Kodi's Response to Internet Issues

2 giorni 18 ore ago
Kodi's Response to Internet Issues

 

Team Kodi would like to wish you all good health and security during this difficult time for the world.

 

With almost everyone working and schooling from home now, the internet and world wide web are under severe strain for bandwidth and data volume. Many streaming services such as Netflix, YouTube and Amazon Prime have reduced their streaming resolution to help ensure there is enough connection speed for everyone who needs it.

 

In line with this, from today Team Kodi will also be doing our part. The following measures will be put into place with immediate effect:

  • Playback will only be available at standard definition and low colour depth to save bandwidth.
  • We reserve the right to implement 1 channel audio and 4 bit monochrome video with AI based dithering shaders to recolour the content should the ongoing situation require it.
  • Streaming addons and IPTV may limit access to meet local/regional curfew restrictions.
  • Kodi will only function on home networks, and will no longer operate through free public wifi.
  • The Kodi database will be scrubbed overnight every night to ensure it remains clean.
  • We will only support 60" or larger displays to implement social distancing requirements and prevent people grouping around small devices.

 

Kodi updates with these changes are being pushed via our normal download locations; our website, Windows App store, Google Play store. We hope for your support in taking these actions, and that they will not interrupt your viewing and listening pleasure.

 

Remember: stay home, watch stuff and save lives!

Tags: April Fools
Team Kodi

Kodi 19 Welcomes tvOS but Says Goodbye to iOS 32bit

2 settimane 4 giorni ago

Dear Users,

In the upcoming Kodi 19, tvOS will be added as new platform. It will be fully featured, supporting top-shelf* and the Siri remote, with support for both the Apple 4 and 4K. Similar to iOS, it will require jailbreaking or side loading.

We wanted to thank Memphiz for the base on which this effort was completed and to davilla from MrMC for his support. Thanks also to team members sy6sy2 for being brave enough to start tackling this, and to kambala and Fuzzard for contributing the lion's share of the work.

Unfortunately, in order to keep things maintainable, we have decided that iOS 32-bit will no longer be supported from Kodi 19 onwards. We understand this will affect our users, and we don't make this decision lightly. As a small team of volunteers, we have to balance maintainability and the time it takes to add new features in the future.

It's also important to note that iOS 32-bit users are not being abandoned: they will, of course, have Kodi 18 to run on indefinitely. From Kodi 19 the oldest iOS devices supported will be the iPhone 5s, iPad Air, iPad mini 2 and iPod touch 6th gen.

Cheers,

phunkyfish

* top-shelf is not available with the free dev certificate

Tags: AppletvOSiOSPre-Release
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