After a long time, we have lived to see the official version of Kodi 19.0 “Matrix”. Kodi team announced that Kodi 19.0 “Matrix” has just been formally released on all supported platforms.
New Kodi 19.0 “Matrix” introduces a lot of new features, including playback. Depending on the hardware, supports AV1 software decoding, HLG HDR and static HDR10 playback on Windows 10, static HDR10, and dynamic Dolby Vision HDR support on Android. More features Below.
Kodi 19.0 “Matrix” Playback Features
For audio and music lovers, there are significant improvements across the board to metadata handling: library improvements, new tags, new displays, improvements to how Kodi handles release dates, album durations, multi-disc sets, and more. There’s a new, Matrix-inspired visualization, there are improvements to display when fetching files from a web server, and several changes to how audio decoder addons can pass information through to the Kodi player.
For video, most of the changes are more technical, and may depend on your hardware: AV1 software decoding, HLG HDR and static HDR10 playback on Windows 10, static HDR10, and dynamic Dolby Vision HDR support on Android, and more OpenGL bicubic scalers.
Database and metadata display improvements mean that Kodi will now fetch and display related album and artist information from the music library, where appropriate. There are also new features around grouping videos by the artist (not just album), support for.NFO files that list all performers instead of just the main artist, plus better search links to return related albums and videos by the same director.
And, finally, if your definition of “play” is more game-related, we’ve implemented integer scaling to improve the viewing quality of Pixel Art games across the board, while iOS gets support for Xbox, PlayStation, and other supported Bluetooth game controllers.