Software Update: Kodi 17.0




The final release of 17.0 Kodi could already be picked up for a few days, but now finally also the release notes become available. This cross-platform media center software is developed for Windows, MacOS, Linux, Android and iOS. In version 17.0 has added the ability to play 10bit and HEVC to allow material, combined with GPUs from Intel or Nvidia that it supports offer. The default skin has changed to Estuary and touch screen devices that become Estouchy. The release notes for version 17 can be found below.

New look
Kodi’s user interfaces receive a major revision in Kodi 17.0. The new default skin Estuary HAS BEEN specially designed as a 10-foot interface , while touchscreen devices have a new touch-enabled skin called Estouchy . To complete the overhaul we are now shipping Chorus2 as the default web interface.

Audio and Video
Our video engine is undergoing a multi-phase rewrite and Kodi 17.0 delivers the next wave of changes with improvements to stability, audio / video synchronization, refresh rate switching and decoding / encoding or video on all platforms. New input stream add-ons extend support for streaming protocols like RTMP, MPEG DASH, Smooth Stream and NXMSL. Other new additions include hardware accelerated DVD playback and OpenGL dithering When performing color conversion, and Kodi on Linux can now use 3DLUT and simple ICC profiles to color-correct displays. Audio sinks on most platforms have ook leg refined.

Changes to the music library bring improved performance for tag scraping, support for mood tags and artist role, and thickening increased browsing speed for larger libraries.

Live TV and PVR
Kodi 17.0 HAS numerous at improvements to Live TV and PVR functionality. Changes start in the user interface with widgets for Recent Recordings and Last Played channel s on the homescreen, and the ability to choose PVR showing the guide or channel window When Kodi starts. The PVR UI Has seen much love. Channels can be Sorted by Last Played. TV and Radio recordings are now shown in separate windows. There is a huge performance increasement When browsing the guide window. Scheduling recordings or had a complete rewrite with both timers and timer rules now displayed in separate windows, and instant recording options can be customized. There are now 15+ PVR add-ons and must have been updated, zoals VDR VNSI, Tvheadend, HDHomeRun, Enigma2 and MythTV. Kodi now comes with support on the back end for Digital Devices Octopus Net and asynchronous connections to back-ends-which helps with connection stability.

Kodi 17.0 is now standards-compliant with Android’s official Audio API and requires Android 5.0 or higher as the minimum version. DTS-HD, DTS-X, Dolby TrueHD, and Dolby ATMOS passthrough are now supported on devices implement That Audio Track v23 or higher. Devices with firmware That does not follow this standard will not passthrough support. Support for 4K video and output and improvements to refresh rate switching and HEVC to allow, VC-1 / WMV 9, and VP9 playback on supported hardware are the icing on the cake.

Kodi 17.0 is the first version available through the Windows Store and is now one of the most popular downloads in the store. The version in the store wraps our normal x86 application in a UWP wrapper for installing on Windows 10. The normal installer from the download section of the website can be used on Windows 7 and 8 (and 10).

The Kodi 17 changelog page in the wiki hosts a human-readable list of changes in Kodi 17.0 while Those seeking a more technical listings can view the merged pull requests on our project’s GitHub repository.

version number 17.0
release Status Final
Operating Systems Windows 7, Android, Linux, MacOS, Windows 8, Windows 10
File 80,00MB
Licence Type GPL



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