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Kodi 15.0 – Isengard – One Release to Rule Them All


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Kodi 15.0 Features

Across platforms, Kodi itself has gained quite a lot of features.


Some notable examples include:

• A new chapter selector window – Allows you to visually browse and select chapters from mkvs and other containers that support chapters.

• Adaptive seeking (aka Skip Steps) – The more times you press a button to seek in a period of time, the larger the jump forward or backward will be.

• Audio and Subtitle Lists – For content that includes multiple audio and subtitle choices, you can select from a full list of choices, rather than manually searching through a spinner.

• Language Add-ons and Expanded International Preferences – Now language translations aren’t dependent upon release, but get regularly updated to all users as the add-ons themselves update. Additionally, you now have total control over date, time, temperature and more displayed formats.

• Improved Add-on Manager – The add-on manager has now been reworked to help make finding the add-ons you are looking for easier.


Additional Improvements and Changes:

• ffmpeg 2.6.3 update

• Improved Closed Captioning support in Live TV

• Fixed music video queuing

• Allow scanning of new sources and marking as watched during other library operations such as “update library”

• Windows DXVA HEVC hardware decoding support if driver and hardware support exist

And more. See release notes for RC2, RC1, Beta2 and Beta1 for a full list.


Changes from 14.2 to 15.0 include:

• Minimal 10.7 Lion 64-bit required on Mac OSX

• Minimal iOS 5.1 required and ATV2 support discontinued

• Minimum Android 4.2 Jelly Bean MR1 required on Android

• Ubuntu 12.04 support dropped in PPA

• On Android the system now handles the volume instead of Kodi

• Removed the need for root/SU on Android. Some hardware/firmware might not like that. Please contact your hardware supplier

• Removal of Tuxbox support. Users of Enigma2 boxes can use the VUPlus PVR add-on

• Removal of AFP filesystem support

• Remove legacy code pre-Frodo 11.0

• Vast amount of possible memory leaks, segfaults, crashes and minor issues have been fixed

• General improvements regarding code stability and performance in all areas

• General code clean-up in all areas to simplify adding future features

And more. See release notes for RC2, RC1, Beta2 and Beta1 for a full list.





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