Movie Title Not Displayed for SD Content

Something that I have noticed is that the movie name is not displayed for SD content. I use MyMovies to generate the nfo files for both BluRays that are ripped to mp4 files and DVDs ripped to VIDEO_TS structures. In Kodi, I have it set to scan recursively and have movies in individual folders that match the movie title. After the media is added, all videos are added to the library and the covers are displayed. However, only the HD videos show the top portion of the cover and then list the name of the movie below in the Wall view. The SD videos show the whole cover, but no name.

I would like the look to be consistent, so I am trying to figure out what is going on. I attempted to convert the VIDEO_TS structures to mkv files, but after completely cleaning the database and adding the media back, the same thing happens. I am not sure if this is a bug in Kodi 17 or if I am missing something entirely. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Video Lagging Sony XBR & Krypton

Hi all,

i have a problem with a new serie that i have dowloaded : Westworld.
The video is lagging around every 10 sec.
I have no problem with other of my movies/series.
If i start the series with the builtin video player of the TV, it works great.

tkx for your help

My hardware :
Sony XBR65X850c
Krypton V.17

Info of the video file :

Format : Matroska
Format version : Version 4 / Version 2
File size : 4.92 GiB
Duration : 1h 5mn
Overall bit rate : 10.8 Mbps
Encoded date : UTC 2017-01-29 10:46:29
Writing application : mkvmerge v9.7.1 ('Pandemonium') 64bit
Writing library : libebml v1.3.4 + libmatroska v1.4.5

ID : 1
Format : AVC
Format/Info : Advanced Video Codec
Format profile : [email protected]
Format settings, CABAC : Yes
Format settings, ReFrames : 4 frames
Duration : 1h 5mn
Bit rate : 10.3 Mbps
Width : 1 920 pixels
Height : 1 074 pixels
Display aspect ratio : 16:9
Frame rate mode : Constant
Frame rate : 25.000 fps
Original frame rate : 23.976 (24000/1001) fps
Color space : YUV
Chroma subsampling : 4:2:0
Bit depth : 8 bits
Scan type : Progressive
Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 0.200
Stream size : 4.72 GiB (96%)
Writing library : x264 core 148 r2705+54 9f484c1 t_mod_Custom [[email protected] X86_64]
Encoding settings : cabac=1 / ref=4 / deblock=1:-3:-3 / analyse=0x3:0x113 / me=umh / subme=11 / psy=1 / fade_compensate=0.00 / psy_rd=1.00:0.00 / mixed_ref=1 / me_range=32 / chroma_me=1 / trellis=2 / 8x8dct=1 / cqm=0 / deadzone=21,11 / fast_pskip=0 / chroma_qp_offset=-2 / threads=24 / lookahead_threads=4 / sliced_threads=0 / nr=0 / decimate=0 / interlaced=0 / bluray_compat=0 / constrained_intra=0 / fgo=0 / bframes=8 / b_pyramid=2 / b_adapt=2 / b_bias=0 / direct=3 / weightb=1 / open_gop=0 / weightp=2 / keyint=250 / keyint_min=23 / scenecut=40 / intra_refresh=0 / rc_lookahead=60 / rc=crf / mbtree=0 / crf=17.0000 / qcomp=0.60 / qpmin=0:0:0 / qpmax=69:69:69 / qpstep=4 / vbv_maxrate=62500 / vbv_bufsize=78125 / crf_max=0.0 / nal_hrd=none / filler=0 / ip_ratio=1.40 / pb_ratio=1.30 / aq=3:0.80 / aq-sensitivity=10.00 / aq-factor=1.00:1.00:1.00 / aq2=0 / aq3=0
Default : Yes
Forced : No
Color range : Limited
Matrix coefficients : BT.709

ID : 2
Format : AC-3
Format/Info : Audio Coding 3
Mode extension : CM (complete main)
Format settings, Endianness : Big
Codec ID : A_AC3
Duration : 1h 5mn
Bit rate mode : Constant
Bit rate : 448 Kbps
Channel(s) : 6 channels
Channel positions : Front: L C R, Side: L R, LFE
Sampling rate : 48.0 KHz
Frame rate : 31.250 fps (1536 spf)
Compression mode : Lossy
Delay relative to video : 1s 500ms
Stream size : 210 MiB (4%)
Language : French
Default : Yes
Forced : Yes

“Select” Add-Ons for menu item?

Perhaps I'm missing a setting. I really like this new skin, but I miss putting select Add-Ons as widgets somewhere.

I have many add-ons that do nothing that requires interacting with them after setup. As it stands now, it appears that Estuary just dumps everything into the Add-Ons menu.

Is there a way to tell certain add-ons to only show in this menu? Is there another menu that I should enable for this?

I'm adept at this stuff, but the family might wander into Add-ons that are now at a "first level" menu and change settings around.

That aside, this skin is just a whole 'nother level above what we had before. Very well done, devs!

Only 30 fps GUI


I've noticed the following in Kodi Krypton on Windows 7.

1. Use fullscreen window = OFF
2. Aero = Disabled

The screen resolution is [email protected] Hz which gives me choppy gui and menus.

On Jarvis the above gave me 60 Hz with smooth menus. What should I do? If I enable "Use fullscreen window" I get stuttering when watching movies although "Adjust display refresh rate" is ON. I've gone through the Windows 7 FAQ but no luck.

Is this a bug or am I doing something wrong? Please help...

Keymap Editor dont react to some buttons (MCE Remote,NUC,LE)

Hello Com,

Sytem : Intel NUC, eHOME IR Receiver, Harmony Ultimate Touch they simulate the mce remote from MS, Libreelec 7.95.1

i have installed the keymap editor on libreelec kodi. The most buttons works, but some buttons i will change or add. So i use the keymap editor. Some buttons there have no reactions when i click on an button and will remap the function.

Some buttons works after reactoin but dont that what they should.

What i can do, its all new for me, befor i have windows with rc6 and it works good.

When i test it with iwr i think, the buttons naming is someone like this, power2, exit, print. This buttons have no reactions in the keymap editor when i will learn it to an action.

Greet's D3

HEVC Problem Buffering

Hi Guys,

I'm running Kodi 17. I have this in my advancedsettings.xml


Everything works great except when I try to run this test HEVC test file. I have the file saved locally on my network and I access it through a SMB Share.

When I try to play it, Kodi doesn't tries to play it right away and the playback is unacceptable. However, if I press pause and let Kodi buffer the whole file, it play super great and looks amazing.

Is there a way to force Kodi to buffer 1 min of the file before playing on screen? Is there something else I'm missing?


Stream DVB-T Channels and radio as “radio” from dvb-t


Is it possible to add as radio stations DVB-T streams transmitted as channels (without video - only audio stream)? I know that I can create a stream profile with audio only (even transcoded) but i should login with different user name. Plugin currently allow only one creditentials just for Live TV. Is there any way do make second instance for different username and streamed channels put into Radio section?

Playback issues with recorded transportstreams from satellite

I wonder if other users have issues with kodi (jarvis, krypton) or SPMC playing files which they have recorded from satellite and then try to playback those videos placed on a NAS or from internal storage with kodi/spms on any android device. Typical file types are HD 720p50, h264/mpeg4 10-12 MBits or SD 576i50, mpeg 2 3-8MBits. Typical container is: ts, mts, m2ts, mp4 etc. My questions:

1. Which hardware is used (Raspi and friends, himedia, openhour, fire stick, shield,etc.)?
2. Shell Software? Andoid 6 (marshmallow) or 7 (Nougat)?
3. App? kodi 16 (jarvis), SPMC or 17 (krypton)?

4. Do you have problems with hardeware accelleration such as
- stuttering video, regulary after one or more seconds
- freezing /stopping video after some minutes or unregulary
- artefacts after stopping and restarting videos, maybe after several stops
- error logs like
ERROR: CDVDVideoCodecAndroidMediaCodec::GetOutputPicture ExceptionCheck; dequeueOutputBuffer
ERROR: CDVDVideoCodecAndroidMediaCodec::Decode ExceptionCheck
WARNING: CDVDMessageQueue(video)::Get - asked for new data packet, with nothing available
WARNING: CRenderManager::WaitForBuffer - timeout waiting for buffer
-other issues

5. Did anyone who experienced such problems find a solution setting special configuation parameters or modifying advaced settings.xml?

6. If not, what other kind of workarounds do you use?

I would be already happy, if some of you would answer at least a few of my questions. Also answers like "transport streams work well with .......(for example shield-marshmallow-jarvis-hardware acceleration surface) " are welcome.

My interest is to find a good solution with as less as possible workarounds for my update-artefacts-stressed family members.

Focus does not remain on file. (Android)

I posted this in another area, but i think that was the wrong place.

Use the Windows 10 view. I have the widgets set to see playlists, but it seems to happen with anything.
In my case now, I have a playlist where all the movie files are listed that starts with the letter 'A'. About 50 or so movies will get listed in the widget (square, but any look should be ok)
Widget 2 will be the letter 'B' , 3 is letter 'c' and the 4th is letter 'd'
-Click on one of the movies and it starts to play.
-Stop the movie so you return back to the widget list
-the movie that was playing is not still selected and the focus is usually back on the 1st file

This gets to be annoying of the movie you left off at was #40 for example down the list.
There is a setting I think where you can tell it to keep focus and it does work in the Netflix 2 look, but not the windows 10 look.


Couple of questions after updating to Krypton

Hi like a lot of people my KODI auto-updated to Krypton and it hung for hours due to trying to migrate my add-ons. I was forced to delete it then reinstall which obviously means I am rebuilding with Mimic from scratch again. I am nearly all back to normal but have a few questions about some niggles I have encountered.

How do I hide the file sizes of stuff I am accessing on an external hard drive? I don't need to see that a certain film is 4.8GB next to the file name etc.

Also when using audio offset now (lip sync seems further out than it was on KODI 16), the audio menu screen stays on screen rather than just the offset bar meaning its hard to get it synced right if you can't see peoples mouth on screen as you are trying to correct it. Any ideas?

Thank you.

Kodi 17 Krypton Upgrade Stalls Add-On Migration

Perhaps someone can assist me
I am have repeated inconsistent errors of Kodi Krypton upgrades stalling at "Add-On Migration in Progress"
Boxes are fairly standard OS 6.1 such as "Sunvell T95X Amlogic S905X Android TV Box - 2GB + 8GB US PLUG 1" in both 1 gig and 2 gig configurations
Devices are "Rooted"
Sometimes the boxes will upgrade to a screen - being unplugged and restarted repeatedly
Other times the boxes will be active yet continuing to exhibit the working error "Add-On Migration in Progress... please wait " with the kodi box still upgrading and active ( i.e. not frozen)
The boxes have been reset to factory defaults then set up in Kodi 16.1 Jarvis and then upgraded via a standard Google Playstore upgrade
The upgrade process will give errors of "Kodi is not responding Do you want ti close it ?" Wait or OK which closes yet if left the add -on migration process seems to continue
Perhaps a file of Kodi 17 Krypton should be used instead ?
Any tips ?
Some of my tests will upgrade others are stuck at the add-on migration in progress stream
Thank you Big Grin

Re-enabling “watched / unwatched” flag in Confluence

Apple TV2 (Software v4.2.1)
Operating System Darwin 10.4.0
Kodi v14.2 Git:2015-03-26-7cc53a9-dirty

About a fortnight ago the watched/you are midway through watching/unwatched flags all vanished and haven't returned.

I've found lots of people asking how to turn this feature off, but no one ever seems to have the issue where it turns itself off against the request of the operator.

Can anyone explain why this stopped working and how I can restore the feature?

Kodi 17 on Ubuntu 16.04 – Freezes, crashes and flickers


I've been using Kodi(/Xbmc) for many years with much pleasure, but lately I am at a loss. After many hours of trying to fix things, I'm coming to ask for the communities' input Smile

My setup:
  • Kodi 17RC3
  • Ubuntu 16.04 / x86_64
  • Intel® Core™ i3-3225
  • Using HDMI to a plasma TV
  • Using optical out for audio

My issue:
  • Random flickering when playing video (depending on the video, sometimes frequent, sometimes less frequent, sometimes no issue at all);
  • Freezing interface, often when searching through a video, sometimes when a video ends. Only solution is to 'kill' kodi, or to reboot;
  • Crashing, sometimes when searching through a video, sometimes when a video ends.
  • Freezing on alt-tab, mostly when playing video but also (sometimes) when just showing the default kodi interface
  • Above happens pretty much with every codec & container

What I've tried so far:
  • Updating Intel drivers (with tools)
  • Disabling / enabling VAAPI render method
  • Installing the latest Kodi (hoping for a fix Wink)

Crashlog (of a 'random' crash) can be found here:
Regular log (of a typical 'freeze') can be found here: (freeze happens around 11:28, log entries continue after)

Thanks so much for any help you're able to offer!


p.s. thanks for all the fantastic work to all the developers out there! Kodi is a great program and keeps on getting better with each release!

No movies or TV shows visible after update

I have a Sony Android TV and a Windows 7 PC with movies and TV Shows that was working perfectly before the update. All of my content suddenly disappeared once I got Kodi 17. I tried deleting the TV Shows folder from Kodi and readding it to start the scanning fresh off. It found all of the TV Shows, but nothing is visible in the TV Show section. I all also tried to go to TV Shows -> Files and accessing the remote folders. It was working perfecly, but all of the folders/tv shows/episodes are have "no info" beside them and no fanart.

Can the dlna feature be used without the UI?

Hello there,

I was wondering, is it possible to only use the dlna "sharing library" feature without launching the Kodi full UI. I like Kodi as a player, but a lot of times I just want to share files from my computer to my blu ray on my local network. Is this possible? If not, maybe someone can tell me where in the source code would be a good place to start developing this feature.


Artefact in IPTV stream

I use Rasp Pi 2B with OpenElec 6.0.3 and Kodi. I also have hardware acceleration for mpeg.
Generally IPTV streams are well received. However, the following high quality stream shows an artefact, not with the vlc or Kodi player on my Windows PC, but with the Pi:
Stream is from local TV station Amsterdam.
The artefact is in the lower part of the video and shown as a picture in:
The video plays without stuttering.
I am curious what the cause might be for this artefact: limit of the possibilities of the Pi? Codec? Wrong setting in OpenElec or Kodi?

kodi crashes in startup

the warnings in the log is like this:
05:20:44.371 T:6464 WARNING: CSettingString: unknown options filler "timezonecountries" of "locale.timezonecountry"
05:20:44.371 T:6464 WARNING: CSettingString: unknown options filler "timezones" of "locale.timezone"
05:20:44.376 T:6464 ERROR: CSettings: unable to load settings from special://masterprofile/guisettings.xml, creating new default settings

how to fix this?

compiling on windows

i am really lost i have followed the windows tutorial and ihave installed all the files . I set all my paths and what am i doing wrong .
'git' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.
'git' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.
Buildmode = ask
Compiling mingw libs
The system cannot find the path specified.
Wait while preparing the build.
Compiling branch na...
A subdirectory or file C:\xbmc\project\Win32BuildSetup\..\..\kodi-build already exists.
'cmake.exe' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.
'cmake.exe' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.
Copying files...
File not found - .exe
File not found - D3DCompile*.DLL
File not found - addons
File not found - *.dll
File not found - system
File not found - media
This version of C:\xbmc\project\BuildDependencies\msys64\usr\bin\sed.exe is not compatible with the version of Windows you're running. Check your computer's system information and then contact the software publisher.
Building addons...
The system cannot find the path specified.
Building addons
'cmake' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.
Failed to build addons
See C:\xbmc\project\Win32BuildSetup\..\..\cmake\addons\make-addons.error for more details
Could Not Find C:\xbmc\project\Win32BuildSetup\BUILD_WIN32\application\*.so
Could Not Find C:\xbmc\project\Win32BuildSetup\BUILD_WIN32\application\*.h
Could Not Find C:\xbmc\project\Win32BuildSetup\BUILD_WIN32\application\*.cpp
Could Not Find C:\xbmc\project\Win32BuildSetup\BUILD_WIN32\application\*.exp
Could Not Find C:\xbmc\project\Win32BuildSetup\BUILD_WIN32\application\*.lib
Build Succeeded
Generating installer includes...
Downloading from mirror
Creating installer Setup--na.exe...
VIProductVersion expects 1 parameters, got 0.
Usage: VIProductVersion [version_string_X.X.X.X]
Error in script "genNsisInstaller.nsi" on line 32 -- aborting creation process
ERROR: Failed to create Setup--na.exe. NSIS installed?
Press any key to exit...

whats going on and please trhough explanation as im not sure where i screwed up..