Kodi 19 released

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Version 19 of
the Kodi “entertainment center” application is out with a long list of new
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 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.