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OSMC’s May update is here

By May 2, 2016Uncategorized

Our May update lands early this month and gives you something to get excited about this Bank Holiday weekend.

We’ve include all of the latest fixes from the recent Kodi 16.1 Jarvis update. We like to keep on top of Kodi releases, and make sure that users are always running the latest stable version. We’ve also been working on some fixes and improvements of our own. Here’s what’s new.

Bug fixes

  • Fix a crash caused by VideoInfoTag referring to wrong structure
  • Fixed an issue which could cause A2DP audio dropouts after updating BlueZ support last month to include support for Raspberry Pi 3
  • Fixed connectivity to legacy shares after the Badlock CVE update.
  • Fix an issue on Raspberry Pi where a buffer may be returned twice in vchiq_arm which could cause random freezing / muting symptoms reported in the forum
  • Fix an issue where images taken with the new Raspberry Pi camera were flipped
  • Fix Apple TV remote Menu key so that it behaves before we delivered Kodi Jarvis
  • Fixed occasional duplicate presses on Vero 2 when using the official OSMC Remote Controller. We recommend you now relocate your RF receiver dongle to the rear port near the HDMI output

Improving the user experience

  • Vero 2’s front LED is now disabled by default after bootup for a better night time viewing experience
  • Added support for IR remotes on Vero 2, configurable via My OSMC -> Remotes
  • Improved Kodi database performance for local (non MySQL based) libraries
  • Added support for BoomBerry HiFi DACs for Raspberry Pi
  • Added support for Logitech Rumblepad game controller
  • Improvements to Vero 2 thermal and power management mean the device should now run cooler and faster
  • Build all Raspberry Pi overlays by default for easier configuration of add-on hardware and settings
  • Improved CEC compatibility on Vero 2
  • Improved HDMI modesetting code for original Vero to fix regressions with 23.976Hz support
  • Added support for MT7610U based WiFi dongles
  • Added support for the official OSMC 802.11ac WiFi dongle
  • Added an early splash screen for Vero 2 so users know when their device is booting
  • Added support for backing up ‘fstab’ via My OSMC Backup utility
  • Improved NFS share performance


  • Added support for switching between OSMC and Android on Vero 2 in advance of Android release
  • Shadertoy screensavers will now show more accurate clock
  • Newsletter sign-up works again in the OSMC initial setup walkthrough
  • Updated Raspberry Pi kernel to 4.4.8
  • Updated Vero (original) kernel to 4.4.6
  • Began work on initial AArch64 support
  • Re-added support DVD playback in Kodi Krypton (17) builds for Raspberry Pi
  • Updated libNFS to 1.1.0

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 this update 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. We also mentioned earlier last month that we would like some help growing our community and noticed that our Newsletter system was not working correctly before, so you may wish to resubscribe.

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.