Kodi happens to be one of the most interesting platforms for turn a device into a complete multimedia center with which to access all kinds of content, whether in the form of video, music, photos or even streaming broadcasts.
An application that has released its latest version not too long ago. It is Kodi 20 Nexus, which already has a stable and consolidated version that now has just received an update that fixes bugs and brings a number of new features which we are now going to review.
Everything new that comes with Kodi
Kodi is a very popular application because it is highly customizable and can be used on a wide variety of devices, from computers and mobile devices to game consoles and streaming devices. In fact, we have already seen how to use Kodi to watch HBO Max, Disney+, DAZN, Netflix, Pluto TV and even how to watch DTT or record programs. It can even be used to play games by installing an emulator or using it to access Plex.
Kodi has just received version 20.1. Kodi Nexus is updated, improving the operation of the application, offering greater stability and adding new functions that we are now reviewing and that are detailed on the GitHub page.
The first improvement that comes with this update to the media player is related to sound. As detailed in the blog, they have introduced an algorithm that allows fix a bug that affects devices running on Android and that it was related to Audiotrack.
The algorithm runs for 30 seconds to find out what is happening: during this time no corrections are made, but the internal value mdisconAdjustTimeMs is updated to a new value each time an increase in synchronization error is detected. After 30 seconds, the learning stops and the end mdisconAdjustTimeMs is set to: m_disconAdjustTimeMs * 1.15 + 5.0.
On the other hand, fixed crashes playing DVD folder structures via network sources like SMB, NFC or HTTP and related to the file system, fixed an issue in Samba that “corrected” a long standing assumption.
They arrive too fixes affecting systems running on AMD in the decoding process, in which there could be problems with videos, which offered smaller dimensions than normal.
The subtitles have also seen their performance improved with the arrival of this update, since in some cases they appeared wrongly placed on the screen. They also announce that some aspects have been corrected in the case of WebVTT subtitles to resolve the overlapping of segments.
Another of the fixed aspects is related to Windows platforms, in which Chorus could not be used, allowing its access from the Microsoft operating system. They have accomplished this by updating cPython to 3.11.2 to fix the issues with the ElementTree module binary. This fixes crashes in Android when an installed plugin uses the common Python ElementTree module.
Besides Savestate functionality has been improveda feature that allows game state to be saved at any time, even if the game itself does not offer native Savestate features.
Remember that the full changelog can be found on GitHub. You can download Kodi from their website for any of the systems in which it is available. If yours is Android, remember that the last version that could be downloaded from Google Play was Kodi 19.3 Matrix, since from Kodi 19.4 you have to go directly through the Kodi website to download it.
Via | AVPassion
More information | Kodi blog
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