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Kodi 17.5 Released with Retina Display Support

Kodi 17.5 recently released, is an open-source media center app that allows you to browse and view videos files, photos, podcasts, and music from your local hard-drive, optical disc, local network, as well as stream from the internet. This latest release focuses mostly on addressing several issues reported since last update. Now lets take a quick look at Kodi’s features.

kodi 17.5

Kodi Features

  • Allows you to play various music files which includes mp3, flac, wav and wma formats.
  • It has cue sheet, tag reading support and smart playlists for ultimate control of your music collection
  • Supports various video formats including streaming online media, import, browse and play movie collection
  • Supports TV Shows, including episodes and season, watched tags, descriptions and actors
  • You can import pictures into a library and browse in different views, also start a slideshow, sort or filter them all using your remote control
  • You can watch and record live TV programs from many popular backends including MediaPortal, MythTV, NextPVR, Tvheadend and many more
  • Can customize the UI interface with various skins
  • The real power of Kodi comes from the vast selection of user created Add-ons
  • Also kodi interacts with its JSON-RPC based remote interface. This brings a host of possibilities for remote controls, web browsers and 3rd party tools
  • Comes with support for hundreds of remote controls, CEC-compatible TVs, or Smartphone and Tablet Apps
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Kodi 17.5 Changelog

  • Joysticks: Fix accelerometers preventing screensaver
  • More robust way of handling audio output on variety of Android devices
  • Fix playback of DVD file over network on Linux
  • Update to FFmpeg 3.1.11
  • Also fixed the up and down buttons on ir remotes with macOS High Sierra
  • Fix not being able to add content manually to videolibrary
  • Added latest apple devices to allow retina support
  • Fix power message handling for CEC
  • Also fixed the jumping timeline while switching channel groups in Guide window

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