Rebranded name for XBMC (Xbox Media Center) is now Kodi, an open source cross platform HTPC program with a 10-foot user interface.

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Kodi / XBMC Confluence Skin - colorful bars when playing music

I have searched all over, even though this isn't a problem but extremely curious, but when you play music in Kodi, a screen appears with many colorful bars in a square-like pattern. They appear to ...
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How to set audio device priority

I have problem with my audio devices in my computer. I have 3 audio devices: PC Speakers, Headphones, TV Output. I want to switch between them automatically by this rule: If the headphones are ...
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Add user permission for /media/myDrive directory

I'm using RaspberryPi and Raspbian distribution. Additionally I have installed Kodi and set it up to auto start. I have problems with setting permission to /media/myDrive directory. It's because od ...
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trying to copy an application folder to different user

im new to the community and in a rush to get things going so... forgive me for me if it becomes weird.. im trying to copy a folder of an app (kodi) to a new user on my machine. after trying to ...
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How to make this work: Cable TV on Ubuntu 14.04 linux with KWorld UB435-Q USB ATSC TV Stick?

I purchased a "KWorld UB435-Q USB ATSC TV Stick". Its "VID:UID" is "1b80:e34c", (not v3). I live in the US and am trying to get the Clear QAM channels from my cable provider, cox cable. This page ...
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How to make a windows user account boot in a software as sort of Set Top Box

I was thinking of making my Windows PC which is 24/7 connected to my living room a "Set top box", so I would like to design a software or use one if exists, to be directly booted into so I can freely ...
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Kodi 15.1 bug - Kodi always opens a streaming video playlist in the wrong window

I have a peculiar observation. If you run PlayMedia("/some/path/in/filesystem.strm") and the playlist contains streaming links then Kodi 15 always opens the playlist in Music-Now playing window. This ...
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Starting xbmc fails with TV connected, “unable to create GUI”

I got an Banana Pi with Bananian running on it. I installed xbmc on it. When I connect my Banana Pi to my TV with a HDMI cable it shows an TTY as expected. When I try to run xinit /usr/bin/xbmc ...
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Is there any way to pair Kodi to YouTube (like a smart TV)?

As the title says, is there any way to pair YouTube with the YouTube application on Kodi, so I'd be able easily to send videos from my mobile or tablet to my TV?
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Transfer settings from a Fire Stick with Kodi to another stick

I am looking to transfer settings from one Amazon Fire Stick running Kodi to another. I am looking to do this via command line using adb and the Android SDK. My original question is here: ...
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Get rid of 'One or more items failed to play. Check the log file for details.' in XBMC

the question is simple. How to get rid of this dialog message in Kodi (xmbc)? The developers refuse to fix this, and this message happens every time when the streaming playlist contains a few ...
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Disable Kodi notifications

I'm using Kodi within OpenElec, running from my Raspberry PI. I run this without a monitor, and control it using the Kodi Kore application from my tablet (music only). However sometimes Kodi freezes ...
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Can I play videos FROM PC on Phone

I have installed Kodi, and my question is: Is it possible to play videos from computer to my phone? I mean kodi running on PC and on my phone plays videos from my PC hard drive as streamed accross ...
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Stream from PC to Kodi (xbmc)

Does anybody know is it possible to stream movie from PC (using VLC or similar) .. to Kodi (XBMC) .. perhaps via AirPlay or something similar ? .. I want to be able to push stream from PC to Kodi ...
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Ubuntu Server with X11 minimal instalation for KODI

im trying to install minimal Ubuntu Server 15.04 with X11 and functional KODI. sudo add-apt-repository ppa:team-xbmc/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install kodi xinit xorg ...
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Duplicate Displays on Virtual Box

I'm running Kodibuntu (xbmc/Kodi) 14.0 64-bit on Virtual Box (VB). The Host OS is Windows 8.1 64-bit. I have one 1920x1080 monitor (DVI) and one 1920x1080 TV (HDMI) in another room connected to my ...
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KODI init.d script Xubuntu 15.04 X11 another instance

can anyone help me with this KODI init.d script? Basicaly it is working when i try to start it from xubuntu desktop. xinit create another instance of X11 only for KODi, but there is a problem when i ...
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XBMC/Kodi Default Volume

Kodi (formerly XBMC) seems to use a global setting for volume level, so when it goes to the next episode, it stops using whatever I've recently adjusted it to and goes back to the default volume ...
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How to prevent Kodi to switch away from an inactive screen?

I have a widows 8.1 connected to 2 screens. One is usually only used to run Kodi and is not always on. When the screen is off while Kodiak is still running, its all good. Kodiak is sitting in the ...
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Can't see russian subtitles the right way in Kodi

I use Kodi on Windows 7, to see movies. I would like to see subtitles in Russian but I see them in gibberish (Hebrew characters). How do I set Kodi for my PC, to be able to display the Russian ...
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Can I run 2 sessions with 2 displays on windows server 2008 R2?

Can I connect 2 displays to my PC and configure it to log in under 2 different accounts and show them on different displays? My goal is to connect 2 TVs to 1 PC and run different media servers ...
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Live TV streaming with Tvheadend works fine on laptop, but not on home server

I have a DVB-T TV tuner USB dongle (Afatech AF9013/AF9015) which I'm using in conjunction with the latest version of Tvheadened and the latest stable build of Kodi. I ultimately want my small home ...
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KODI remote isn't working

I'm trying to correctly configure KORE, the official Kodi Remote app for Android, but I'm unable to do so. My copy of Kodi is installed on a laptop with openSUSE as a base system, and both it and my ...
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Kodi not updating video tags correctly

I'm using Kodi 14.2 Helix and also using tinymediamanager to manage my library. I'm adding tags to some movies and tv-shows to be able to filter some lists. NFO files seem correct, they have the ...
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XBMC unable to connect via SFTP to server

I have a raspberry pi xbmc server set up at home that I use to stream videos over my local network, but I'd like to be able to stream videos over the internet. I am able to SSH and SFTP into my ...
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Remote or wireless access to XBMC (android box or RPi) from Win8 PC

I am trying to gather information on setting up an XBMC Android TV box (or using RPi) and I am looking to what I want to do with it since it will replace me home video server. With My home server I ...
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My devices cannot see my dlna media center

I installed XBMC on my iMac to host as a media center. I enabled UPnP in XBMC. However my BD player cannot see any media center (it can see the Mac as a computer). I know the BD player support dlna. ...
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XBMC: How to share only the librarys between 2 PCs?

So that's it, how do I do that? I mean, yes, I know how to share my library between 2 or more PCs but it also shares the Watch states and resume points and I don't want that. I want to share the ...
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Running XBMC UPnP Server without keeping XBMC open

I have a few PCs at home, one of them, and HTPC, is connected to a storage device that holds most of my media. It's also connected to a TV, and I use XBMC on it to watch movies and TV shows. I ...
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Windows Fonts and Colors on HDTV (Plasma)

I've noticed that my fonts are difficult to read and the colors look a little bit off on my plasma TV connected to a windows 7 or windows 8 computer. I've adjusted the resolution and size of the ...
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Task scheduler not executing argument

I am trying to run a program called the renamer that helps to move and rename files for my XBMC setup as a scheduled task (Win7 x64 HyperV VM on Domain). My current process is to run the program ...
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How do I remove the artist photo from the background of a fullscreen visualization in XBMC?

When listening to music on XBMC, if you click Fullscreen there's a picture in the background of the visualization. How do I remove that album art or whatever it is?
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Can I setup XBMC to automatically detect media without saving them into specific directories?

I've recently upgraded an old HTPC box and in the process switched from the Boxee Windows app to the latest version of XBMC (12.3). I've found the process to be a really mixed bag. While Boxee hadn't ...
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How to Stop Windows Media Center remote from controlling XBox 360 *AND* XBMC?

I have an XBMC PC (Windows 7) setup to my TV, along with an XBox 360. As to be expected the remote control sends signals to both the Xbox and XBMC PC, which is problematic as I will sometimes go back ...
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wake laptop over hdmi from tv?

I have XBMC setup on my laptop, which is connected to my tv via an HDMI cable. On the laptop I am running ubuntu 13.10. Would it be possible to have my laptop sleep and wake depending on whether the ...
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Pixelated MKV x264 playback

I have ~100 movies in x264 mkv with file sizes between 8-15GB. All of them display the grayish pixelation. They'll be ok for 5-15 minutes and then as scenes change they'll receive the pixelation. ...
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Preventing XBMC from shutting down

I have an ubuntu server with XBMC installed and the server connected to a TV via an HDMI cable. To launch XBMC I am running the command: sudo init xbmc By using ssh to remote to the server and ...
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Low quality playback in XBMC

I have VLC on my pc which I used to use for watching shows, but I've recently switched to using XBMC so I can stream things/control my pc from my phone, but I've noticed that XBMC has a much lower ...
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Argus TV Scheduler service doesn't start with Windows?

In xbmc I always get an error message "TV client not connected". I find the error but it need to manually start the Argus TV scheduler service. Is there a way I can start it automatically with ...
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XBMC audio language media flag

I have movies on my HDD what are dubbed to my mother-language. Others are in english. Now started using XBMC for playing movies. With many movies in a library, when browsing movies I need to know what ...
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XBMC Television Show Naming Convention

I use this naming convention for my television shows, and XBMC used to work with this just fine until I upgraded to the latest version. (Note: bold items are folders) Television 3rd Rock From the ...
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XBMC Standalone advancedsettings.xml path

I am using XBMC standalone (i.e.) systemctl enable xbmc.service I cannot figure out where to store the advancedsettings.xml file in this scenario. According to the XBMC Wiki, it should be in ...
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Access MacZFS via network from XBMC

I have a ZFS RAID (zpool with three drives) hooked up to my Mac that I want to share in my LAN so that the XBMC client on my OUYA console hooked up to the television can read the drive and use it to ...
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Zoomed in by accident XBMC

I played around with the XBMC remote for iOS and I suddenly was zoomed in (or changed resolution) not just the aspect ratio where you fill the screen, it's off and too big. I can't access the settings ...
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How can I share the XBMC video library in two OSes, in the same computer?

I dual boot, and that would be very nice. I use Windows 7 and Crunchbang Linux by the way. I googled this question and all I got was how to sync the library between two devices - and that's not what ...
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Run a script when second monitor is connected

I currently have a TV attached to my computer via HDMI. When I set the TV's input to the appropriate HDMI port, it becomes visible to the computer and the computer adds it as a second display. What I ...
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Is this doable, a multi-purpose home server using either Linux Mint or Ubuntu Server with some additional software?

Ok, first of all I think this site would be the best fit for this question and that, it does not fit under serverfault though it is a server related question. I thought of building my multi-purpose ...
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XBMC - show movie titles in german?

I use XBMC to sort my movies. All the movies are named using their original (mostly english) title and I would like it to show the titles in german. I already set XBMC language to german and ...
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WIndows 8 BSOD XBMC

I am receiving frequent BSODs in Windows 8, which are either BAD_POOL_HEADER or DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION but it only happens after XBMC has been running. WhoCrashed and told me this: System ...
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raspberry pi openelec: how to connect via wifi with an ssid with spaces and special characters

device: Raspberry Pi Mod. B Rev 2.0 512 MB RAM wifi stick: EDIMAX EW-7811UN Wireless USB Adapter, 150 Mbit/s OS: openelec (XBMC) ssid: FRITZ!Box Fon WLAN 7270 How can I connect to wireless lan with ...