On time Kodi has today taken the wraps off of the final build of Kodi 17.1, a bug fix release that is available for download right now. Carrying the same Krypton designation as version 17.0 that came before it, this new iteration comes after a Release Candidate cycle that started about a month ago. Here’s what has been changed and new features are been detailed right below.
Kodi is an award-winning freeware open source (GPL) software media player and of course an entertainment hub for digital media. Kodi v17.1 “Krypton” is something like a bug fixes which contains team behind the production effort to further improve the v17 release. The update does not add any new feature to the Kodi media center, though that all came in version 17 – but what it does is fix a whole host of bugs while also tweaking a few feature additions here and there.
Formally known as XBMC, Kodi can be installed on Linux, OSX, Windows, iOS and Android devices, 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 streaming media files from local and network storage media and the internet web.
Amongst those changes are some unanmed alterations to how the user interfaces Estuary and Estouchy look and behave. Indeed, the two different interfaces have also received their own bug fixes.
Moreover! Improved keyboard mapping and analog stick handling are also listed as improvements to input methods. To those who do not want to have their rumble upon the receipt of notifications will be pleased to see the new option disable exactly that which has been added as part of Kodi 17.1. Other improvements include:
- 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
Ultimately, that does not even cover the whole list, with the full changelog available via the Kodi website if you really do want to go digging to see if that one bug that drives you crazy has been fixed. Spoiler: it amazingly has.
You can download the final version of Kodi 17.1 from kodi.tv right now.
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