Kodi 16.1 RC 2 “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 version available is Kodi 16.1 RC 2 “Jarvis”, which brings the below changes:

  • Never cache addons directories
  • Fix typo when calculating forced ratio size
  • AndroidStorageProvider: Ignore /mnt/runtime and don’t call Exists all the way every some 500 ms as this will affect performance
  • Set of fixes for DirectX rendering
  • Fixed crash under JSON-RPC on iOS/OSX
  • 20% performance gain on opening EPG guide window
  • Add missing libgif.so to the Android package
  • Fix Kodi freezing if no ADSP add-on is present
  • EventServer security fix by only allowing localhost

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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/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*

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 173. Rosa, 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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