This 14.0 release brings many updates and changes, not the least of which is the change to the software’s name and logo. The release candidate cycle will also be the first to include the official logo of Kodi! Kodi is a new name for project XBMC, Kodi feels very natural to use from the couch and is the ideal solution for your home theater.

Main changes in Kodi 14.0 till now:
  • Improvements for Audio playback and International keyboard layout.
  • PVR: American PVR users will be happy to learn that Kodi 14 introduces support for ATSC sub-channels.
  • Updated several PVR add-ons to include fixes done
  • SSA Subtitle fixes
  • Added settings for preferred Bluray playback method. "play main movie", "show disc menu" or "show simplified menu"
  • Fix non loading of external subtitles for ISO files and Bluray directories
  • Fix for importing some add-on modules that depended on other modules
  • A lot more small fixes and tweaks.
  • Faster channel switching for PVR
  • 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
  • Aad support for EGL/GLESv2 when using X11
  • Support for the Freescale i.MX6 SystemOnChip
  • Improved MusicBrainz matching from tags
  • Ability to choose between auto-update, notify or off for updating add-ons. This is a global setting for all add-ons.
  • Extend JSON-RPC which is used for by a variety of services and remotes
  • VP9 video codec now uses software multi-threading. This codec has no hardware support yet.
  • Simplifying and improving core code.
  • Choose to disable/notify/auto-update when add-on updates are available.
  • Improvements to the GUI skinning engine

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