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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 History
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  Latest version:
15.1 (August 16, 2015)


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Version history / Release notes / Changelog:
Kodi 15.1 Isengard – Maintenance release
16 Aug

Kodi Isengard System 15.0
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, 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 maintenance release called 15.1 which has some additional fixes on top of the 15.0 release. 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 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. For additional information about version 15 or upgrading you can visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.

We will continue to solve some remaining issues and release it as a next point release in the 15.x range.

Fixes done in this 15.1 version

• Flush renderbuffers when flushing video player
• Fix broken network.bandwidth setting
• Fix stuttering in PVR windows
• Fix holding lock while querying PVR backend
• Unsigned apps are not working on jailbroken iOS 5.1 devices
• Add installed languages to the list of possible stream languages
• Ensure that file descriptor for logfile is NULL’ed
• Fixes a crash when trying do delete a file in filemanager
• Reimplement Cocoa_GetVolumeNameFromMountPoint for OSX
• Update label color for sliderex controls
• CProgressJob: fix crash in DoModal
• Fix missing return in CGUIWindowPVRBase::OnBack
• FFmpeg: Bump to 2.6.4
• Handle startup splash as regular window
• Fix linkage for VTB framework for iOS < 6 – fixes VTB on iOS
• Fix broken native keyboard on iOS 5.1.1 devices
• Fix wrong navigation in SmartPlaylistEditor.xml
• Make some virtual filesystems available when no network is available yet
• Fix formatting on mysql queries that could cause crash on update
• Only set mouse wheel control spin and slider controls when they are actually focusses
• Respect view mode changes of EPG when controlling number of EPG updates
• Handle startup splash as regular window which prevent problems if PVR or masterlock is used as startup window
• Fix watched flag not displaying if item is also resume-able
• Remove some logging on exiting that could crash on exit in some cases
• Fix overlapping subtitles in some cases
The complete technical list can be found on our Github milestones.
https://github.com/xbmc/xbmc/milestones?direction=desc&sort=due_date&state=closed

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Alternative to XBMC:
Emby Server
MediaPortal
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 xbmc.org 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
Guides: http://xbmc.org/wiki/?title=XBMC_Online_Manual


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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