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Kodi (former XBMC) is an award-winning free and open source 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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File size: 62MB
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Latest version

19.1 (May 9, 2021)



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Download Kodi 19.0 Mac 64-bit  92MB  Mac64

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Version history / Release notes / Changelog


Kodi "Matrix" 19.1 Release

It is a truth universally acknowledged that, no matter how much testing you do before a major release, you'll never find and squash anything like all the bugs until you get a proper, large-scale, mass test of the code. In other words, it's time for a bugfix release on the Kodi 19 "Matrix" series, as - thanks to your feedback - we've managed to fix a whole batch of issues over the past few weeks.

In no particular order, this version includes fixes for the following:

As a bug fix release, don't bother going to look for new features; while there are some, that's not the main purpose of this version. Full details are on GitHub, but here's the short form...

Video

Fixed: HDR metadata is now detected in VP9 profile 2 streams and can be used on platforms that support HDR passthrough or tone mapped when playing this kind of videos.
Discs

Fixed: playback of optical DVDs in Linux
Fixed: BD-J Blu-ray chapter skipping via remotes/keyboard
PVR

Fixed: context menu not accessible in PVR Guide window when using very basic remote to control Kodi
Fixed: client channel name and number not persisted when changed
Fixed: play count and resume position of recordings lost after Kodi restart
Fixed: crash while browsing the EPG when MySQL is used as EPG database
Fixed: next recording on ... label time is not localized in Estuary Timer/Timer rules window
Fixed: channel manager does not rename backend channel
Fixed: playing archived programme not selected when opening the Guide window
Fixed: GUI not updated on removal/insert/hide/unhide of channel groups
Updated: improved look of PVR windows in Estuary
Music Library

Fixed: issue with music from cuesheets where only the first track was being added to the library on rescanning, with the rest being deleted
JSON-RPC

Fixed: PVR - Reintroduced broadcast properties 'hastimer', 'hastimerrule', 'hasrecording', 'recording'
Fixed: PVR - Reintroduced channel property 'isrecording'
Subtitles

Fixed: detection of system fonts (directwrite) on windows for ASS subtitles
Fixed: detection of user fonts (in userdata/fonts) for ASS subtitles
Fixed: rendering of semi-transparent ASS subtitles on Wayland
GUI/Interface

Fixed: media flagging for DVD/BluRay
Web Interface

Updated: Chorus2 based on community contributions
Filesystem

Updated: enable filecaching by default for network filesystems
Updated: improve filecache error handling
Network

Updated: improved reliability for HTTP and NFS network filesystems
Windows specifics

Added: support for WS-Discovery protocol that enables locating SMB servers and browsing shared folders using SMBv3.
Added: debug Info OSD Video. Extends current Debug Info Player (Ctrl+Shift+O) with new video-only info (Alt+O)
Fixed: with some unusual streams, incorrect HDR metadata could be passed (HDR10 passthrough).
Fixed: green screen on systems with old HW (DX feature level 9.1) playing 10-bit videos.
Fixed: black screen with Software render method and with DXVA2 hardware acceleration disabled.
Fixed: green screen when playing the menu of some DVDs (MPEG2 SD only).
Fixed: credentials being requested for anonymous SMB shares
Updated: VC runtimes included in the installer to add compatibility with VS2019 and VS2017 at the same time.
Android specifics

Fixed: SMB shares mounted on system level not visible in Kodi
Fixed: SMB shares labelled with cryptic numbers (UUID) instead of actual disk name
Xbox specifics

This version also brings 19.1 to the Xbox - while 19.0 has been in the Microsoft Store since launch, this was Windows-only while we found a way to adequately test the new release on Xbox. We've fixed that now, so Xbox users will automatically upgrade from 18.9 to 19.1 if you've got auto-update enabled. It's worth mentioning that there's a known memory limitation - present in 18.x as well - that causes Xbox application crashes with 4k content, so please be aware.

https://github.com/xbmc/xbmc/pulls?q=is%3Apr+sort%3Aupdated-desc+milestone%3A%22Matrix+19.1%22+label%3A%22v19+Matrix%22+

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9 reviews, Showing 1 to 5 reviews


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.


Review by Kool-Believer on Jun 21, 2016 Version: 16.1 Jarvis OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10




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."


Review by JDLewan on Oct 10, 2015 Version: KODI 15.2 OS: Other Ease of use: 5/10 Functionality: 5/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 5/10




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.

Review by Specter on Jul 15, 2012 Version: 12.0 alpha 3 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10




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.


Review by The Mariner on May 3, 2012 Version: 11 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10




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.

Review by ricoman on Dec 24, 2009 Version: 9.11 OS: Windows 7 Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 8/10


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