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:
!!! SAMBA UPDATE - IMPORTANT !!!
The latest “Creators Update” for Windows 10 removes SMB1 client/server support and many NAS devices now ship with configuration that only supports SMB2/3, which causes problems because all versions of Kodi before 17.4 can only make SMB1 connections. This release includes changes that allow the Kodi SMB client and our embedded Samba server to work with SMB2/3 connections; improving SMB security and performance on most hardware. However, it is a disruptive change:
If you experience issues with SMB share access please post in the forums sharing information on the Windows and Samba versions, and a Kodi debug log, and we will do our best to help.
After recent security issues with Kodi and Samba we need to ensure more users are running the latest release to benefit from feature and security bug fixes. To achieve this we have changed the default setting for auto-update from manual to auto. Auto-update provides maintenance updates, e.g. 8.1.0 BETA to 8.2.0 and from 8.2.0 to 8.2.1 etc. in the 8.2 release series. Major version updates are still manual (user-initiated) updates, e.g. 8.2.0 to a future 9.0.0 release. Users can revert to manual update in the LibreELEC settings add-on.
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New installations using the LibreELEC USB-SD Creator app
New installation using 3rd party USB or SD writer apps (.img.gz)
LibreELEC-Generic.x86_64-8.1.0.img.gz (info) LibreELEC-RPi.arm-8.1.0.img.gz (info) LibreELEC-RPi2.arm-8.1.0.img.gz (info) LibreELEC-Slice.arm-8.1.0.img.gz (info) LibreELEC-Slice3.arm-8.1.0.img.gz (info) LibreELEC-imx6.arm-8.1.0.img.gz (info) LibreELEC-Odroid_C2.aarch64-8.1.0.img.gz (info) LibreELEC-WeTek_Play.arm-8.1.0.img.gz (info) LibreELEC-WeTek_Core.arm-8.1.0.img.gz (info) LibreELEC-WeTek_Hub.aarch64-8.1.0.img.gz (info) LibreELEC-WeTek_Play_2.aarch64-8.1.0.img.gz (info)
New Install to WeTek internal NAND (.zip)
Manual Update from LibreELEC 7.0, 8.0, or OpenELEC (.tar)
LibreELEC-Generic.x86_64-8.1.0.tar (info) LibreELEC-RPi.arm-8.1.0.tar (info) LibreELEC-RPi2.arm-8.1.0.tar (info) LibreELEC-Slice.arm-8.1.0.tar (info) LibreELEC-Slice3.arm-8.1.0.tar (info) LibreELEC-imx6.arm-8.1.0.tar (info) LibreELEC-Odroid_C2.aarch64-8.1.0.tar (info) LibreELEC-WeTek_Play.arm-8.1.0.tar (info) LibreELEC-WeTek_Core.arm-8.1.0.tar (info) LibreELEC-WeTek_Hub.arm-8.1.0.tar (info) LibreELEC-WeTek_Play_2.arm-8.1.0.tar (info)