Kodi 16.0 Beta 4 “Jarvis” Has Been Released

As you may know, Kodi (previously named XBMC) is a famous open source media hub and home theater PC, being translated in more than 30 languages. Also, its features can be highly extended via third party plugins and extensions and has support for PVR (personal video recorder).

The latest unstable version available Kodi 16 ” Jarvis” Beta 4 , which brings the below changes.

  • Fixed: several credentials leaking in the debuglog
  • Fixed: fix enabled status for audio DSP add-ons
  • Fixed: stop scraping album overriding tags when override tags Disabled
  • Fixed: Custom Music Node/Playlist Rule Based Queries
  • Fixed: Input.Select for PVR fullscreen windows with JSON-RPC
  • Fixed: ghost timers in EPG window
  • Fixed: sidemenu now playing buttons in Confluence
  • Fixed: mouse handling regression on Android
  • Fixed: don’t use cached results for dir checks in our Python API
  • Fixed: missing header label on clean EPG progress dialog
  • Fixed: [configure] make sure the top kodi src dir is always in INCLUDES

Installation instructions:

The latest versions of Kodi available are available via PPA, so installing it on Ubuntu systems is a piece of cake. Just add the PPA to your system, update the local repository index and install the kodi package:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:team-xbmc/unstable
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install kodi

Also, to install the encode addon, do:

$ sudo apt-get install kodi-audioencoder-* kodi-pvr-*

Optional, to remove kodi, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove kodi*

The installation instructions should work on Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf, Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela, Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Elementary OS 0.2 Luna, Peppermint 6, Peppermint 5, Deepin 2014, LXLE 14.04 and Linux Lite 2.

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