Kodi 17.4 released – Install Kodi 17 on Ubuntu Linux. Kodi (previously named XBMC) is a famous open source media hub and home theater PC.
Announcing the release of Kodi 17.04, the team wrote:
It has been a while since we released 17.3 release which fixed several issues. Now the time has come to do another named 17.4 where we tackled several more issues that were identified. Although we already moved on with development towards v18 we do take the time to fix issues for the current release when we can. We recommend every one to upgrade to this version once it’s available for their platform to have the best experience possible. If you want to know what has changed you can browse the list below.
Kodi 17.4 is a bugfix releases and brings stability and usability fixes.
Fixes done in this release:
- 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 immediatly after they have changed instead of only on shutdown
With the release of Kodi 17, an improved dedicated AMLCodec hardware accelerated video decoding support for Linux on Amlogic devices has been released. It also brings an improved AMD/Intel x86-64 64-bit (AMD64 / IA-64t CPU architectures) support under Linux. Not only this it has removed Wayland display server protocol support (as depended heavily on removed Boost C++ libraries)
Install Kodi 17.4
Run the following commands in terminal to install Kodi on Ubuntu 17.04, Ubuntu 16.10, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 15.10, Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 and other Ubuntu and Linux Mint Systems:
sudo apt update
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:team-xbmc/ppa
sudo apt update
sudo apt install kodi
Once installed, open Kodi from Ubuntu Systems.