It won't be long before the new Kodi v18 (codename Leia) will be released. A little bit of housekeeping won't harm most databases before we upgrade it. Kodi has a builtin function called CleanLibrary. This function will perform a number of 'cleanup' tasks on your video or music database. It can be run if you have … Continue reading Kodi Preparing for v18 – CleanLibrary
Yesterday my laptop received the Redstone 3 update and things worked fine. Today i noticed some drivers were being 'updated' and made things really bad. My Intel Graphics driver had been downgraded to some version from 2016... I couldn't use Kodi on the machine anymore because Kodi thought I didn't have a DirectX 11 capable … Continue reading Kodi slow after Windows upgrade?
Not much news about this maintenance release. There was a little issue with the Android version but that was fixed a day later with the release of 17.5.1 (Not the first time during the 17.x development) The follow fixes have been pushed out with this release. Joysticks: Fix accelerometers preventing screensaver More robust way of … Continue reading Kodi 17.5 – a bugfix release
I recently discovered Trakt.tv while going through some troubleshooting with some Kodi add-ons and I like it. It saved me a lot of time with rebuilding some of my data. What is Trakt? Trakt is a platform that primarily keeps track of TV shows and movies you watch. It integrates with your media center or … Continue reading Trakt.tv – Scrobble & sync from your media center.
What is it? The Server Message Block (SMB) protocol is a network file sharing protocol that allows applications on a computer to read and write to files and to request services from server programs in a computer network. The SMB protocol can be used on top of its TCP/IP protocol or other network protocols. Using … Continue reading Kodi and SMBv1 – how to jump into the 21st century
May 22, 2017 Update from Kodi: 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. May 25, 2017 Sorry for this quick bump to v17.3 however we … Continue reading Kodi 17.3 released – with critical security exploit fixed.
Check Point researchers revealed a new attack vector which threatens millions of users worldwide – attack by subtitles. By crafting malicious subtitle files, which are then downloaded by a victim’s media player, attackers can take complete control over any type of device via vulnerabilities found in many popular streaming platforms, including VLC, Kodi (XBMC), Popcorn-Time … Continue reading Hacked: From Subtitles to Complete Takeover – Please update your players
A while back in a previous blog I've pointed out some new features of Kodi 17. One thing I really love is the fast forward feature. It was a bit of a letdown Kodi did not integrate this into the new skin so more people can make use of it. Here's how to use it. According … Continue reading Fast forward with Kodi 17 – Updated
Kodi 17.1 is a bugfix release for v17 “Krypton". https://kodi.tv/wp-content/themes/paradise/Paradise/images/logo.png This is the list of changes in this release: Update Estuary and Estouchy with some bugfixes and improvements Fix EDL skipping Fix slow song smartplaylist Several PVR fixes Update Chorus webinterface Fix addons not being marked broken when they are updated with broken flag Add limiter on … Continue reading Kodi 17.1 and OSMC with 17.1 released
Back in april last year Kodi announced they would switch to RERO development (Release Early, Release Often). Funny thing then was they would not release anything for another 8 months. While Kodi 17.0 was released a month ago, RERO is kicking in now. The following changes will appear in Kodi 17.1 • Update Estuary and … Continue reading Upcoming Kodi 17.1 changes