Users of the popular media software Kodi will be happy to hear that the Kodi 17.1 release candidate is now ready for download. The makers of the software made the announcement on its website on Thursday and gave a list of the fixes they included in the next release candidate. The announcement also details the changes that have been implemented in Kodi v17.1 “Krypton.”
Kodi 17.1 includes several bug fixes
The company said this latest release candidate brings updates to Estuary and Estouchy, including some improvements and bug fixes. This candidate also corrects the problem with EDL skipping and the issues with the slow song smartplaylists feature. Kodi 17.1 fixes several problems with PVR as well and updates the Chorus web interface.
Further, it fixes the add-ons that were not being marked as “broken” when they were updated with the “broken” flag. The release candidate also adds a limiter to random songs in order to prevent the usage of large amounts of memory on big libraries. V17.1 also brings improvements in keyboard mapping, analog stick handling and the performance of plugins while content lists are being built. Kodi 17.1 also includes the RTMP input stream add-on for Windows.
Updates to Kodi 17
If you haven’t yet updated to the latest version of Kodi, Krypton, you may not have experienced all the updates the newest version has yet. The release candidate above includes fixes for the initial roll-out of Krypton, which brought many improvements over the previous full version of the media software.
The team pushed out Krypton earlier this month, and the small size of the team makes it impressive and surprising that they have the next release candidate with bug fixes for Krypton ready for download so quickly. One of the biggest changes in Kodi 17 was the addition of some new skins. The new default skin is called Estuary, and it was designed as a 10-foot interface. Touchscreen devices also have the option of using the Estouchy skin, which is touch-enabled.
At the time of the initial Krypton release, the Kodi team noted that the video engine would be going through a “multi-phase rewrite,” so more changes are probably coming.