Kodi (XBMC) 14.1 ‘Helix’ Released, Install in Ubuntu/Linux Mint

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Kodi is free and Open-Source Software media player and entertainment hub. Kodi, formerly known as XBMC Release 14.1 ‘Helix’ version not with much new features but many bug fixes. It is a multi-platform software that we can easily use on Ubuntu/Linux Mint and other distros.


Features of Kodi

Kodi is widely used and full of features allows users to play and view most videos, music, podcasts and other digital media files from local and network storage media and the Internet.

Kodi can play all your music including mp3, flac, wav, and wma formats. It has a cue sheet, tag reading support and smart playlists for ultimate control of your music collection.

 Music

Kodi can play all your music including mp3, flac, wav, and wma formats. It has a cue sheet, tag reading support and smart playlists for ultimate control of your music collection.

 TVShows
The TVShows library supports episode and season views with posters or banners, watched tags, show descriptions and actors. Great for keeping track of your progress.
 Movies

Kodi can do Movies too! Supporting all the main video formats including streamable online media, Kodi can import, browse and play your Movie collection with ease.

 TVShows

Kodi allows you to watch and record live TV all from the GUI interface. It works with a number of popular backends including MediaPortal, MythTV, NextPVR, Tvheadend and many more.

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What’s New in Kodi 14.1

As told above this release is majorly a bug fixes release. Kodi 14.1 includes many Bug Fixes –

  • * Fix: incorrect video screen size on Android AML devices
  • * Fix: potential segfault when silencing audio
  • * Fix: do not skip streaminfo if the format is not known.
  • * Fix: DXVA flickering on AMD
  • * Fix: prevent possible over-flow in ALSA
  • * Fix: possible sorting problems in the library
  • * Fix: possible problem in library navigation
  • * Fix: don’t scroll text when it’s set to not do it
  • * Fix: scroll text if it’s too long on spinner controls
  • * Fix: don’t overlap PVR search labels
  • * Fix: bug in DLNA client string on iOS
  • * Fix: updated several PVR add-ons
  • * Fix: remember played state of the video when started from recently added
  • * Fix: correct vsync on OSX
  • * Fix: broken keyboard input
  • * Fix: prevent crash on circular dependencies of add-ons
  • * Fix: large file support on Android
  • * Fix: random exiting on Android x86 builds (Nexus Player for example)

Re-touched skin

As of now the standard touch skin which is called re-touched, now also includes a PVR section.

Kodi XBMc 14.1 released install in ubuntu/Linux mint

How to Install Kodi 14.1 in Ubuntu Or Linux Mint

$ sudo apt-get install python-software-properties pkg-config

$ sudo apt-get install software-properties-common

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:team-xbmc/ppa

$ sudo apt-get update

$ sudo apt-get install kodi

Upgrade –

$ sudo apt-get update

$ sudo apt-get upgrade

Uninstall –

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get remove kodi*

sudo apt-get purge kodi*

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