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OSMC’s November update lands

By November 27, 2016Uncategorized

OSMC’s November update is here. These changes come in light, as Kodi Jarvis (v16) is very stable as it nears its end of its life. We have been working on preparing OSMC for Kodi Krypton (v17) and test builds are now available. We will continue to update them.

We have also been working on a new version of the OSMC skin which will be compatible with the upcoming Kodi release. We’ve taken a lot of community feedback on board and we continue to update and improve the skin.

Here’s what’s new:

Bug fixes

  • Fix an issue with Raspberry Pi NOOBS images that could prevent installation
  • Ensure that sound is configured correctly even when the EDID cannot be read from the display on Vero 2
  • Fixed a bug which could cause graphical issues with Sub Station Alpha subtitles

Improving the user experience

  • Improved playback with out of spec clips on Vero 2
  • Speed up the boot by only mounting /boot when it is accessed
  • Speed up the boot by only mounting the root filesystem once when booting
  • Add support for configuring JustBoom DAC and Digi audio boards via My OSMC
  • Add the ability to configure whether to auto-wake AVRs via CEC to Kodi’s peripheral menu
  • Allow users to configure a video mode manually when their device reports an incorrect EDID on Vero 2
  • Reduce system log spam from CEC on Vero 2


  • Allow ARM binaries built with old toolchains that target the old ELF interpreter to run successfully
  • Add support for using swap when building OSMC packages to the build system
  • Added support for taking screenshots via remote-cli
  • Added kernel module for Twofish cipher support for all platforms

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.

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