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Kodi 20.1 Nexus Stable Release - Download Links and more

Kodi 20.1 Nexus is released and it's mentioned as Stable on the official kodi website, We already have available for download the final official version of Kodi 20.1 “Nexus”. With this new update we jump version with the best integrated.

Kodi 20.1 Nexus

This new version Kodi v20.1 Nexus have few changes at the aesthetic level as we can appreciate, and it seems a fairly similar version in this aspect. Internally, we have the official changelog published for more details. In any case, we have versions available for Windows in 32 and 64bit compilations in addition to the compilations for Android in ARM V7A format for greater compatibility and ARM V8A for Shield TV or similar.

Here is some of Kodi 20.1 Nexus Builds and Addons out there:

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Install Kodi 20.1 Nexus on Firestick, Android, Windows - Video Tutorial.

DOWNLOAD KODI 20.1 NEXUS LINKS:

Firestick:

Downloader Code: 29918 

or type this address link here: https://aftv.news/29918

Windows:

The installation of Kodi for Windows is straightforward and like most other Windows applications. Simply download the installer, run it, and follow the prompts.

Kodi 20.1 Nexus for Windows 32bit

Kodi 20.1 Nexus for Windows 64bit

Android:

The success of running Kodi on an Android device depends on a number of factors as there are so many different devices with different capabilities. Check the How To guide for more help.

Linux:

Read the 'Install Guide' instructions for people who already have a Linux-based OS setup.

macOS:

Kodi for MacOS runs natively on Mac OSX. Mac OSX can provide hardware video decoding for H.264 and MPEG2 video, though most CPUs are able to use software decoding for other formats in 1080 as well. Macs can use the Apple TV remote, among others, for control of Kodi. An Intel Mac running OS X 10.13 or higher is required.

iOS:

To install Kodi for iOS you must have a jailbroken iDevice running iOS 6.0 or higher (8.0 or higher recommended). Just open your favorite package manager and search for Kodi in the BigBoss repository. For more detailed help, check the 'How To' link for instructions.

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Kodi 20.1 Nexus — New Features, Fixes, and Updates
Video

Release notes

Audio

@fritsch has been working feverishly on Android-related audio issues over the past couple of months, and in combination with @thexai has introduced an algorithm to look to overcome some audio issues particularly aimed at Android devices. A summary is:

Algorithm runs for 30 seconds to learn what is going on: during this time no corrections are done, but the internal m_disconAdjustTimeMs is updated to a new value whenever when the sync error is found to increase. After 30 seconds the learning stops and the final m_disconAdjustTimeMs is set as: m_disconAdjustTimeMs * 1.15 + 5.0.

With firmware specialities for AudioTrack Write behaviour now kind of "well known" the systematic issue can be worked around easily. This helps users on affected system to not have to create an advancedsettings.xml for a manual fix.

DVD

Playback of DVD folder structures over network sources (e.g. SMB/NFS/HTTP, etc.) has been fixed.

Filesystems

A fix in Samba was made that "corrected" a long-standing assumption - it turns out that documentation doesn't always match code implementation. We now handle both the old Samba implementation and the new "correct" implementation.

Further improvements to the new NFS4 implementation have been made by @thexai . This fixes stalls/errors and brings some performance improvements to our NFS implementation.

Game/Retroplayer

Assorted fixes to the new Savestate Manager to improve usability. Thanks to @KOPRajs for reporting, and also providing the PR to fix the issues found.

An assortment of OSD improvements by @garbear resolving further issues reported by @KOPRajs.

A number of performance improvements (memory reads, faster dialogs/savestates).

Input fixes have been made that allow resetting multitap controller inputs, as well as fixing an issue around "ignored" input buttons not being saved.

Sync of some of the common controller types has been made

game.controller.default

game.controller.keyboard

game.controller.mouse

game.controller.snes

General

Fixes various overflows when using new chrono infrastructure. This fixes "keep audio device alive" when passthrough is used with an AVR.

A number of fixes by @ksooo that aim to fix regressions regarding context menu items/behaviour.

A fix for an issue on 32-bit systems that affected the sorting of items. Thanks @vpeter4.

Fixes regarding the rework of the Favourites window have been addressed. This returns behaviour found in v19 for the following:

Support actions up/down plus key mapping for u and d keys.

Support action delete plus key mapping for delete key.

Change keymaps to open the Favourites Browser window instead of the Favourites dialog as currently.

A fix by a returning team member (@CrystalP) that resolves crashes due to Unicode characters.

Platform Specific

Android

Fix packaging regression that affected some parts of the Python PyCryptodome module.

Windows

A fix was made to address an issue where some less-than-usual dimension videos were causing AMD systems to fallback to software decoding instead of using DXVA.

A packaging issues on Windows platforms meant that Chorus was unable to be used. A fix was found by @CrystalP, so users wanting to access Chorus from a Windows host can now rejoice.

PVR

A fix to resolve PVR Channel Groups to correctly show channels ordered as provided by a PVR backend.

Python

A bump of cPython to 3.11.2 was made to fix an upstream issue with the ElementTree binary module. This fixes crashes on Android when an installed addon uses the common ElementTree Python module.

Subtitles

A regression was fixed regarding Right to Left language subtitles placing punctuation incorrectly. It turns out that @CastagnaIT's implementation was too correct, and an informal standard adopted by subtitle creators to place punctuation in Left to Right positions in Right to Left subtitles was worked around.

A couple of fixes for WebVTT subtitles were made to resolve overlapping of segments.

Line spacing has been altered in our use of libass to avoid overlapping of text boxes.

UPnP

@enen92 has made a number of improvements and fixes when Kodi is being used as a UPnP server. He has fixed a number of regressions around listings and artwork.

Thanks, as always, to everyone who has helped us track down and fix any issues. We endeavour to minimise the issues everyone experiences, but with such a large project, and the fact everyone contributing to Kodi is a volunteer, issues and bugs are a part of life. if you happen to experience any bugs/issues, don't hesitate to reach out on the forums, or raise an issue on Github.

As this is a point release, there are no major changes since the previous version, and you should be fine to install this straight over the top of any existing Kodi 20.x installation - indeed, this will happen automatically on many platforms. However, as for all software installations, back up your userdata beforehand if you've any doubts or have anything you can't afford to lose (and definitely do this if you're going for a major version upgrade).

A list of all changes for this version can be found at GitHub. If you want to read back on the full history of v20 itself, or of previous versions, you can find the corresponding articles in the relevant blog posts.

Application deployment on different platforms (notably the Microsoft Store) can vary considerably due to circumstances outside of our control, so just be patient, and the update will inevitably find its way through.

Major Features

Multiple Instances of Binary Add-ons

This allows Kodi to load multiple instances of a binary add-on. For example: TVHeadend users can now run more than one instance of the add-on to connect to multiple back-end TVHeadend servers, with individual settings like channel groups and hidden channels maintained per add-on instance. @AlwinEsch was the developer behind a lot of this, with support from @ksooo. Your favourite binary add-on may not support this capability yet, but we hope add-on developers introduce this into their projects soon.

AV1 Video Support

Several Kodi platforms now allow hardware decoding of AV1 media. The Inputstream API has been updated to support AV1 and this allows add-ons using inputsream.adaptive to play AV1 streams.

Subtitles Rework

Massive rework of the subtitle system was undertaken by @CastagnaIT making subtitle formats more consistent for development and maintenance, and enabling features that were previously not possible. Kodi now supports dynamic positioning of fonts, changing of border and background colours, subtitle positioning, improved multi-language support, and more. If you are a regular user of subtitles, jump on in and check it all out.

Game (libretro) Savestate Support

The GSOC 2020 project of @NikosSiak received some polishing touches before finally (!) being merged. With mentoring from @VelocityRa and @gusandrianos, and the assistance of @garbear, this has been a long time coming. This feature allows you to save game state at any time, even if games do not provide native savestate features themselves. Great for gamers, and times when you aren't watching Videos with Kodi ;)

Windows HDR Support

Full HDR support for the Windows Desktop platform has been implemented by @thexai along with many improvements throughout the Windows (DXVA/2) video pipeline. HDR is not available on non-Desktop, i.e. UWP Store (Xbox) versions. Improvements to allow more accurate ACES Filmic and HABLE tonemapping make even SDR video look better, and these capabilities are implemented for both UWP and Desktop versions of Kodi.

NFSv4 Support

Changes to allow NFSv4 support were implemented by @lrusak as previously we only supported NFSv3. There are some caveats with this (you must explicitly select either NFSv4 or NFSv3 for a source). Give it a try!

Context Menu Consistency

Improvements to right-click/long-press context menu handling were made by @ksooo in numerous areas. This makes the function of the context menu much more consistent over different windows, and enabled some new capabilities like the playback of albums directly from widgets, series resume, etc. to be added.

Behind The Scenes

The majority of changes are "under the hood" and invisible to users but improve the stability, performance, and safety of Kodi. API changes have been made to evolve Python and Binary add-ons and bring new skinning features. There are updates to Kodi dependencies on most if not all Kodi platforms. Fixes from regular use of code static-analysis tools. Database migration fixes for a smoother update ... and lots more.

There are too many individual changes to detail everything. If you would like to know more, please look back through the Nexus Alpha to RC2 release announcements and review the GitHub changelog here.

Time does not stand still. Branches are forked and development on Kodi v21 (codename: "Omega") is already underway. Thank you again for your continued support as we continue to make Kodi great!

Help Wanted!

If you experience any issues or find any remaining bugs, please post in the General Support section of our forum. If you have fixes for issues please submit a pull request with your changes to our master branch on GitHub. We also welcome users who want to help answer questions in the forum or write articles for the wiki.

Availability

Kodi 20.1 "Nexus" is being pushed to the usual channels right now, both our own download pages and various app stores/repositories, so should be with your devices shortly. It's worth noting that, for the first time in a while, we've cleared all known blockers, so all supported platforms will be updated just as soon as the various app stores process things.


Should I update to Kodi v20.1 Nexus?

The main feature of Kodi v20.1 is that add-ons must now be designed with Python 3. This means that all Python 2-based add-ons are not compatible and cannot run on the Matrix.

At the time of writing this guide, most of the top add-ons do not seem to have completed the necessary changes required with Python 3.

Therefore, if you are already using all these top movies, TV Shows or Sports, it is important to stay on Kodi v19.0 until later.

As usual with such changes that affect add-ons from external developers, not all extensions have yet been changed. Thus before updating to Kodi 20.1, users should check whether the add-ons they are using have already been converted.

To Wrap Up:

This brings our guide to an end. We hope that you find the best Kodi build through our guide for your preferred device.

If you run into any trouble setting up these Kodi builds or can’t find the download links to be working, drop us a comment below.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you’re new to Kodi, you may still have questions. Don’t worry though, we’ve included this section just for you.

Is Kodi legal?

Absolutely! There is nothing illegal about the application itself. But, there are some users who have figured out ways to pirate content and because Kodi is an open-source platform that allows you to install add-ons from anywhere, what you do with Kodi could be illegal.

Not only could you get into legal trouble for pirating copyright content, but your ISP can also monitor what you do with Kodi. It’s for that reason that many users opt for a VPN when using add-ons that aren’t exactly lawful.

Can I download Kodi on iOS?

Yes, but it isn’t flawless by any means. iPhone users often have difficulty with applications like Kodi because Apple takes a very ‘Big Brother’ stance on their products.

Fortunately, you can download the application from the App Store or from Kodi’s website.

More questions about Kodi? Please Read More...

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