SPMC version 16.7 released with patch for subtitle security vulnerability

SPMC, the popular Kodi fork, has just released version 16.7.0 of the media player app. This update contains a patch for the subtitle security vulnerability that Kodi fixed last week. It’s recommended that all SPMC users update to this latest version. The easiest way to do so is to use my Downloader app from the Amazon appstore and enter bit.ly/spmc167 into the URL field on the home screen of the app.

  1. Axecaster says:

    Is there any way to know for sure if a device was compromised via this subtitle security vulnerability?

    • Y314K says:

      On a FireTV device one of the tell tell signs would be if you are Data Monitoring on the latest ROM & you see spikes or changes on your usual patterns or there is med-high data consumption in hours you don’t normally use your device (You normal sleep/work time).

  2. Eugene Stilianopoulos says:


  3. JRock says:

    Maybe a silly question, but if we use your downloader app and already have SPMC installed, will it just simply update it ? Thanks as always!

  4. jim says:

    Why is spmc so far behind? 16.7?? Really?

    • JRock says:

      IKR!?! I mean why isn’t this free fork of Kodi immediately updated??

      Instead the developer takes his time to make sure that it is optimized to run on the specific android platforms that his websites states. I mean just look at his git…not like he’s doing anything. How inconsiderate is that?? The nerve of these developers that devote their free time for our enjoyment…bunch of jerks.

      • jim says:

        Lol are you the developer you sure hopped on fast. You realize version 17 has been out for over 3 months now. And while he is meticulously “optimizing” his app as you say there are major features of the newer version that are not even functional on 16.7. I’d prefer if this version wasn’t even released and more time was spent working on a version 17 release was the actual point. I have been a fan of spmc since it’s first release and it just doesn’t make sense to drop an outdated release this late in the game. Keep up them pom poms though.

        • JRock says:

          Yes, yes, why release a major security update…that makes no sense at all, right? Who want’s latest security updates afterall?

          If you’re so worried about the version 17 “features”, then just install the official and don’t bother commenting. I’m sure you’re just dying to use these groundbreaking features. I never understood why entitled little insignificunt turds like yourself even bother commenting. Maybe the guy is busy with other stuff…did he promise you something that hasn’t been delivered? Are you new to this internet/open source thing? Just move along and unbunch on the next forum.

          • jim says:

            Yes yes keep making sarcastic comments that helps. Btw just becauase it’s free doesn’t mean you can’t have an opinion. Stfu and stop d riding go back the developer a cake or something. Like I said keep them pom poms up. You must be new to the internet if your media box poses a threat to your home network… do you know nothing of configuring a router? Careful your cellphone may have a virus as well.

          • JRock says:

            You’re still a turd, jim, lol.

          • jim says:

            OH and I am currently on kodi 17.3 btw… couldn’t wait any longer.

  5. Robert says:

    I’ m grateful for this update as I notice that SPMC still allows the DTS audio option that is now missing from Kodi. Also, Kodi 17.3 cycled power to my display whenever starting. Not sure why.

    • Adam says:

      I suspect that is why Koying hasn’t updated to 17 yet. Speaking for myself, I would rather have my currently perfect 16.7 with 100% functional surround sound over a new Android version that has a higher number but screwed up how surround sound was previously done.

      Clearly others in this thread have other priorities.

      • jim says:

        Well it’s not just about a higher version number there are certain things 17 is capable of that 16 just cannot do.

  6. Adam says:

    Oh I know. And I completely understand your frustration if you’re using something that now only supports whats in 17.

    But surround sound is a very basic function in a media player, and the new Android stuff in Kodi 17 reportedly straight up breaks a lot of surround sound that was working in 16 and before.

    Therefore, since the Kodi project itself can’t seem to attract an actual Android developer (for some reason… cough) I’ll happily wait however long it takes for koying (aka: Kodi’s former Android developer) to figure out how to make surround sound work.

    But every user’s needs are different, if the features you value need what’s in 17, I can definitely understand using Kodi 17.x instead of SPMC.

    Viva la open source!

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