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OSMC’s June update is here

By June 19, 2016Uncategorized

Our June update arrives right on time this month with a ton of improvements as well as some welcome fixes for some long standing bugs. We would like to thank the community for working with us to resolve these issues and for their help in making OSMC even better. Here’s what’s new:

Bug fixes

  • Fix an issue that could cause freezes on a limited number of Raspberry Pi devices after the April update
  • Fix for a crash caused by viewing images from a directory containing a large number of photos
  • Fix a crash which could occur when searching the Live TV EPG
  • Fix an issue preventing some skins from working properly on Raspberry Pi
  • Fix an issue on Raspberry Pi where Kodi would crash on Raspberry Pi due to an invalid access to a non existent mouse pointer
  • Fix an issue where some add-ons and repositories would not update unless manually refreshed under Settings -> Addons
  • Fix for a potential issue where Vero (late 2014) WiFi support would not function correctly on boot
  • Fix an issue where CEC could drop out on Vero 2. CEC issues on Vero 2 should now be considered resolved
  • Fix a Kodi crash when connecting to a WiFi network for the first time via My OSMC
  • Fix an issue which could cause slow menu performance when browsing the Network configuration in My OSMC
  • Fix an issue which caused a small stutter roughly every ten seconds since Kodi 16.0 (Jarvis)
  • Fix Context Menu functionality on some remotes that was broken since Kodi 16.0 (Jarvis)
  • Fix an issue preventing TVHeadend from stopping properly when the service is stopped or restarted
  • Fixed an issue where inserting an MT7610U based WiFi dongle could cause a kernel panic
  • Fixed an issue preventing the Nintendo Wiimote from being correctly configured in OSMC
  • Fixed an issue causing audio stutters with HifiBerry based DACs on Raspberry Pi

Improving the user experience

  • Vero (late 2014) now runs at 1.2Ghz per core for improved performance
  • Improved out of tree WiFi driver performance
  • Added support for 3D MVC playback on Vero 2
  • Improved DVB signal quality when watching or recording Live TV on Vero 2
  • Improved Vero 2 stability in very warm climates
  • Improved playback performance of MPEG2 content on Vero 2
  • Improved deinterlacing performance for DVDs on Vero 2
  • Improved GUI performance on Vero 2 when browsing through fanart intensive skins
  • Improved buffering performance when playing back from local hard disks which may have spinned down on Vero 2
  • Improved overall system performance on Vero 2
  • Make connecting to a WiFi network easier in My OSMC in a populated area by keeping the selected menu item when the list of WiFi networks is updated
  • Allow MT7610U WiFi firmware configuration changes to remain persistent across OSMC updates
  • Improved TVHeadend performance by ensuring it always uses optimised shared libraries
  • Added support for OSMC 802.11ac WiFi dongle for AppleTV
  • Added support for the Raspberry Pi Zero Revision 2
  • Build all Device Tree Overlays for Raspberry Pi for full support of third party HATs, overlays and peripherals
  • Add support for backing up /etc/fstab to the OSMC Backup utility


  • Updated to Debian 8.5
  • Updated Vero (late 2014) kernel to 4.4.12
  • Updated Raspberry Pi kernel to 4.4
  • Improved compilation cache support for more packages, bringing faster builds for developers
  • Improved APT performance to improve build speed for developers
  • Add support for persistent compilation cache across toolchain updates for developers
  • Allow developers to use their own filesystems when building OSMC disk images
  • Updated TVHeadend in OSMC App Store to 4.0.9
  • Added an OSMC favourite icon to the Kodi web interface
  • Fix for an OpenSSL alternative certificate chain forgery exploit (CVE-2015-3197 CVE-2015-1793)

Encouraging involvement in development

We have noticed an increasing number of users interested in the development process. That’s great! We’ve been working on reducing the barriers to entry so that anyone can help be a part of making OSMC better. We’re now working on a Development section of our Wiki. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be adding more resources and helpful advice on how to get started. As always — if you have any questions, we’ll be happy to cover them in the forums.

OSMC turned two

Just over two weeks ago, we celebrated the first commit to the OSMC projected which started it all. It then took one year of hard work for us to reach a final, stable version of OSMC. We’ve been busy ever since. We wanted to thank all OSMC users, developers and everyone that helps make the project better every day. We’re just getting started, and there’s still a lot to work on. Shortly, we’ll be writing about some of the changes and improvements we’re working on behind the scenes, and what we have in store.

Wrap up

To get the latest and greatest version of OSMC, simply head to My OSMC -> Updater and check for updates manually on your exising OSMC set up. Of course — if you have updates scheduled automatically you should receive an update notification shortly.

If you enjoy OSMC, please follow us on Twitter or like us on Facebook and consider making a donation if you would like to support further development.

You may also wish to check out our newly refreshed Store, which offers a wide variety of high quality products which will help you get the best from your OSMC setup. Our highly praised Vero 2 is on sale until the end of the weekend!