Category: news

LibreELEC (Krypton) v8.2.1 MR

LibreELEC 8.2.1 is a maintenance release that includes Kodi 17.6. It also resolves a minor time-zone issue after recent daylight saving changes, a resume from suspend issue with the Apple IR driver, and it provides two new SMB client configuration options in Kodi settings. You can now set a minimum SMB protocol version to prevent prevent SMB1 from ever being used, and a ‘legacy security’ option forces weak authentication to resolve issues seen with the USB sharing functions on some older router/NAS devices. If updating to LibreELEC 8.2 for the first time PLEASE READ THE RELEASE NOTES below here before posting issues...

Allwinner, Amlogic, Rockchip

GitHub watchers among you will have noticed new branches labelled Allwinner, Amlogic and Rockchip being added to our repo. Here’s a high-level explanation of what’s going on: Extending Kodi to support new SoC/GPU devices requires new code interfaces. In the past each new silicon vendor required their own interface which multiplied Kodi complexity. It became clear this approach was not sustainable so Kodi’s architects called a halt to new interfaces unless open and broadly supported standards were used. This has caused the ‘Kodi on Linux’ hardware scene to be static for some time. On Android ‘mediacodec’ and ‘audiotrack’ evolved into...

Happy 1st Birthday!

It’s our 1st Birthday, and instead of telling you how much fun it’s been to create a huge community around the project and reach 178,000 active installs, or talk about code and developers, we’re going to focus on two birthday essentials: looking cool, and cake! LOOKING COOL Today we are launching the official LibreELEC apparel store. Purchasing a LibreELEC tee-shirt or hoodie allows you to support us (all profits go to the project) and look great at the same time. Whether you need to stand out in a crowd or impress small children, the LibreELEC apparel store has you covered! “any colour you like, as...

Happy New Year !!

The project had an interesting and fun 2016. We are now 9-months old and the founding group of 8-10 refugee forum moderators and Kodi patch hackers has evolved into a collective of 65+ people with additional interests in Plex, Docker, Retroplayer and more. Being a friendly neighbour to projects who share our OS base continues to add new developer talent to our extended team and we are proud of the overall positive and respectful atmosphere we have fostered around the project. USERBASE In the last week we exceeded 130,000 active installations. Large numbers are not a core objective but consistent solid growth shows we...

LibreELEC USB-SD Creator v1.2

LibreELEC USB-SD Creator v1.2 is released with initial support for right-to-left GUI localisation in Farsi (Persian) and Hebrew, the addition of Lithuanian and Asturian translations, fixes for writing to mmc devices, use behind a proxy server, and other minor issues seen on macOS sierra and Linux since v1.1. The project team are really happy with the positive reviews the USB-SD Creator app is receiving in blog posts and social media, and website stats show app downloads/week now exceed the number of direct .img file downloads. It’s another little reason fuelling rapid growth in our active-install numbers. If you would like to see a language added...

LibreELEC USB-SD Creator v1.1.0

LibreELEC USB-SD Creator v1.1.0 has been released adding user-interface localisations for 21 languages and support for macOS sierra. Currently supported languages are: Bulgarian Croatian Czech Danish Dutch English Finnish French German Greek Hungarian Italian Norwegian Polish Portuguese Russian Serbian Slovak Slovenian Spanish Swedish Turkish Ukranian If your language is not listed above and you would like to see it added in a future release, or you can see errors in the current translations please register with the LibreELEC team on Transifex. Once registered you can request a new language to be added or contribute corrections. Thank you to all the users who contributed existing translations! Creator...