well done dude, Kodi on a laptop will give you the best results... cheap amazon shticks and Raspberry Pis just don't have enough grunt... I recommend Libre Elec https://libreelec.tv/ which is "just enough operating system" that Kodi Needs...
post more install questions here if you need help...
Hardware yes, software not quite. LibreELEC is working on it https://libreelec.tv/2019/06/libreelec-9-2-alpha1-rpi4b/
> The 4B hardware is HDR capable, but software support has a dependency on the new Linux kernel frameworks merged by Intel developers (with help from Team LibreELEC/Kodi) in Linux 5.2 and a kernel bump will be needed to use them. Once the initial excitement and activity from the 4B launch calms down, serious work on HDR and transitioning Raspberry Pi over to the new GBM/V4L2 video pipeline can start.
> They don't care if people even use Kodi.
Then why do they have a social media presence? What purpose would it serve? Why not just stay in their forums, where users have to agree to certain rules to post, which will at least filter out some of the noise. If getting pissed at people on twitter, facebook, reddit, whatever, is bothersome.... why do it?
Its not a commercial product. There is no support. They keep reiterating how they do not care how many people use it. Yet they also keep reiterating how irritated they are at the users.
Just ignore it all, get on with development for whatever reason you do it, and be done with it. No more hassle. No more asshole users bugging you. No connection to piracy. Argue in github and kodi forum posts, and thats it. A controlled environment like that would certainly ease all this stress they apparently are suffering from.
>They don't sell it.
Also not exactly true. Some of the time, certain devs have been paid to work on Kodi. Kodi receives donations, hosts conferences, courts commercial partnerships, and has many sponsors. Not a lot of money, for sure, but a lot more than many other open source projects. There is money involved.
You could re-label the tracks in the MKV file, or even remove the empty one.
https://mkvtoolnix.download/ has the ability to do that, all without re-encoding or remuxing.
Their subscription plan site is still up: https://thetvdb.com/subscribe
I’ve been scraping different TV shows from TheTVDB since the beginning of October and just checked in Kodi that TheTVDB is still set as scraper for TV shows. Did I miss something and they withdrew their plans? Or did OSMC (the OS of my Kodi device, Vero 4K) negotiate something so its users get free access to the TheTVDB v4 API?
This Kodi box is setup and marketed directly as a box that will stream movies and TV that you do not pay for. Pirating
I am not saying he is pirating Kodi, he is advocating, promoting, and marketing using it to access pirated material.
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!
I use Tiny Media Manager to rename all my movies and download all the fanart/metadata. It works for TV shows as well and connects to the popular metadata sources.
I have Kodi set up to use local art/metadata instead of scraping from within the program because I like a little bit more control over posters and such.
I'm hoping once 18 comes out they can really get back to the RERO announcement they made back in April 2016. Since that announcement they've actually taken more time to release the past 2 versions than the 10 before it. I get that 17 had a huge videoplayer update that took time and 18.0 will likely be UWP and 64bit on windows, but I'm still confused on why they would announce that prior to those two large changes in the next two versions. Maybe they'll get started on RERO now, or maybe we'll just pretend like that blog post never happened.
For reference, the average release between kodi A and Kodi J was 295 days between releases. For H, I, J the average was 220, so that's probably a more realistic expectation of current development. They announced RERO in April 2016, 2 months after Kodi J was released. The next major release, K, came 350 days after J, and L is currently 283 days past the release of K and we haven't even an official Alpha release yet (aside from nightlies). The idea was to have new releases with smaller updates every few months, but it looks like we're still very much on the once-a-year schedule.
I'm a big fan of RERO since Google, Firefox, and other browsers began using it but I'm not sure team Kodi has gotten the hang of it yet.
FileBot Presets (i.e. custom 1-click actions):
Also, 0-click unattended automation for the more tech-savvy:
I’m not sure what your use-case is, but if the pi is only being used as a media player, I would check out LibreELEC. It’s just Kodi as an operating system, nothing else.
If you use the Pi for other things where you’d like a full operating system like Ubuntu, as you have now, does the official install guides not work?
Or if you have compatible hardware storing your files use emby - https://emby.media
I should also note that you don't need to use the emby front end just the addin
I've no idea how you've acheived anything by just using the emby for Kodi addon.. the entire point of the addon ( as i understood it) is to talk to the Emby server and sync your Media library to the Kodi Database.. I've no idea what you've been doing but you'r enot using Emby as designed.. So why not go to /r/emby and have a read, hell .. why not even got to the source (https://emby.media/) and learn about the product itself.
I'm not even sure that the emby addon is doing anything in the way you've described your set up.. it seems redundant.. You're browsing your media via an SMB share i assume.. which has nothing to do with Emby.
Is that verbose enough for you?
The article said Microsoft helped the team develop the UWP version of Kodi.
> In fact, with the help and guidance of Microsoft some of our developers started to work in top secret on getting this a reality.
Also, Microsoft gave the the Kodi team the opporunity to present at Microsoft Build event about the success of Kodi on the Windows Store.
Doesn't seem like MS is about to swoop down and kick them out considering they seem to like what they're doing and support them.
> Today will mark a new milestone in the history of the project as we announce our two new default skins. Yes you read it correct, two new skins. The first one is called Estuary...
Yes, it's just a skin. There may be other updates that improved performance, but what you are talking about is just a skin.
There's a link in there with a "changelog" but it's just going over all the commits since 18.1. Looks like it's mostly a bug-fix release.
My mother uses Kodi, and if I wasn't visiting my parents and didn't stumble on this post, it would've taken her much longer to notice there's no new TV shows being added.
I fixed it by following the suggestion of /u/vgnftw. I simply downloaded the latest version from the website and installed the zip file.
They attached news about it at the top of this post:
" Update: Due to packaging issue after release some add-ons like PVR, visualisation and Inputstream are missing. Also on Ubuntu 14.04 an issue came to light. We will release v17.3 as soon as we can to solve this problem. "
It'll work, but what's the point.. his devices will be looking at different databases and so be out of sync.. Waste of time.
Just upgrade to the latest Openelec, or if they aren't on Kodi 16.1 yet, switch to Libreelec.
Stinger scene notification: This add-on notifies you of stinger scenes in the current movie, popping up a notification when the credits roll. It uses tags to identify movies that have a stinger scene, which can be automatically added by the Universal Movie Scraper from The Movie Database. https://kodi.tv/addon/services/stinger-scene-notification
Keymap Editor: is a GUI for configuring mappings for remotes, keyboard and other inputs. https://kodi.wiki/view/Add-on:Keymap_Editor
Mi Box. You can order online from Walmart or see if they have it at your local Walmart. I walked into my local store last week, picked one up and love it. Came from Firestick gen 1 so obviously the Mi Box is a massive improvement to say the least. I have the same exact TV as you also.
You can't beat the price at $69.
- No ethernet port (if you have fast Wifi, no issue)
- 1 USB port
Yes, you should upgrade. There are a lot of improvements in playback, both for audio and video (exactly what depends on your platform and hardware). You probably won't see a noticeable change in visual quality, which is what you appear to be concerned with. But the numerous other improvements mean a much more stable and smooth experience.
One drawback to Kodi 19.x ("Matrix") is that the software has moved to Python 3 for its addon architecture. If the developer of your favorite addon has not updated their addon to use the current standard, the addon might not work under Matrix. But I've yet to see an addon which didn't work. All the ones I've tried in the Kodi repository work perfectly, and the few third-party addons I use run just as smoothly.
I personally use custom .nfo files myself. It's the best way to set up Kodi, in my opinion. I'm at work right now but in an hour or so when I'm home I'll update here and let you know the tricks I've discovered over the years.
EDIT: Alright so the first thing to do is set the filenames as usual (from thetvdb or wherever). An easy way to do this is to name each file in a series as S01E01, S01E02, etc. and then run the files through the renamer: http://www.therenamer.com
For movies, just put each movie in a folder and name both the movie and folder as the name of the movie (imdb and themoviedb have the exact names).
Then, after making sure the directory structure is correct as usual, use Ember Media Manager to download the nfo files and posters/fanart, etc.: http://wiki.embermediamanager.org/index.php?title=Download
After this the files will be the same directories as your media, and can be modified directly if desired. Nfo files can be opened with any notepads application to make changes.
Lastly when scanning/importing the media into Kodi be sure to select local only for the metadata source and it'll use all the info you downloaded and set up.
http://releases.libreelec.tv/LibreELEC.USB-SD.Creator.Win32.exe open that on your Windows machine, it will let you choose from different versions of libreelec, but the version for Raspberry Pi 2 and 3 should be selected by deafult. It should be pretty straight forward from there.
EDIT: https://libreelec.tv/downloads/ is the page it comes from
Hi. I have a synology. I run https://emby.media/synology-server.html but you can also run https://jellyfin.org/docs/general/administration/install/synology.html which an open source fork of emby. I personally run plex as well but that is a back backup as I prefer the others.
If your using free streaming addons for watching stuff you'd normally have to pay for, a vpn is a good idea. This article, however, is an ad. Plain and simple. You mean my ip address is exposed when I use the internet? Yeah, that's kind of how it works. Now if you'll excuse me, I'm off to buy a subscription to NordVPN.
Where did you get your distribution from?
I just installed Matrix on a RPi4 using LibreELEC. They have a tool that makes it easy to download and install Matrix onto an SD card. https://libreelec.tv/downloads_new/
Personally, I hand curate my collection with the help of MediaElch as it has a button to force a rescan once I've done my updates.
Incidentally, what skin are you using?
Look up how the site of your scraper for TV shows names it in the language you have set for scraping.
In the example of The Office on thetvdb.com, the British original is simply named The Office:
while the US version is named The Office (US)
The Office (US)
This might differ from scraper to scraper. There’s no naming convention which will work for all shows on all scrapers since site operators have different opinions on how to name shows.
Some also include the year of the first release/broadcast in parentheses after the title and a space like done with movies.
Please try emby. They have a Kodi add-on that integrates natively with the Kodi library and they have a very good metadata manager as part of their server software. They also have Android and iOS clients if needed. I've tried everything out there and Kodi + Emby gives me the most control over my media.
I've used MySQL and am currently using Emby and they both do what OP is requesting.
Here's the link to the MySQL guide and here's the link to the Emby plugin.
Install the trakt addon on every system. login and all you favorite shows and watched progress is transferred.
I guess this is only needed if you have multiple systems but if you need to wipe all your shows are still saved online.
Welcome. A good place to start is the official forum at Https://forum.kodi.tv and this subreddit. You say you're "sick of finding streaming sites" which implies that perhaps you've been misinformed as to what Kodi is actually about. Take a look at https://kodi.tv/about for an idea. That being said, is you're looking for ways too consume pirated TV shows and movies then these are not the communities for you as we don't support that.
I'm not sure what you're asking for. The current version Kodi is compatible with Windows 7. You shouldn't have to do anything special to install it. Just download the Windows installer and run the installer.
>The "compatible with old PCs" media center program doesn't have any text anywhere.
I have no clue what you're referring to. Please explain.
And tvdb have just removed Dexter season 9 and spun it off into a new show as Dexter New Blood season 1.
TVMaze also now have it as a new show which pretty much guarantees all further teh scene releases etc will have the new title.
You'll need to readd the new show title to Sonarr.
Goto https://kodi.tv/download/ pick the appropriate OS and download the latest version of Kodi. The only reasons to run 18 at this point are that you have an addon or two that you can't live without, and they aren't updating their addon to 19, or you have been running 18 for an extended length of time, every thing works, and you don't need to update until it breaks, which it will.
> how you sort your myriad collection
I recently reorganized all my digital pictures. I just have all of my photos, whether it be from phone or digicam, renamed to match the EXIF 'taken date' with a Windows program called Namexif, and then placed in 'year' folders. Simple and straightforward, plus it makes it nice in Kodi (for example) to just browse all of my '2009' pics all in one place sorted by time taken; sort of a 'life camera roll' type deal is how i approach it.
Have you tried MediaElch?
I've used it bit for NFO files and seems to do the job. But I haven't used any others, so I have no comparison. I think it may be able to edit Kodi's SQL tables (it did for XBMC) but don't hold me to that. :)
If power isn't an issue, try a reinstall of Raspian or another OS, like the very newbie friendly OSMC. Try the new OS first, that might resolve the other problems without you doing anything.
The rainbow square is an undervoltage warning, a Pi 2 needs at least 2a. TV usb ports only give out 0.5a.
I've only used a Pi 1 and that couldn't handle any screensavers, so I stuck with black in the screensavers setting.
Airplay needs to be turn on in settings > services > airplay. Settings level: expert.
The overscan issue can be fixed in settings > system > video output > video calibration.
The issue with sound and no video may be because you don't have the mpeg2 licences, this is the link to buy them. It's best if you try the other OS first to confirm if this is the case.
Don't know your level of experience or if it's an overkill, but you can host your media with Emby and access it from kodi on a rpi:
If you have doubts, checkout /r/emby.
nfo file for each movie.
here is an example from how i do it:
<set>Marvel Cinematic Universe [SET]</set>
<sorttitle>Marvel Cinematic Universe 01</sorttitle>
That was the original Xbox and it had to be modded to run it since the app was not digitally signed by Microsoft. This is an officially allowed app and a lot of work had to be put in to get it going. If you're interested Kodi posted an interesting read when they released the Xbox One app: https://kodi.tv/article/kodi-xbox-one
For all official addons you can check here: https://kodi.tv/addons but I didn't see any for Spanish TV.
This is probably not the best place to ask as discussion of 3rd party / grey area addons is not allowed here.
> I don't really see how they make money from us.
They make at least $85k per year from sponsorships. Companies who are associated with the project, and probably would like to keep a positive image. Those are ads, most definitely.
Of course they can behave any way they wish. Users can be supreme shitheads. Especially on Facebook, where all billion individuals are super important leaders of their own personal page, powerful and influential in their own minds. Still, engaging these idiots while it may be entertaining, serves no purpose.
In the end though, its just noise. Nobody freaks out when Linus flames the shit out them for some war over an esoteric internal feature of the Linux kernel. Which happens far more often, and far more... colorfully. And is far more important a piece of software.
CinemaVision actually started as a spiritual successor to Cinema Experience. We're working on fixing Apple Trailers, and we have plans to write new streaming scrapers for other trailer sites. Our developer has been a bit tied up (contractually obligated to complete work) working on another project that you all might recognize. That's finally been released, and we're next on the list, so we should be moving forward with new development soon.
Amazon Fire TV Gaming edition. It's just not as fast as the shield but will do the job.
If its the 6 Button + Direction Pad Bluetooth FireStick remote, the answer is yes as long as the android box supports bluetooth. I use my FireStick remote with my nvidia shield daily. Just pair it and go.
Jesus, don't use free vpns... Haven't you been keeping up? They won't grant you any privacy and will also most likely sell your data. Maybe they will work with Olympics but so if that is your only concern, sure go ahead. If not... I suggest just buying the NordVPN subscription which I use. They have a 30 day refund guarantee, so if you are as cheap as you sound get a refund once Olympics are over.
This. Also, what platform are you running Kodi on? If it's Android, you might want to try sideloading the Hue Ambilight app (linked below); I ran the Kodi plugin but wasn't thrilled with the results. The Ambilight app worked better and also works with ALL of the other video apps as well, not just Kodi.
Yes. Install Olive Tree FTP Server on the box, configure settings and then turn it on. On your PC open up FileZilla or whatever and connect to the given IP address on port 2221. Thats it.
There is moonlight for libreelec or openelec. You can find it in the kodi.tv repo when setting up kodi for i.e. a Rpi.
I tried it yesterday, it's pretty bugged and you'll need a nvidia GTX6/7/9/10 GPU in your host-pc. The mapping for a xbox360 controller is wrong. I found a guy on the kodi-forums who uploaded the right one. Just google it.
Overall, it's unsatisfying in the current state. Moonlight doesn't work with Krypton, just Jarvis which is kind of turn down because you can't have 1080p web videos with Jarvis 16.1.
I've tried the moonlight app for android with my Nexus 5 and that worked just fine out of the box without any fiddling with config-files. Even 1080p streaming.
I hope they improve moonlight for Kodi. It is pretty great, just needs some tweaking.
I use AirAudio on my phone and it works fairly well using uPnP and AirPlay. Although AirPlay is the only one that sends all the track info and album artwork to Kodi in my experience. Although I have to say, AirPlay in Kodi for Windows isn't always the most stable.
There is an app you can use to leave the screen off on your phone but on to the device you're mirroring to (I used it for AppRadio in my car)... I believe this was it:
Vanilla Kodi does that if your files are named properly. Basically your files just need to be named in a format similar-ish to "Show Name"-"SxxExx" or "Movie Name"-"Year" and kodi can scan them into the library. Add your TV shows folder to TV and your movies folder to Movies. Then just set the folder type. So you'd set the TV show folder to scrape with the TVDB and the movies folder to scrape with IMDB or similar. All you need for this is basic scraping addons which I believe come standard with Kodi. They'll automatically download thumbs and fanart when they scan to the library. Then on the home screen you can access them through TV Shows and Movies. You can easily accomplish file renaming with a program like Filebot which is free. this is the current windows download as of this writing
The scraper probably isn’t finding the tv show when updating the metadata. Try using a program to search and rename the file so that you will be sure the scraper will find it. Something like this
I'm experiencing this too, it's a wired connection.
Videos will randomly start buffering even tho fast.com reports speeds between 80-100 Mbps. Couple of tries and it plays normally... it's really strange indeed.
and it just buffers and buffers and buffers until restarted.
I had this problem with podgod until I finally found a source where the repo opened and had stuff in it.
Pretty sure this one will work, I just disabled mine and reinstalled it...
First link is no-go as it's DirectX11. I'm not on Ubuntu so the second link didn't work, but the link got me searching for a similiar package set for Arch instead and I found them! Thank you :)
Link for visualization packages for Arch is here -
I side load mine all the time. I download it off kodi.tv, launch my file manager, click on the apk and it installs. I don't like waiting for the playstore, I get my versions quicker this way.
Okay, that’s weird and shouldn’t happen. Did you get Kodi from the official site or some grey area site?
Do any other apps open if you’re offline? On which hardware and software do you have Kodi running?
You have to actually share the folders you want to see over the network.. You can't just type in your IP address and they are automatically there.
Try following some guides : https://lifehacker.com/5808814/how-to-share-a-folder-over-your-network-for-beginners
Iit's technically possible using pulseaudio however the configuration isn't trivial (on the cleint side any player that can connect to a multicast RTP stream will work). I'm not even sure if it's actually possible in newer libreelec as I'm not sure if they still use pulseaudio or have all the modules available.
It's likely much easier to use the pi's line-out and either an analog mixer or input that in to your computer and mix it digitally. If that's too low quality you could also split out the hdmi digital audio in to the computer, though digital-in audio isn't too common on computers.
By Steve Sep-07/2015 01:09:43
Quite a few things are missing from the spec Does it support AC3/DTS Passthrough for the HDMI port Does it support auto switching to 1080p/23.976 Does it support auto switching to 1080p/24.000 Does it support CEC (Consumer Electronics Control)
1. It is support AC3/DTS.
2. It is not support auto switching.
3. It is not support CEC.
Thank you for your inquiry.
found this. Looks like you are all set!
This was the best I can find 'stat' wise (3G/16G version). Reviews seem to indicate everything is "legit" or works fine. I am still waiting on it to arrive to test it out. It comes with a wireless remote. I'm also planning on ordering a little wireless keyboard for it eventually...
I've always used the IR Windows MCE remotes for my Kodi installations (then XBMC) and they've always been the easiest option because at that time there were so many it wasn't hard to get the remote and receiver online. I still have the original receiver from the XP MCE I picked up for my Dad and Mom to use. The remote died but the receiver kept working. I picked up a Vista MCE remote and kept trucking.
Now I see these available on Amazon. I did the homework, the model name: A9N-00009 comes up on remotes.com as being 1039 compatible, which according to this old listing from mythtv is one of the originals.
So I suspect it would work just fine. The question is in this day when there are so many USB\Bluetooth remotes, are those old IR Blaster MCE remotes still worth the buy for Kodi? I don't use it with anything else.
You need to match the tvdb listing of the show exactly with S01e01 format (or something close). So you’re going to have to rename.
Rather than rename by hand I’d try something like the TV Renamer to get the episodes to something kodi will recognize: http://tvrenamer.org/
Silly question -- you are running NextPVR, right? The plugin defaults to localhost, but if your NextPVR installation is on a different machine you'll have to change that in the addon options.
I'm pretty anal about having a clean library.Plus I hate when it scrapes and you get the wrong info.I clean everything with this http://www.therenamer.com/. Its free but I've used so much I donated some money.Highly recommended.
Those Chinese "Android TV" boxes are not real Android TV boxes.
Official devices are listed here
With that being said, I wouldn't bother with the chinese boxes. They run tablet versions of Android and lack the proper DRM for streaming applications like Netflix.
I also own two Mi Boxes and absolutely love them. The Mi Box needs a patch for some issues, but I haven't had any problems with Kodi or anything else except for Netflix which periodically throws a weird error. Xiaomi is apparently working on that.
Yeah, that makes a lot of sense to me to. I used to use TV Rename for a while and most of the time it worked okay, but the folder monitoring didn't work consistently and every once in a while it would do something goofy like decide to rename every episode in my library with a slightly different naming pattern Showname S01E01 Title.mkv became Showname S01E01 - Title.mkv, which caused havoc. Then I tried sickbeard and sickrage, but after trying sonarr, I haven't looked back
This is honestly probably your best bet based on your post: for live tv: https://www.sling.com/programming a roku would be even cheaper than the chrome box. if you are looking for the grey area add-ons for free that are more unreliable the best place is to check /r/addons4kodi
/r/cordcutters is also good.
Raspberry Pi3 running Libreelec with USB hard drive and a wireless keyboard or controller is a great solution for what you want.
Get a Pi3, this case: https://flirc.tv/more/raspberry-pi-case, and whatever keyboard or controller you want to use.
Libreelec is a great small, mobile Kodi distribution. You can do most OS functions via kodi gui, and even use the GUI to connect networking to your phone's hotspot.
I think your box is based on AMlogic S905, so you'll need to use Kzaq's build from here
But yes, this would involve completely deleting all the data on your disk and installing a new operating system. If you use your M9S for anything other than a kodi player this may not be a good idea, as LibreElec is basically a Kodi only based operating system.
If you're unsure how to write the new image onto your disk, LibreElec has a fairly decent installer too.
LibreElec is a minimalist Linux based operating system with kodi pre-isntalled. You won't just need to delete kd player first, you'll need to completely replace your android install with LE.
Isn't hard to migrate at all just go to https://libreelec.tv/downloads/ and grab the 'Manual Update from OpenELEC' .tar file. Once you have it copy it to the shared folder / update directory on the network for your openelec machine. Once done reboot it and it'll update it to libreelec and you're done.
For onesie twosie renames, I go to IMDb and find the movie. It just happens to have the correct naming format. Copy > Paste > Done.
For TV shows, I really like Rename My TV Series 2.
Second vote for LibreELEC.
In my experience it's more stable than OpenELEC (which now seems somewhat dead after most of the developers left to start LibreELEC).
OSMC is another option, but personally I've not had as much luck with that.
If you like to run kodi on a htpc and cast "stuff" to it, the standard way is via upnp or airplay.
Upnp imho is more universal and avaiable for not only android smartphones and tablets but also windows pcs,laptops,.. as shown by the chrome extension above.
Airplay is kind of apple exclusive and has the advantage of being able to completely mirror your iphone,ipad,mac,.. to your kodi htpc.
Setting up upnp and these kodi addons is really simple and quick.
Concerning Netflix: With the new Kodi version Krypton (currenty in beta 1) it will be possible to playback netflix streams, also amazon prime video and a couple more drm streams from other sites.
Concerning a htpc running kodi (and or android) I can recommend the vero 2:
https://osmc.tv/vero/ which now can also run android. You can switch between osmc/kodi (running on internal storage) and android (on a sdcard) easily. But at this time the android release is still in a early, unstable stage.
Or you could grab a good old raspberry pi 3, also great device and imho it has the best price/performance ratio.
I am of the understanding that project developers would have to pay for API access once V3 of the API is no longer supported, as V4 will require an API key.
Which would have meant that either the developers of Kodi and Plex would have to pay for an API key for access by the application or the end user would have to pay as Kodi does not have a revenue stream that would cover the costs of API access for it's users.
The TVDB subscription page just mentions that for some commercial clients they negotiate a fee, but when that isn't the case then the user needs a subscription, but they don't specifically mention which software is exempt...
I've googled and I haven't found anything official that Kodi and Plex users would be exempt... Do you have a reference?
You could try without season folders but I doubt it’s them.
I second Yveske’s advice. Create a plain text file tvshow.nfo in the series folder (outside the season folders). Only paste the URL to the file, nothing else, so there’s just https://thetvdb.com/series/doctor-who-2005 in it. Save, close, rescan.
Several years ago, for some weird reason I couldn’t scrape this series by its German translated name but had to use the .nfo file with the link and have the files named with the English name as well.
For movies, I use Tiny Media Manager to scrape everything, and tell it to save the .nfo in a format that Kodi will recognize, and then I set Kodi to only scan local files for info.
TV shows are different since I use Sonarr but the process should be the same.
You need to be posting your questions/issues/etc. at the emby forums here rather than either in the kodi subreddit or emby subreddit.
The E4KNG dev is incredibly active in the emby forum and will help you sort out your problems.
My advice - you have way too many variables going on with your current install for anyone to help you troubleshoot. Start with a fresh kodi profile, and only add the E4KNG addon. Let it sync to emby server, then try to play something. if that works, great, if not, post your issue in the link above.
It's not clear to me in your current posts where you have the emby server installed (on the shield directly, or on a separate computer), as well as how you are using both kodi's local library as well as E4KNG addon in the same kodi profile (shouldn't be possible), so it's hard to give you advice with that many variables.
You could try installing an Emby server on your Shield. It works really well for me, however it's installed on my NAS and I don't know if it works well on a Shield.
I use Kodi with Emby as the back end because Plex does not and has no intention of supporting playback of ISO images.
Something quite annoying if you are ripping your own media and want the full media experience.
Looks like the right thing. I have a Synology, so not familiar with the Freenas specifics.
See here - https://emby.media/nas-server.html
Which leads to here - http://doc.freenas.org/9.3/freenas_jails.html#add-storage
While this may now seem like more work than I initially alluded to, what you are now learning with your NAS is vital info that will be helpful going forward.
Learning about permission issues is one of the first headaches you need to learn with a NAS.
Emby is what you are looking for, server backend, and syncs with your kodi library. I use it with windows/android/apple kodi clients, pause on one, resume on another, works great. Has multiple users as well, to keep separate watched/resume statuses per user.
The free MKVToolNix (Matroska tools for Linux/Unix and Windows) contains the tool mkvmerge, you could use that to just merge the three parts into one video file.
> how familiar are you with emby?
Sadly not at all, I use a pure KODI setup, with Jellyfin only when I'm out of town to access my library, but the 2 are not linked (except pointing to the same files).
>I will try map a NFS folder in kodi and try playing back the same movie... i suspect must be something to do with the way emby is serving up the file
That's the best thing to try next. It does look like KODI is not directly accessing the stream but only getting it through Emby.
> it has to be down to the protocol because it's not the physical network at fault here..?
Most likely yes, but as per my attempts, even a good, wired gigabit network can struggle with 4K remuxes.
If you still get Readrate errors after trying with NFS directly from KODI, consider Remuxing the file (can use this) and stripping out everything you don't need.
PS: Post logs to pastebin or similar is always best, can also surround with the code tag on reddit to make them more readable.
Why not use jellyfin with separate user accounts tied to separate libraries? Maybe that is frowned upon in here though. You can setup an easy pin for them to log in and do the same for your account.
I am sure of it.
Was hoping there was someone in the community who messes with audio and might know of something. I figured audio equalizer apps are all over android so one should be on Kodi maybe. I couldn't find one.
Apparently there used to be on on the Kodi Repo but I can't find it.
> some were simply archives.
If these were watched you could set up a smart playlist like I have for Unwatched TV
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="yes" ?>
<rule field="playcount" operator="is">
This I added to my Main Menu, to do this you need to use a skin that allows you to modify the menu. I use Amber.
Then I set the default TV show item to show all items, this shows everything watched and unwatched. This gives you access to everything from the main menu. Alternatively you could make folders like you said then smart playlists based on path. But then you would need to move shows around as they are watched and archived.
Check out information providers, look and feel, context menus, services... There's some stuff that handles things like you mentioned for sure around. Just using a good movie information add-on and scanning everything into your library will give you quite a few ways to sort and search your movies. Some additional addons will give even more.
> we can call it XBMC again
Can "we"? Yes we can.
Can they? Noooooooooooooo
Should they? NOOOOOOO
That's why it got renamed (and because other assholes used the XBMC so spread shitty modded devices to pirate content)
Buddy, you need to do some research. Sometimes I wish kodi weren't so popular. Misunderstandings like this are what makes the kodi/home media community so toxic.
No discussion of piracy addons or 'builds' is allowed here.
They are bad for the KODI community and it's developers (who don't want to be associated with piracy) and is really nothing at all to do with the core KODI program. More info here
download the Android - ARMV7A apk file from https://kodi.tv/download, connect to the Fire TV via adb and install it via 'adb install <path to the apk you just downloaded>'
The important thing is to grab the 32bit ARMV7A version because apparently they installed a 32 bit android even though there's a 64 bit processor inside
I'm pretty sure since most exercise videos are commercial and need to be purchased there wont be any official addons for that.
A quick search at the KODI Addons site for Fitness and Exercise didn't come up with anything.
KODI when used for it's intended purpose (viewing local media stored on Hard Drive, USB or an NAS on your Network) is absolutely 100% legal so there is no need to use anything like that.
How you get those files might be illegal (e.g. Torrents) or legal (e.g. Ripping your own BluRays or DVRing content from local TV / Cable) but that is not directly related to KODI and as such this is not the place to discuss that.
Discussion of streaming addons (which I suspect is what you are looking for) is not allowed here. It's killing KODI https://kodi.tv/article/piracy-box-sellers-and-youtube-promoters-are-killing-kodi but there are other places you can talk about that.. just not on any official forums.
> Stop paying fuckers that are selling other peoples freely available work for profit.
You mean like Alienwares Hivemind UI?
Might wanna take a look at the people who partially fund Kodi and see what commercial offerings they have - including their numerous "Kodi boxes".
This is open source software. Nobody gives a shit if others sell it for any amount of money, thats how open source works. Look at Linux. The issue is hit and run sellers not supporting their customers, not that they sold them "free" software.
> the 17.2 update I thought was the one that officially fixed the subtitle vulnerability https://kodi.tv/article/kodi-v172-minor-bug-fix-and-security-release
Correct. 17.3 was a quick update after an issue was found
>Sorry for this quick bump to v17.3 however we deemed it necessary. In the previous v17.2 we had a slight issue due to packaging certain binary add-ons like PVR, visualisation and Inputstream. Sadly we only uncovered this too late after release. Additionally on the older distros like Ubuntu 14.04 in combination with the available GCC 4.8 compiler an issue surfaced which we had to fix as well. This v17.3 release fixed both these issues and should be completely working again including the missing add-ons.