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LibreELEC (Krypton) v8.1.1 BETA

This is the second BETA of our 8.2 release; a mid-year version bump to enhance hardware support and capabilities. This beta addresses issues in our OVA image, a Broadcom WIFI firmware vulnerability for Raspberry Pi 3 and Zero W users, and MPEG issues seen with some nVidia cards. It also adds support for the inexpensive Xbox ONE (DVB-C/T/T2) USB tuner (about €12 on eBay), and LibreELEC settings gains new options for changing the embedded Samba server Workgroup and adjusting the SMB protocol versions supported for security and SMB share compatibility. Kodi is bumped to 17.4 final. Changes since LibreELEC 8.1.0...

LibreELEC (Krypton) v8.1.0 BETA

This is a BETA of our 8.2 release; a mid-year bump to enhance hardware support and capabilities. It adds 10-bit HEVC support for recent Intel GPU generations, Samba 4.6 which brings support for SMB2/SMB3, and several SSL issues are resolved in a switch to OpenSSL. We continue to refine firmware we embed; removing old and unused files to reduce image size while adding new drivers and firmwares based on team findings and user reports. Kodi is updated to 17.4-RC1 with minor bugfixes since v17.3. Changes since LibreELEC 8.0.2 include: Fix NAND install on WeTek Hub/Play 2 after Android Marshmallow updates...

LibreELEC USB-SD Creator v1.3

LibreELEC USB-SD Creator v1.3 is released with support for Brazilian Portuguese and Chinese localisations and minor improvements to existing translations. It also adds audible feedback on completion of image download and image writing, and corrects visual sorting for releases with x.x.x.x numbering. The Asturian localisation has been tweaked to show an Asturian (not Spanish) flag icon. If you would like to see a localisation added in a future release please visit the LibreELEC team page on Transifex to request it and contribute the translated text strings. Requesting a new localisation does not automatically translate it! NB: Transifex currently shows missing and incomplete...

LibreELEC (Krypton) v8.0.2.1 for WeTek Hub

LibreELEC (Krypton) v8.0.2.1 is a limited release for the WeTek Hub with firmware and drivers for a new WLAN chip used in the latest batch/revision of WeTek Hub hardware. There are no other feature or function changes since the v8.0.2 release. This change will roll-up into LibreELEC 8.2 scheduled for a July/August release. LibreELEC-WeTek_Hub.aarch64-8.0.2.1.tar (info) LibreELEC-WeTek_Hub.aarch64-8.0.2.1.img.gz (info) The v8.0.2.1 release will be pushed via auto-update in 24h so new-hardware Hub owners with v8.0.2 can make full use of their hardware. If you have older Hub hardware it is not an essential update. If you experience an issue with this release please report...

LibreELEC (Krypton) v8.0.2 MR

LibreELEC (Krypton) v8.0.2 MR brings an update to Kodi v17.3, improved support for Intel WIFI and Bluetooth devices, performance enhancements to HEVC support on Raspberry Pi, and minor nip/tuck fixes for user-reported issues since v8.0.1. Kodi v17.3 addresses a notable subtitle (zip file) handling vulnerability that has been widely reported in the media. Changes since 8.0.1 include: Fix for zero byte AddonsXX.db files Fix for connman failing to enable ip_forwarding when using the hotspot feature Fix for minimum Audio Engine sample rate in Kodi (allows forced 48KHz) Fix for suspend issues with CX231xx DVB devices Fix for unreliable 1000-BaseT Ethernet on iMX6...

LibreELEC (Krypton) v8.0.1 MR

LibreELEC (Krypton) v8.0.1 MR is available bringing Kodi v17.1, hardware support for the Raspberry Pi Zero W, improved software HEVC decoding on RPi3/CM3 hardware, driver support for Fe Pi audio cards, and support for Cirrus Logic DAC audio cards (thanks to @HiassofT). The bump to Kodi v17.1 resolves several upgrade and user-experience issues we have seen with the initial Kodi v17.0 release, and happiness is enhanced for users wearing an official LibreELEC tee-shirt or hoodie. Changes since 8.0.0 include: Fix missing support for lirc_xbox driver Fix gpio-ir-recv issues on iMX6 Fix (experimental) to correct audio delay issues when using Bluetooth speakers Fix filesystem...