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Kodi 19.3 “Matrix” – Stable

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Kodi 19.3 “Matrix” – Stable

Kodi (formerly known as XBMC) is an award-winning free and open source (GPL) software media center for playing videos, music, pictures, games, and more.

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, including TV shows, PVR and Live TV.

This media center has the customizable design and clean playback options. It also features Add-ons, Skins, UPnP compatibility, Web Interfaces, Remote Controls support and a lot more.

The Kodi project is managed by the non-profit XBMC Foundation, and developed by volunteers located around the world.

Kodi Media Center features:

Music

Play all your music including AAC, MP3, FLAC, OGG, WAV and WMA formats. It has cue sheet, tagging support, MusicBrainz integration, and smart playlists for ultimate control of your music collection.

Movies

Supporting all the main video formats and sources, including streamable online media, ISOs, 3D, H.264, HEVC, WEBM. Kodi can import these movies with full posters, fanart, disc-art, actor information, trailers, video extras, and more.

TV shows

The TV shows library supports episode and season views with posters or banners, watched tags, show descriptions and actors. Video nodes/tags and smart playlists can further organize your library for special interests, making specific screens for sci-fi, anime, etc.

Pictures

Import pictures into a library and browse the different views, start a slideshow, sort or filter them all using your remote control.

PVR and Live TV

Watch and record live TV all from the GUI interface. It works with a number of popular backends including MediaPortal, MythTV, NextPVR, Tvheadend, VDR, Windows Media Center, and more.

Add-ons

There are add-ons for videos, music, changing Kodi’s behavior, popular web services, adding more artwork, controlling your lights, and much much more.

Skin

Allows you to completely change the whole GUI. Thanks to the highly customizable skinning engine you are able to change every aspect of media center. Choose from dozens of community created skins, each with their own set of options, or create your own dream UI.

UPnP

With UPnP compatibility you can stream to and from any other Kodi instances and play to other UPnP compatible devices in your home with ease. Have one UPnP master device and use other Kodi instances as clients which automatic keeps you watched status and library up-to-date. You can also now import from uPnp sources to synchronize your data inside instances of Kodi.

Web Interfaces

Interact with Kodi using its JSON-RPC based remote interface. This brings loads of possibilities for remote controls, web browsers and 3rd party tools to take Kodi to the next level.

Remote Controls

Control your media your way with support for hundreds of remote controls, CEC-compatible TVs, or one of the new Smartphone and Tablet Apps.

What’s New in Kodi 19.3 “Matrix”:

What’s New in Kodi 19.2 “Matrix”:

PVR

  • Fixed: crash when accessing invalid PVR channel from favourites
  • Fixed: crash on startup while searching for missing channel icons
  • Fixed: crash on startup caused by missing timer type
  • Fixed: “Delete permanently” of recordings from trash
  • Other, more minor bug fixes

Video Library

  • Fixed a bug that deleted UniqueID’s when scraping the library, which caused unexpected behaviour for addons relying on those ID’s

Games

  • Added translations for emulators and game controller add-ons

JSON-RPC

  • Expose icon path of EPG tags as ‘thumbnail’ property
  • Expose series number of EPG tags as ‘seasonnum’ property.

Network

  • Websocket: handles partial messages

Add-ons

  • Fixed: display logic for official and third-party modules

Windows specifics

  • Fixed: possible crash when switching monitors due to adding/removing hardware.
  • Fixed: audio passthrough not working (randomly) on some systems when display refresh rate match is enabled.
  • Improved: flip discard swap chain is used on all Windows 10 systems even if graphics driver does not support latest DirectX feature levels.
  • Improved: 10-bit swap chain is used by default on Windows 10 systems when HDR display is detected (for 8-bit SDR video sources too).
  • Fixed: possible crash related to WS-Discovery when non-computer devices (e.g. IP cameras) are attached to the same network.
  • Fixed: possible crash when HDR is toggled on/off externally from Windows 10 display settings.
  • Fixed: no picture or wrong black level with some video drivers when limited range output is enabled in conjunction with hardware acceleration DXVA2 and HDR passthrough.

Android specifics

  • Fixed: external storage volumes not visible on devices running old Android versions

Xbox specifics

The big news here is that we can finally make 19.x “Matrix” available on the Xbox – thanks for putting up with the delay while we fixed the blockers!

  • Fixed: crash on playback of 4K HEVC videos due to out-of-memory condition.
  • Fixed: GUI rendered at 1080 and upscaled to 4K instead of native 4K.
  • Fixed: 4K resolution is incorrectly reported in logs as 1920×1080.
  • Fixed: crash when “Switch display refresh rate at Start/Stop” is enabled with 4K resolution.
  • Fixed: tone mapping not used by default at playback HDR videos.
  • Fixed: missing display refresh rate info on Video Debug Info OSD (Alt+O).
  • Fixed: Internet SSL connectivity not working due not usable path to built-in CA certs bundle.
  • Improved: swap chain performance using DXGI_SWAP_EFFECT_FLIP_DISCARD.
  • Improved: 10-bit swap chain surfaces are used if an HDR-capable TV is detected (even for 8-bit SDR videos).
  • Improved: HEVC DXVA2 decoder performance using 128 byte aligned decoder surfaces.

What’s New in Kodi 19.1 “Matrix”:

What’s New in Kodi 19.0 “Matrix”:

What’s New in Kodi 18.9 “Leia”:

What’s New in Kodi 18.8 “Leia”:

What’s New in Kodi 18.7 “Leia”:

What’s New in Kodi 18.6 “Leia”:

What’s New in Kodi 18.5 “Leia”:

Changes in Kodi 17.6:

Homepage – https://kodi.tv

Kodi runs on Linux, macOS, Windows, iOS, and Android, featuring a 10-foot user interface for use with televisions and remote controls.

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