General code clean-up in all areas to simplify adding future features

You can download Kodi 15.0 Final from the Kodi Downloads Page.

Have you installed Kodi 15.0 Final yet? What’s your experience been so far? Let us know in the comments below!

Kodi 14.1 released bringing bugfixes

Team Kodi have announced the release of Kodi 14.1. A bugfix release, Kodi 14.1 brings a lengthly list of fixes with it:

  • Fix incorrect video screensize on Android AML devices
  • Fix: potential segfault when silencing audio
  • Fix: do not skip streaminfo if format is not know.
  • Fix: DXVA flickering on AMD
  • Fix: prevent possible over-flow in ALSA
  • Fix: possible sorting problems in library
  • Fix: possible problem in library navigation
  • Fix: don’t scroll text when it’s set to not do it
  • Fix: scroll text if it’s too long on spinner controls
  • Fix: don’t overlap PVR search labels
  • Fix: bug in DLNA client string on iOS
  • Fix: updated several PVR add-ons
  • Fix: remember played state of video when started from recently added
  • Fix: correct vsync on OSX
  • Fix: broken keyboard input
  • Fix: prevent crash on circular dependencies of add-ons
  • Fix: large file support on Android
  • Fix: random exiting on Android x86 builds (Nexus Player for example)

It’s great to see how active Team Kodi are. I know that I’ve experienced a couple of these bugs so I’ve already updated.

Download Kodi 14.1 from the Kodi Downloads page here.

Have you experienced any of the fixed bugs? Let us know in the comments below