OSMC 2024.02 and Kodi 20.3: What's new in both releases

OSMC 2024.02 and Kodi 20.3: What's new in both releases

OSMC 2024.02 and Kodi 20.3: What's new in both releases

On previous occasions we have briefly mentioned the GNU/Linux OSMC Distribution, when addressing issues about the Management of media servers on Ubuntu and Installing Raspbian or another system on a Raspberry Pi 4. And since, this month of February 2024, we were surprised by the launch of its new OSMC version 2024.02 that comes with Kodi 20.3, which is also the latest released version (January, 2024) of this great and well-known multimedia and entertainment center, as we will take the opportunity to learn a little more about the first mentioned (OSMC) and about the news of both launches.

And thinking about those who may not have heard before about both free and open projects, it is worth briefly highlighting before starting that, OSMC is both free software (app: .exe/.dmg/.appimage) and open source, simple, easy to use, offering a media and streaming server for GNU/Linux as a GNU/Linux distribution derived from Debian that integrates Kodi as your main Frontend software package. Which, in turn, supports all known media formats and a variety of sharing protocols. And it comes with a very friendly and customizable visual interface.

about media server

But, before starting this publication about the launch of the GNU/Linux Distribution «OSMC 2024.02 coming with Kodi 20.3», we recommend you explore a previous related post with the same, at the end of reading this:

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OSMC 2024.02 now comes with Kodi 20.3

OSMC 2024.02 now comes with Kodi 20.3

OSMC + Kodi: A great free and open multimedia solution

About OSMC

According to Official website by OSMCThis free and open Linuxverse project It is described as follows:

OSMC (Open Source Media Center) is a free and open source media player (media center) based on Linux. Which was created for the people and by the people since 2014. And since then, it has allowed many the power to play media from their devices locally, their local network and connected storage and the Internet. That's why OSMC is the leading media center in terms of feature set and community. Furthermore, it is based on the Kodi project.

However, it is worth noting that it is downloadable and usable both through a Debian-based GNU/Linux distribution as a cross-platform desktop application. While, at the level of pocket devices, they have Vero V as the flagship device of the project. Since, this device is designed and manufactured by OSMC developers to ensure that users can get the best OSMC experience on specifically designed hardware and enjoy the best performance and support.

What's new in version 2024.02

As for the Most notable news from the release of OSMC 2024.02, It is worth mentioning the following 3 of the many mentioned in the official launch announcement:

  1. Miscellaneous bug fixes: Related to an issue that prevented some fixes from being applied via the My OSMC feature, the bug about 4K video showing on only a quarter of the screen on Vero 4K/4K+/V devices and an issue about the DLNA window going blank using the OSMC mask, among others.
  2. User experience improvements: Such as enabling 1360x768p output on Vero V devices, offering improved VNC server performance on Vero 4K/4K+/V devices, allowing users to manually configure HDR capabilities on Vero 4K/4K+/V devices , among many others.
  3. Updates: Mainly focused on the use of Kodi 20.3

What's new in Kodi version 20.3

About Kodi

Kodi It is a fabulous program that we have covered many times here on Ubunlog, in great previous posts about its previous versions, alternatives, installation and use. However, it is known for being:

It's a multimedia and entertainment center that brings all your digital media into one beautiful, easy-to-use package. It's 100% free and open source, highly customizable, and runs on a wide variety of devices. It is supported by a dedicated team of volunteers and a great community. Besides, can be installed on Linux, OSX, Windows, iOS, tvOS and Android; and is designed around a "10-foot user interface" for use with televisions and remote controls. Finally, it is capable of playing and viewing most videos, music, podcasts, games and other digital media files from local and network storage media and the Internet.

What's new in Kodi version 20.3

As for the Most notable news from the launch of Kodi 20.3, it is worth mentioning the following 5 of the many mentioned in the official launch announcement, although it is worth clarifying that, cSince this is a one-time version (maintenance), there are no major changes from the previous version:

  1. Fixed drivers not being correctly mapped to game ports on Android, and Faded blue/pink colors on Windows with 10-bit displays.
  2. At the Video level, a solution to action Select default in certain movie-related windows.
  3. At the Music level, a solution so that the Music Library can automatically recover if the library cleanup was previously interrupted for some reason.
Raspberry Pi 4 with its operating systems
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Summary

In short, if you are a user of Pocket devices like Raspberry Pi, Apple TV and Vero, or others similar and you have already tried other similar distributions such as Raspbian, we invite you to give it a chance to try said GNU/Linux Distribution called OSMC. And now more than, in your version «OSMC 2024.02 comes with Kodi 20.3». And in case you are already testing OSMC with Kodi in this new version or a previous one, we invite you to briefly tell us about your user experience with it for the knowledge and analysis of our entire Linux IT Community.

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