Software update: Kodi 18.0 RC4




development of Kodi version 18.0 is coming to an end and has now arrived at the fourth release candidate. This cross platform media center software is developed for Windows, macOS, Linux, Android and iOS. In version 18.0, which carries the code name Leia, the entire source code has been reviewed, with the aim of improving stability. Furthermore, various improvements have been made in the music library and watching live television, there is a full 64bit version of Kodi and it is now also available through the Windows Store. Finally, the media player has been improved, which means there are fewer hitches to avoid, and it also works well with 4k and 8k resolutions, hdr, drm and the latest codecs.

Changes in RC4 (and RC3)
Most notable changes to mention in this Release Candidate:

Update documentation regarding Python and Skin Develoment: Kodi Doxygen
Fix crash on certain music files that contain ID3v2 UFID frame
Do not list non-repo add-ons as “unavailable” in info dialog (the by default included ones)
Fix some interface info labels regarding music
Fix none responsive when minimizing on Mac OSX
Fix path for looking up external subtitles
Replace vc140 redis with vc141 which fixes crashes on Windows (user should at least install this once)
Windows DXVA – fixed color values
Fix GUI Notifications rendering
Fix watched items in plugins (contains database upgrade)
Of course there are several more changes that are listed on our github repository found here: RC4 changes .
Fix crashes by pressing ‘x’ to stop. DVD .iso image when “Player Process Info” is displayed
Screenshot: simplify logic and bail out if no folder is set
Android: remove mpeg4 HD restriction / use dts for unknown pts for mpeg4 (there might be some playback regressions that will be fixed along the way)
Change resolution (if required) on application starts (fixes XBXO resolution issues)
Android: Reset calibrations if GUI limit changes
Android: fix subtitle position problems
Fix resolution whitelist issues on Windows
Extend option to hide spoilers like text or images from the library view
Add support for new iOS devices
Of course there are several more changes that are listed on our github repository found here: RC3 changes .
Kodi v18 Leia

Version number 18.0 RC4
Release status Beta
Operating systems Windows 7, Android, Linux, macOS, iOS, Windows 8, Windows 10
License type GPL


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