In mid-January Kodi released the final version of its Kodi 20 Nexus media player. This new version has brought improvements to subtitles, updated codecs, brought AV1 hardware decoding to Android, and added the H.256 codec to Xbox consoles as well.
Now, two months after the launch of Kodi Nexus, the development team has published the first official update of the player, which is used to correct some bugs and introduce improvements in some areas such as playing retro games.
New features and fixes made in Kodi 20.1 Nexus
- One of the most relevant updates concerns the resolution of an audio bug that previously caused playback to stop on some devices, especially Android, but also Windows and Raspberry Pi.
- In addition, problems in playing DVDs over the network have been fixed.
- Changes and fixes have been made to the file systems, including a fix for the SAMBA issue and preparing the player for NFS 4 use.
- On the other hand, the usability and performance of the save game manager in playing retro games have been improved, as well as the synchronization of controller configurations.
- Overall, numerous bugs and crashes that affected all platforms have been fixed, especially the 32-bit version of Kodi.
- Also, cPython has been updated to version 3.11.2.
- Added improvements and fixes (lists, art) for when using Kodi as a UPnP server.
Lastly, some subtitle bugs have also been fixed, including an issue with right-to-left subtitle playback and WebVTT text overlapping.
As you can see, these are not new things that are going to revolutionize a player that is already excellent by itself, but if you had a problem with Kodi, these changes will undoubtedly help improve performance and your experience. If you haven’t tried the app yet, you can download the latest version of Kodi for your operating system. from their official website.