Kodi 15.0 “Isengard” Alpha 2 Has Been Released. Install Kodi 15 Alpha 1 On Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04 And Derivative Systems

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, XBMC was 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).

Starting with XBMC 14, the open-source software will be renamed to Kodi Entertainment Center, Kodi 14 being the first release.

While the latest stable version available is Kodi 14.2Kodi 15.0 “Isengard” Alpha 2 has been recently released, coming with some major changes:

  • Chapter Selector Window
  • Audio and Subtitle Lists
  • Language Add-ons and an Expansion of International Options
  • Add-on Manager Improvements

Also, besides the major changes, over 200 fixes have been implemented, including:

  • Tuxbox removal. Users of Enigma2 boxes can use the VUPlus PVR add-on
  • Split PVR add-ons into separate projects
  • Fix season art scraping on newly added seasons
  • Immediately fetch updates from repository after major upgrade
  • Improvement of installing new skins selection
  • Remove legacy code pre-Frodo 11.0
  • Add jump to first unwatched in TV section
  • Remove certain codecs from our core code and made add-ons out of them. Audio
  • encoders/decoders
  • Removal of AFP filesystem support

 how to install Kodi 15.0 “Isengard” Alpha 2 on Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, 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 Five, Deepin 2014, LXLE 14.04, Linux Lite 2

In this article I will show you how to install Kodi 15.0 “Isengard” Alpha 2 on Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, 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 Five, Deepin 2014, LXLE 14.04, Linux Lite 2 and other Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 and Ubuntu 12.04 derivative systems.

Because it is available via PPA, installing Kodi 15.0 “Isengard” Alpha 2 on Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04 and derivative system is easy. All you have to do is add the ppa to your system, update the local repository index and install the xbmc package. Like this:

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

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