IPTV Wire News Report: Kodi 21 Omega Release
The Kodi development team has released Kodi 21 Omega, the second Alpha version of the popular media center software. It should be noted that Kodi 20.1 Nexus is still the stable release for best results.
Kodi is widely used on popular devices including the Amazon Firestick, Fire TV, Android, Windows, Linux, Mac, and iOS. The Alpha release includes a core change to FFmpeg 6.0, which may cause some regressions. The developers have added many new features and have fixed many bugs, making this a major release.
It’s important to mention that the reviews team has not tested Kodi 21 Omega with all add-ons and builds. While testing is ongoing, it’s suggested to use Kodi 20.1 Nexus for stability. Kodi 21 Omega brings several new features to the software and users can visit their official download page to install the release.
Alpha Two Release Notes
- Apple platforms now use newer version of Xcode and relevant SDKs
- Windows building now uses system curl executable instead of bundled wget executable
- Dependency building has improved robustness
- Improvements to seek window timeouts
- Fix visibility of ‘next recording’ label in PVRTimers
- Cleanups, crashes on our ffmpeg side data usage, and improvements with our ffmpeg API usage
- Improvements made to handling of movement keys in certain lists such as Settings
- Improvements to image cache handling for GUI items
- Navigation history extended to track the line number of the selected item
- Thumbnails generation fixed for pictures in portrait orientation
- VideoLibrary.GetEpisodeDetails now returns “studio” and “genre”
- Android: Improvements to Android codebase
- Linux: Users can select the audio backend with a command line switch
- macOS: Support for Retina displays, improvements to window handling
- webOS: Improvements to support screensaver and audio sink, and codec hardware support
- Windows: Improvements to HDR/SDR/HLG display, DXVA support, and support for AV1 playback
To install Kodi 21 Omega, visit their official download page and select ARMV7A (32BIT) under Downloads. Alternatively, use the APK file for Amazon Firestick, Fire TV, or Android TV
The development team at Kodi has officially released Kodi 21 Omega, which is the second Alpha version of the popular streaming app. It includes many new features and improvements, though users are advised to wait for test results before updating from the stable release of Kodi 20.1 Nexus. Kodi can be installed on Amazon Firestick, Fire TV, Android, Windows, Linux, and iOS devices. The Alpha release of Kodi 21 Omega includes improvements to dependency building, seek window timeouts, and FFmpeg functionality. Kodi 21 Omega can be installed through the official Kodi website’s download page.
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