Kodi 14.0

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What's new in Kodi 14.0:

  • The Next Generation of Video Codecs:
  • To begin, Kodi has been updated to use FFmpeg 2.4.4. For users, this means Kodi will now be capable of playing back h.265 (also known as HEVC) and VP9 video codecs. The use of HEVC and VP9 could result in dramatically smaller video files sizes with exactly the same level of quality. A 40 GB file could be compressed to 20 GB. Users with particularly large libraries or interest in 4K video may be especially likely to appreciate this update. Software support for the VP9 video codec is also included.
  • The caveat to this update is that the decoding of h.265 is entirely software based. This means most low power systems, such as those operating Android or iOS, may struggle compared to the heftier HTPCs or Intel NUCs and ZOTAC ZBOXes that are running desktop and laptop processors.
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Kodi (formerly XBMC Media Center) is an open source and very powerful project that provides all the necessary tools for transforming your regular PC into a bona fide HTPC, which if used in conjunction a big screen TV and a Hi-Fi audio system, will transform your living room into a veritable home theater.

Features at a glance

Key features include powerful media management capabilities, a fluid Interface, plug-ins that allow for great extensibility, cinematic effects and visualizations, built-in multimedia codecs, themes, and much more. The application can play your entire collection of music files, supporting all the popular formats like MP3, FLAC, WAV, WMA or OGG. It also provides support for cue sheets, audio tagging and smart playlists.

Your entire video collection can also be played by Kodi, supporting all the major video formats like AVI, MP4, DivX, XviD, DVD Video, MKV, and many more. In addition, it includes support for Internet streams. The program provides support for organizing and viewing your favorite TV shows, which will be sorted by episodes and seasons. Moreover, Kodi can be used to display an entire collection of digital photos.

Supports some of the most powerful backends

The PVR (Personal Video Recorder) functionality will help you to record and watch live TV. It supports the MythTV, MediaPortal, Tvheadend and NextPVR backends. Additionally, the software supports hundreds of CEC-compatible TVs and remote controls, and includes UPnP (Universal Plug and Play) support for streaming multimedia content to any UPnP-compatible devices.

Supported operating systems

Be it music, videos, online streams, pictures, online radios or optical discs, Kodi can handle them all. Besides the fact that it’s totally free, it can also run on Linux, Android, Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X and iOS operating systems, supporting both 64-bit and 32-bit architectures. If you want to make your own home theater, be sure to download and install the Kodi software today, as it might become your only media player and/or entertainment hub.

Kodi was reviewed by , last updated on December 23rd, 2014

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