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. Currently Kodi can be used to play almost all popular audio and video formats around. It was designed for network playback, so you can stream your multimedia from anywhere in the house or directly from the internet using practically any protocol available. Use your media as-is: Kodi can play CDs and DVDs directly from the disk or image file, almost all popular archive formats from your hard drive, and even files inside ZIP and RAR archives. It will even scan all of your media and automatically create a personalized library complete with box covers, descriptions, and fanart. There are playlist and slideshow functions, a weather forecast feature and many audio visualizations. Once installed, your computer will become a fully functional multimedia jukebox. More than 50 software developers have contributed to Kodi, and 100-plus translators have worked to expand its reach, making it available in more than 30 languages.





Main changes in Kodi 14.0:
  • Skin: Include last re-touched fixes
  • CFile: Don't cast potential negative values to unsigned int
  • Helix version tag
  • Fixed Mem leaks helix
  • Fixed use profile path
  • Nuke some more XBMC links and references
  • DXVA: add HD4xxx to ati work-around, only capable of opening a single 
  • Added Greek QWERTY
  • Allow dvdplayer skipping streaminfo only for mpegts streams
  • Minor cosmetic to codec info background
  • Fixed properly handle rotation
  • Fixed thumbnail extraction
  • Fixed broken audio devices with more then 8 unknown channels in one stream
  • Make XB360 DPads consistent
  • Apply Kodi label to CPU stat
  • Fixed incorrect strings
  • Correct wrong colors and spelling   Fix Helix
  • Opened 16 days ago by hudokkow
  • Calculate seekoffset when performing chapter seeks
  • Fixed built-in PlayMedia with PVR channels and recordings
  • Added option to use IMDB ratings if it's possible  
  • 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
  • Extended JSON-RPC interface
  • Countless smaller and larger bug-fixes throughout the program and vast improvements in every area. This should improve memory usage, stability, speed and user friendliness.
  • Add-ons are still compatible up to the Frodo/Gotham versions (excluding skins)
  • FFmpeg upgrade, this means Kodi will now be capable of playing back h.265 (also known as HEVC) and VP9 video codecs and 4K video.
  • Better UPnP compatibility between Kodi clients or third-party applications
  • Massive speed boost with scanning library or doing a clean.
  • Changed the Touch skin be a re-designed re-Touched skin. This of course only applies for touch enabled devices.
  • 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
  • Support for the Freescale i.MX6 SystemOnChip
  • International keyboard layout: it's now possible to change the layout to some well of the well known ones, like QWERTY and AZERTY.
  • Auto update add-ons: You can set it to always auto-update, so you never have to worry about not being up-to-date. Second option is to let you notify you when there are updates available.
  • Ability to increase font size in Confluence skin
  • 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.
  • Improvements to the GUI skinning engine
  • Countless smaller and larger bug-fixes throughout the program and vast improvements in every area. This should improve memory usage, stability, speed and user friendliness.
  • Add-ons are still compatible up to the Frodo versions.
  • Skins are partially still compatible, however to fully function they will need to be updated to latest changes.

To install Kodi 14.0 "Helix"  in Ubuntu 14.10/14.04/12.04/Linux Mint 17.1/17/13 open Terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in the Terminal:
That's it
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