Kodi media center, formerly known as XBMC Media Center, is an award-winning free and open source cross-platform media player 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.



Notable changes in Kodi 15.2:

  • Fix non DVB subtitles
  • Fix incompatible MySQL queries
  • Improvements on PulseAudio for Linux
  • Fix multi images in grouplists/layouts
  • Updated PVR add-ons: Tvheadend HTSP and MythTV
  • Fix file time used in scanning library which may speed up scanning times on 32bit platforms
  • Fix MicroDVD subtitles
  • Fix subtitles positioning below video
  • Fix memory leak on opening Bluray menu for stream selection
  • Fix default sorting for songs over UPnP
  • Updated taglib that fixes a crash when playing flac files
  • Fix volume adjustment for XBOX controllers
  • Fixes side flyout appearing when using touch
  • Set default screen region for dvb subs (wrong placed subtitles)
  • Fix missing lyrics from tag when playing from musicdb url
  • Properly set the time format when setting/changing regions
  • Fix playback problems on AMLogic after ffwd or skip
  • Fix fallback for nb_no language
  • Fix empty LatestAlbum.Artist
  • Fix watched flag in Confluence media info 3 view
  • A new chapter selector window - Allows you to visually browse and select chapters from mkvs and other containers that support chapters.
  • Adaptive seeking (aka Skip Steps) – The more times you press a button to seek in a period of time, the larger the jump forward or backward will be.
  • Audio and Subtitle Lists – For content that includes multiple audio and subtitle choices, you can select from a full list of choices, rather than manually searching through a spinner.
  • Language Add-ons and Expanded International Preferences – Now language translations aren’t dependent upon release, but get regularly updated to all users as the add-ons themselves update. Additionally, you now have total control over date, time, temperature and more displayed formats.
  • Improved Add-on Manager – The add-on manager has now been reworked to help make finding the add-ons you are looking for easier.
  • 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”
  • Ubuntu 12.04 support dropped in PPA
  • 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
  • And many more fixes & changes.



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