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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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Version:15.1 / 15.2 RC3 History


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Version history / Release notes / Changelog:
Kodi 15.2 Isengard – Release Candidate 3
04 Oct

Once a ‘final’ version is released some new bugs and/or problems usually appear out of nowhere, and last release was no exception. Even though tens of thousands of users were already testing the 15.0 version before release and we try very hard to prevent them, as soon as million started using it, some problems we either did not think of or which we did not notice popped up. To counter some of these new issues, we’re bringing you this second maintenance release candidate called 15.2 RC3 which has some additional fixes on top of the 15.0 and 15.1 release.

This is still a release candidate; once enough users have verified that these improvements work out well, and we did not introduce any major regressions, we’ll be releasing it as final 15.2 version. To be safe just backup your userdata (online manual) first.

It should be ok to just install this on top of your current Kodi 15.0 or 15.1 version. For the MySQL users out there; we never bump the database versions in our bugfix or maintenance releases – you can safely keep using it within your network.

Most important fix done
Over time the Android version has travelled some bumpy roads. This is due to the fact there are tens of thousands of different devices out there with each it’s own Android version and each a slightly different firmware and hardware. Firmware is the part where the manufacturer of the device has to make sure the everything works as it should like audio and video output. 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. Devices that came from manufacturers that had properly updated their firmware did not have this problem. However for some this never happened and caused all the problems you might have experienced. One method was to put special build firmware on the device which fixes the problem and Kodi would just work fine again. Sadly this is a quite technical process and could brick your device if not done properly. Luckily a community developer invested a lot of time in tracking down the problem and together with our main Android developer came to a solution for fixing this.

In short, we’ve solved the problems for the users that had the zoomed in or partial screen using Kodi in Android. As such we included these changes into the 15.2 RC build for every one to test and hopefully get their device working again.

Secondly some playback problem popped up for many Android users where they lost video after fast-forward playback. This should now have been correct as well (if you had not yet got the extra Play Store update for 15.1).

Should you still experience problems with this build please provide feedback on our forum or in this 15.2 specific test thread: link Be sure to provide sufficient information.

Fixes done in this RC 3 version

• 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 refresh-rate switching on Android. This should improve on most devices like Nexus Player and NVIDIA SHIELD TV and others which use the Android API
Fixes done in this RC 2 version
• Fix file time used in scanning library which may speed up scanning times on 32bit platforms
• Fix video rewind on Windows. May still leave artifacts for some seconds.
• Fix continues check on system partitions on Android
• 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
Fixes done in this RC 1 version

• Updated taglib that fixes a crash when playing flac files
• Fix volume adjustment for XBOX controllers
• Fixes side flyout appearing when using touch
• Fixes freeze on win32 on away mode
• Fix crash on osx 10.7 when trying to resolve hdd names
• Fix Amlogic zoom problems on Android
• 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
The complete technical list can be found on our Github milestones.

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Alternative to XBMC:
Emby Server
Plex Media Server
TVersity Media Server

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Acronyms / Also Known As:
XBMC Media Center, XBMC Live, Kodi, XBMC


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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 . 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 . 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 . 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

It is free and a lot of work has been put into it but it is still a long ways away from being useful; it is getting better and better but it is not there yet.

I found it hard to setup and did not particularly find the support to be that good. Seems like you have to be a died in wool XBMC believer otherwise you are not treated very well.

Posted April 04, 2009 by . Tool version 9.04 using OS Vista
Ease of use 3 of 10 Functionality 2 of 10 Value for money 7 of 10 Overall score 4 of 10

I completely disagree with last poster. Excellent media center app, very mature, not beta. Great support from the community.

Posted March 23, 2009 by . Tool version pre-9.04 using OS Other
Ease of use 7 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10

For use in Windows this software has potential but is still buggy(smb support for example is supposed to work but it mostly does not) and is lacking. The volunteer folks who are working very hard on this are spread thin and really do not have time to respond in a reasonable manner to questions or inputs. They tend to respond rather harshly to any kind of critique or questioning. It seems to be a rather aloof group.

Also, this software seems to be geared for folks with a high level of computer savy and programing expertise.

Posted November 09, 2008 by . Tool version Beta 2 using OS Vista
Ease of use 9 of 10 Functionality 2 of 10 Value for money 9 of 10 Overall score 4 of 10

This def worth a Look . Shows its origins on the Xbox but seems to have all the bits you would expect in a media centre. Video audio and photos. I quite like the look and feel and it should support all the common codecs, with easy upgradeability. Still has some rough edges, but its a beta version. Considering the original Xbox is really just a cutdown computer without the Burden of running windows, this should transfer quite easily. Give it a try and let the developers know what you think.

Posted July 01, 2008 by . Tool version Beta using OS WinXP
Ease of use 6 of 10 Functionality 7 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 7 of 10

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