No Pictures with Kodi 17.3

Hello,

I try to view some pictures on my Kodi 17.3 via Twonky server UPnp/DLNA. I sideloaded Kodi on the Fire TV Box, for videos all works fine. The problem with pictures is, that I got the folders and subfolders but not one picture to see. Sometimes the navigation into the subfolders breaks also down without an error message. I try to reinstall Kodi and Twonky but with no effect

The URL for te Debug Log: https://paste.ubuntu.com/24964284/ if this is useful in any ways

Kind Regards

No Pictures with Kodi 17.3

Hello,

I try to view some pictures on my Kodi 17.3 via Twonky server UPnp/DLNA. I sideloaded Kodi on the Fire TV Box, for videos all works fine. The problem with pictures is, that I got the folders and subfolders but not one picture to see. Sometimes the navigation into the subfolders breaks also down without an error message. I try to reinstall Kodi and Twonky but with no effect

The URL for te Debug Log: https://paste.ubuntu.com/24964284/ if this is useful in any ways

Kind Regards

Improve use of space

When kodi moved from confluence to estuary, the waste of space was reduced by moving the horizontal menu to the vertical left. I really like this approach! However, for pvr we have a list of "recently played channels", which is nearly the only interesting information on that homescreen. By default, only 4 channels are visible, and vertical space is wasted by horizontal scrolling. Take a look at the screenshot below.

Current pvr view:
[Image: pvr_current.png]


I would like to suggest a vertical scrolling pvr wall as option for estuary, as I draw on that screenshot:
[Image: pvr_wished.png]

So, my wishes - please:
  • add an option in estuary settings to hide the "Categories Panel" on top of pvr view
  • add an optional vertical scrolling wall option for pvr view

Why should this vertical scrolling wall be optional?
All other submenus movies, tv shows, ... have horizontal scrolling. This makes sense, because there are multiple panels, like "Recently added movies", "Unwatched Movies" ... There is no space lost. But switching this only for pvr would break the usability.

Another approach would be: leave the horizontal scrolling, but let the user configure the number of rows of a panel. For TV channels we could set it to 3, the space would be better utilized, but it is still consistent to current horizontal scrolling.

@Developers: Would it be possible to add this feature configurable within the skin settings?

@other pvr users: What do you think about this idea?

Improve use of space

When kodi moved from confluence to estuary, the waste of space was reduced by moving the horizontal menu to the vertical left. I really like this approach! However, for pvr we have a list of "recently played channels", which is nearly the only interesting information on that homescreen. By default, only 4 channels are visible, and vertical space is wasted by horizontal scrolling. Take a look at the screenshot below.

Current pvr view:
[Image: pvr_current.png]


I would like to suggest a vertical scrolling pvr wall as option for estuary, as I draw on that screenshot:
[Image: pvr_wished.png]

So, my wishes - please:
  • add an option in estuary settings to hide the "Categories Panel" on top of pvr view
  • add an optional vertical scrolling wall option for pvr view

Why should this vertical scrolling wall be optional?
All other submenus movies, tv shows, ... have horizontal scrolling. This makes sense, because there are multiple panels, like "Recently added movies", "Unwatched Movies" ... There is no space lost. But switching this only for pvr would break the usability.

Another approach would be: leave the horizontal scrolling, but let the user configure the number of rows of a panel. For TV channels we could set it to 3, the space would be better utilized, but it is still consistent to current horizontal scrolling.

@Developers: Would it be possible to add this feature configurable within the skin settings?

@other pvr users: What do you think about this idea?

Xcode certificate and IOS app signer

My signing certificate has changed somehow and I am unable to get the new one shown in brackets beside my team ID in xcode to show up under provisioning profiles in IOS App Signer. I have other apple tv 4s currently working with Kodi so I am uneasy about revoking or deleting anything in case kodi will stop working on them.

Any help would be much appreciated.

using latest ios app signer and Xcode Version 8.3 (8E162)


Thanks

Setting up EPG Data with a Mac

I have a Mac with an EyeTV tuner which I use for my OTA channels. I want to use Kodi installed on my two Amazon FireTV to watch and record those programs. I've successfully installed Kodi on both FireTV s and can receive the channels for viewing using the IPTV Simple client Add-on. Now I'm trying to set up the EPG data, and am having no luck. I can't even figure out how to start. Most of the pages I read go over my head. It looks like the only way I can get something to possibly work is using a program with line command functions in terminal, which I've done before, but I can't get to the point of installing those programs. I tried http://mc2xml.hosterbox.net, and downloaded the Mac version, but it's just a file, not an installer, and I don't know what to do with it to install it so I can use the command line functions to (as I understand it) create an xml file which will give me my listings. I'm actually not sure if I need to create a file, or if there's a website I can just paste into the EPG preference of the IPTV plugin which will give me my local channels.

I'm obviously pretty out of my league here, so any help is appreciated.

Similar Movies

I have a spreadsheet with a listing of similar movies for each movie in my collection. For example 10th Victim (1965) is similar to: |Running Man, The (1987)|Rollerball (1975)|Death Race 2000 (1975)|Condemned, The (2007).

I have this for each of my thousands of movies (I believe the listing was built from allmovie.com way back then).

Anyone have suggestions for using this information to help viewers find a movie to watch? The obvious approach would be for the user look up a movie they like, go to that movie's information page, and see suggestions for similar movies.

A how-to would be helpful (I've only been using Kodi for 2 weeks now). I can easily generate an .NFO for each movie containing the spreadsheet information. But then what?

Thanks for any thoughts.

MC

Maybe a silly question but…

I really like this skin especially on Krypton. My question is...is it at all possible to use the Krypton skin with Kodi 16? or are there things contained in the skin which simply make it incompatible because I would really like to use the Krypton skin of Mimic with my box that has Kodi Jarvis on it. Im not able to upgrade to Krypton on that box.

Thanks

PS - if it is possible, if someone could kindly explain how it could be done.

Thanks again

Refreshing external source

I used to use a share on a windows machine (no security) to host my video files and it worked fine. I have recently changed to a Synology file server and although it works fine, when I add files Kodi does not seem to see them until I reboot the Raspberry Pi it's hosted on. The share on the Synology server is protected by password & username, but Kodi seems to cope fine with this - it seems to be the only difference.

Is there a way I can do a 'refresh' on a directory or is there a setting I'm missing?

Mc2xml Question

I have setup mc2xml successfully with one exception. I need to change the Channel ID in the xmltv file generated to match the Channel ID in my m3u8 file so the channels will map correctly. There is a -R option to setup a .ren file with display id replaements, but it does nothing to the Channel ID. That stays the same. Any ideas?

Mc2xml Question

I have setup mc2xml successfully with one exception. I need to change the Channel ID in the xmltv file generated to match the Channel ID in my m3u8 file so the channels will map correctly. There is a -R option to setup a .ren file with display id replaements, but it does nothing to the Channel ID. That stays the same. Any ideas?

Annoying HISS

I recently switched to Openelec from Win7 with KODI, and changed a few pieces of hardware so can't say for certain if hardware or software causing the issues.

Basically, from the main screen of KODI I have a high pitched hiss. I still have it if streaming (most of the time). If I play a video file, it goes away, even if I click pause, the sound is gone.

OpenElec/Kodi is running off a 32GB SSD drive, which is new (use to be a 250GB HDD) and I also swapped out the GTX650TI card for a fanless GeForce (forgot the model). Also replaced the CPU fan for something quieter. Wanted a quiet HTPC, but after switching to a new case, it was pretty loud. Sound carried a lot more.

So, not sure if the software making the hiss? I don't think the GPU/HDMI else why would I get hiss from streaming not from stored files?

I do have 2x3TB HDDs with TV/Movies on them, and it's when I play from there that I no longer have the hiss.

Could the sound be from the cheap SSD drive? fans? software?

Working with password protected, encrypted RAR files

Dear Kodi Forum,

I have lots of MKV files stored with their metadata on a WEBDAV server that I do not have full control over.

What I want to do is password protect and encrypt each MKV file with its associated metadata as a single RAR file with the file names encrypted in the archive. The intention is to use the same password for every file.

I then would like to set up the WEBDAV file source and provide the password for the files so Kodi is able to read the content of the RAR files and import them in to the Kodi Library.

I have tried to set Kodi up to do this but as yet I have failed. Is this possible or will I have to raise this as a feature request?

Many Thanks in advance,

[split] from – START HERE – FireTV Stick will not boot up

I would consider myself as more then avarage with installing KODI. A friend of mines brought me their Amazon Fire Stick to update (this was my first fire stick as all my other installs has always been on boxes or PC's). She bought the stick via Ebay, jailbroken with KODI Jarvis 16.1 already installed. I brought the stick home, plugged it into my Sony Smart TV and updated it to KODI 17.3 Krypton with a new build with no problem. I have done this several times for her, each time with a different and smaller build because each time I gave it back to her, she is unable to play it on her TV, KODI will not boot up, it simply freezes. This last time, I did the same, verified it as working as usual and then proceeded to plug it into several of my TV's in my home and low and behold......it froze as well, KODI would not boot up. What gives with the fire stick? What am I missing, not doing that it only plays on my one TV that I install KODI on.

Kodi conversation

I'm pretty new to Kodi so i have a question. My buddy and I were having a discussion about Kodi...He says the Develpoers have to get paid otherwise why do it. I say it's a free open source and they dont get paid aside from possibe donations. Can someone clarify...

nothing will work

Using win 10 and trying to use kodi 17.3 Everything was working fine a few crashes but nothing to worry about Well i had to do a windows restore and after that i download kodi17.3 to start again now if i am lucky i get to the install from zip file and then it just crashes

I have unstalled and done new installs and nothing all i get is crash after crash after crash i have not been able to install anything at all

Even trying to install the kodi event logger took 4 attempts as eveytime it went to the download part kodi crashed

I do have a log file from .ubuntu.com but was unsure if it should be pasted here yet or not so i havent

No Surround Sound on Kodi

I have a Denon AVR and have connected my Himedia H8 lite to the AVR. When Im trying to play movies with surround sound from a flashdrive through Kodi it only displays 2.0, when I run the movies through a seperate media player it plays surround. Not sure how to get Kodi to play surround. Any Help?

Skip Steps with JSONRPC

Hello,

is there any possibility to use the new (since v15) skip steps feature using jsonrpc commands?
Or is it possible to simulate keypress (right, left) with jsonrpc to get the same effect?

Because I find the new skip_steps (wiki) perfect, but they only work wit real remote controls or keyboards, but not with my App on Android phone, because this uses jsonrpc commands to control Kodi over network.

Thanks!