Discussion in 'other software & services' started by guest, May 21, 2020.
Kodi "Leia" 18.7 Release (May 21, 2020)
Kodi "Leia" 18.8 Release (July 29, 2020)
Here's what's new in Kodi 19 'Matrix'
August 10, 2020
Kodi 19.x "Matrix" - Alpha 1
Kodi 19 “Matrix” Alpha 2 launches with new fixes
October 6, 2020
Kodi 19.x "Matrix" - Alpha 2
Wonder how this one will stack up to say VLC Player or even MPC-BE & HC.
For Windows, I don't know. I never tried Kodi on Windows.
For Kubuntu, Kodi plays specifically Disney/Pixar DVDs much better than VLC media player or any other media player that I tested on Kubuntu. See my March 28 post in the 'What's your default Video Player?' thread.
I haven't tested Kodi with anything else than Disney/Pixar DVDs. For simple video or audio files I use VLC media player on Kubuntu.
IMHO it's like comparing apples vs oranges. VLC and MPC-BE are "just" media players. Kodi is a media center software.
Kodi "Leia" 18.9 Release (October 24, 2020)
New Kodi 19 'Matrix' release delivers major feature changes
November 2, 2020
Kodi 19.x "Matrix" - Alpha 3
New Kodi 19 'Matrix' release is the build you've been waiting for
November 22, 2020
Kodi 19.x "Matrix" - Beta 1
Brand new Kodi 19 'Matrix' available -- download it NOW!
December 9, 2020
Kodi 19.x "Matrix" - Beta 2
Kodi 19.x "Matrix" - Release Candidate
Kodi 19.1 'Matrix' is here and you should download it NOW!
May 9, 2021
Kodi "Matrix" 19.1 Release (May 9, 2020)
Kodi 19.2 'Matrix' is here -- Download it NOW!
October 9, 2021
Kodi "Matrix" 19.2 Release (October 8, 2021)
Kodi 19.3 'Matrix' is here -- Download it NOW!
October 25, 2021
Kodi "Matrix" 19.3 Release (October 25, 2021)
Kodi 19.4 'Matrix' is here -- Download it NOW!
March 5, 2022
Kodi "Matrix" 19.4 Release (March 5, 2022)
This is what's new in the latest Kodi 20 Nexus release
By Wayne Williams @Waynewill1 - September 18, 2022
Kodi "Nexus" Alpha 3
Kodi 20 'Nexus' hits a huge stability milestone and is available to download now
By Wayne Williams @Waynewill1 - November 14, 2022
Kodi "Nexus" Beta 1
The final build of Kodi 19 'Matrix' arrives in time for Christmas, but it won't be coming to Google Play or the Microsoft Store
By Wayne Williams @Waynewill1 - December 24, 2022
Kodi "Matrix" 19.5 Release (December 24, 2022)
No portable version
Kodi v20.0 (Nexus)
Kodi 20 Home Theater Software has been released
By Martin Brinkmann - January 16, 2023
Spoiler: Kodi 20.0 Highlights
Kodi 20.0 Highlights
AV1 Video Support --- hardware decoding of AV1 media is now supported on several Kodi platforms. Addons may also play AV1 streams thanks to an update of the Inputstream API.
Multiple binary addons instances -- Multiple instances of binary addons may now be loaded; this may be useful for certain addons that support different servers or connections.
Subtitle system rework -- Kodi 20.0 features a massive rework of the subtitle system. Development and maintenance is improved as a consequence, and some features that could not be supported previously may now be supported. The development team lists dynamic positioning of fonts, subtitle positioning, improve multi-language support and color changes as new features.
HDR support on Windows -- full HDR support for desktop Windows systems (not on Xbox). Improvements include "more accurate ACES Filmic" and HABLE tonemapping.
NFSv4 support -- Network File System Version 4 support added. It is necessary to either select NSFv3 or NSFV4.
Context Menu improvements -- right-click and long-press context menu handling improved.
Game Savestate Support improvements -- gamers may save game states at any time now, and even if the games do not provide native savestate features.
Kodi "Nexus" 20.0 Release (January 15, 2023)
Kodi v20.1 (Nexus)
Kodi v20.2 (Nexus)
June 29, 2023
Separate names with a comma.