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It's not ridiculous. Yatse was using copyrighted images in their screenshots. How many more media apps have to get removed before developers realize that they can't use copyrighted material in the screenshots? It amounts to using someone else's intellectual property as an advertisement without their consent.
I'll say Yatse since no one has said it yet.
I can't believe how far that app has come. Every developer could learn some lessons from it.
I use Yatse. It automatically connects to kodi, although if you don't have a static ip address you will need to automatically connect again each time your ip changes. Usually it changes by a digit.
Edit: You can also view the media on your phone.
Yatse, Kodi remote. Works amazingly and the developer does a fantastic job continuously adding new functionality.
It probably got pulled because of all the posters of movies and TV shows in their screenshots.
Take a look at this - http://web.archive.org/web/20141227154415/https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.leetzone.android.yatsewidgetfree&hl=en
Could you make a comparison with Yatse (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.leetzone.android.yatsewidgetfree) and let us know what are the differences before we decide to try out the app? But I definitely wish you luck with your project and hope that you'll manage to make it popular!
If you have an Android phone and install Yatse Remote pretty much any link/media you open give you an option to send to XBMC/KODI.
Is that along the lines of what you are looking for?
EDIT: From the Description
◆ Stream your videos to your Android devices or UPnP / AirPlay / Chromecast devices*
◆ Send your Android media to your media center or UPnP / AirPlay / Chromecast devices*
I actually use my phone as the remote (and my computer, and the actual remote)
Another option is Yatse: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.leetzone.android.yatsewidgetfree
I like this because I can Share a YouTube video on my phone and it plays on my TV, kinda like a Chromecast would do.
I personally had most success with OSMC.
Keep in mind that the UI will run horribly slow on the Pi1, changing themes or distributions doesn't really help.
The video itself plays back fine though, so if you use a mobile remote control app (like Yatse) to start media directly (and thus evade the UI on the Pi itself) it's still usable.
They do, plenty of remote apps out there (for Android, I recommend Yatse)
There's also actual remotes which work just fine with a Pi.
Maybe not as simple as the apple TV remote, but I find it easier to just select a movie on my phone which then plays on the TV.
If you are browsing reddit from an Android device (and it is a YouTube video), I usually use Yatse
Instead of playing on the YouTube App, pick the Yatse Play on Media Center instead
For Kodi? Sure, there are a couple. I like Yatse, which is a paid app. Kore should be free and there's also atleast one free app for iOS.
Your regular physical remote will probably also work fine for navigating the Kodi UI. No need for IR sensors, all that stuff should work via the HDMI connection between your TV and your Raspberry.
Yea it's notoriously difficult to get a hold of the plex people. All we can do is make sure the problem is visible and hopefully they'll fix it in the next release. In the meantime I've been using Yatse.
I am going to assume you have Kodi and Covenant or some variant of that already installed. So if you do, and you have a android device install Yatse on it, You have some things to setup in Kodi, but the help you get when you install the app will guide you through it. Once that is done and you can control Kodi, you can go into your addons via Yatse and play stuff. It is a very similar experience to TTV, better in some ways in fact. I prefer to control Kodi that way then using a remote or controller or whatever. If you have Kodi and an android phone it's kind of a must imho.
Free to try anyway so give it a shot. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.leetzone.android.yatsewidgetfree&hl=en
If you don't have an android phone, never mind :)
Do you have an android phone? I use the kodi remote control app Yatse which adds 'Play on media centre' and 'Queue on media centre' to the share options on the YouTube app. It would resolve your UI issue as excluding setup, I never need to open the YouTube plugin.
I use the official Plex addon for Kodi. Only when using Kodi I can use the Yatse Kodi remote and it works amazingly with artwork and all. You can even setup a remote launcher and open plugins via remote. The Plex addon also has an option to open automatically everytime Kodi is launched
You could just install kodi on it (https://libreelec.tv/downloads/)
Then upload some music and your are done.
You could also use it without the screen once configured, using the remote control on your mobile phone (the best one is : https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.leetzone.android.yatsewidgetfree&hl=fr)
Right, it's Yatse, the Kodi Remote.
You don't need to be signed in. But you first need to link Yatse to your Kodi in the initial setup. The easiest is on your local network (via WiFi), but you can also setup to access externally if you have access that way.
Once setup, if you're in youtube, just hit the share icon (the one next to the thumbs up/thumbs down). Then press "Play on Media..."
The easiest method is to have Kodi installed on RPi and Yatse on your phone.
1. make sure all mp3 are properly tagged and have album covers (Mp3tag)
2. scan all the songs in Kodi into library
3. get Yatse for android. Only paid one let you stream all the songs locally from Kodi library
already doing this. BTW, this one is much more convenient for me - give it a try.
Still, can't really run netflix on kodi, so kodi remotes aren't going to cut it.
Plex has "channels". The Unsupported Appstore is pretty neat.
And you can use Kodi with Chromecast. Try the Yatse remote.
Firstly, I'm no expect on the best methods for NAS, a media server like I made isn't really the same thing. But... I would suspect that there is more appropriate software for make a Pi NAS rather than Kodi. I use mine to access the the movies/TV shows/music I have on it through the TV in my living room.
I can transfer files to it over the network but I haven't found it to be particularly easy or fast. It is easier to remove the HDD and plug it into my PC, transfer files, and move it back because I don't often transfer new files to it (perhaps once every few weeks). the data is just there for when I want to watch it.
I can access the files stored on the media server using a paid android app (Yatse, well worth it), that's for streaming the videos and music to my phone and is used as a remote. I have a back up of all the files on my raspberry pi on an HDD for my PC, so there is no need for me to access the files on the pi unless I'm streaming to a device on the local network.
I suspect if you want to store files like documents and things on it you'll need a raspberry pi on the windows homegroup (that's pretty simple to set up but I don't know how it compares to other methods, again, not an expert), assuming you run windows. The new raspberry pi 2 will be able to run windows 10 and so NAS would be pretty easy using that combo I suspect.
Anyway, someone else here or at r/raspberry_pi is likely to know a lot more about it that I do. Hope some of it helped
Assuming you have an Android device, Yatse. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.leetzone.android.yatsewidgetfree
It's a great remote app that used Kodi's web API for control. Easy to use, and very feature rich.
Assuming you're on Android you can do offline viewing in the Yatse app. Don't be fooled by the title saying it's for Kodi. It works well with Plex, Jellyfin and Emby. It's a paid app with a free trial. I think the price is around $4 US and doesn't require Emby premium.
I've been using Kodi Matrix in my Galaxy S8 for the past 2.5 months happily so far.
I won't suggest but what I did to install addons is, I have this Kodi remote app Yatse in my device which I'll use to paste add-on URL. So I'll goto Google and find the required add-ons latest repo link and copy it. Then I'll open Kodi and then Yatse in split screen horizontally (landscape orientation) and then reduce Yatse screen size to minimum.
Then it'll be much easier to navigate inside Kodi and paste the URL using Yatse, that you already copied from Google.
This way it's more reliable that you're installing latest and compatible add-on.
The only thing I now hate in smartphone Kodi is it default video player. Even after customizing swipe and touch controls of video player, I didn't like it. So now I changed my player in smartphone to MX Player Pro. The only downside is, you'll miss Trakt featured like auto marking as watched and resume point etc.
skin : Embuary (Leia)
remote controller for android users : Yatse: Kodi remote control and cast
Yatse - Die mit Abstand beste Kodi Fernbedienung.
Mixel - Die mit Abstand beste Bar-App mit einer umfangreichen Sammlung and Cocktailrezepten, zusammengestellt aus den besten Fachbüchern.
Quick tip, as long as Gelli (which is great!) doesn't support offline downloads, you can use Yatse which also connects to your Jellyfin server, and with Yatse you can offline download everything you want.
you don't say how you are controlling Kodi, keyboard or app on mobile cell phone... I highly recommend Yatse on your phone
Use Yatse (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.leetzone.android.yatsewidgetfree&hl=en) as a Kodi remote control app (it's AMAZING for real). Once you connect it, you won't even touch the keyboard anymore, you'll run everything from your phone (it's really easy to sort through channels and you also get a search button).
I use KODI remote app: Yatse with KODI.
It's the best library assistant for your movie/TV collection.
Tons of options including streaming, downloading and much more.
Here you can read all about Yatse [here]( https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.leetzone.android.yatsewidgetfree&hl=en_IN ) and decide for yourself.
I'm using Yatse for all around Android Phone/Tablet to Kodi remote controlling.
But using Android TV Remote Control app to enter text into Kodi's text input wasn't "little tricky" for me. What exact problem do you have?
use a kodi remote like https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.leetzone.android.yatsewidgetfree&hl=en_US
Yatse :) it allows you to paste things into kodi ;0
or use the webserver page built into kodi ipofkodi:8080 i think by default (look under services in kodi settings )
The Kodi interface is clunky for large music collections.
The "Yatse" Android app (or the official Kodi app "Kore") will help with that.
What kind of phone does he have? Not sure about iPhones but if he has an Android, install an app called Yatse to control Kodi. He would still need the game controller to launch Kodi, but that's all.
Ok, if you're casting music stored on your phone Yatse might work. It pretty much casts to anything from Kodi. Both are free to install so you can give it a try. I'm pretty sure it works for local content stored on your phone as well.
Discovering this thread and would love some feedback about my app first run process.
The application is a remote for Kodi and working pretty well for that job, but there's still people who install the application without understanding what it is, or without enough knowledge about Kodi and it's configuration.
So if you have no idea what Kodi is, please tell me what you find odd in the first run process and what is unclear.
Thanks a lot,
I have been using Yatse to control Kodi, if you have a Android device laying about it's by far the best method. Free to tryout, very much worth it.
Emby or Plex is really only needed if you want to stream and maybe transcode because you're watching outside your home. For local streaming it's not needed.
I've my files on a PC on my LAN. Shared folders using Windows' Samba (ie regular file sharing, not Homegroup) and then an Intel NUC as HTPC running Kodi.
I wouldn't use VLC. Just install Kodi on the PC and connect it to the TV. Then you add TV/movie sources, either local on the PC or shared on the LAN, and scrape (download metadata) to get a Netflix like interface.
I'd also buy a remote to navigate Kodi. Though there are app remotes for Kodi. Yatse and Kore
> The subtitles. I want them to be as they was made by the guys who put them in the mkv.
You mean ASS/SSA subtitles I guess. Kodi will display those as is as default.
Btw, don't post piracy question at /r/kodi/ or their forums. :)
You dont say how you're running kodi & I dont know of any addons or skins that do that... But if you run Yatse on your smart phone to "drive" Kodi then that has links to much info about the movie and to the movie's imdb listing... this info can be displayed on kodi and or yatse... its free try it... https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.leetzone.android.yatsewidgetfree&hl=en
Yep. I do that with Yatse & Kodi now, using Exodus, Phoenix, SALTS, and Specto Fork. PCT is nicer, though.
I don't see any reason why PCT wouldn't work under Raspbian.
It's running on my Mac, but I assume it's the same. Yatse is what does the actual casting (possibly actually pulling the data through the phone? I'm not positive).
Not sure where you are looking to download it to, but the Yatse Android app allows you to download files or stream them directly.
I use Yatse and the Yatse call plugin. Pretty sure it can be done with Tasker as well.
I have a pie3 with OpenElec. I only connect power and video. There is built in wifi on the pie and it works flawlessly. I then control it with a remote on my phone. I recommend that setup.
Yeah I know. You need to use one of the virtual remotes for Android(Yatse) or IOS(Official Kodi Remote). They connect to the Kodi instance that you are trying to control by WIFi rather than IR like a normal TV remote, so both devices(your tablet and phone)need to be on the same WIFI network. Once you've got them setup, the menu button on the remote would be used whenever you would usually right click something(to get the download button).
Ah you're looking for a jukebox style app. I plan on doing this but not anytime soon.
I recommend kodi for this kind of functionality. There's already great apps built to go along with it, such as yatse for android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.leetzone.android.yatsewidgetfree
The TV has Android built into it. I use the standard remote to control things. You should check out Yatse on Android. I believe this should solve your problem. I'm sure ios has something similar as well.
Yatse, an android remote has audio streaming plugin but it's not a single solution. For spotify you'll need an kodi add-on and open it manually I guess.
Maybe you can use airplay functionality in kodi? Although I don't know how well that works...
ya i think netflix is a no go, but as /u/gpeccadillo said, plex works.
to be fair, im streaming and pirating most stuff, so ya if you want a cookie cutter box, and have to pay for the other services, pi probably not for you.
but with netflix region blocking its becoming less of a must have for people
and yes they have multiple remote options. i use this app as my remote. it pretty damn sweet
I have that same keyboard. It's been serving me faithfully for about four years now. I picked it up at a Radio Shack down the road when my original crapped out after only three months of use. (IMO, I liked the IOGear better - the ball is/was superior vs the pad on that Logitech.)
I pretty much only use the keyboard to login on my HTPC, though, as Kodi has a very capable remote control that will run on an Android phone.
I was using a PI 2 for a year now and Pi 1B before that (running kodi)
Basically the Pi supports HDMI passthrough meaning that in case your TV supports DTS and/or AC-3 it will play audio just fine. I have tested a USB soundcard before because I wanted the audio output not from the TV and the Pi was too slow to decode DTS by software. (but i think this was a Pi1). Then I simply connected the amplifier to the TV instead of the Pi and it's running flawless.
It depends on your TV whether or not you need an external powersupply. I have no issues running my Pi 2 and Pi 3 without HDD attached from my old LG tv but I know about TVs that couldn't handle the Pi 1. if you happen to have more than one USB on your TV think about using a Y-cable.
It's really hard to tell. 8bit h264 is no issue on the Pi 1/2/3, 10bit high profile (if you happen to watch anime you will come across those) however had some issues on the Pi 2 but with the overclocked video core and better CPU it might be fine now (?).
And last but not least. If you happen to have an android smartphone and Wifi available for the Pi I really suggest Yatse:
You will never want another remote again. It basically let's you stream anything on the big screen by simply sharing it (youtube videos, any content in the mobilebrowser, etc.) gives you access to all your directories, addons without navigating through Kodi...it's just a great app
Pois é. O que eu fiz foi colocar um cabo de microUSB (relativamente longo) que chega até o braço/encosto do sofá. Coloquei o popcorn Time num celular velho (galaxy S/S2) com cyanogenmod.
De quebra também instalei o Yatse, para controlar o KODI no raspberry pi 2.
Wow, my first gold. Awesome!!!
Essentially kodi is able to listen for comands (via something called JSON), you enable it in the settings and then if you have an android phone you can install Yatse or Kore to control kodi. both the apps should find kodi easily, I think the pairing process took around 30 seconds to find my android tv and pair.
If you have a look at the screenshots on the app pages you should be able see what i'm talking about, in addition to the conventional remote (arrow keys, enter, etc.) it kinda remotely loads all the information on your kodi library onto your phone so if you tap a video on your phone it will show you plot, actors etc (on your phone). and when you tap the play button it will instantly play the video on kodi on the AndroidTV, that means you wouldn't have to navigate on the AndroidTV to find your proposal and so the transition should be as seamless as possible.
For controlling Kodi, if you have an Android device, I couldn't recommend Yatse enough. Its a great app that controls kodi from your phone/tablet over your network (WiFi needed).
Kodi on the PI has the same functions it does in Windows. I would download that, and play with it a bit.
Yes, you can resume multiple files.
I mainly use the android app Yatse to control all my Kodi devices, but for the PI I also have these.
Personally, I don't think it uses enough power to worry about a power switch.
I had a plugin for Yatse which would show the caller while I was watching a movie, and pause if I picked up. I liked that feature.
Kodi has a pretty nice interface and can be run on a Raspberry Pi. There is also a remote you can get on your smartphone, if she has one, called Yatse. If not you can still use USB remotes with it. Good luck.
As part of the Yatse suite of plugins, there's a caller ID one.
Kodi install walkthrough.
There are addons for crunchyroll, youtube, and various other sources. I personally use the Yatse remote on android (paid version) which lets you "sling" videos from most sites to Kodi.
when I use netflix and send it via chromecast the music player that originally comes with android turns into a netflix controller.. the same with Plex.
For Kodi I used an alternative app: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.leetzone.android.yatsewidgetfree&hl=en
I have seen playing using Upnp but not directly to chrome cast from kodi.
if you have an android - Yatse, the XBMC / Kodi Remote
Cast your entire screen to your chromecast ( will be choppy not recommended )
This is true. But I think most of the extra parts people already have. Hdmi cables litter my home if not you're looking at £2.50 for one. Controller can be covered with a phone and a free app Yatse. The only parts that'll cost are your wifi dongle if you can't go ethernet, case and I think a hdd is a vital.
Certainly more than just the pi but it's still a reasonably cheap media player
Stable, fast, and for the most part self-configuring and maintaining.
You can run it without a Keyboard and mouse using Yatse and your smartphone to do practically anything
The robust addon API makes it wildly expandable.
Its not uncommon for smaller addons to just stop working (fly by night authors may lose interest in their addons and abandon them - no surprise there.)
Managing your DVD video library can be a pain. When I make updates to the library path and try to clean and re-scan the source I still run into all sorts of problems which really shouldn't exist and that require extensive manual fixes. Such as:
Cleaning from some screens (or setting source content type to 'None') really doesn't delete movies from your library
Subsequently re-scanning after a failed clean will double every instance of movie in the uncleaned library.
Re-scanning after a successful clean will (for some reason) miss most of the titles in an episodic series (i.e. Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, Planet of the Apes, etc.). The re-scan will only bring in the last title in the series.
If I'm wrong here... someone please point out what I should do to fix it. My DVD rips live on an SMB share that looks like this:
Movies\The Lord of the Rings Ep 1 Fellowship of the Ring\Video_TS\
Movies\The Lord of the Rings Ep 2 The Two Towers\Video_TS\
Movies\The Lord of the Rings Ep 3 Return of the King\Video_TS\
After a good clean and a re-scan Kodi only picks up on the last episode.
Edit: I'm running Openelec on a RasPi 2.
My wifi is exceptionally reliable. However I don't have a raspberry pi. Out of curiosity what router do you have? In my experience when I have has unreliable wifi it was always due to the router. When I went to the airport extreme I was floored at how reliable it was. It served me very well for 7 years. I didn't like where Apple was going with the configuration aspects of it and last year I switched to TP-Link routers.
I have 2 of these
and a higher end one. I somewhat regret purchasing the higher end one, but it worked out.
I installed DD-WRT on all of my routers and have them all linked on the same network.
What I would recommend is this.
Purchase 2 of the routers I linked above. One to replace your existing router and one to connect to your raspberry pi with ethernet. Get a new raspberry pi with ethernet built in.
Extend the network so that everything is on the same network and give your raspberry pi a static IP.
Then get this app. It works over wifi and I really love my setup. I control my surround sound, xbmc, tv, chormecast, and PS3 all over wifi from my phone. The only thing I can't control over wifi is my cable box which I'll get around to fixing with an arduino. Technically I can control it with the comcast app, but I don't like it.
Another awesome advantage of this setup is Yatse has built in WOL wake on lan. So I can wake up my xbmc machine over ethernet. However it looks like raspberry pi doesn't support WOL so maybe consider a zbox.
I use Yatse remote android to control my xbmc in my Living room. It works well on the watch.
Yeah, I realized my mistake after I hit save. I think the only option you may have it to try out some of the bluetooth capable remotes for android. If you can find one that gives you even limited mouse click capability or button navigation you should be able to do it. ~~This app is probably a good starting point.~~ Not sure about that one actually.
It must've got pulled because of their screenshots. They show lot of movie and tv show posters, which are copyrighted material. The Google bots would've detected that and would've pulled the app automatically.
Check this out - http://web.archive.org/web/20141227154415/https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.leetzone.android.yatsewidgetfree&hl=en
AllCast is another popular app for casting local content.
You could also look into Yatse as an XBMC remote.
If you're interested in learning more about Plex, I would go to their website.
234p SD Direct link: http://ga.video.cdn.pbs.org/videos/frontline/07bf180c-37a4-4aa9-bfdf-1697c69906da/186857/hd-mezzanine-16x9/58f1357b_00003310_op1a-16x9-mp4-baseline.mp4
720p HD Direct link: http://ga.video.cdn.pbs.org/videos/frontline/07bf180c-37a4-4aa9-bfdf-1697c69906da/186857/hd-mezzanine-16x9/58f1357b_00003310_op1a-16x9-hls-2500k.m3u8
VLC and Kodi will play this stream naively, its actually a playlist of 10 second clips that make up the entire video. Use Yaste to send the link to your HTPC from mobile. Downloading this link and then opening the resulting file in VLC will break its relative playlist locations, "Media..Open Network Stream" is what you are looking for, paste in the full link I posted, don't download it.
PBS has been known to throttle its CDN, so don't be surprised if we hug one to death since these are hot links that may subvert their CDN distribution.
You could use Yatse or Kore or the web interface
I have mine installed on a Raspberry Pi 3, there are plenty of cheap cases you can buy for them so they look good.
You can control them through your phone and tablet with a number of apps, I use Yatse
Or you can buy a little bluetooth keyboard, I got one of these as well.
Everyone will recommend Yatse for android - and they're right to do it. Seriously, it's the tits.
I use Yatse, I found it to be the best one for my needs.
Use Yatse instead of Kore. It's way better. Only available on android though.
I don't know any pre-made things for the Pi which appear as a Chromecast.
To implement such a thing yourself, you would need to understand HTTP, mDNS, and the CASTV2 protocol. Here is an existing implementation in Node.js: https://github.com/thibauts/node-castv2
However, when you say "chromecast" maybe you actually mean "media sharing".
There are open standards for this like UPnP and DLNA. The Kodi media player operates as a DLNA server and renderer, so if you want to interoperate with other media devices, that would be the best way. My preferred Kodi distribution for the Pi is LibreELEC: http://libreelec.tv/
Thinning down requirements even more, I don't care about any of the above. I just want to be able to look at a YouTube video on my phone, press "Share", and have the video appear on the TV. The Yatse Kodi remote app lets me do this: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.leetzone.android.yatsewidgetfree
Yatse is by far the best remote app there is
If you're on android you can use Yatse. It's marketed as a Kodi remote but it's much more than that
Perfect! So, for your friend, I recommend a Raspberry Pi 3 and one of these bad boys. Put OSMC on the Pi, connect the drive, and setup a Samba service with a simple single-user password sharing the root directory of the drive. OSMC has a net API and some really slick apps built for remote control, Yaste is my personal favourite. As far as this whole personal cloud thing goes, a home server is not the way to do it. His internet connection will not have the throughput to serve up more than a few megs in size, he'd need a static IP and DNS would become a mess. Security is also hell. I did it, I set up a VPN using OpenVPN but you can't move serious files, most homes don't have more than 5 mbps upload-and that's bits. If you have a 5 MB image, it'll take almost 10 seconds to load. My suggestion is Google Drive and let the pros handle it. If you're not going to go the Pi route, RAID 1 is what puts the "redundant" in "redundant array of inexpensive disks". It mirrors the drives, so you have to fail both drives at the same time to lose your data. It's also really easy to set up, buy a good RAID controller and some cheap drives and you'll be thanking yourself in 3 years when one of the drives fail and you can pop in a new one and keep working.
As for you, consider a Virtual Private Server. They're not exactly cheap, but give you a static IP address, incredible uptime and unlimited traffic at high speeds, perfect for game servers. If that's getting too pricey for you, and you really want to save money, shop around to get someone's old PC that they're tossing. Spend no more than $20 on it, maybe mow their lawn or something. My first 2 servers were hand-me-downs, and unless you're running a RAM intensive game, they really don't take much. For example, my first server was a Pentium 4, with 1GB of RAM. I could run a Just Cause 2 and Team Fortress 2 server on top of a VPN, Samba, and web service with no problems. Minecraft is a different story, that game eats RAM like nothing you've ever seen before. If you're finding a certain part of the system is overwhelmed, you can upgrade it. However, I noticed you were quite set on fanless, I cannot suggest this. Heat puts mechanical wear on parts and can destroy them very quickly, and passively cooled systems will always be hotter than actively cooled ones. Now, I'm not saying you should go all-out and get a water cooler, but a simple fan can bring the temperature down significantly and will extend the life of your server. The Pentium 4 I mentioned earlier is at least a decade old and still kicking, I doubt my Raspberry Pis will last that long. But if you need the silence, there's only one way to do it.
If I missed anything or you have other questions, I'm here to help!
I am going to take you step by step in how I have my Kodi setup. Currently running it on Raspberry Pi 3.
1) Setting the OS
* Go to https://osmc.tv and download their software
* Connect SD card to computer and format it
* Then run the OSMC software which will install Kodi in your device
* Put the SD card in your device and boot it up ( You'll need a mouse for the set up)
* Make sure your box is connected to the internet I use my home wifi
* Go to MyOSMC and update the device
* (Optional) Go to overclock settings and pick Turbo then save
* Inside MyOSMC settings go to the app store and download the SMB server. Then remember the default username and password for the server is osmc
2) Using your phone with Kodi (Optional but Recommended)
* Set this up now so everything will be easier
* I have an Android phone so go to the Play Store and download the Yatse Remote
* Assuming your phone and Raspberry Pi are both connected to the same home network. Run the Yatse app and follow the wizard. It should automatically find your device
* Now you'll be able to control Raspberry Pi from you phone
* Then go back to the Play Store and download the Solid Explorer 2
* Setup the app then swipe left to bring main menu. In the upper portion click on the 3 little dots and choose Storage Manager
* Then pick LAN/SMB. Choose one of the IP address ( there might be 2 do trial an error). Put the username and password which default is osmc
* One you got it working you'll be looking at your Raspberry Pi internal storage so you can transfer files to it from your phone. You won't need the computers ever again
4) Downloading Add-ons
* To install add-on --> In the Raspberry Pi go to settings --> add-on --> install from zip and choose the file.
* Check this thread out --> What are your preferred streaming add-ons January
* OR download the Addon Installer
* Download the Addon you need currently I have Exodus, Spector, Phoenix, Kiss Cartoon and Kiss Anime
5) Settings up Kodi skin
* I am assuming that you'll be running Kodi Jarvis 16
* Go to the arctic zephyr and download the zip file
* Copy it to your Raspberry Pi internal storage and install it
* Set up the skin how you like it. I like mine with a vertical home menu then I have a few widget
That's how you do it. You'll be running a light custom build plus thanks to the OSMC OS you won't have to ever update your system cause it will do it actually
I did from my phone so there might be grammatical errors
Not 100% on topic, but just wanted to give a shout-out to YATSE, a Kodi remote application for Android. Been using it for years, and it is my preferred means of controlling my Kodi installations.
Back on topic, Kodi has a set of "Keymaps" it uses for determining how to interpret an input in a particular context. The most user-friendly way to make quick changes may be to try out the Keymap Editor add-on. There's a lot of documentation for how the Keymaps work. The main thing I'm not sure about is how that air mouse works in terms of inputs. Usually those kind of devices appear to the host device as a standard HID mouse & keyboard, which would mean you'd want to be editing the keyboard keymap.
The other-other thing is that usually "home" and "back" are different keys/inputs in Kodi, with "Back" simply saying to go back one step in the current context (like go up one level in a file browser, or go back to the previous screen, etc), while "Home" usually returns you directly to the Home screen.
You've basically got it. As far as setup is concerned, I'm a big fan of OpenELEC. A few notes:
Power adapter (and a note on external hard drives) -
If you plan on overclocking (which you should), make sure you're using a good quality USB adapter/cable combo so your Pi can get a clean supply of 5V. If you see a rainbow in the top right of the screen whenever something is loading, that means that your dynamic overclocking is being disabled because the extra current the pi drew resulted in a voltage drop. Not all chargers are created equal. You'll need a charger that won't drop below 5V when it has a 1amp load on it and a 28/24AWG USB cable or better. I used to get the warning rainbow whenever something was loading but have not had a problem since switching to a samsung phone charger and a 3ft 28/21awg cable. If you are using a USB hard drive that gets its power over USB rather than its own separate power supply, you'll need to use a powered USB hub instead of a cell phone charger. Powered hubs often have 2.5A or higher power supplies which can power both the pi and the hard drive. Or if you have another computer that is turned on all the time, you can leave your hard drive attached to that computer, and share it on your network. If you connect the hard drives to your raspberry pi, OpenELEC will share them on the network for you, but at a very slow speed since network and storage are on the same shared USB 2.0 bus. I'd strongly recommend connecting your hard drives to an external always-on device that supports whatever connection your external hard drives use (USB3.0, firewire, etc) like a PC, NAS, or a Pogoplug S4 running Arch.
SD Card -
I'm using a 2GB SD card recycled from an old cell phone for OpenELEC and a USB 3.0 flash drive for the /storage partition where all the user data and settings are stored. If you plan on using an SD card for both the root file system and storage, make sure you get a decent class 6 or 10 microSDHC card. If you put /storage on USB, the microSDHC speed and size don't really matter after it's done booting, especially since you might reboot it once a month or less. I don't have experience using OSMC, but I assume setup is similar to Raspbian. I don't see nearly enough people recommending using USB 3.0 for /storage. When I first used xbmc on the Pi 1 B, switching made the difference between menus and lists that took so long to load, the software was barely usable to a very speedy and responsible UI. I even fell asleep a few times waiting for the library to load because it was like watching paint dry. I'm not sure if this is a big of a deal on the Pi2B, but I think it's definitely worth it. NB: You will never see the high read speeds advertised on the USB 3.0 flash drive's packaging because the Pi is only USB 2.0. What you will get are significantly higher random read/write speeds, operating close to the USB 2.0 upper limit, than if you had used a random USB 2.0 drive or microSDHC card. Random reads/writes are what counts when using the Kodi library. Sequential reads/writes only count when copying large files.
A USB keyboard will work fine. I've tried just about every input option aside from soldering on an IR receiver. USB keyboards work fantastic and are excellent for initial setup but are less attractive than a classical remote control. USB media center remotes work ok, but I haven't found one I like. The FLIRC receiver works great and was very easy to set up to the Aux option on my cable TV remote, but my TV remote doesn't have enough buttons for all of the Kodi features I use. I usually just end up using the Yatse remote for Android. You can use many basic remote functions with your regular TV remote to control Kodi thanks to HDMI-CEC.
You'll also need either an ethernet cable or a compatible USB wifi adapter. The Edimax EW-7811Un seems to be a crowd favorite.
You'll need another device for Netflix support. You can pipe it in to kodi with PlayOn, which would require your current HTPC to connect to netflix, but this really isn't ideal at all. There are so many netflix-capable devices, you're better off just using one of those (for example, a chromecast, frequently on sale for $25). Think of it as just another accessory on your parts list of $5-15 items.
Try cast with Yatse
I find that the Pro version of Yatse works very well as a replacement for the Plex android app
If you have Kodi installed, this is a better remote app for your phone:
If ur running the YouTube app on an Android device, I'd recommend to install the Yatse remote control app (on Google Play).
It can cast YouTube videos (and other video or audio streams) to Kodi via the Android share function.
EDIT There are also other apps which can cast streams to Kodi, like AllCast and so on.
Maybe u could use a remote control app on a phone or tablet.
Official Kodi Remote for iOS
Yatse or Kore for Android
-Fire stick remote (Android) https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.amazon.storm.lightning.client.aosp
-Fire stick remote (iOS)
As typing is horrible with standard remote
Hi, first of all you will have to install the Kodi Youtube Addon (or whatever platform you want to use, Vimeo etc.)
Then you can add videos to the Kodi queue (http://kodi.wiki/view/Basic_playlists) with one of the following methods:
There is a Chrome extension with which you can add items to your Kodi queue (I think this is also available for other browsers): https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/play-to-kodi/fncjhcjfnnooidlkijollckpakkebden
If you are on Android, there is an app called Yatse (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.leetzone.android.yatsewidgetfree&hl=de) which can do this.
If your are on iOS, we developed an app with a share extension where you can share your videos directly from the Youtube app:
For all of this methods you have to be in the same network as Kodi. We are currently working on a feature for our iOS App so you can share a whole Youtube playlist. So while you are not at home you can create your Youtube playlist. And when you are at home you will be able to just add all of the playlist items to your Kodi queue at once.
It's actually very easy to build your own kodi box and cheaper than $140. I suggest a pi, go with a kit or hand pick your parts.
1) raspberry pi kit (https://www.buyapi.ca/product/raspberry-pi-3-media-center-kit-basic/) ... $90
2) Yatse remote app for android (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.leetzone.android.yatsewidgetfree) ... FREE
3) Install Pheonix (https://seo-michael.co.uk/how-to-install-phoenix-for-xbmc/)
4) you're actually done, there are no more steps other than to look for additional packages that may suit your tastes. Try the top whatever https://seo-michael.co.uk/top-10-add-ons/
I'm just using Yatse on my android. My wife uses it on her tablet. Works nicely for what we use it for.
Yaste also has a plug-in as well.
The Call plug-in can also be useful as it will pause the media when receiving a call.
Do you happen to mean Yatse?
If you're like me, and have your DVDs ripped to a share on the network and want to play them straight from their respective VIDEO_TS folders (as is) the best answer was to avoid Chromecast all together and to just wait for VLC to finish adding support for it from the desktop client - this may be a long time in the making.
As an interim solution I ended up buying a RaspberryPi 2 ($35) and deploying the OpenElec image to it. From there I just pointed it to the SMB network share that contained my DVD burns and it took care of the rest.
You should end up with something that looks like this:
Combine that with the ability to use your Android Phone as a remote and it's a pretty slick system. I use Yatse to control the media center.
You don't have to use a RaspberryPi. All of what I have described above will work just as well if you have an old Windows, Mac, or other Linux box laying around. Just download and install Kodi as your media center.
Whatever you use, make sure that you have an extra video input on your TV. I use the HDMI out on the Pi and it looks as good as a DVD can look.
You also need to consider how to get your box on to the network. You can use a cheap USB Wifi adapter ($10). Or you could opt for a semi-wired approach using a WiFi to wired bridge ($70). In my case I opted for the bridge because I couldn't find a good Wifi adapter that would take advantage of my dual band 350 mbs wireless network.
If you are going down the Pi route you will also need to buy an AC adapter ($5) and a Micro SD card ($10).
I have tried Plex, and it worked fine but transcoding the DVD .vobs to MP4 took a lot away from the video quality. There are probably better ways of doing it (I used the Convert/Save feature in VLC) but I couldn't get an acceptable picture no matter how many times I played with the output/bit rate settings.
Edit: I looked into Videostream as well, but stopped as soon as I found out that I had to poke a hole in my firewall to make it work.
Yastse allows you to send YouTube videos to XMBC/Kodi.
Well, if you're brave enough to assemble your own HTPC, go look at newegg or something and find:
a decent HTPC case
mini ITX motherboard with built in wifi, HDMI out (preferably with built-in APU)
CPU/APU (if not included)
a hard drive supported by the case (2.5" or 3.5"), with enough space for anything you plan to ever download or record (~2TB has reasonable price now)
a couple of sticks of memory supported by the motherboard (probably 2 to 4GB of some DDR3 RAM)
a power supply that fits the case (if not included)
Assemble all that and install either:
You can use this to put it on a flash drive.
Then, download and install Kodi (formerly XBMC), and maybe grab a launcher if using windows, to suppress the explorer stuff.
Run your shopping list by /r/buildapc and ask if you've got it right, in terms of square pegs and round holes.
If you're feeling less brave, don't need the better performance/storage and don't want to spend $200+, get a raspberry pi, find a nice case for it, get an sd/microsd card, and follow the instructions here to load a special linux-based operating system bundled with and built around Kodi/XBMC. A normal external hard drive should work fine for storage.
Whichever way you go, the rest is really just tweaking, with a fairly user-friendly UI.
Assuming you have a smartphone install Yatse.
XBMCtorrent will let you stream stuff off of torrent sites.
Stuff that may require a little more fuckery and frustration:
Transmission can give you an interface to download torrents without streaming, both in the media player and over the network in a browser.
If you want to record stuff, you can get a TV tuner (make sure it's supported by the OS)... installation may or may not be tricky.
oh, and if you've never had to load an operating before, you may have to change the boot order on your computer to get it to prioritize the USB stick or optical drive over the internal HDD, to first install the OS
to go into the BIOS settings and do that you need to mash some key right when you first turn it on... usually F2, F10, delete or something like that... just mash them all, if it's posting too fast to read what it is and you'll get it eventually
I don't know if the HA app has that feature but how I have it is that I use Yatse as Kodi remote (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.leetzone.android.yatsewidgetfree&hl=en&gl=US)
together with the Call plugin (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.leetzone.android.yatsewidgetcallplugin&hl=en&gl=US )
Check this out. Been a long time since I've used it. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.leetzone.android.yatsewidgetfree
Try this for cli
And this for gui
Have you tried Yatse remote?
the Yatse Remote Control software for Kodi will do just that
Here's what I do to get Terrarium TV movies and TV shows to play on my PC computer laptop using Terrarium TV App on my Android phone.
(Tip) This also works on my Apple iPad (You have to get Kodi on your iPad many ways to do that) the process is the same as on the PC computer after that.
Install Terrarium TV on any android phone.
Install Yatse: Kodi remote control and cast on any android phone. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.leetzone.android.yatsewidgetfree&hl=en_US
Install Kodi on your PC. http://mirrors.kodi.tv/releases/windows/win32/kodi-17.6-Krypton-x86.exe
Follow this guide https://terrariumtvappdownload.co/terrarium-tv-for-kodi-add-on/
Very easy and shouldn't take more than 20 minutes most of that just installing the programs. This will allow you to watch everything on Terrarium TV on your PC laptop or even big screen TV if you connect computer to your TV.
I know you can cast to kodi on android using yatse (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.leetzone.android.yatsewidgetfree&hl=en)
the yatse app should work.
Yatse, the Kodi Remote
Was passiert denn bzw. welche Fehlermeldung bekommst du, wenn du versucht den Stream zu starten?
Mit diesem Addon funktioniert es zumindest bei mir tadellos.
Alternativ kann man den Stream auch mit der Android-App Yatse starten.
Youtube App öffnen -> Nach "RBTV" suchen -> Live-Eintrag teilen -> Yatse auswählen
Oder am PC mit dem Chrome-Addon Play to Kodi
My Boxee remote still gets used all day long with my Kodi setup. Been through a handful of batteries since it was released. Kodi still runs on an old 4 core Asus tower with a low end Nvidea card installed in it that has x264 hardware support. Hooked up with an audio cable and HDMI with 60fps support.
Yaste on my phone handles sending magnet/torrent links to the TV for streaming.
I have an autohotkey script that starts Kodi when the play button is pressed, and kills it (and Quasar) on triple press.
android - install Yatse
for people with Kodi home media centers the Yatse widget and app are a must.
Play Store Link! , I also recommend it.
What do you have kodi running on? Yatse can let you stream to a chromecast
There are numerous free remotes for smartphones.
I like Yaste.
Server: AMD E-350 itx board 6 sata, Debian 8 headless. It's just a dumb file server with rtorrent, rutorrent, webmin, on it.
HTPC: Foxconn nettop AMD E-350 again. Originally had Openelec, but switched to Ubuntu and i3wm for the window manager. My i3wm config loads Spotify and Kodi at boot. If anything goes wrong, I just ssh in, do a $ export DISPLAY=:0 to relaunch a graphical application.
I'm usually on my laptop all the time, so I have Synergy Pro running on the laptop, and HTPC, and dedicated gaming PC.
HTPC and Game PC are hooked up over HDMI to a 4x1 HDMI switch with Toslink audio out. HDMI goes to the TV a mediocre 32" LCD, Toslink to Kanto YUMI speakers. This allows me to turn the tv off, and just listen to audio.
HTPC and Speakers can also be controlled with the Harmony 300 remote, at least only Kodi for now. I'll be adding workspace switching to the remote using LIRC's irexec. I also sometimes us Yaste with my phone.
I also pay for Spotify, so I get Spotify Connect. I can control the instance on the HTPC from my Phone, or Laptop. Handy as heck.
I keep my files in formats that I know I can play back on any device in the ecosystem I've created. So I don't need to do any transcoding.
This all happens from my couch. Hahaha.
Did you have any experience with streaming through network sharing? Did you try this neat app with your FireTV?
How does this compare to Yatse? Is this the continuation from the old official XBMC app?\
Please keep in mind there are two Kore apps (pun non-intended) on the store.
Official Kore app from the XBMC foundation
Unofficial by Synced Synaps
Yatse works fine: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.leetzone.android.yatsewidgetfree&hl=de
Yatse, The XBMC/Kodi Remote
Ever hear of Yatse?
Here's the "stunt" that Google pulled.
Wait, did I say the stunt Google pulled? I meant the stunt that Yatse pulled. Notice the wall of film posters showing the movie library? As difficult as it is to provide screenshots of media software without using copyrighted images of media, you have to find a way. You can't use someone else's intellectual property in advertisements for your product without their consent.