Kodi 17.1 and OSMC with 17.1 released

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Kodi 17.1 is a bugfix release for v17 “Krypton”.

This is the list of changes in this release:

  • Update Estuary and Estouchy with some bugfixes and improvements
  • Fix EDL skipping
  • Fix slow song smartplaylist
  • Several PVR fixes
  • Update Chorus webinterface
  • Fix addons not being marked broken when they are updated with broken flag
  • Add limiter on random songs which should prevent large memory usage on big libraries
  • Improve keyboard mapping during button mapping
  • Improve analog stick handling
  • Improve plugin performance when building the content list
  • Include RTMP inputstream add-on for Windows
  • Don’t close subtitle stream when switching audio
  • Fix replaygain for music files
  • Fix controllers buttons on Android
  • Fix music cleanup hanging on large MySQL music database
  • Fix use of SMB on Android on new installs
  • Fix possible Kodi upgrade migration hang during add-on update process
  • Add check in Windows installer for Service Packs and updates that Kodi needs to operate
  • Don’t try to read tags from internet audio streams
  • Add setting to disable controller rumble on notifications

OSMC (A very nice open source media Linux player) also published their new version with the inclusion of Kodi 17.1. While OSMC is tending to focus a bit to much on their own player they are also doing some work for other devices like the Raspberry Pi. Here the list of relevant changes with the inclusion of 17.1

Bug fixes

  • Fix visual issues with some screens on the OSMC skin
  • Fix an issue with DNS TTL and CLASS field length
  • Fix an issue with handling of ClearProperty method
  • Fix an issue with subnet assignment for tethering
  • Fix an issue with search domain reconfiguration
  • Fix an issue with Bluetooth adapter handling
  • Fix an issue with DHCP handling and OFFER stage
  • Fix an issue with DNS proxy response handling
  • Fix an issue with nameservers after DHCP renewal
  • Fix an issue with DHCP request and IP link local
  • Fix an issue with DHCP timer removal handling
  • Fix an issue with missing MTU option from DHCP
  • Fix an issue with passphrases and space characters
  • Fix an issue with passphrases after WPS provisioning
  • Fix an issue with memory leak and wpa_supplicant
  • Fix an issue with memory leak and service ordering
  • Fix an issue preventing some TP-Link WiFi adapters from working correctly
  • Fix an issue where the OSMC Updater may only occupy a quarter of the screen on a 4K display
  • Fix an issue where the DVBLink PVR add-on may cause Kodi to crash after a period of activity
  • Fix an issue where Kodi may crash when playback is paused if experimental A2DP support is installed
  • Fix an issue on Raspberry Pi 0/1 where duplicate JustBoom DAC configuration file could prevent OSMC from updating
  • Fix an issue where the OSMC logo may look distorted in My OSMC
  • Fix an issue that prevented some remote controllers from working in Kodi after updating to Kodi Krypton
  • Fix an issue where skin settings may be lost after rebooting OSMC
  • Fix a variety of CEC issues on Raspberry Pi

Improving the user experience

  • Added support for Pi Zero W, including WiFi and BT
  • Improved Bluetooth support on Raspberry Pi
  • Added support for driving BT via alternate UART on Raspberry Pi
  • Add option to disable fanart in the OSMC Skin
  • Improved OSMC skin performance
  • Add click to seek support to the OSMC skin
  • Add support for custom backgrounds to the OSMC skin
  • Add support for WiFi fast-reconnect and band-steering
  • Added support for NOOBS mass storage device booting
  • Improvements to Bluetooth management via My OSMC
  • Improved official OSMC 802.11ac WiFi adapter performance and configuration
  • Improved boot time on NOOBS install by lazy-mounting /boot partition
  • Improved Kodi add-on performance, particularly with add-ons using long lists
  • Improved Kodi game controller support
  • Estuary skin improvements: including fixes for PVR
  • Improved support for playback of HEVC content on Raspberry Pi

You can get Kodi for Windows here: kodi-17.1-Krypton.exe and the OSMC image can be updated from OSMC self or you can get the full disk image here.

 

 

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