Kodi 17.4 RC1 (New Release) – Bug Fixes & Changes

Read the new bug fixes and changes done in this release. Then, update Kodi to the latest version to avoid some major issues.

Kodi 17.4 RC1

Team Kodi on August 22th launched a new Kodi 17.4 RC1 (Release Candidate One) with several issues being fixed that the users have faced while using Kodi 17.3.

If you are new to Kodi, then you must learn what is Kodi and why it is used? This guide will let you know everything about Kodi.

Kodi 17.4 RC1 isn’t the final version of the Kodi 17.4 because the team has let out these fixes to all of its users to test out whether the bugs faced in the previous version of Kodi are completely resolved or not. If you still find those errors persists in this current build too entry your queries on the comment section below. Below is the list of fixes done on this Kodi 17.4 RC1 version.

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Bug Fixes done in Kodi 17.4

  • Potentially fix crashing on Windows due to an issue in Python
  • Potentially fix crashing on Windows when enabling zeroconf
  • Fix sporadic crash on Windows when installing or updating add-ons
  • Fix issue for users with reverse proxies attempting to forward websockets.
  • Fix possible issue if Linux distro uses system ffmpeg and cause black screen with 10-bit H.265
  • Properly throttle scraping music information online to prevent overloading the provider
  • Fix native keyboard on iOS 11
  • Fix potential crash on Android O loading App icons
  • Fix non showing Kodi banner on Android O
  • Fix potential crash on Android with certain keymaps
  • Fix wrong detection of VP6 and VP8 videocodec on Android
  • Update FFmpeg to 3.1.9
  • Set hard requirement to use FFmpeg 3.1.x only
  • Fix for Hangup when viewing recording and pressing next/previous
  • Fix merged scraped album type and label correctly with that derived from tags from music files
  • Fix possible crash on Linux when using ALSA
  • Save skin settings immediatly after they have changed instead of only on shutdown

How to Update Kodi 17.4 RC1

Before we proceed with the update please note that this version V17.4 RC1 doesn’t have new features but it only brings more stability and uninterrupted access.

Now, Download Kodi 17.4 RC1 on Windows, Linux, MacOS, Android, Raspberry Pi, iOS and other by visiting the official download page.

Simply head over to the respective platform devices and download the latest version of Kodi. It is very easy, right?

But what if you haven’t installed them properly on your device? It may result in an error or it may not work.

To avoid such circumstances, please follow the below link to install Kodi 17.4 on your device.

Guide for installing Kodi 17.4 on Amazon Fire TV or Stick

Guide for installing Kodi 17.4 on Android Box 

Guide for installing Kodi 17.4 on Windows 10/8.1/8/7

Note: Before you begin installation Clean or Wipe Kodi Previous version completely else proceed by installing it on the top without loosing the data. If you find the current version to be causing the problem then roll back to any older versions.

Feel free to comment below if you are still facing the issues and bugs from the previous version.

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  1. I updated to Kodi 17.4 but nothing plays. I get all the way to choosing something but nothing plays. I don’t know if I need to uninstall and reinstall or what? (I’m unsure of how to uninstall if I needed to).

    • There are many causes of this issue. However, we don’t believe there’s an issue with Kodi, which means that you don’t have to uninstall or reinstall it. First, we recommend updating drivers on your computer. You need to be sure that your computer is capable of playing HD video, which means that you need to have the latest drivers installed. In addition, download codecs from the Web, as well.
      We would also like to refer to you to our Kodi Troubleshooting Guide: https://www.technadu.com/kodi-troubleshooting-guide/8414/. This is where you’ll find plenty of possible solutions.

    • In our experience, Kodi is a very stable and reliable application. However, we understand that a certain portion of Kodi users are experiencing issues. If the latest version of Kodi isn’t working for you, maybe you should try a development build. Go to the Download section on Kodi’s official website, pick Windows, and download the Nightly build.

  2. what OS. are you running KODI on? Android, Mac, Windows, Firestick, etc ………………I use android and just upgraded to 17.4 last night and it runs much smoother than 17.3.

  3. Still having issues…not crashing anymore but, instead freezes while browsing for movies when selecting info, play, etc
    Extremely frustrating having to uninstall and reinstall kodi. Please tell me you have some other options/suggestions you can offer as a remedy??

    • If Kodi is freezing while browsing the main menu (even before playing a file), you should first check out your computer’s specifications. Make sure your computer is capable of running and playing videos via Kodi.

      Next, we recommend taking a look at our Kodi Troubleshooting Guide. You’ll find a link to the Indigo add-on there, which can be used as a maintenance tool. Clear out cache, delete unneeded files or even restore Kodi to its original settings. We hope this will help you resolve the issues you’re experiencing.

    • First, we recommend checking if your Android Box is capable of running the latest version of Kodi. Since this application doesn’t need a high-end device, you should be fine. Then, make sure you’re using the latest version of Kodi. If that’s not the case, upgrade the application.
      Finally, we recommend inspecting video playback settings. In many cases, Android Boxes have a hard time streaming 1080p content. Try to find an option that allows you to stream 720p videos only.

  4. I’ve done everything got 17.5 absolute garbage nothing works “no stream available ” too bad kodi used to be good now just a waste of time cannot even go back to 17.4 the only thing on their download page it the 17.5 garbage!

    • It seems like you’re facing a bug that prevents Kodi from playing media files. If you’d like to install Kodi 17.4 – that is entirely possible. Follow this link to download older versions of Kodi for Windows: http://mirrors.kodi.tv/releases/windows/win32/. This is Kodi’s official webpage, so you don’t have to worry about downloading malware-infected files.


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