Unfocus menu

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Hi everyone,
I'm making a info page based on the DiagVideoInfo for an addon. The problem is that after I call the info page ( <oninfo>ActivateWindow(1128)</oninfo>), the menu doesn't desapear, contrary to what happens on the video (movies, series) menu. so the content is superimposed.
For now, I'm cheating and i'm using a fulscreen translucent background, the probleam is that I want to see the header and clock as clear as possible.
Already saw this http://kodi.wiki/view/Animating_your_skin, and tried the unfocus and the conditional options, and it didn't work.

Can you guys help me? I would be grateful

Best Regards

Music scrapers / Artwork download not working?

Hi all,

I'm running on OpenElec.TV with KODI 15.1 nice and smoothly. However, for some reason it seems that, adding new music to my music library, my combo of my metadata scraper and Artwork downloader is no longer getting CD covert art downloaded (= well known albums "not recognized"?). And to clarify, there are no visibile errors e.g. from Artwork Downloader. Currently I have configured using "Universal Music scraper" but there are some "oldish" posts that it's no longer usable?

1) What do you recommend to get latest music album art in place?

2) Are there new updates for these with later KODI releases (compared to my KODI 15.1)?


And yes, I'm planning to update either to OpenElec.TV 7.x or LibreElec 8.x in future.


Thx.

encode recordings with quicksync/vaapi ffmpeg on Ubuntu 16.04 server

Hello,

I am recording my Live tv (DVB S2 with tvheadend) on my storage as mkv files with no transcoding on an N3150 Box. But I have not unlimited storage and want to reduce the filesize. Reencoding the files on CPU is way to slow on the N3150, therefore I want to use Quicksync/VAAPI since the hardware should be able to do it.
I am running a pure Ubuntu 16.04.1 server system (no X Server), which is my storage server.

I download a precompiled ffmpeg from http://johnvansickle.com/ffmpeg/ with vaapi/qsv support, but I cant get i working and I dont know why


Code:
./ffmpeg -vaapi_device /dev/dri/renderD128 -hwaccel vaapi -hwaccel_output_format vaapi -i /Aufnahmen/Transcendence.mkv -an -c:v h264_vaapi /Aufnahmen/Transcendence.mp4
ffmpeg version N-82997-g557c0df9a8-static http://johnvansickle.com/ffmpeg/  Copyright (c) 2000-2017 the FFmpeg developers
  built with gcc 5.4.1 (Debian 5.4.1-4) 20161202
  configuration: --enable-gpl --enable-version3 --enable-static --disable-debug --disable-ffplay --disable-indev=sndio --disable-outdev=sndio --cc=gcc-5 --enable-fontconfig --enable-frei0r --enable-gnutls --enable-gray --enable-libass --enable-libfreetype --enable-libfribidi --enable-libmp3lame --enable-libopencore-amrnb --enable-libopencore-amrwb --enable-libopenjpeg --enable-libopus --enable-librtmp --enable-libsoxr --enable-libspeex --enable-libtheora --enable-libvidstab --enable-libvo-amrwbenc --enable-libvorbis --enable-libvpx --enable-libwebp --enable-libx264 --enable-libx265 --enable-libxvid --enable-libzimg
  libavutil      55. 43.100 / 55. 43.100
  libavcodec     57. 70.101 / 57. 70.101
  libavformat    57. 61.100 / 57. 61.100
  libavdevice    57.  2.100 / 57.  2.100
  libavfilter     6. 68.100 /  6. 68.100
  libswscale      4.  3.101 /  4.  3.101
  libswresample   2.  4.100 /  2.  4.100
  libpostproc    54.  2.100 / 54.  2.100
[AVHWDeviceContext @ 0x402f080] No VA display found for device: /dev/dri/renderD128.
[vaapi @ 0x30e41e0] Failed to create a VAAPI device





[email protected]:~/ffmpeg-git-20170104-64bit-static# ./ffmpeg -hwaccel vaapi -vaapi_device /dev/dri/renderD128 -i /Aufnahmen/Transcendence.mkv -vf 'format=nv12,hwupload' -acodec copy -vcodec h264_vaapi -qp 19 /Aufnahmen/Transcendence.mp4
ffmpeg version N-82997-g557c0df9a8-static http://johnvansickle.com/ffmpeg/  Copyright (c) 2000-2017 the FFmpeg developers
  built with gcc 5.4.1 (Debian 5.4.1-4) 20161202
  configuration: --enable-gpl --enable-version3 --enable-static --disable-debug --disable-ffplay --disable-indev=sndio --disable-outdev=sndio --cc=gcc-5 --enable-fontconfig --enable-frei0r --enable-gnutls --enable-gray --enable-libass --enable-libfreetype --enable-libfribidi --enable-libmp3lame --enable-libopencore-amrnb --enable-libopencore-amrwb --enable-libopenjpeg --enable-libopus --enable-librtmp --enable-libsoxr --enable-libspeex --enable-libtheora --enable-libvidstab --enable-libvo-amrwbenc --enable-libvorbis --enable-libvpx --enable-libwebp --enable-libx264 --enable-libx265 --enable-libxvid --enable-libzimg
  libavutil      55. 43.100 / 55. 43.100
  libavcodec     57. 70.101 / 57. 70.101
  libavformat    57. 61.100 / 57. 61.100
  libavdevice    57.  2.100 / 57.  2.100
  libavfilter     6. 68.100 /  6. 68.100
  libswscale      4.  3.101 /  4.  3.101
  libswresample   2.  4.100 /  2.  4.100
  libpostproc    54.  2.100 / 54.  2.100
[AVHWDeviceContext @ 0x46880c0] No VA display found for device: /dev/dri/renderD128.
[vaapi @ 0x30e41e0] Failed to create a VAAPI device




[email protected]:~/ffmpeg-git-20170104-64bit-static# ./ffmpeg -vaapi_device /dev/dri/renderD128 -i /Aufnahmen/Transcendence.mkv -vf 'format=nv12,hwupload' -c:v h264_vaapi /Aufnahmen/Transcendence.mp4
ffmpeg version N-82997-g557c0df9a8-static http://johnvansickle.com/ffmpeg/  Copyright (c) 2000-2017 the FFmpeg developers
  built with gcc 5.4.1 (Debian 5.4.1-4) 20161202
  configuration: --enable-gpl --enable-version3 --enable-static --disable-debug --disable-ffplay --disable-indev=sndio --disable-outdev=sndio --cc=gcc-5 --enable-fontconfig --enable-frei0r --enable-gnutls --enable-gray --enable-libass --enable-libfreetype --enable-libfribidi --enable-libmp3lame --enable-libopencore-amrnb --enable-libopencore-amrwb --enable-libopenjpeg --enable-libopus --enable-librtmp --enable-libsoxr --enable-libspeex --enable-libtheora --enable-libvidstab --enable-libvo-amrwbenc --enable-libvorbis --enable-libvpx --enable-libwebp --enable-libx264 --enable-libx265 --enable-libxvid --enable-libzimg
  libavutil      55. 43.100 / 55. 43.100
  libavcodec     57. 70.101 / 57. 70.101
  libavformat    57. 61.100 / 57. 61.100
  libavdevice    57.  2.100 / 57.  2.100
  libavfilter     6. 68.100 /  6. 68.100
  libswscale      4.  3.101 /  4.  3.101
  libswresample   2.  4.100 /  2.  4.100
  libpostproc    54.  2.100 / 54.  2.100
[AVHWDeviceContext @ 0x52f0040] No VA display found for device: /dev/dri/renderD128.
[vaapi @ 0x30e41e0] Failed to create a VAAPI device



[email protected]:/dev/dri# ls /dev/dri/
card0  controlD64  renderD128

If I get it working in the commandline I would like to use a script to run a postprocessing process in Tvheadend.

RC3 Installation Problem on FireTv 1

I've been running 16.1 without any problems so far. Today I tried to install 17RC3 using adblink after uninstalling 16.1. I was getting the "Old SDK" error message. I also tried to install it from ES Explorer withing FireTv but then the "problem with parsing the package" showed up. After failing all the attempts, I switched back to 16.1 the installation of which had no issues whatsoever. I would really appreciate any feedback on this. Thanks![/b]

MotoZ Force conflict

So, I finally had to bite the bullet. I was forced to upgrade my phone from the Samsung S5 and am now running the Motorola MotoZ Force for work. Now, much to my severe travelling angst and frustration, my direly and desperately needed (and in no way therapeutically mandatory) Kodi for Android won't work!!! I get a lag in the video playback and get absolutely no audio, with and without Bluetooth enabled. I have reset the factory defaults more times than I have flown Southwest Airlines. I have uninstalled and reinstalled the Kodi app from the Google Play store nearly as many times as I've had birthdays. Nothing works!?!? Please, I beg of you, someone give me some words of comfort! Please tell me what I need to do to restore Kodi to my phone. I can't take another 5 hour flight without it!!!

Mibox kills wireless

I'm running Kodi on a MIBox with a plug in, and it works just fine.
BUT after about 15 minutes into a film, the wi-fi stops working, and I have to reset the router. No device will connect to the wireless then until a router reboot.

The same router/wireless works perfectly day to day for Netflix app on the TV.

Any clue what might be happening with Kodi/Mibox?

Kodi 16 Splash Screen Help!

Hoping someone can please assist with a strange issue I have with Kodi splash screen.

I have 3 x Nvidia Shield TV units. All are on Kodi Jarvis v16.1 (build 24 April 2016).

When I open the Kodi App on 2 of the 3 Nvidia Shield TV units, I get the quick Kodi Jarvis splash screen before it opens the main menu etc. All is good there.

However, when I open the Kodi App on the 3rd Shield TV unit, I get a pic of an old guy doing a ‘shoosh’ gesture very quickly before it boots to the Kodi main menu.

My questions are:

• Why do I get this when all of the skin / no fan art settings are identical across all 3 x devices?

• How can I get the 3rd unit to just display the Jarvis screen like the other 2 units? I want to remove the splash image of the old guy doing a ‘shoosh’ gesture.

• How do I update Kodi to v17 on the Shield please?

Thanks for any assistance provided

APK File

Hi, have tried, many times, to download Krypton 17 from Kodi website to a USB, then put USB into my Streambox, Android, go to App Install, go to USB, it searches and message back says no APK file found. Have been into Security and ticked box for third party download permission.
Am at a loss to understand why this is happening. I have Kodi 16.1 on my android box that works perfectly fine.
Any help or tips much appreciated.
Thanks

Another dumb question….Time

How can I display the time as hr min? I have listitem.duration but that is only min.....

and I know skinhelper will do what I am looking for but I cant make anything related to skin helper work except the widgets.

So is there a way kodi will do hour min? Or can someone explain to me how to actually use skin helper service?

Thanks

Kodi does not see all folders

Hi,

When I click add video files, it opens a dialog for folder selection. However, it does not see the folder stored video files. e.g. I have a folder "Download" on E drive, but it does not show up when I browse E drive, other folders have no problem to show up. What's wrong with this? It happens on Kodi version 15, 16 and 17. I had fresh installation several times, no change. If I manually type "E:\Download", it works on this way. I have been living for that for year but now I want to know why.

Thanks  

custom menu setup

I have used aeon nox for some time I have tried to setup a custom menu item when I do I get "Favorites' and submenu on the web it looks as if I should get "Title" " Favorites" and submenu when I try to type a ActivateWindow(Video,Addons,return) it is just the title no action

Dumb non-techie “can Kodi do this” question. (web sharing/streaming).

(Couldn't figure our where to ask this, so please excuse me and move it if this is the wrong place)

I’ve used XBMC/Kodi for many years on my Mac Mini based home theater system and I’ve often wanted to share something from my system with a friend – as you might share a YouTube video – but I’ve never figured out how.

I recently decided to research if there’s an add-on, plug-in or other software that can do this ...and ended up totally overwhelmed by technology options that were so complicated that I couldn't tell whether their functionality included the one simple thing I was looking for.

All I want to do is to send an email that says “Hey Mom, watch this great video I was telling you about on my home server [URL].

Simple question: Is this possible?

Thanks in advance!

DTS No Sound Android

Folks,

I Installed RC3 of Kodi 17, went into audio settings and enabled passthrough and DD/DTS - Dolby Digital works fine but when playing a DTS soundtrack my amp seems to pick up its dts but them there is no sound. Just wondered if this is a known issue with RC3, should add that Kodi 16 is fine it's just 17 that has this issue.

KODI v17 Audio error

KODI logs 011717

First of all congratulations on v17's many improvements. The audio quality has now retired my usual music player it has improved so much. Two audio issues is what I am here to post some possible bugs about. First any time I play my music collection kodi will crash. This is every time without exception and also I've noticed that while kodi is open and I go to a website with audio, youtube usually, there is no sound at all. I have to first close kodi and then my browser to make audio work again. After playing music today and having the same issue repeatedly and also the no audio in my browser while kodi is minimized I decided to turn on debugging mode and recreate the issues. After I turned debugging on music played flawlessly. So the attached log files will hopefully have entries from the minutes before I turned debugging on because both issues would be on there. After debugging was turned on there were no more music playback issues.

Kodi v17rc3
win10 x64

RC3 – Video Playback problem when switching from HD to 480p

Kodi 17 Krypton RC3 - Android 5.x, AMLOGIC S905 using SERVIIO DLNA server (In KODI - UPNP),

I have several old movies that are 4:3 (608x464) AVI that show the beginning production company or studio intro 16:9 Stretch (s/b 4:3) KODI Default is NORMAL then main video comes and and resizes to 4:3 but the the panels on each side of the 4:3 have the last "STRETCH" frame staying the rest of the movie. I have noticed this on many of my vintage (early 1940's) movies and this is a new "Feature" of KODI that has appeared since sometime in early to mid-December (sometime before the 12 Dec ARM 32 Krypton nightlyConfused). Prior to that, the videos played properly in KODI, both the the nightlies and KODI 16.1 Jarvis.

They also play correctly on my Samsung SmartTV (not KODI) and my Toshiba SmartTV (not KODI)

I have not tested many other formats but the same behavior has been observed in MP4 and MKV particularly when the intro is really Widescreen 1080p or 720p but the mode changes to 4:3. (For Instance, Star Trek Episodes at 576xConfused - The original series, Voyager and The Next Generation episodes).

The videos play normally, for instance, in VLC (Android or Windows 7, Windows XP versions).

Would be nice if the sidebars of 4:3 would be erased when video resolution changes during playback.

No information found for item

Hi!

I have 2 norwegian TV shows that kodi won't add.
This is the output from the log

Quote:23:24:57 T:140209157019392 WARNING: No information found for item '/TV/Valkyrien/', it won't be added to the library.
23:24:58 T:140209157019392 WARNING: No information found for item '/TV/Frikjent/', it won't be added to the library.

Both of these two shows exists on thetvdb.

I can't see any other errors telling me why the shows won't add.

I tried deleting the cache as described here without any luck...

How can I debug further?

Think im misunderstanding, does playon require a PC?

Hey, I've been looking around at way to get netflix (legally) on my raspberry pi media setup. I saw people talking about playon and it looked promising so i signed up. Now while going through things and trying to get it working, i noticed that everything is telling me to install the playon client (on windows) and then hook up via uPnP. Is this exactly how it should work? or is there a way to go direct from playon to kodi without needing a windows pc?

The whole point of my raspberry pi install is so that i don't constantly have to run my pc. I just wanna be able to leave the pi running, then when im ready head onto netflix have a look around and play something i wanna watch.

I mean if this is how it works, then hey, so be it. Just would be super nice to be able to do it without the pc requirement.

Thanks for the info, and i hope it doesnt seem like im bashing it, im not, just if it works like this it doesnt really fit with what i'm personally trying to accomplish.


ps, i am a netflix subscriber so i dont want any free or dodgy addons. Happy to pay for netflix but just want to use it conveniently Sad.

Seagate Hard Drive Access – Root Access

I have a seagate drive that is accessible, but is not being read by the Seagate Central unit. It is Linux based and would like to access my movies. Does KODI have the ability to read it since KODI is also Linux based?

I also have MAC OS 10 at home....so that is also an option and I do not know how to use Ubunto.

Thank you in advance.....if anyone could help.