19.3 MATRIX KODI - ZDMC -

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  1. DELUCAS

    DELUCAS Well-Known Member

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  2. ulna68

    ulna68 Active Member

    so far kodi 19 is in RC
     
  3. DELUCAS

    DELUCAS Well-Known Member


    KODI 19.0 MATRIX FINAL NOW AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD AND INSTALL
     
  4. ammar11

    ammar11 Active Member

    What’s new in 19 Matrix?
     
  5. DELUCAS

    DELUCAS Well-Known Member

    The most important change in this version is on the add-ons aspect, now are based in Phyton 3 and this will block all add-ons that are not updated, something that will certainly generate many problems. On the other hand there is more control over add-ons that will block the ability to overwrite official repositories. We will also have improvements to play contents based on the AV1 codec, now it is possible to decode this format by software. You have in this same article the complete list of changes of this new version that represents the future of KODI for the next years.
     
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  6. ulna68

    ulna68 Active Member


    version 18.9 on the kodi website
     
  7. DELUCAS

    DELUCAS Well-Known Member

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  8. Paul777

    Paul777 Member

    Hi! Have ZDMC iptv support (m3u)?
     
  9. pcristi

    pcristi Active Member

    Why? Many official add-on from 18.x are still not to updated to Python 3, then I prefer to wait for Matrix 19.2.
     
  10. DELUCAS

    DELUCAS Well-Known Member


    Kodi v20 "N..." Pre-release Will be coming next !
    always will be catch up .

    Id imagine Zdmc 19.0 be coming ......
     
  11. pcristi

    pcristi Active Member

    According history from Frodo to Matrix I don't rely think minor version for Matrix 19 will not be.
    Huge step is was switch to release that will push developer of add-on to deal with changes of Kodi api from version 19.x and Python 3.
    ZDMC 19.0 will be of improved of what? Will still need use Zidoo external player?
    OK ZDMC 19.0 will just come to follow Kodi version as usually.
     
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  12. DELUCAS

    DELUCAS Well-Known Member

    Here is the Inf :

    Kodi 19 “Matrix” released with AV1, HDR, tvOS support






    Kodi is an open-source media center that was initially designed for the XBOX game console, but was quickly ported to other platforms such as Windows and Linux, and eventually to low-cost Android TV boxes and single board computers such as Raspberry Pi.

    A new stable release of the software comes out every couple of years, and the developers have just announced the release of Kodi 19 “Matrix” a little over two years after Kodi 18 “Leia” release.

    Kodi 19 "Matrix" Features
    Playback


    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 visualisation, 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.

    For those who combine the two, and have libraries of music videos, you get some goodies as well: 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 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 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 get support for Xbox, PlayStation and other supported Bluetooth game controllers.

    Skin/Look-and-Feel

    For many people, the interface is Kodi - it's how you find your way around, it's how you interact with the application and your media. As such, it's always getting some attention, and this release is no different: screen redesign, especially for music; new metadata displays; changes to playlist views; a new "now playing" view; artwork and image file improvements; both new and updated GUI controls. Some changes may be subtle, but all are designed to improve your experience.

    Subtitles

    An often-overlooked feature, but immensely useful to so many people, subtitles get some attention in this release: timestamp overlays get fixed, plus you can now select a dark grey colour and set an opacity for the captions (particularly useful in HDR - protect your eyes, kids, you'll miss them when they're gone).

    Addons and Scrapers

    Python comes in for some major changes in Kodi 19. Because the old Python 2.7 has gone out of support, we've finally made the wholesale move to Python 3 and ported our addons across. Much of the community has come with us, so, hopefully, your favourite addons will still function, but we're at the mercy of third-party contributors to update their work.



    Kodi 19 replaces the old XML metadata scrapers with new default Python for movies and TV shows; there are also new Python scrapers for music, Generic Album Scraper and Generic Artist Scraper. Binary addons in general get improvements to system documentation, cleaned up settings dialogs, and better help text.

    PVR and Live Television

    Another significant part of Kodi that's had a lot of attention in this release. Most new features here revolve around usability: PVR reminders, home screen widgets, group/channel manager enhancements, navigation and dialog controls, context menus, New/Live/Finale/Premiere tags, channel numbering and sorting, performance improvements, API improvements.

    Security

    There are a few new security features implemented now in Kodi, to help keep you safe from intentional or unintentional problems. Kodi will now enforce the origin of installed addons and their dependencies, which prevents third-party repositories from overwriting code of unrelated add-ons; broken or deprecated add-ons are now highlighted in the add-on list, so you have to actively agree to activate one; the binary addon system now has higher security around data exchange between Kodi and an addons. In addition, we've added a default requirement to password-protect Kodi's web interface, plus give better information around the security implications of enabling external interfaces if you do choose to enable them.

    Platform Specifics

    As a cross-platform application, we try our very best to keep all platforms feature equivalent where we can. However, there are inevitably platform differences, and we also have to make room by dropping old platforms as technology moves on.

    The big platform change with this release is new support for tvOS, but this means waving goodbye to iOS 32-bit. Beyond that, there are specific tweaks such as specific TopShelf support and fixes on AppleTV, better logging and notch support on iOS, and a move to a single Linux binary for multiple windowing systems (X11, Wayland, and GBM) versus the previous three. That last one will make a big difference to both users and package maintainers, since you'll no longer have to select a different binary based on the target environment.

    Behind the Scenes

    Probably too hidden for many users, but there are inevitably changes and improvements that you can't see, but might give more scope for new features later on: API changes to feed subtitle URIs to the player; multiple updates to various core modules; improvements to API calls and actions, and many more. They may not be important to you, but they took real work and I mention them for completeness.

    The default user interface may look similar to the one for Kodi 18, but there have been many changes over the last two years with some of the highlights including:

    • Skin/Look-and-Feel
      • Screen redesign, especially for music with new metadata displays and changes to playlist views
      • New “now playing” view
      • Artwork and image file improvements
    • Video Playback
      • AV1 software decoding
      • Windows 10 – HLG HDR and static HDR10 playback
      • Android – Static HDR10 and dynamic Dolby Vision HDR
      • More OpenGL bicubic scalers
      • Metadata and visualization improvement for music videos with the display of artist and album information
    • Audio Playback
      • Metadata handling Improvements with library improvements, new tags, new displays, improvements to how Kodi handles release dates, album durations, multi-disc sets, and more.
      • New, Matrix-inspired, visualization
      • Improvements to display when fetching files from a web server
      • Several changes to how audio decoder addons can pass information through to the Kodi player.
    • Subtitles
      • Fix for timestamp overlays
      • Dark grey color and opacity settings for the captions, which the developers say is especially important for HDR content.
    • Games
      • Adding Integer scaling to improve the viewing quality of Pixel Art games
      • iOS – Support for Xbox, PlayStation, and other supported Bluetooth game controllers
    • Addons and Scrapers
      • Python 2.7 is not supported anymore, so everything has been ported to Python 3
      • Kodi 19 also replaces the old XML metadata scrapers with new default Python for movies and TV shows
      • New Python scrapers are also available for music, Generic Album Scraper, and Generic Artist Scraper.
      • Improvement to binary addons
    • PVR and Live Television – Added PVR reminders, home screen widgets, group/channel manager enhancements, navigation, and dialog controls, context menus, New/Live/Finale/Premiere tags, channel numbering, and sorting, as well as performance and API improvements.
    • Security
      • Enforcement of the origin of installed addons and dependencies to prevents third-party repositories from overwriting code of unrelated add-ons
      • Broken or deprecated add-ons are now highlighted in the add-on list
      • The binary addon system now has higher security around data exchange between Kodi and an addons
      • Kodi’s interface is password-protected by default
    • Platform-specific changes to Kodi 19
      • Added support for tvOS, and removal of iOS 32-bit
      • AppleTV – TopShelf support and fixes
      • iOS – Better logging and notch support
      • Linux – Single Linux binary for X11, Wayland, and GBM windowing systems
    • Plenty of under-the-hood API changes
     
  13. DaMacFunkin

    DaMacFunkin Active Member

    ...but most of those fixes and features will not apply if using Zidoo player...
     
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  14. DELUCAS

    DELUCAS Well-Known Member

    Its always great to have another playback device on the box as an alternative etc
    Yes ?
     
  15. pcristi

    pcristi Active Member

    @DELUCAS
    Topic is "ZDMC 19 MATRIX" and not Kodi Martix 19 for a alternative devices.
    As I know ZDMC is fork dedicate to Android Zidoo device and not have version for Windows/Linux/iOS/AppleTV.
    According developer Kodi Android branch not have active developing from November 2019.
    Following Kodi forum is easy to see they only keeping stable(workaround) for Nvidia Shield TV, Sony/Philips Android TV and Fire stick all others device almost zero support.
    Enjoy media collection in any device feet your needs.
     
  16. DELUCAS

    DELUCAS Well-Known Member

    Im Highlighting Matrix 19 is coming is out is available
    Can be added to the box if some wish all features may not work ......

    Plus is Zidoo going to update there Zdmc 18.9 to Matrix 19 ?

    and anything new will be carried over from it and what benefit it may bring if any .
    If Zidoo see Zdmc 19 Matrix in the thread they may take note .

    Many on here want it as for there useage of it .......
    Besides ive just tested on a 1080p mkv dts and just for that only file played fine .
     
  17. Paul777

    Paul777 Member

    Why ZDMC 18.9 is not good playback DVD iso, have freezes and not smooth video.

    Zidoo videoplay apk aka gallery3d aka native player is very good playback DVD iso.

    ZDMC even not smooth playback bluray remuxes.

    Can you tell me this will be fixed because only ZDMC have support to skip commercials on DVD iso.
     
  18. pcristi

    pcristi Active Member

    Woww on github Kodi developer just Bump to v20.0 Alpha1 .
    [​IMG]
    Matrix 19.1 are still there :).
     
    Last edited: Feb 21, 2021
  19. DELUCAS

    DELUCAS Well-Known Member

  20. DaMacFunkin

    DaMacFunkin Active Member

    That isn’t true that for other devices that there is Zero support, Zidoo don’t open their hardware or code up to Kodi to be fully supported, it’s a 2 way street, whereas Shield uses standard Android sdk.
     

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