The Kodi team has released the final release candidate of Kodi v18. RC5 fixes issues on Android, OSX and Windows and is the last release candidate before the release of v18.
Here are the fixes with RCS5:
Correctly redact user/password in certain cases
Fix window transparency on Android that might cause grey bars on HDR playback
Prevent crash when resuming audiobook when there’s no chapter present
Fix crash&burn by ensuring that Abort of ScriptObserver waits for thread exit
Fix regression from RC4 regarding “don’t disable gui rendering when losing focus” on OSX
Workaround double switching of refreshrate because we currently cannot reliably distinguish between 25p and 50i or 29.97p and 60i on playback start
Fix missing All Albums item from music library
Revert change that cause sorting of ANSII characters in library (proper fix will have to be done in v19)
Fix crash on certain language characters when using PVR add-ons
Fix crash on Windows with DVD playback after change in ffmpeg
Fix compatibility with older MySQL databases
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