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.
Kodi 14 “Helix” RC3 has been recently released, coming with the below changes:
- Bump FFmpeg to 2.4.4
- Fix problem with setting content on new and existing video sources
- Fix spinner in video settings for choosing hardware or software decoding
- Fix recording history in PVR
- Separate sort order in PVR window for each directory
- Fix PVR preview video scaling for AMLCodec on Android
- Fix crashes on certain Intel GPU when playing video
- Fix LPCM (audio/L16) streaming via UPnP
- Use correct art type when appending art to item lists
- Fix python PIL package on Windows that caused crash on weather add-on
- Updated GUI translation files
In this article I will show you how to install Kodi 14.0 “Helix” RC3 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 2.0 and other Ubuntu 14.04 and Ubuntu 12.04 derivative systems.
Because it is available via the XBMC Nightly PPA, installing Kodi 14.0 “Helix” RC3 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
Optional, to remove kodi, do:
$ sudo apt-get remove kodi