Flirc USB-IR or Pulse-Eight HDMI-CEC

I am getting a new Zotac CI527 (Kaby Lake i3, with no built-in CIR receiver, as they call it).

Which of these 2 devices are most recommended?

Does it come down to a preference of remote control type / brand? I currently have a Logitech Harmony which works well with Flirc, and the Pulse-Eight will enable me to use the Samsung provided TV remote.

Any performance characteristics differences? Any other considerations?

Thanks

Playlist Default To Repeat

I searched the forum so I hope this isn't a repeat that has already been addressed.

For some reason since I went to Kodi 17.2 (I think), and I"m on 17.3 now, every time I have to restart Kodi it defaults my Playlist to Repeat All. I turn it off and then I'm fine until I have to restart Kodi again.

Any suggestions?

Help: New here and cannot send private messages?

Hi there

Is there a possibility to contact the board admin?

I've registered to this forum today and activated my account properly, but I'm not permitted to send or reply to private messages?
I get this message:


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I've got a private message and I am now unable to reply. :-(

Regards.

Kodi 17.3 Crashes Windows 10

Hello friends !!!!

Kodi is crashing on me on start up and also once it gets past 1st run , when I try to install a source (unknown sources are off) from Kodi repo. This all coincided with a windows update. I even rolled back the update and have the same results.

I enabled debugging and went through a crash. Attached are the logs.

Kodi Text Doc

https://pastebin.com/eZF34f1P

Can't open DMP file so used zippy

kodi_crashlog-17.3 Git_20170524-147cec4-20170628-121705.dmp


http://www45.zippyshare.com/v/dkQGvWTT/file.html

Can not get updated Kodi to run

Hi All,

I stupidly deleted Kodi thinking i would reinstall the newer version as i was having problems with playing videos.

I am a bit of a novice and i have been reading through forums for hours now with no luck getting anything to work.Angry

I am using OSX 10.8.5 and downloaded kodi - 17.3 Krypton

It just wont launch. The error message (hope it is the correct one ) says exit:ERROR: Unable to create application. ExitingKodi(876,)x7fff73d3a180) malloc: ***error for object 0x7ffe19b7cd40: pointer being freed was not allocated*** set a breakpoint in malloc_error_break to debug etc etc etc


Can anyone help at all?Confused

Cheers,

marie

MythBackend – 5 RaspberryPi Libreelec central recordings

Hi Forum.
I have a setup at home with the following setup:
1 Debian MythTV Backend - 3xUSB DVB-S Tuner. - Also NFS Server for Movies and Music
Code:
MythTV Version : v0.27.6-28-g6fb800d
MythTV Branch : fixes/0.27
Network Protocol : 77
Library API : 0.27.20151025-1
QT Version : 4.8.6
Options compiled in:
linux profile use_hidesyms using_alsa using_oss using_backend using_bindings_perl using_bindings_python using_bindings_php using_dvb using_frontend using_hdhomerun using_ceton using_hdpvr using_ivtv using_joystick_menu using_libcrypto using_libfftw3 using_lirc using_mheg using_opengl using_opengl_video using_qtwebkit using_qtscript using_qtdbus using_sdl using_taglib using_v4l2 using_x11 using_xrandr using_xv using_profiletype using_mythlogserver using_bindings_perl using_bindings_python using_bindings_php using_mythtranscode using_opengl using_ffmpeg_threads using_mheg
5 RaspberryPi Running Libreelec 8.0.2 with Kodi 17.3.
I have setup advancedsettings.xml with setup for a central management of video and music.

But Since I get my LiveTV from My MythBackend - and its MythTV who controls the recordings.

But Need to know if its possible to get a central managed view of recording - with watched notification. But is it mythTV who controls that ?
At this point on each different RaspberryPI - It has its own watched recordings - But not syncronised as my Mysic/movies is now

Glitch with sort order and ignoring articles

Hello,

I am experiencing a minor problem with the sort order of my movies and the "ignorie articles" setting:
Typically, I want Kodi to ignore articles such as "the" when sorting. This feature works fine, except for a handful of films. The problem is that "die" is the female definite article in German and therefore the movie "Die Hard" (and its sequels) is sorted as "Hard, Die". I know that I can add more articles to ignore in Advancedsettings.xml, but I don't need more, I need less. Wink

I was wondering ...
1) if this is a problem only on my machine because the OS is installed in German or if this also occurs for users with other locales?
2) if there is a setting to *not* ignore the article for a few individual movies without changing the setting globally?
3) if I could also remove "die" from the list of articles? For the time being, this would also solve my problem because I do not have any German movie titles starting with "Die ...".

I couldn't find any solution in the documentation or on Google, however, all the search terms I can think of give me a lot of generic results. I already modified the sort title for the "Die Hard" films to be simply "Die Hard 1", "Die Hard 2", "Die Hard 3", so they would sort in the correct order from 1 to 3. Yet they are still sorted in my collection as "Hard, Die ..." relative to the other movies. Therefore I know it's not something as simple as overriding the sort title. It seems to me that the "ignore articles" settings is applied on top of whatever a movie's sort title is.

Cheers,
Lars

EPG: tvg-id tags M3U matching with XML, but EPG empty?

Hello

I'm new here and I don't know Kodi very well. I use Kodi Krypton 17.3 on my NVidia Shild Box (Android 7) with the PVR Simple IPTV Client.

The issue:

What ever I do (and I've checked and double-checked this many times), the EPG table is always completely empty as well as not any channel information to each channel. I've really compared the tvg-id tag in the M3U file many times with the (remote loaded) EPG XML file - and they are identical! I'm absolutely frustrated because I don't know what I still should check. I think it should work, but it does not.

I can provide my M3U file, my XML EPG file, my Kodi log file - what ever you want.

Important to know: The same M3U and XML file works perfect together for EPG when I use it for example on my Android smart phone with an IPTV app like GSE Smart IPTV from Google Playstore(!)

I would be so grateful for any help on this.
Sorry for my bad english, it's not my native language.

Kind regards
Roman

Original Xiaomi TV Box review

Hi guys, there!

I am happy to join here, and my name is Kathy from Lightinthebox. We are a well-established Chinese online retailer established in 2007 and listed on the New York Stock Exchange. I'd love to invite someone to review with our product, the Original Xiaomi TV Box, Free Sample!!!
If someone have interest, please contact me.

Extrafanart TV shows Netflix homescreen

Extrafanart isn't working for me on the Netflix homescreen for my TV shows. Movies work fine.

Is this normal behavior or does it have to do with the type of widget used? I'll clear out my database/thumbs and re-add the tv source and see if it fixes it. If not I may try to do a fresh install of kodi and the beta skin to see if that works.

Does this happen to anyone else? It's taken a while just to get extrafanart to work at all.

Change ReFocus Backup Folder

Under settings, when I click Other, I do not even see the menu entries for back up and restore. They are blank. But I know that the first blank entry is back up and the second blank entry is restore. But I do not see how to change the folder where I want to put my refocus back ups. Any advice is appreciated !!

Kodi Crashes when installing addons Windows 10

hello I just got my new laptop which has the dual graphics card (gtx 1050 + intel hd) all my drivers are up to date
I installed a fresh krypton 17.3 and everytime I install any addon while its downloading or installing dependencies it pops kodi has stopped working (I run windows 10) I tried everything in this thread and I reinstalled kodi about 12 times but nothing

some people said try downgrading the NVidia card to an older one cause there is a problem with the new driver I tried downgrading but nothing changes
its weird some small addons work like loguploader and logviewer but skins and anything else instant crash

I tried rolling back the NVidia card to a previous version that made some kind of progress I was able to install aeon nox and silvo but when I tried installing from the kodi repo here come the crashes again



this is the kodi log https://paste.ubuntu.com/24967654/

Unexpected behavior from xbmc.monitor()

I've been encountering unexpected behavior from xbmc.monitor.waitForAbort, Everytime either a single video or the first playlist entry ends the loop breaks.

I thought I was tracking a bug within xbmc.monitor(), but from what I can tell from the source this is a design feature?
https://github.com/xbmc/xbmc/blob/72d0c2...onitor.cpp

Endtime thread from player is included as abortEvent? am I correctly reading the source? I wonder what would be the appropriate solution (workaround) for my situation?

I'd like to have a loop running a function while a short video is playing... Would it be okay to use
Code:
while True:
and create my own break code since I can abort the loop based on the window status?

Example pseudo code below, thanks for any help.

Code:
class Screensaver(xbmcgui.WindowXMLDialog):
    def __init__(self, *args, **kwargs ):
        playlist = xbmc.PlayList(xbmc.PLAYLIST_VIDEO)
        playlist.clear()
        for i in range(30):
            playlist.add(SHORTCLIP)
        xbmc.executebuiltin("PlayerControl(RepeatAll)")
        xbmc.Player().play(playlist)
        
        
    def onInit(self):
        self.start()
        
    
    def start(self):
        while not xbmc.Monitor().abortRequested():
            doSomething()
            if xbmc.Monitor().waitForAbort(30) == True:
                break
        self.closeWindow()


    def onAction(self, action):
        self.closeWindow()
        
        
    def closeWindow(self):
        xbmc.Player().stop()
        xbmc.executebuiltin("PlayerControl(RepeatOff)")
        self.close()

Kodi Crashes when installing addons

hello I just got my new laptop which has the dual graphics card (gtx 1050 + intel hd) all my drivers are up to date
I installed a fresh krypton 17.3 and everytime I install any addon while its downloading or installing dependencies it pops kodi has stopped working (I run windows 10) I tried everything in this thread and I reinstalled kodi about 12 times but nothing

some people said try downgrading the NVidia card to an older one cause there is a problem with the new driver I tried downgrading but nothing changes
its weird some small addons work like loguploader and logviewer but skins and anything else instant crash


this is the kodi log (I'm sorry if its the wrong thing I'm a newbie)
https://paste.ubuntu.com/24966891/

can anyone help me with this

Unable to connect to internet in Kodi

Hi

I just set up kodi and I'm having problems setting up any network connections. I noticed it first using the scraper but it looks like I can't connect to the internet at all because I get the message "Could not connect to repository" when trying to access the add-on repository as well. My internet does work and I do not have a proxy on my network. I checked that settings>system>Internet Access and the proxy server is disabled. I saw in some forum posts that changing my DNS to 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4 since that apparently helps. I added directories but the scraper isn't updating the movie details either. [Image: open?id=0ByGvyk8JvglGaUczT0VONGZXdWc]

Android Tablet/ROM help

I downloaded the ROM launcher the other day, along with retroarch, configured it, and was able to play games on my android tablet.
I'm not sure if I played with the settings while playing around with Kodi, but now when I go to click on a game to play it, it downloads, but then I get a message saying Error downloading, see log message.

How can I fix this?

Android Tablet/ROM help

I downloaded the ROM launcher the other day, along with retroarch, configured it, and was able to play games on my android tablet.
I'm not sure if I played with the settings while playing around with Kodi, but now when I go to click on a game to play it, it downloads, but then I get a message saying Error downloading, see log message.

How can I fix this?