Kodi (XBMC) 14.2 Released, Install it from PPA

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Kodi 14.2, the second and final point release of Kodi 14 Helix, formerly known as XBMC, was released today with various bug-fixes. The next will be Kodi 15 “Isengard”.

Changes in Kodi 14.2:

  • Fix: Application stopped responding on Windows
  • Fix: Gap-less playback on MP3
  • Fix: Playback of rtmp protocol
  • Fix: Scanning of newly added episodes
  • Fix: Fix multipath source scanning
  • Fix: Loading external subtitles in some cases
  • Fix: packaging of PIL module on Android. This fixes some script error when using weather add-on
  • Fix: Fix video playback on all platform after refresh rate change
  • Fix: Various bugs that were present in PVR add-ons.
  • Fix: Save weather location
  • Fix: Fix filtering of foreign add-ons
  • Fix: ftps handling
  • Fix: use LastWrite instead of ChangeTime for file system on Windows
  • Feature: Bump OSX SDK to 10.10

Install Kodi 14.2 in Ubuntu:

The new release has been made into Kodi’s official PPA, available for Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04, Linux Mint 13/17.

To install it, open terminal from the Dash, Application Menu, or by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard. When it opens, run below commands one by one to add PPA and install/upgrade the media center:

sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:team-xbmc/ppa

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install kodi

Once installed, log out and choose log-in with Kodi session, or launch Kodi from the Dash at next log-in.

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  • skod

    Thank you. It seems like most other linux proficient people thinks that everyone else is linux nerd and say “Just do and update”. This is how it is supposed to be told 🙂