The Kodi development team has just released a new version: Kodi 20 (codename “Nexus”). The latter brings several welcome improvements and fixes. However, if most of the modifications are not visible (under the hood), let’s take a look at the main features of Kodi 20…
Cody 20 Nexis
First of all, it is important to know that Kodi 20 is at least 4000 source code modifications. This ranges from fixing small bugs to adding new features. There is no revolution in this new version and some improvements are not visible.
The new version fixes a lot of bugs (more or less annoying), as well as performance improvements. As for the video part, we note important additions such as the introduction of the AV1 codec or even full HDR support for Windows (not for Xbox). Improvements have been made in terms of Linux DRM management (optical discs) as well as resuming playback of Blu-Ray and DVD ISO files. Following the changes to the TVDB TV Show API, several fixes have been made to ensure Kodi compatibility. If you are using NFO files, you will need to update the library. The Clean DB tool is working again, which is good news. We will also mention fixes and improvements at the EPG or subtitle level.
On the API side of Kodi, the team has made a few small changes to the InfoTagVideo and VideoStreamDetail functions. Some extensions (plugins) that use them may not work correctly if the developers have not made changes.
Availability of Kodi 20
The source code is now available at this address and the Kodi team has compiled various versions: Windows, Linux, macOS, Android, iOS, tvOS… You can download the new version from this address. Finally, you can find all the information on the official website.