Team Kodi Releases version 17.5: Update to FFmpeg 3.1.11, Retina Display Support & More

While main development has already moved on towards v18, Kodi team releases version 17.5 providing users stability and usability fixes.

Updated Oct 24, 2017News
Kodi version 17.5

Adding another improvement to the 17.X series, Team Kodi released version 17.5 today (October 24) and they are recommending everyone to upgrade.

With this release the team has made sure to emphasize that the “.X” releases aren’t meant to bring new features to the software, yet they do may bring various improvements in the form of ancillary software upgrades and bugfixes.

Speaking of improvements, here’s a list of what Kodi version 17.5 has to offer –

Improvements In Kodi 17.5

  • Joysticks: Fix accelerometers preventing screensaver
  • More robust way of handling audio output on variety of Android devices
  • Fix playback of DVD file over network on Linux
  • Update to FFmpeg 3.1.11
  • Fix up and down buttons on ir remotes with macOS High Sierra
  • Added latest apple devices to allow retina support
  • Fix not being able to add content manually to videolibrary
  • Fix power message handling for CEC
  • Fix jumping timeline while switching channel groups in Guide window

Despite the fact it’s meant to improve stability and usability not everyone, however, seems to be satisfied with the release as a few forums and other online platforms indicate – some users are experiencing issues with getting Kodi to work after the update. Most notably, it seems these users belongs to the Android TV box platform, although there might be issues on other platforms as well. In my experience, in case you’re wondering, after upgrading to 17.5 on both Windows and Linux platforms – so far everything appears to work quite well, though, I’m only one person so your mileage may vary.

Users who are interested in upgrading to version 17.5 can either rely on the auto-upgrade functionality Kodi software offers on some platforms, or you may visit Kodi’s official download page and fetch the latest version manually.

If you’re new to Kodi and like to install it for the first time but have no clue where to start, check out: How To Install Kodi? A Thorough Guide For Kodi Beginners Of All Platforms.

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