Kodi 20.5

Kodi (formerly known as XBMC), is an award-winning free and open source cross-platform software media player and entertainment hub for digital media for HTPCs (Home theater PCs). Its graphical user interface (GUI) allows the user to easily browse and view videos, photos, podcasts, and music from a hard-drive, optical disc, local network, and the internet using only a few buttons.

Kodi can be used to play almost all popular audio and video formats around. It was designed for network playback, so you can stream your multimedia from anywhere in the house or directly from the internet using practically any protocol available. Use your media as-is: Kodi can play CDs and DVDs directly from the disk or image file, almost all popular archive formats from your hard drive. Kodi will scan all of your media and create a personalized library complete with boxcovers, descriptions, and fanart. There are playlist and slideshow functions, a weather forecast feature and many audio visualizations. Once installed, your computer will become a fully functional multimedia jukebox.

What's changed:

  • [Backport] Revert Android joystick fixes by @garbear in #24708
  • [Backport] Android: add colorMode config to .Main activity in AndroidManifest.xml by @matthuisman in #24711
  • AESinkAudioTrack: Help broken firmwares to make kodi ignore broken delay by @fritsch in #24729
  • [backport] Allow to build with taglib-2.0 by @neo1973 in #24772
  • Add branding color to metainfo for linux by @razzeee in #24774
  • [backport] EGLUtils: Fix nullptr usage in EglErrorCallback by @neo1973 in #24773
  • [Nexus] Release 20.5 by @fuzzard in #24782