Thursday, May 21, 2020

[Android Apps]: Kodi 18.7 "Leia" Now Available

New Kodi version is ready to download, the popular mediaplayer Kodi alias "Leia" reached it´s version 18.7, an update that gives us bug fixes and brings us a little closer to the next Kodi 19 where we will really see important changes in the system. Since version 18 we have substantial changes in its internal code that make for example the compatible skins although for this latest version there are only a few, since they need to be updated in each new version.

Changelog:

Audio:
  • Fix to not reset user-set volume (Android)
  • Fixes around multi-channel audio track support
Playback/Display:
  • Fixes to Bluray subtitle language recognition
  • Fix playback of bus-encrypted bluray discs
  • Improved library handing for plugins if media source is removed
  • Use JNI instead of NDK for MediaCodec (Android)
  • Further work on maximum width and height/vertical-shift (Android)
  • Fixes around realtime handling of TS streams
Interface/Look-and-feel:
  • Fix for watch icons not showing when content type is not set (Estouchy)
  • Fix navigation in skinsettings (Estuary)
  • Fix crash in favourites dialog
  • Apply safe area insets to Kodi GUI (iOS)
  • Fixes around focus after touch action
  • Improvements around dialog/toast handling
  • Fixed behaviour when accessing locked media sources
Music:
  • Fixes around library handling of "isalbumartist" field
  • Fixes around expansion of .ISO images to avoid GUI freezes
  • Ensure album artist isn't blanked out when scraping
Build System:
  • Fix downloading dependencies from mirrors (Windows)
  • Library updates - bump gnutls (3.6.11.1) and nettle(3.5.1)
PVR:
  • Fix EPG corruption when new channels are added during startup
Network:
  • Improvements around handling of proxy credentials
  • Fix for proxy empty fields (proxy, username, password)
Addons:
  • Fix crash if an incompatible VFS addon is present
  • Fix display of title for compressed package directories
  • Fixes around addon settings folder naming
Subtitles:
  • Fixes around decoding of HTML escape characters
  • Fix around SMI (SAMI) subtitles and quoted start tags
Profiles:
  • Fixes for issues related to switching profile
  • Fixes to saving of lock preferences (master lock, lock video windows, etc.)
Other/General:
  • Add "Swiss German" and "Portuguese (Brazil)" to language codes
  • Fix to guard against assert in tinyxml
  • Fix stack overflow when trying to find NFO files in a RAR file
  • Implement range checking in URIUtils::resolvePath
  • Implement support for extended local headers in ZIP files used by some scrapers

Android ARM v.8A (64 bits)

Android ARM v.7A (32 bits)

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