Kodi is a free, open source and cross-platform home theater software for GNU/Linux, Android, Raspberry Pi, iOS, tvOS, macOS and Windows platforms. macOS and Windows platforms.
Kodi 20 “Nexus” is a major update to Kodi 19 “Matrix” after 2 years, adding support for PipeWire multimedia server, AV1 codec for InputStream It adds support for PipeWire multimedia server, AV1 codec for InputStream, AV1 hardware decoding via VA-API (Video Acceleration API) on Linux platform, etc.
The new version also includes initial support for NFS version 4 (NFSv4) network file system protocol, WS-Discovery (SMB discovery) for UNIX platforms (Linux, Android and Apple), AV1 hardware decoding on Android, separate volume settings for GUI sound, new color picker window dialog, new media flags for HDR video, and adding video HDR type information to video list items. item and adding video HDR type information to the video list, etc.
Kodi 20 also supports optical media by default on Linux, native support for the Apple M1 chip, native windowing and input processing, ACES/Hable color mapping, and more BiCubic shaders for GLES on Linux, as well as read-only recording support, and more.
Kodi 20 “Nexus” has been released as a source tarball for users to compile on their own systems. Interested users can download it from the project’s GitHub page. Installation files for the various supported platforms are available on the Kodi website (not yet released).