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Questions tagged [kodi]

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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What are some tweaks to Windows 7 that can be done for a HTPC?

I've built a HTPC and would like to optimize Windows 7 to dedicate as much of the resources to Media playback through the HTPC. I'll be using XBMC and Media Center (testing them out, and making a ...
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How do I use a TV Tuner in XBMC?

Is there any way to use a TV tuner card in the XBMC interface? I don't care about things like recording, all I need to do is change between channels, and maybe use an EPG (Electronic Program Guide). ...
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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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Emulating a Chromecast on a Windows desktop

I am aware of the settings that allow Windows Media Player to become a DLNA receiver and the ability enable UPnP on Kodi (which is my current setup). What I would like to do is have the native ...
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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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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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How to delete the entire library

I have XBMC installed on a HTPC. I use it to play the movies I have copied from my DVD collection. I store those movies on a separate server. I had to move the files to a different location on the ...
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What is the best way to backup a DVD for XBMC?

I have XBMC running on a Mac mini running OS X, and I'd like to make our DVDs (and eventually our video cassettes) accessible, so that our five-year-old can start her movies by herself. I first tried ...
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Best Handbrake settings for encoding TV shows

Been using Handbrake since it's the fastest and easiest program for me to understand as I'm not a real A/V guy and I'm getting some under par results from it when it comes to TV shows. I see episodes ...
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Launch XBMC from command line and play movie from timepoint

What is the easiest way to launch XBMC and play a movie from a certain timepoint? Apparently there aren't many command line options (ref), and the XBMC python scripts seem to be designed to run from ...
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XBMC with MCE or MediaPortal

I'm an avid user of XMBC, but would also like to record some TV. I could use Windows MediaCenter or MediaPortal. MediaPortal was originaly a fork of XMBC, but I have heard many negative things about ...
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how do I install an add on from zip in xbmc 12?

http://wiki.xbmc.org/index.php?title=Add-ons#How_to_install_from_zip The wiki is pretty straighforward but those options are not present when I follow the steps in the wiki. I select this: System --...
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Determine if graphic card is HDMI CEC capable

I have a EVGA GeForce 8400 GS 512 MB graphic card installed on a Windows 7 system that is used primarily as a media center using XBMC. The PC is connected to a Sony LCD using HDMI and works fine (both ...
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media center software for dual-audio VCD recommendation

I already have a large collection of Karaoke VCD, they are basically mpeg movies with dual audio track. ie, the left audio channel has the music only, and right channel has music + vocal. In karaoke,...
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Access media collection with metadata over DLNA

I've got a big media collection on my main PC, and would like to be able to watch it on different devices (TV, laptop), without having to manually copy files around. A good way to do this seems to be ...
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Does Virtualbox virtualizes a NVIDIA or a AMD Radeon graphics card?

I'd like to try-out XBMCbuntu (the "live" version of XBMC) on Virtualbox. Since it is offered in two version, specifically one for AMD and another for NVIDIA graphic cards, I'm puzzled on which one ...
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XMBC Flicks missing from plugin list

I have just installed XBMC on a Windows XP machine, and would like to use it to play Netflix. The XBMC Flicks plugin is not in the list of video plugins. The version of XBMC is 11 (Eden). The machine ...
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How do I remove the artist photo from the background of a fullscreen visualization in XBMC/Kodi?

When listening to music on XBMC/Kodi, 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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(Mythbuntu) After upgrading to XBMC 11, Mythbox now says “cannot import name decodeLongLong”?

The vital stats: Mythbuntu 10.10 (maverick) XBMC 11 -- from team-xbmc maverick ppa Mythtv 0.23.1+fix (the standard version for mythbuntu 10.10) Mythbox version 1.1.0 OK, so, I was happily going ...
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XBMC standalone on external harddrive

Is it possible for XBMC to run standalone on for example an external hard drive? I have got two laptops at home and would like to access the same XBMC database with both of them, without having to ...
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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 a ...
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VLC stream with input options

I'm trying to stream in CVLC for XBMC. My problem is that I can't, because I'm not just using a file stream, but rather a Decklink protocol, and I need input options. I can't find any resources on how ...
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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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Does XBMC need an nfo file for a TV show or Movie to be added to those categories respectively?

Does XBMC need an nfo file for a TV show or Movie to be added to those categories respectively? I'm confused as to how its library database operates and I can't seem to find any good information to ...
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What happened to XBMC for Linux?

I'm setting up an HTPC so I'm trying to install XBMC. Following the XBMC Team's instructions, the commands run as expected until the second line, where apt-get reports that the package 'xbmc' wasn't ...
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NAS + XBMC combination

I currently own a WD Sharespace and I am not too happy about it. It will freeze constantly and its rather slow. I've been thinking of replacing it. I also own a WD HD Live, and it works like it is ...
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How to upgrade XBMC Live via command line?

I've been unable to do a fresh install of XBMC Live 9.11 to my hard drive. Everytime it fails at the Install System step. But I am able to get XBMC Live 9.04.1 to install successfully. How do I ...
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How to watch video podcasts using XBMC

How do I configure Xbox Media Center (XBMC) to subscribe and show videos from a video podcast (aka vodcast)?
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How can I make an XBMC keybinding to turn off the display?

I'm running XBMC on Arch Linux. I would like to bind a key to trigger the monitor to turn off. I have a remote with a power button, and I would like that to cause the display to go to sleep, just like ...
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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 then ...
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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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How to run portable utorrent and xbmc live simultaneously from usb flash drive

I have XBMC Live installed on a USB that I can boot directly in to on my laptop. Is it possible for me to run a version of portable utorrent simultaneously with the XBMC Live on the USB and set it up ...
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How to install XBMC on Xbox classic that boots into “Xbox Live”

I have an Xbox classic (not 360) that I use as a HTPC using XBMC. But today a rogue application activated "Xbox Live" mode, which updated the system to boot into Xbox Live instead of XBMC. I have no ...
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How can I cast/fling media to a Plex for Kodi target?

On the Plex website https://www.plex.tv/apps/computer/kodi/# With the Plex for Kodi add-on, you get the Kodi experience for your big screen, powered by Plex Media Server, and enabling you to ...
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Touch not working in kodi with waveshare 10.1 inch capacitive touch screen lcd

I bought this lcd screen http://www.waveshare.com/wiki/10.1inch_HDMI_LCD_(H)_(with_case) for my raspberry pi 3. This screen has a usb capacitive touch input. I installed kodi 15 under raspbian os ...
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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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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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XBMC Live with NVIDIA ION2 no 720p or 1080p options

I installed XBMC live onto an older NVIDIA ION system (the series with a 1.6GHz CPU) without any problems. XBMC gave me the 1080p and 720p options for video playback and everything worked fine. Now I'...
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Get Apple Remote (Unibody) working on Linux?

Has anyone managed to get a newer Apple Remote (Unibody, aluminium design) working on Linux? What IR Receiver are people using? I had no luck with the ones I tried...
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Kodi HDMI-CEC right-click with TV remote without such button [closed]

Normally you control Kodi (I'm using LibreELEC) with left-clicks and right-clicks with special buttons on your TV remote through HDMI-CEC. My new Samsung TV has a minimalistic remote that has a left-...
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Balloon notifications make XBMC minimize from full-screen

For the last few weeks, I've been happily using XBMC 10 to watch TV shows, movies and play music. The last few days however, while playing video in "true fullscreen", it happened several times that ...
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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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Enable DVD Resume on XBMC?

Is it possible to enable some kind of automatic "DVD Resume" in XBMC when playing DVD discs? At the moment the only way I see of doing something like this is by setting a bookmark, which is a bit of ...
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Enabling wifi while running XBMC Live on a USB stick (booting directly in to XBMC Live) on windows laptop

I recently installed XBMC Live (linux) on a USB stick and am able to access my laptop's HDD for content even though I boot directly in to XBMC. Is there any way to enable wifi while booting in to XBMC ...
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Boxee on Dell 32in TV causes headaches, how to troubleshoot?

I have revamped an old pc, installing 4GB ram and a 256MB video card so that I could run Boxee to a Dell W3200 series TV that came with my apartment. It is connected via VGA, resolution is 1360x768, ...
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How do you install Aeon skin on XBMC 10+ for Windows?

How do you install Aeon skin on XBMC 10+ for Windows ? It's not in the skin install dialog and when I download the Aeon package, I copy it to the Skins folder and from what I've read this should be ...
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I don't understand how GDM is starting

I'm on Karmic. I had no keyboard, so I enabled autologin and some other stuff over ssh to get x2x going. Now I can't find what I did. I'm trying to just start X and XBMC now. I don't need gnome. I ...
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Use custom font for Kodi Estuary UI

I'm trying to figure out how to change the UI font on Kodi with Estuary (the default skin) installed on LibreELEC and OSMC. I have a mynewfont.ttf font file I want to use.
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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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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 --...