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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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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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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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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(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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Software solution to use one set of speaker for multiple sound-output devices

In the room I'm currently working in, I have a: Primary computer, running Windows 7 - connected to speakers, Secondary MacBook, running OS X Lion, "TV-computer" running Linux/XBMC or similar.. .....
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Debian 3D Acceleration with Intel HD 3000

I'm looking at installing XBMC in Debian on a mATX PC I'll use as both a NAS and HTPC. I am currently researching the actual components that will make up this computer and I'm considering how ...
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Video not filling the screen in XBMC

I have XBMC running on a win 7 machine and I can't get it to totally fill the screen. There is always, on all media files, black bars on all four sides. any idea what I can try?
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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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How to choose a media center remote with mouse pad to control my pc for Windows/Linux?

My goal is to make my windows 7 mce htpc to use linux instead, I would like to use Mythtv and Xbmc to use my tv tuner and others sources. (tube sites, tv channels sites and others ...)
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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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Cannot set XBMC as default session?

I have installed XBMC. Under Login Screen settings, the default sessions lists a number of guis but XBMC is not one of them. How do I make it appear in this list along side items such as GNOME?
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How to boot XBMC 10.1 ISO on USB via grub?

I am trying to boot the XBMC Live image as an ISO from USB via grub 1.98. I have a Kubuntu 11.04 image there as well already and it works using the following configuration: menuentry "Kubuntu 11.04 ...
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How do I skip to a specific place in a video using XBMC?

I'm finding it increasingly irritating not being able to skip to a specific point in a video or in the iPlayer plugin. Surely there's a way to just click on a progress bar to skip to a certain ...
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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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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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Serving Videos via HTTP to my LAN

I've got a number of movies and TV episodes with full metadata on my machine. I want to be able to access these videos from other machines on my network. I've got all the network stuff set up, but I'...
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Bind and dedicate a USB keyboard to an X11 screen?

I have a boxee remote that basically registers itself as a USB keyboard (via the dongle) and for some strange reason, KDE 4.x (whichever one is included in kubuntu 10.10) allows my regular ps/2 ...
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Xbmc Media Center won't start

I have windows 7 Ultimate and (fresh uninstall/reinstall) my Xbmc media center (current version) won't start: hangs up at xbmc logo. Any hints?
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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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Video Playback problem under different user account

I can play a movie using XBMC at full HD. When I change the user account, and play the same movie with XBMC the playback is choppy. I have notice the same problem exist for all kind of media, full HD ...
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Antec Fusion Black (iMON) LCD won't turn off on system shutdown, blacklight is still on, and I cant suspend either

I've been struggling a while with getting the iMON LCD/IR-receiver on my Antec Fusion Black case to shutdown together with the system (XBMC Live 10 - Ubuntu based). But it won't. When it's turned off ...
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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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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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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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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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Suddenly can't connect to Windows 7 PC from XBMC

I have XBMC installed on a soft-modded classic Xbox and all of a sudden I cannot connect to the shared folders on my Windows 7 PC. Well, it can connect but it wants a username and password, but none ...
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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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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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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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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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Revo 3610 not doing HDMI handshake

I am having a problem with my Revo 3610 which is connected to my TV via HDMI. For some reason it will not do the HDMI handshake with the TV, so my TV does not think that there is anything in the ...
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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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XBMC won't load any plugins and the browse plugins are not there

I've installed the latest svn build of XBMC on Ubuntu using ppa:team-xbmc-svn/ppa Works nicely, except for plugins, which don't work at all. My plugins in ~/.xbmc/plugins/video is not there, and ...
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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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Sync music and video folders from mac laptop to ubuntu HTPC

I use a macbook pro w/ 10.6 to rip DVDs and manage music and sync to our Evos. I mount the music and video folders on the ubuntu 10.4 HTPC as volumes on the MBP via WiFi and periodically copy new ...
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iR Remote TO IR Reciever in phone TO PC

I'm too cheap and stingy to buy a proper USB infrared receiver for my PC, however my phone (Nokia N95) has a receiver built in. I know for a fact that there must be some API to access it (for Tx at ...
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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 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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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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XBMC won't live boot

I'm trying to run XBMC on a Dell Dimension 4300S (stock parts). I cannot get it to finish a live boot. It gets stuck on "restarting openbsd secure shell server sshd" [see picture]. Any ideas?
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Open XBMC or similar apps on secondary monitor

I wanted to use xmbc, zinc or similar media center apps on my computer. Problem is, that my computer uses the TV monitor as secondary screen. WMC (windows media center) knows to open in full screen ...
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XBMC with Media Player Classic Home Cinema

Does anybody have an example of advancedsettings.xml configuration in XBMC to have it use Media Player Classic Home Cinema as an external player for all types of video files?
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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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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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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 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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