Kodi (formerly XBMC media center) is a media-player jukebox and entertainment hub for all your digital media. XBMC is a cross-platform and open source software (GPL) available for Linux, Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows operating-system, and the Xbox game-cons
Kodi (formerly XBMC media center) media center is a media-player jukebox and entertainment hub for all your digital media. XBMC is a cross-platform and open source software (GPL) available for Linux, Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows operating-system, and the Xbox game-console. XBMC can play a very complete spectrum of of multimedia formats, and featuring playlist playback, audio visualizations, picture viewing, slideshows, and weather forecast functions, together with a multitude of third-party addons and plugins.
Find links to source and binaries, as well as build instructions, for Kodi on the official site
Release Date: Jun 29, 2019
Two months have passed since our last bugfix release and already we have a new one ready for consumption. Fancy a few more features? There aren't any, with one teeny-tiny exception. Apparently DTS-HD audio only tracks are a thing and Kodi can now play them like any other music format. That's it. No more features. Seriously.
However, since Kodi 18.3 is a bugfix release, we have a boatload of erm... fixes. In fact, too many to mention. Below is a non-exhaustive list of (mostly) usability fixes.
Fixed favourites widget not scrolling properly on 16:10 displays
Fixed API button was not reachable with a mouse on Settings window
Fixed Skin Settings window scrollbar focus
Fixed order of TV Show title and Episode title in Video Info dialog
Added Search button to the side menu in the Video and Music windows
Fixed Wall and Infowall views scroll to bottom on certain aspect-ratios
Fixed broken side menu navigation in the Addon Browser window
Fixed a Group Manager crash when adding a new group
Fixed EPG UI corruption and/or EPG data not showing with newly added channels
Fixed PVR guide window channel data being overwritten
Added support for DTS-HD audio tracks
Fixed wrong album or artist thumb art being picked from scraper results
The remaining fixes are under the hood and range from addressing nasty memory leaks to DVD playback from HTTPS sources, with a couple of crash and burn events in between. A special thanks to all the users that found a bug, took the time to report it and, in some cases, provided a fix.
The full v18.3 changelog can be found in our GitHub milestone. If you want to read back on what was actually changed in v18 itself, you can find the corresponding articles in the blog posts - Kodi 18, Kodi 18.1 and Kodi 18.2.