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Kodi Jarvis 16.1 Maintenance Version is Released

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Written by Jesse Afolabi

The popular used-to-be XBMC (Kodi) cross-platform multimedia solution has been in an active development for the good part of two months for version 16.1 codenamed Jarvis during which it received two release candidate builds.

Jarvis 16.1 is essentially a maintenance release for version 16.0 as it mainly brings about bug fixes; moreso, Kodi’s Martijn Kaijser made mention that, “It should be ok to just install this on top of your current Kodi 16.0 version without uninstalling previous version. For the MySQL users out there; we never bump the database versions in our bugfix or maintenance releases – you can safely keep using it within your network.”.

Below is a breakdown of the changelog as seen on Kodi’s website:

• Never cache addons directories

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• Fix typo when calculating forced ratio size

• AndroidStorageProvider: Ignore /mnt/runtime and don’t call Exists all the way every some 500 ms as this will affect performance

• Set of fixes for DirectX rendering

• Fixed crash under JSON-RPC on iOS/OSX

• 20% performance gain on opening EPG guide window

• Add missing libgif.so to the Android package

• Fix Kodi freezing if no ADSP add-on is present

• EventServer security fix by only allowing localhost

• Fix possible lockup when entering EPG grid

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• Fix possible problems with rendering on Windows

• Fix possible non-working key presses after a key long press

• Don’t do a video chapter skip if there’s only one chapter

• Fix possible lock up by increasing timeout to let screensavers properly exit

• Fix render capture (bookmark images) on certain hardware with DXVA on Windows

• Fix problem in ZeroConfBrowser that could cause problems on exit

• Fix crash one OSX 10.7 when trying to resolve HDD names

• Fix possible crashes when using VAAPI and DXVA video rendering

• Fix song reported on playback of songs from cuesheet

It is advised that you upgrade as soon as you can to eradicate all the listed issues above.

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Jesse Afolabi

Jesse is that tech enthusiast you never heard of...he's mainly into things relating to Linux and Android and has an unending passion for both platforms which is why he writes about them.

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