Monday, April 25, 2022

How to Install Kodi 16.1 ‘Jarvis’ on Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 15.10, Ubuntu 15.04 and Before Version

Kodi (formerly XBMC Media Center) is an open source and very powerful project that provides all the necessary tools for transforming your regular PC into a bona fide HTPC, which if used in conjunction a big screen TV and a Hi-Fi audio system, will transform your living room into a veritable home theater.

Features at a glance

Key features include powerful media management capabilities, a fluid Interface, plug-ins that allow for great extensibility, cinematic effects and visualizations, built-in multimedia codecs, themes, and much more. The application can play your entire collection of music files, supporting all the popular formats like MP3, FLAC, WAV, WMA or OGG. It also provides support for cue sheets, audio tagging and smart playlists.

Your entire video collection can also be played by Kodi, supporting all the major video formats like AVI, MP4, DivX, XviD, DVD Video, MKV, and many more. In addition, it includes support for Internet streams. The program provides support for organizing and viewing your favorite TV shows, which will be sorted by episodes and seasons. Moreover, Kodi can be used to display an entire collection of digital photos.

After being in development for the past two months, during which time it received two RC (Release Candidate) builds, Kodi 16.1 “Jarvis” is here to fix many of the bugs and annoyances reported by users since Kodi 16, as well as to add various small improvements here and there.

“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,” reads today’s announcement.

Fixes done in 16.1
• Never cache addons directories
• 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 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
• 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

How to Install Kodi 16.1 on Ubuntu / Linux Mint via PPA :

To Install Kodi 16.1 on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus, Ubuntu 15.10 wily werewolf, Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet, ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr (LTS), Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya and Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela, Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, Linux Mint 17 Qiana derivative system via PPA, open a new Terminal window and bash (get it?) in the following commands:

To install a beta/unstable version of Kodi you must first add the unstable repository, then install XBMC. Use ppa:team-xbmc/ppa
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:team-xbmc/xbmc-nightly
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:team-xbmc/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install kodi
Note that if you have any addons (such as PVR clients), these must be updated as well (they will not be updated automatically):
sudo apt-get install kodi-pvr-mythtv

How to Upgrading ?

To update Kodi when a new version is released, just do a general system/package or use the following commands in the terminal (or via SSH):
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

Note: In some cases where additional packages are required, Kodi will fail to upgrade when using the upgrade commands as above. To install additional packages use the command below:
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

How to Uninstalling ?

If you need to remove and purge an application and finally removing/purging also the application configurations files, do so by using the following commands:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get remove kodi*
sudo apt-get purge kodi*

Then remove the settings folder to remove all settings and library data. This will not delete any videos or music, but just the settings and library data itself:
rm ~/.kodi/
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