We're happy to release OSMC's March update, our first update of 2022. This has a number of improvements and bug fixes. We had planned to release an update the end of January -- but decided to hold off until we could release a more substantial update, as there will be a delay in getting the next significant changes out.
In the background, we're laying the groundwork for a number of other changes which will be released in the near future, including improvements to video playback for Vero 4K/4K+; a number of Raspberry Pi improvements and finalising the move to Debian Bullseye.
Here's what's new:
- Fix a regression with connecting to some WiFi networks on Vero 4K/4K+ which was introduced in the last update
- Fix an issue which could prevent the installation of Wireguard userspace utilities because of dependencies on kernel modules
- Fix an issue where the numeric keypad could not be used when using the My OSMC skin
- Fix an issue with mastering display data on Vero 4K/4K+ with some VP9 streams
- Fix an issue with some HLG streams not being recognised and handled as such on Vero 4K/4K+
- Fix an issue in the My OSMC add-on which prevented hotfixes from working
- Fix an issue in the My OSMC add-on where windows may not display correctly
- Fix an issue which would cause Raspberry Pi 3 A+ devices to boot to a sad face due to too high a CMA memory allocation
- Fix an issue which could prevent GPIO access as an unprivileged user on Raspberry Pi
- Fix issues with some visualisations and screensavers on some Raspberry Pi models
Improving the user experience
- Add support for Sony IR remotes for Vero 4K/4K+
- Updated OSMC installer to make Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W support clearer
- Prevent hibernation and suspend keys on some remotes from being pressed and putting devices in to a state where they can only be re-powered at the wall
- Added support for IGORPLUG USB remote receivers on Raspberry Pi
- Improved HDR experience on Vero 4K/4K+
- Change NFS timeout from five seconds to thirty seconds to improve likelihood of successfully connecting to an NFS share configured within Kodi
- Added encryption kernel modules needed for Raspberry Pi 2, 3 models to mount LUKS volumes
- Improved skin performance and functionality
- Updated translations for OSMC
- Updated BlueZ to 5.62 for better Bluetooth support
- Provide versioning to Kodi advanced settings file
- Reduced BlueZ package footprint
- Support building Kodi binary add-ons in parallel again for improved build times
- Fix an issue which can prevent Kodi for building on Raspberry Pi 4 on fresh builds
- Updated Connection Manager to version 1.40
- Fix glibc to add support for kernels with a subversion > 255
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.
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