Kodi 14.0 Released For The Holidays - Formerly Known As XBMC
Written by Michael Larabel in Multimedia on 23 December 2014 at 05:39 PM EST. 14 Comments
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Kodi, the rename of XBMC, is out with its first release under the new branding. Besides changing names, Kodi 14.0 brings a number of improvements to this popular open-source multimedia center software.

Kodi 14.0 is codenamed Helix and ships with the latest video codec support via FFmpeg, the Kodi Library has seen significant improvements, add-on improvements were merged, layout support has been added for the virtual keyboard, hardware deinterlacing on the Linux version of Kodi for certain hardware, PVR improvements witrh ASTC sub-channel support, and numerous other enhancements.

More details on the Kodi 14.0 changes that are out in time for Christmas can be found via Kodi.tv.

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