This is a fairly major release for Special Features, particularly for those of you who develop skins for Kodi. This release brings a new Special Features media flag which is already being adopted by a few skin designers, support for custom thumbnails for content, and a fix for UTF-8 filenames.
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I'm an obsessive developer who has been working with numerous Open Source projects for nearly two decades. I've contributed to WordPress Core, written dozens of WordPress plugins, developed the popular Redux Framework, been a core developer for Arch Linux, and much more.
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When the Special Features addon was first conceived, it was a one-person project. In the months since its inception, it has become a team project.
Special Features has officially been added to the Kodi repo! It’s been a long road (who are we kidding, it’s only been two months), but we’re super stoked to be able to announce that we’ve finally been approved and you can get Special Features from the official repo for both Kodi 17 & 18!
Special Features is our first official addon which brings new life to an old idea. Our Special Features addon scans your local or SMB library looking for Extras folders and creates a media library of bonus material you probably wouldn’t want cluttering up your normal libraries. All of this content is scanned into our custom database which is checked while browsing your existing media libraries. If any item you select has any extra media available, it adds an option to your context menu (or info dialog on supported skins). Additionally, Special Features can be used as a standalone video addon which lists all available movie and TV extras.