Kodi v17.4 final: Just a bunch of fixes

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.

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

What else is new?

In the bugfix releases we never include any new features. They are as feature complete as the initial version with the difference is they contain stability and usability fixes. If you are curious you can read up on all the v17 changes here: Kodi v17.0 “Krypton”

Where can I download Kodi?

As alway you can find the official builds on our download page. Then click on the platform of choice and select the build you need. You can install these build just on top of your current Kodi installation without doing a reinstall or cleanup as we do a full migration if needed. All you add-ons or installed skin will keep working.

Apparel, donations or getting involved

Getting involved is quite easy. We encourage you to report problems with these builds on our forum first and after that, if asked, submit bugs on Trac (following this guide: How to submit a bug report). Do note that we need detailed information so we can investigate the issue. We also appreciate providing support in our Forums where you can. You can of course also follow or help promote Kodi on all available social networks. Read more on the get involved page. We are always happy to receive a donation by which you show your support and appreciation, and t-shirts and Raspberry Pi cases may still be found on the sidebar for purchase. All donations and other income goes towards the XBMC foundation and are typically used for travel to attend conferences, any necessary paperwork and legal fees, purchasing necessary hardware and licenses for developers and hopefully the yearly XBMC Foundation Developers Conference.

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123Movies Kodi Addon – How to Install 123Movies on Kodi

123Movies is a very popular website for streaming movies, TV shows, and a wide variety of digital content. However, the website can be a bit unreliable and difficult to use, leaving many people wishing for a better way to stream the media it hosts.But With the 123Movies Kodi addon, it’s possible to enjoy plenty of […]

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Gurzil (New Exodus Fork) Kodi Addon – How to Install Gurzil on Kodi

If you happen to keep up with Kodi news, you may already know that the developer of the popular addon known as Exodus recently called it quits.  Fortunately, there are still plenty of “Exodus forks” (addons that are based on Exodus source code) that you can use as a substitute for Exodus.  One of the […]

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Bennu Kodi Addon (Phoenix Reborn) – How to Install Bennu on Kodi

Bennu is a revamped version of a classic Kodi addon called Phoenix.  Like Phoenix, Bennu is not very beginner friendly.  Its menu structure doesn’t make sense and a big percentage of its links don’t work.  However, if you’re willing to spend some time poking around you can find HD, surround sound and 3D feeds inside […]

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Kodi v17.4 RC1: Just a bunch of fixes

It has been a while since we released 17.3 release where we fixed several issues. Now the time has come to do another 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. To give these fixes a proper test run before we call it final we first want to make this release candidate available for the wider audience who might be facing some of these issues we have fixed. Just browse the list below and give it a try.

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

What else is new?

In the bugfix releases we never include any new features. They are as feature complete as the initial version with the difference is they contain stability and usability fixes. If you are curious you can read up on all the v17 changes here: Kodi v17.0 “Krypton”

Where can I download Kodi?

As alway you can find the official builds on our download page. Then click on the platform of choice and choose pre release build. You can install these build just on top of your current Kodi installation without doing a reinstall or cleanup as we do a full migration if needed. All you add-ons or installed skin will keep working.

Apparel, donations or getting involved

Getting involved is quite easy. We encourage you to report problems with these builds on our forum first and after that, if asked, submit bugs on Trac (following this guide: How to submit a bug report). Do note that we need detailed information so we can investigate the issue. We also appreciate providing support in our Forums where you can. You can of course also follow or help promote Kodi on all available social networks. Read more on the get involved page. We are always happy to receive a donation by which you show your support and appreciation, and t-shirts and Raspberry Pi cases may still be found on the sidebar for purchase. All donations and other income goes towards the XBMC foundation and are typically used for travel to attend conferences, any necessary paperwork and legal fees, purchasing necessary hardware and licenses for developers and hopefully the yearly XBMC Foundation Developers Conference.

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Best Live TV Addons for Kodi 2017 – Watch Live TV on Kodi

Whether you’re out of town, stuck on the late shift in the office, or simply don’t have a TV that allows you catch your favorite shows, getting access to live TV on Kodi is simple and easy. There are dozens of different live streaming add-ons on Kodi. Here are the best live TV add-ons for Kodi, with […]

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Quasar Kodi Addon – How To Install Quasar on Kodi

Quasar is one of the most popular torrenting addons for Kodi on the web.  Like most torrent powered Kodi addons, Quasar allows you to start watching a video torrent file before it’s finished downloading.  It also scrapes multiple torrent sites, allowing you to search the internet’s most popular torrents sites simultaneously. Want to learn how to install Quasar on […]

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Best Kodi Addons for August 2017 – 4 Hot August Addons

Hello and welcome to another edition of our monthly addon roundup!  In this article, we’ll be showing you how to install 2 Kodi addons that have experienced a big popularity surge in recent weeks: Streamhub and Covenant.  We’ll also be introducing you to an Exodus clone called Gurzil and a totally brand new addon with […]

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