Author: CvH

LibreELEC (Matrix) 10.0 BETA2

LibreELEC 10.0 BETA 2 is released! bringing Kodi (Matrix) v19.0 (including additional fixes) to LibreELEC users. Changes from LibreELEC 10.0 BETA 1 are listed here. As discussed in the recent Upcoming Changes blog post it, the 10.0 release is a disruptive and limited hardware release. If you have not read the blog post – please do – because we are not releasing images for all hardware. In summary: this is a stable release for Generic (x86_64 PCs). Stable-Beta for Allwinner and Rockchip. Stable “Alpha” for Raspberry Pi 4 as the code is still very new. RPi 2/3 are still in...

LibreELEC (Matrix) 10.0 BETA1

LibreELEC 10.0 BETA 1 is released! bringing Kodi (Matrix) v19.0 to LibreELEC users. As discussed in the recent Upcoming Changes blog post it, the 10.0 release is a disruptive and limited hardware release. If you have not read the blog post – please do – because we are not releasing images for all hardware. In summary: this is a stable release for Generic (x86_64 PCs). Stable-Beta for Allwinner and Rockchip. Stable “Alpha” for Raspberry Pi 4 as the code is still very new. RPi 2/3 are still in development targetting an LE10.2 release. RPi 0/1 are discontinued. All others hardware...

Upcoming changes

Kodi 19 (Matrix) will release soon with big changes that affect the majority of LibreELEC users. One of the most visible changes is the switch to Python3 (code used by Kodi add-ons). To be compatible with Kodi Matrix add-ons that previously used Python2 must be reworked by their creators or maintainers to use Python3. Sometimes this is a simple change, in other cases it needs a complete rewrite of the add-on. Many official Kodi add-ons are now updated and waiting in the Kodi Matrix repo (or third party repos) but Kodi has a huge add-on ecosystem, and many add-ons are...

LibreELEC (Leia) 9.2.6

LibreELEC 9.2.6 (Leia) has arrived based upon Kodi v18.9. Changes since 9.2.4: Kodi 18.9 Kodi 19 Matrix: We have currently no plans yet to create an official Alpha release of LE10 with the Alpha version of Kodi 19. Due the drawn out release cycle of Kodi and the experiences from the past few years we are waiting a bit longer to avoid major problems. Nightly builds could be downloaded like usual, that includes the latest unstable development snapshot of LE10/Kodi19. Change for Raspberry 4: With LE 9.2 and later you need to add “hdmi_enable_4kp60=1“ to your config.txt if you want...

LibreELEC (Leia) 9.2.5

LibreELEC 9.2.5 (Leia) has arrived based upon Kodi v18.8 only for RPi4. This release only contains a fix for RPi4. There is no 9.2.5 for every other platform. Changes since 9.2.4: firmware fix for RPi4 (blank screen at start) Kodi 19 Matrix: We have currently no plans yet to create an official Alpha release of LE10 with the Alpha version of Kodi 19. Due the drawn out release cycle of Kodi and the experiences from the past few years we are waiting a bit longer to avoid major problems. Nightly builds could be downloaded like usual, that includes the latest...

LibreELEC (Leia) 9.2.4

LibreELEC 9.2.4 (Leia) has arrived based upon Kodi v18.8. Changes since 9.2.3: firmware fixes for RPi (fixes booting issues) Kodi 18.8 Kodi 19 Matrix: We have currently no plans yet to create an official Alpha release of LE10 with the Alpha version of Kodi 19. Due the drawn out release cycle of Kodi and the experiences from the past few years we are waiting a bit longer to avoid major problems. Nightly builds could be downloaded like usual, that includes the latest unstable development snapshot of LE10/Kodi19. Change for Raspberry 4: With LE 9.2 and later you need to add...