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Kodi

NEW VERSION 16.1 / 17.0 Beta 2

Kodi (former XBMC) is an award-winning free and open source (GPL) software media player and entertainment hub that can be installed on Linux, OSX, Windows, iOS, and Android, featuring a 10-foot user interface for use with televisions and remote controls. It allows users to play and view most videos, music, podcasts, and other digital media files from local and network storage media and the internet.

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OS:Windows MacOS Linux
Version:16.1 / 17.0 Beta 2
Released:20160918
File size:83.2MB
Old versions available
Version history available

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NameDate(Y-M-d)Size
kodi-17.0-Krypton_beta2.exe2016-09-1776MB
kodi-17.0-Krypton_beta1.exe2016-08-2176.2MB
kodi-17.0-Krypton_alpha3.exe2016-08-0178MB
kodi-17.0-Krypton_alpha2.exe2016-07-0291.6MB
kodi-16.1-Jarvis.exe2016-04-2483.2MB
kodi-16.1-Jarvis-x86_64.dmg2016-04-2465.5MB
kodi-16.1-Jarvis_rc2.exe2016-03-2883.2MB
kodi-16.1-Jarvis_rc1.exe2016-03-0683.2MB
KodiSetup-jarvis.dsplayer-final-02.20.2016.12.20.dx11.exe2016-02-2185.6MB
kodi-16.0-Jarvis.exe2016-02-2179.2MB
kodi-16.0-Jarvis-x86_64.dmg2016-02-2165.5MB
kodi-16.0-Jarvis_rc3.exe2016-02-0579.2MB
kodi-16.0-Jarvis_rc2.exe2016-01-2979.2MB
kodi-16.0-Jarvis_rc1.exe2016-01-2179.2MB
kodi-16.0-Jarvis_beta5.exe2016-01-1179.2MB
kodi-16.0-Jarvis_beta4.exe2015-12-1379.1MB
kodi-16.0-Jarvis_beta3.exe2015-12-0679MB
kodi-16.0-Jarvis_beta2.exe2015-11-2277.3MB
KodiSetup-20151115-737db9f-master_dsplayer.exe2015-11-1579.5MB
kodi-16.0-Jarvis_beta1.exe2015-11-1577.2MB
kodi-16.0-Jarvis_alpha4.exe2015-11-0177.1MB
KodiSetup-20151019-f273f06-Isengard_dsplayer_dx11.exe2015-10-1964.3MB
kodi-16.0-Jarvis_alpha3.exe2015-10-1966.1MB
kodi-15.2-Isengard.exe2015-10-1963.5MB
KodiSetup-20151004-d0191b0-Isengard_dsplayer_dx11.exe2015-10-0464.2MB
kodi-15.2-Isengard_rc3.exe2015-10-0463.5MB
KodiSetup-20150920-5eef595-Isengard_dsplayer_dx11.exe2015-09-2064MB
kodi-15.2-Isengard_rc2.exe2015-09-2063.5MB
KodiSetup-20150906-9c30400-Isengard_dsplayer_dx11.exe2015-09-0764.5MB
kodi-15.2-Isengard_rc1.exe2015-08-2863.5MB
KodiSetup-20150826-66c524b-Isengard_dsplayer_dx11.exe2015-08-2664.2MB
kodi-15.1-Isengard.exe2015-08-1663.5MB
KodiSetup-20150811-bd53e0f-Isengard_dsplayer.exe2015-08-1159MB
kodi-15.1-Isengard_rc1.exe2015-08-1063.6MB
Kodi_EXEONLY-20150721-e67b8c1-Isengard_dsplayer.rar2015-07-225.6MB
KodiSetup-20150721-e67b8c1-Isengard_dsplayer.exe2015-07-2259MB
kodi-15.0-Isengard.exe2015-07-2263.5MB
KodiSetup-20150712-711e830-Isengard_dsplayer.exe2015-07-1259MB
Kodi_EXEONLY-20150712-711e830-Isengard_dsplayer.rar2015-07-125.6MB
kodi-15.0-Isengard_rc2.exe2015-07-1163.5MB
Kodi_EXEONLY-20150702-bd81fec-Isengard_dsplayer.rar2015-07-035.6MB
KodiSetup-20150702-bd81fec-Isengard_dsplayer.exe2015-07-0359MB
kodi-15.0-Isengard_rc1.exe2015-07-0263.5MB
KodiSetup-20150614-8b39168-master_dsplayer.exe2015-06-1458.8MB
kodi-15.0-Isengard_beta2.exe2015-06-1463.4MB
KodiSetup-20150603-2abe666-master_dsplayer.exe2015-06-1058.9MB
KodiSetup-20150423-4cab2be-Helix_dsplayer.exe2015-06-1064.4MB
kodi-15.0-Isengard_beta1.exe2015-05-0162.7MB
kodi-14.2-Helix.exe2015-03-2667.8MB
kodi-14.2-Helix_rc1.exe2015-03-1167.8MB
kodi-14.2-Helix_beta1.exe2015-02-1767.8MB
kodi-14.1-Helix.exe2015-01-3067.8MB
kodi-14.0-Helix.exe2014-12-2367.8MB
53 files3.4GB



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Version history / Release notes / Changelog

Kodi v17 “Krypton” Beta 2
18 Sep

Kodi 17 features a huge amount of work in areas like video playback, live TV and PVR/DVR, the music library, skinning and more. It features a new default skin, as well as a new default touchscreen skinned, named Estuary and Estouchy, respectively. With all this work done over the months some bugs might slip through and were hoping to quickly squash the coming beta releases.

The changes between Alpha 3 and Beta 2 are mainly limited to minor fixes and under the hood improvements, so for this second beta, we’ll instead take some time to review a few of the really visible changes in Kodi 17.

Fixes done in this Beta 2:
• Any game controller was non function due to recent refactoring. This has now been fixed with the added bonus of deadzone settings for joypads.
• PVR section got a variety of fixed ranging from usability to possible crashing
• Fix possible issue if internet stream used a redirect
• Fix “could not connect to repository” popup
• No longer handle data migrations from pre-Kodi v14 versions.
• Add fallback path to Kodi settings if the skin you use hasn’t received an update yet
• Several fixes done to passthrough audio handling
• Fix possible crash on loading context menu add-ons
• Add Android Nougat new passthrough audio API which special thanks to Google developers for adding this.
• De-interlacing setting underwent some changes recently and some problems came to light.
• Skin and add-on updating doesn’t check for dependencies if they are not in a repository. From now on on any upgrade Kodi we will go through all available updates and install them before starting Kodi.
• Fix DPI unawareness on Windows where it would start in the zoomed in if it wasn’t set to 100% Thanks to Microsoft for giving us the correct way of solving it.

A full list can be found here

Known problem are

• No PVR add-ons packed on Android. Should hopefully get fixed in next update
• Some controllers problems if controllers get’s disconnected when Kodi is running

What’s new?
Below are some of the notable changes for in v17 although they are just the tip of the iceberg. We suggest you just read further and follow the links to the past release announcements to get an overview.

Estuary and Estouchy
Without question, the biggest visual change from Kodi 16 to 17 is the new default skin Estuary. This skin pulls a dramatic amount of content to the homescreen, including much from your music and video libraries, commonly used add-ons, and links to adding new video/music sources and installing new add-ons. It also enables color and theme changes within the skin, and overall pulls Kodi into the present day of UI design. For a full review of Estuary (and its touchscreen counterpart Estouchy), see the Estuary blogpost. Or for just a quick look, check out the Estuary trailer.
It should be noted that this is only the default skin. You are, of course, welcome to continue using whatever skin you might prefer, including the previous default skin Confluence.

A Cleaner, Clearer Settings Section
The Kodi settings area has always seemed to require some sort of advanced degree (or a similar amount of related experience) to navigate effectively. With that in mind, we have spent the better part of a year cleaning up and reorganizing Settings with the ultimate goal of making the section, if not friendly, then at least clearer for new and journeymen Kodi users. We’ve also made it possible to point Kodi to new media sources from the settings menu, a requested feature for many years.

v17-settings-1

An Improved Music Library
Many would argue that the Kodi music library has not seen the same degree of development and support as the video library over the past few years. With Kodi 17, that has changed. The improved music library now supports better tag reading and scraping, better handling of albums and artists with the addition of adding artist role (such as composer, conductor, DJ, etc.). Additionally, certain files and websites support musical “mood,” which means you can now select your music based on mood, rather than artist or genre.

Live TV and PVR/DVR Improvements
For a full list, see the Kodi Alpha 3 write-up, but the Live TV and PVR/DVR component of Kodi has seen just as much improvement with Krypton as the music library. Channels can now be organized by last played, so if you really only watch 5 or 6 of your 300 channels, those can always be at the top of the list. Timers and Timer Rules are now clearer and better organized and timers are much smarter now. For example, if you set a Timer to record one episode of a show, you can transform it so that it records an entire series. And that’s really only the cream on top. Check the alpha 3 blogpost for more.

Finally, only the channels you actually watch need be listed at the top
Finally, only the channels you actually watch need be listed at the top

VideoPlayer
While the average user might not notice this massive under-the-hood improvement, we feel remiss in not mentioning it. The switch from Kodi’s old DVDPlayer to the new, modern VideoPlayer may be one of the most massive re-writes in Kodi’s long history. A longer, and more detailed discussion of the changes in VideoPlayer may be found in the Alpha 2 write-up, but the important take-away is that this rewrite likely won’t affect users much right now, but should vastly improve the Kodi experience over the next few years.

With that said, there are some improvements you may see right away. In particular, DVD playback finally has hardware acceleration. A/V syncing has improved. Video streams can now be selected, just like different language audio streams or subtitles, useful for things like concert DVDs, where you can now select the various different camera angles, but perhaps more importantly useful for switching between different bitrates in Youtube and other online streaming sources using the DASH protocol. At present, the Youtube add-on in the Kodi repo has not yet been updated to handle this new support, but we hope to see that update in the near future.

Kodi v17 “Krypton” Beta 1
22 Aug

We are excited to announce the first beta of Kodi 17, codenamed Krypton. Kodi 17 features a huge amount of work in areas like video playback, live TV and PVR/DVR, the music library, skinning and more. It features a new default skin, as well as a new default touchscreen skinned, named Estuary and Estouchy, respectively.

The changes between Alpha 3 and Beta 1 are mainly limited to minor fixes and under the hood improvements, so for this first beta, we’ll instead take some time to review a few of the really visible changes in Kodi 17.

Estuary and Estouchy
Without question, the biggest visual change from Kodi 16 to 17 is the new default skin Estuary. This skin pulls a dramatic amount of content to the homescreen, including much from your music and video libraries, commonly used add-ons, and links to adding new video/music sources and installing new add-ons. It also enables color and theme changes within the skin, and overall pulls Kodi into the present day of UI design. For a full review of Estuary (and its touchscreen counterpart Estouchy), see the Estuary blogpost. Or for just a quick look, check out the Estuary trailer.
It should be noted that this is only the default skin. You are, of course, welcome to continue using whatever skin you might prefer, including the previous default skin Confluence.

A Cleaner, Clearer Settings Section
The Kodi settings area has always seemed to require some sort of advanced degree (or a similar amount of related experience) to navigate effectively. With that in mind, we have spent the better part of a year cleaning up and reorganizing Settings with the ultimate goal of making the section, if not friendly, then at least clearer for new and journeymen Kodi users. We’ve also made it possible to point Kodi to new media sources from the settings menu, a requested feature for many years.

v17-settings-1

An Improved Music Library
Many would argue that the Kodi music library has not seen the same degree of development and support as the video library over the past few years. With Kodi 17, that has changed. The improved music library now supports better tag reading and scraping, better handling of albums and artists with the addition of adding artist role (such as composer, conductor, DJ, etc.). Additionally, certain files and websites support musical “mood,” which means you can now select your music based on mood, rather than artist or genre.

Live TV and PVR/DVR Improvements
For a full list, see the Kodi Alpha 3 write-up, but the Live TV and PVR/DVR component of Kodi has seen just as much improvement with Krypton as the music library. Channels can now be organized by last played, so if you really only watch 5 or 6 of your 300 channels, those can always be at the top of the list. Timers and Timer Rules are now clearer and better organized and timers are much smarter now. For example, if you set a Timer to record one episode of a show, you can transform it so that it records an entire series. And that’s really only the cream on top. Check the alpha 3 blogpost for more.

Finally, only the channels you actually watch need be listed at the top
Finally, only the channels you actually watch need be listed at the top

VideoPlayer
While the average user might not notice this massive under-the-hood improvement, we feel remiss in not mentioning it. The switch from Kodi’s old DVDPlayer to the new, modern VideoPlayer may be one of the most massive re-writes in Kodi’s long history. A longer, and more detailed discussion of the changes in VideoPlayer may be found in the Alpha 2 write-up, but the important take-away is that this rewrite likely won’t affect users much right now, but should vastly improve the Kodi experience over the next few years.

With that said, there are some improvements you may see right away. In particular, DVD ...
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Best Media Center I ever used. Lots of functions.
Access to lots of cool and useful tools such as the
Photo Add-on "500pix" or "Big Picture". View world
photos of big events, beautiful nature, etc.
Play your music with all kinds of visualizations, album art, and more.

Video Add-ons are easy to install if you go by the directions, like from this place...
http://www.wirelesshack.org/top-best-working-kodi-video-add-ons.html
Step by step instructions on how to install from Repositories.
Or this place... http://www.htpcbeginner.com/best-kodi-addons-2016/
Just be careful of which add-ons you install.

Play your videos with or without subtitles and music with cool visualizations.

The main settings are in SYSTEM/SETTINGS, then Appearance, Audio, Video, etc.



Posted June 21, 2016 by Kool-Believer. Tool version 16.1 Jarvis using OS Windows 10 64-bit
Ease of use 8 of 10 Functionality 9 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10
Guides: Simply Austin shows how easy it is to install addons. Shows how to go to Programs and install the "Addon Installer". And lots more tips. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nr5Mz2Yci4c KODI Tips: http://koditips.com/complete-kodi-setup-guide-from-scratch-for-new-users/



Straight from your forum I have this problem with the new OTT TV BOX with the 4X CPU Cortex-A9r4 & 8X GPU Mali-450:

"This time after the 15.0 release it became clear that for several devices using an Amlogic chipset there was a change in firmware that caused Kodi to not function properly and only show a zoomed in or only used part of the screen."



Posted October 10, 2015 by JDLewan. Tool version KODI 15.2 using OS Other
Ease of use 5 of 10 Functionality 5 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 5 of 10



After reading the last review I tried out XBMC and must admit it has come a very long way since it began. As an HTPC app it is incredible. There are many built in functions and lots of addons you can download within XBMC. You can even download and install skins with the click of a button. Adding different video feeds is a just click of a button away. It really is incredible how far this program has come. It also supports DLNA file sharing although video support is very basic and only offers a few video formats. If you haven't tried XBMC in a while, check it out.


Posted July 15, 2012 by Specter. Tool version 12.0 alpha 3 using OS Windows 7 64-bit
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10



XBMC has come a long way since the last round of comments in late 2009, and I just couldn't let it sit there with a out of date 'out of 10' rating. It's a mature product with a strong following of users and programmers and has a very active forum, so it deserves a better score.

In my opinion it's the best media centre application of it's type.



Posted May 03, 2012 by The Mariner. Tool version 11 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10



Beautiful to look at and very ambitious in scope. Looks very promising. Unfortunately I was hoping that since it had Xbox origins, it would play HD DVD format, but it won't. I still have about 30 HD DVDs that I was hoping to view with this. I have an Xbox external disc drive, but no media player that will play it.


Posted December 24, 2009 by ricoman. Tool version 9.11 using OS Windows 7
Ease of use 8 of 10 Functionality 8 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 8 of 10


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