For many, Kodi is the best multimedia center that can be used to centralize and reproduce musics, videos and photos in one place. This multimedia center is characterized by being free and open source and is fully modular that can be customized thanks to the large number of plugins, or extensions created by third parties, that allow us to do almost everything with this multimedia center.
Although Kodi is an open source software, its support for maintenance and updates is quite good and that is why, every now and then the project managers often launch updates of this multimedia center that allow it to remain in the market for a longer time.
Almost 3 months have passed since the release of Kodi version 17.3, a version focused on solving several serious problems detected in the previous version of the multimedia center. Continuing with the maintenance of the multimedia center, this time Kodi officials have released a new version of branch 17, version 17.4, focused mainly on correcting several security breaches and preparing the ground for the arrival of Kodi 18.
Last June, we talked about the developers plans for this multimedia center for the new version of it. Kodi 18 is definitely going to be a great launch since, after a long wait, it will finally arrive with native support for 64 bits thanks to the great effort that has entailed carrying a total of 31 Windows libraries to function as native In this architecture.
What’s new in Kodi 17.4
This new version is mainly focused on correcting all kinds of errors, so you will not see big changes or visible improvements in it.
Some of the most important bugs fixed in this release are:
- Potentially fix crashing on Windows due to an issue in Python
- Potentially fix crashing on Windows when enabling zeroconf
- Fix sporadic crash on Windows when installing or updating add-ons
- Fix issue for users with reverse proxies attempting to forward websockets.
- Fix possible issue if Linux distro uses system ffmpeg and cause black screen with 10-bit H.265
- Properly throttle scraping music information online to prevent overloading the provider
- Fix native keyboard on iOS 11
- Fix potential crash on Android O loading App icons
- Fix non showing Kodi banner on Android O
- Fix potential crash on Android with certain keymaps
- Fix wrong detection of VP6 and VP8 videocodec on Android
- Update FFmpeg to 3.1.9
- Set hard requirement to use FFmpeg 3.1.x only
- Fix for Hangup when viewing recording and pressing next/previous
- Fix merged scraped album type and label correctly with that derived from tags from music files
- Fix possible crash on Linux when using ALSA
- Save skin settings immediately after they have changed instead of only on shutdown
You can see the complete list with all the bugs corrected in its official blog. If you want to update to this new version, or download Kodi on your computer totally free of charge from kodi.tv/download.