Kodi 19.1 ‘Matrix’

Kodi 19.1 ‘Matrix’ for Bug Fixing, Accessible on all Major Platforms

Kodi 19.0 was finally released in Feb 2021 after the development of years.  The new version of Kodi brings a lot as compare to the previous major Kodi versions and the new version left various Kodi lovers without their wanted addons. So the Kodi developers continue their struggle and get success to release the latest version Kodi 19.1 ‘Matrix.’

All the Kodi users know very well, how little updates work and what is on the presentation. The new version Kodi 19.1 ‘Matrix’ basically fixing the performance issues and bugs, and give a more inspiring user experience overall. Most of the Kodi 19.0 elements have been improved, accessible on all supported platforms.

The best feature of the Kodi 19.1 version is the application accessibility on Xbox consoles. Moreover, you can get Kodi 19.0 from Microsoft Store since its launch, Kodi 19.1 can be accessed on pretty much every Xbox console, let’s see in detail what else is changed.

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Discs

  • Fixed: in Linux playback the optical DVDs.
  • Fixed: BD-J Blu-ray chapter skipping with remotes or keyboard.

Video

Fixed: Now detected the HDR metadata in VP9 profile 2 streams that are usable on all the platforms which support HDR passthrough and touch tone Kodi mapped during this type of video streaming.

PVR

  • Fixed while controlling the Kodi with very basic remote the context menu not accessible in PVR Guide.
  • Fixed the issue client channel number and name not persisted whenever changed.
  • Fixed the crash issue during browsing the EPG by using MySQL as EPG.
  • Fixed the Resume issue the recording position and play count lost after the Kodi Restart.
  • Fixed the issue of the channel manager not properly rename the backend channel.
  • Fixed the playing archived program, during opening the Guide window that was not selected.
  • Fixed the GUI issue that was not updated on insert, hide, removal or unhide of the channel groups.
  • Updated the appearance of PVR windows in Estuary

JSON-RPC

Fixed the PVR issues by reintroducing the broadcast properties ‘hastimer’, ‘hastimerrule’, ‘hasrecording’, ‘recording’

Fixed the VPR issues by reintroducing the channel property ‘isrecording’

Subtitles

Fixed the issue of system fonts detection on Windows ASS subtitles

Fixed the Kodi render method of the semi-transparent ASS subtitles on the Wayland

Web Interface

Updated the Chorus2 build on community shares.

GUI/Interface

Fixed the media flagging for the DVD/BluRay

Network

 Updated: Improve the NFS platform filesystems and HTTP reliability.

Filesystem

 updated For network filesystem enable the file caching.

Updated: improve the file cache error handling

Windows specifics

  • Added: Support for the WS Discovery protocol which enables the locating SMB servers, browsing and shared folders by using the SMBv3.
  • Added: Video of the debug info. Extends the current Debug info Player (Ctrl+Shift+O) along with the latest video-only info (Alt+O).
  • Fixed: some unusual streaming issues, incorrect HDR metadata can be passed (HDR10 passthrough).
  • Fixed: green screen on the system along with old HW (DX feature level 9.1) playing the 10-bit videos
  • Fixed: the black screen along with the Software render method and DXVA2 hardware acceleration disabled.
  • Fixed: the green screen during playing the menu of some DVDs (Just MPEG2 SD).
  • Fixed: credentials being requested for the anonymous SMB shares. Updated: VC run times added in the installer to add the compatibility along with VS2019 and VS2017 at the same time.

Android specifics

 Fixed: SMB shares mounted on the system level it was invisible in Kodi.

Fixed: the SMB shares are labelled along with a cryptic number (UUID) rather than the actual disk name.

So this is also not the complete change provided by Kodi developers for Kodi 19.1 Matrix. You can learn more about Kodi 19.0 and 19.1 by using this GitHub.

If you like the new Kodi 19.1 ‘Matrix’ version you can download Kodi 19.1 ‘Matrix’ and then select the platform you want and reinstall the Kodi.

If you do not find Kodi 19.1 immediately then you can install Kodi via Apple’s App Store, Google’s Play Store and Microsoft’s Store.

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