OSMC's September update is ready with a wide range of improvements and fixes to keep your OSMC device running in tip-top shape.
We are continuing to work on migrating OSMC to the latest version of Debian Stretch, which will provide:
- Better performance
- A larger number of software packages to choose from
- More up to date software packages to choose from
We expect to complete this migration in October.
Here's what's new in this month's update:
- Fix an issue where Samba user shares would not work when the hostname is an FQDN
- Fix for Broadpwn security vulnerability
- Fix an issue which prevented content from being manually added to Kodi's library
- Fix for a hang on reboot on Vero 4K if ALSA utilities have been installed by a user
- Fix an issue where rebooting would hang if a user had mounted shares via
/etc/fstaband was connected via WiFi.
- Fix CI support in TVHeadend
- Fix issues with connecting to SMBv1 shares which were introduced in OSMC's August update with Kodi 17.4
- Fix an issue where thumbnails generated on Vero 4K looked malformed
- Fix a CEC crash when the remote button release is received without a button press on Raspberry Pi
- Fix a flickering issue when playing some HDR content on Vero 4K
- Fix an issue where multi-channel audio would not be output correctly on Vero 4K
Improving the user experience
- Improve first time installation for TVHeadend
- Add support for reinstalling OSMC on Vero 4K via USB flash drive
- Improved NFS share performance on Vero 4K
- Improved Live TV playback performance on Vero 4K
- Added support for hardware accelerated 3D scaling on Vero 4K
- Ensure that updates never prompt for installation options when initiated via My OSMC
- Improvements to PVR support in the Estouchy skin
- Improvements to MPEG2 hardware accelerated playback on Vero 4K
- Add UDisks packages for Debian Stretch migration
- Add support for automatic updating to Debian Stretch
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.