Dear Users,

In the upcoming Kodi 19, tvOS will be added as new platform. It will be fully featured, supporting top-shelf* and the Siri remote, with support for both the Apple 4 and 4K. Similar to iOS, it will require jailbreaking or side loading.

We wanted to thank Memphiz for the base on which this effort was completed and to davilla from MrMC for his support. Thanks also to team members sy6sy2 for being brave enough to start tackling this, and to kambala and Fuzzard for contributing the lion’s share of the work.

Unfortunately, in order to keep things maintainable, we have decided that iOS 32-bit will no longer be supported from Kodi 19 onwards. We understand this will affect our users, and we don’t make this decision lightly. As a small team of volunteers, we have to balance maintainability and the time it takes to add new features in the future.

It’s also important to note that iOS 32-bit users are not being abandoned: they will, of course, have Kodi 18 to run on indefinitely. From Kodi 19 the oldest iOS devices supported will be the iPhone 5s, iPad Air, iPad mini 2 and iPod touch 6th gen.

Cheers,

phunkyfish from KODI.tv

* top-shelf is not available with the free dev certificate

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LibreELEC 9.2.1 (Leia) the final version has arrived based upon Kodi v18.6, the 9.2.1 release contains many changes and refinements to user experience and a complete overhaul of the underlying OS core to improve stability and extend hardware support compared to the LE 9.0 release.

Changes since 9.2.0:

  • WireGuard support added to settings
  • improvements for the RPi4
  • serveral minor updates

Change for Raspberry 4:

With LE 9.1.002 and later you need to add hdmi_enable_4kp60=1 to your config.txt if you want to use 4k output at the RPi4. Before you needed hdmi_enable_4k=1 that is now deprecated.

Raspberry 4:

It would be nice to have the 4B running the latest mainline kernel as other devices in LibreELEC 9.2, but adding support for an all-newSoC chipset is a huge effort and the Pi Foundation needed to align initial 4B software with the current Raspbian release to maximise compatibility with existing software and to keep the workload sensible. Generic x86/64 devices are running Linux 5.1, while Raspberry Pi devices (0/1/2/3/4) are using Linux 4.19 with some new/extra code.

In this initial release 1080p playback behaviour and performance on the 4B are broadly on-par with the previous 3B/3B+ model, except for HEVC media which is now hardware decoded and massively improved. New 4K video capabilities still have plenty of rough edges to be smoothed out, but the Pi Foundation developers have been pushing fixes to the test team at a phenomenal rate over the last month and that will continue as the userbase expands.

The 4B now uses SPI flash for the bootloader. Current firmware supports SD card boot only – Network and USB booting are still on the Pi Foundation to-do list. Also on the list is HBR audio (current audio capabilities are the same as the 3B) and 3D video. The 4B hardware is HDR capable, but software support has a dependency on the new Linux kernel frameworks merged by Intel developers (with help from Team LibreELEC/Kodi) in Linux 5.2 and a kernel bump will be needed to use them. Once the initial excitement and activity from the 4B launch calms down, serious work on HDR and transitioning Raspberry Pi over to the new GBM/V4L2 video pipeline can start.

Rockchip:

Our Rockchip releases remain in an state with limited support. The Kodi version is updated but there are no significant video/audio improvements to the Rockchip 4.4 kernel codebase – and none planned. Our work on Rockchip support has refocussed onto the Linux 5.x kernel to use the modern kernel frameworks needed for the next-generation Kodi video pipeline. This work is progressing nicely, but it means the 4.4 codebase “is what it is” until a future kernel bump.

Amlogic

Our original goal was to announce Allwinner and Amlogic images alongside Rockchip as part of the LibreELEC 9.2 release, but while overall readiness has greatly improved in recent months – each has specific technical challenges to overcome before they meet our basic critera for a public release. On the human side of the project several maintainers also have reduced availability for support due to work and family commitments. Combining these factors together, the team felt it was better to be patient and not rush releases.

So instead of releasing LibreELEC 9.2 stable images, we are announcing the start of official nightly images from our master development branch.

If you experience problems, please open an thread at our forum. You can also open an ticket at our issue tracker.

Upgrading

On first boot the Kodi media database will be upgraded. Depending on your hardware and media collection size this could take several minutes. Please be patient.

Downloads

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Kodi’s Response to Internet Issues

 

Team Kodi would like to wish you all good health and security during this difficult time for the world.

 

With almost everyone working and schooling from home now, the internet and world wide web are under severe strain for bandwidth and data volume. Many streaming services such as Netflix, YouTube and Amazon Prime have reduced their streaming resolution to help ensure there is enough connection speed for everyone who needs it.

 

In line with this, from today Team Kodi will also be doing our part. The following measures will be put into place with immediate effect:

  • Playback will only be available at standard definition and low colour depth to save bandwidth.
  • We reserve the right to implement 1 channel audio and 4 bit monochrome video with AI based dithering shaders to recolour the content should the ongoing situation require it.
  • Streaming addons and IPTV may limit access to meet local/regional curfew restrictions.
  • Kodi will only function on home networks, and will no longer operate through free public wifi.
  • The Kodi database will be scrubbed overnight every night to ensure it remains clean.
  • We will only support 60″ or larger displays to implement social distancing requirements and prevent people grouping around small devices.

 

Kodi updates with these changes are being pushed via our normal download locations; our website, Windows App store, Google Play store. We hope for your support in taking these actions, and that they will not interrupt your viewing and listening pleasure.

 

Remember: stay home, watch stuff and save lives!

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This Is The New Xiaomi Mi TV Stick But We Need To Talk !? 😟

The new Xiaomi Mi TV Stick, an Android TV OS 9.0 Pie has been leaked! We know it will sale on May 2020 but now we know specs and also price!

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LibreELEC 9.2.2 (Leia) is a Hotfix release just for the x86_64 Generic (PC, AMD, Intel, NVIDIA …) image.
It includes a fix for the missing sound at Intel based systems (mainly NUC) due an Linux Kernel bug.
This is just for the Generic image as the fix only targeting this platform.

Upgrading

On first boot the Kodi media database will be upgraded. Depending on your hardware and media collection size this could take several minutes. Please be patient.

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Mi TV Stick Price

New Android TV Device By Xiaomi

Not a leak but a listing, perhaps by mistake, revealing the new Android TV device by Xiaomi has come up from Gearbest. The brand-new Xiaomi Mi TV Stick running on Android TV OS. The device has been already confirmed that will start selling on May 2020 so we are either way really close.

Xiaomi Mi TV Stick Price

It’s very curious that while the listing doesn’t feature a price for the Android TV Stick, the $79.99 price does show up at the retailer’s search page. The cost of the device looks like a flash sale but it can also prove to be a price for those who just get the Mi TV Stick for first.

Specifications of the Mi TV Stick

Diving into the specs, the Xiaomi Mi TV Stick will be running just with a little better specs as the previously released Xiaomi Mi Box S. but in a smaller size. The Mi TV stick comes with the Amlogic S905Y2 quad-core CPU, 2GB of RAM, and 8GB of storage. The GPU is a Mali-G31. But we should wait for official confirmation since the listing displays the device as “Mi Box S,” which means this could be just a copy and paste from the previous listings until GearBest has updated information. That mention could also be a typo, and these specs may be correct. According to the Gearbest listing, the Mi TV Stick also supports 4K HDR, DTS-HD audio, Dolby Stereo Sound, Dual-Band Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth v4.2, and a USB 3.0 Type-C port for charging.

Xiaomi Mi TV Stick 2020

Considerations about the new Mi TV Stick

However, the $79.99 price listed in the search results is higher by almost 25% from the Xiaomi Mi Box S, which retailed for $59.99 at launch. And we are not even sure if that ends up being the final price for the new Xiaomi Mi TV Stick. The listing is showing as a “Flash Sale”. That can also mean that the final price may be $100 after the flash sale ends.

I really wished the new Android TV device from Xiaomi would have better specs. While I am 100% sure that the performance will be absolutely great, it would have been very appreciated if Xiaomi updated the specs to a more 2020 device. Let’s just hope that as with the Nvidia Shield TV 2019, we will see a PRO version by Xiaomi too.

In any case, as the previous Mi Box S has been one of our best Android TV Box devices, we are confident that Xiaomi will not disappoint us with this new model.

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TiVo Stream 4K

The Android TV-powered TiVo Stream 4K was originally expected to launch with a $50 promotional pricing this April. It offers an Android TV experience that’s all about live TV and also uses some changes to Android TV than we’d usually see, including a proper channel surfing experience.

Originally, TiVo announced the Stream 4K to arrive in April 2020, but that date has come and gone. Speaking to TVTechnology recently (via ZatzNotFunny), TiVo confirmed the Stream 4K would be at least slightly delayed, set to arrive “in the next few weeks”.

While it is possible this could be related to coronavirus production issues that also other companies have faced this period, TiVo hasn’t released any further information. In any case, here at Dimitrology.com we’re still pretty excited to test out this new Android TV dongle for ourselves. We’ll keep you updated on when it’s officially released.

Canon DSLR As A Webcam

Now you can use your Canon DSLR as a webcam with a USB cable connected to your Windows 10 computer! No need for a capture card anymore, like the Elgato Camlink or the Elgato Capture HD60 S. With the simplicity of a utility, the Canon EOS Webcam Utility you can transform your Canon DSLR into a high-quality webcam!

EOS Webcam Utility

The EOS Webcam Utility is still in beta as of right now but it works wonders! The quality is great, just make sure to use a USB 3.0 port without a hub as I did in this video. I only did this because I didn’t have such a long cable at the time.

Download Link

Download the Canon EOS Webcam Utility here: https://www.usa.canon.com/internet/portal/us/home/support/self-help-center/eos-webcam-utility/

Note: At the moment the EOS Webcam Utility is only available on the Canon USA website.

Video Tutorial Canon DSLR into Webcam

For a full tutorial on how to get and install the EOS Webcam Utility from Canon and how to use it in order to make your Canon camera into a webcam watch the following video:

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The above is a tutorial on how to Use Your Canon DSLR As A Webcam With Just A USB Cable – No Capture Card Needed



Use Your Canon DSLR As A Webcam With A USB Cable – No Capture Card Needed

Now you can use your Canon DSLR as a webcam with a USB cable connected to your Windows 10 computer! No need for a capture card anymore, like the Elgato Camlink or the Elgato Capture HD60 S. With the simplicity of a utility, the Canon EOS Webcam Utility you can transform your Canon DSLR into a high-quality webcam!

The EOS Webcam Utility is still in beta as of right now but it works wonders! The quality is great, just make sure to use a USB 3.0 port without a hub as I did in this video. I only did this because I didn’t have such a long cable at the time.

Download the Canon EOS Webcam Utility here: https://www.usa.canon.com/internet/portal/us/home/support/self-help-center/eos-webcam-utility/

Note: At the moment the EOS Webcam Utility is only available on the Canon USA website.

#canon #webcam #dslr

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This video is a tutorial of how to Use Your Canon DSLR As A Webcam With Just A USB Cable – No Capture Card Needed
https://youtu.be/BIfRXLpl9XI
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