Kodi 17.5 Media Center Released with Support for FFmpeg 3.1.11, Retina Devices

While not a major update, Kodi 17.5 adds support for the FFMpeg 3.1.11 open-source multimedia backend, as well as Retina support for Apple’s devices, improves power message handling for CEC, enables playback of DVD files over network on GNU/Linux systems, and fixes the up/download buttons of IR remotes for Apple’s macOS High Sierra 10.13. The Kodi 17.5 point release of the “Krypton” series also makes the handling of audio output on Android devices more robust, improves joystick support by no longer allowing accelerometers to block the system screensaver, lets users manually add content to the video library, and fixes timeline jumping when switching channel groups in the Guide window.