Questions tagged [kodi]

Kodi is a cross-platform, open source media player available for the pi. Versions < 14.0 were called XBMC.

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How do I turn on my Raspberry Pi after shutdown?

My Raspberry Pi runs OpenELEC. The XBMC has a Power-button in the left-bottom corner where I can shutdown the Raspberry Pi. That works fine, but I can't figure out how to turn it on again after the ...
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Can the Raspberry Pi be used as a media center?

I am looking for a simple solution to play videos and music stored on my NAS. I've found the Raspberry Pi and projects like OpenElec and RaspBMC which will run XMBC on the board. My problem is that I'...
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How to stream Netflix on Raspbmc

There are different blog posts and forum threads discussing this and the challenges encountered (Silverlight, DRM, etc.). Also read about the XBMC Flicks addon. But, did anyone succeed to stream ...
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What is the simplest way to setup and run XBMC?

How can I get XBMC on my Raspberry Pi? I'm not particularly interested in running a specific operating system. My primary desire is to run XBMC on a Raspberry Pi. According to this official post, ...
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Circuit to safely power-down Pi

I want to use my Pi as an XBMC server in the car. The XBMC docs say that you should always use the shutdown command before disconnecting the power. I've been thinking that it should be possible to ...
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Difference between H.264 and x264 and how to play it

Disclaimer: This is not an actual question, but rather "share your knowledge, Q&A-style" So, I'm running Xbmc on my Raspberry Pi and I'm having trouble understanding what I can actually play with ...
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Copy current SD image to larger SD card

So I got my new pi and the only free SD I had was 2GB. I couldn't hold off playing with it so it had to do for the time being. I loaded raspbmc and then spent time loading repositories, add-ons and ...
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kodi (xbmc) on raspbian can't activate keyboard or mouse

I have a b+, and raspbian is installed. The reason I am using raspbian rather than Raspbmc, OpenELEC, or XBian is that I want to use this b+ to do other things (GPIO related and so on) as well as to ...
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Configure Xbmc/kodi via command line

I have installed xbmc/kodi on a headless raspbian (no keyboard, no mouse). I thought to configure it with the webserver configuration tools, but I am not able to enable it as I cannot access the GUI: ...
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Will a Raspberry Pi perform well with XBMC and many movies?

I have a library with more than 1000 movies and I'm searching for a cheap but good performance media centre system. I've been using a Xtreamer Prodigy until now but it's firmware's a little slow (...
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Openelec/xbmc for Raspberry Pi No Addons Available

I am using openelec.tv for my raspberry pi and it runs fine, however no addons are showing up when I try download them. I have run xbmc on my own computer and the addons appear so I am not sure what ...
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Is XBMC an operating system?

Is XBMC for the Raspberry Pi an operating system? Or is it built on top of another, such as Debian?
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How to run spotify on Raspberry Pi

I have tried to install spotimc in XBian but it did'nt work. How can I play spotify in XBMC? /Cheers
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How to change the Raspberry Pi's hostname (in Raspbmc)?

Currently my dhcp-log displays my Raspberry Pi with the name xbmc-e0cb. Can I change this to a more sensible name?
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Game platforms emulators on Xbmc/Openelec

Is it possible to run emulators on Xbmc/Openelec? I am familiar with an addon "Rom Collection Browser" and as my understanding of this plugin is that it can launch various games with different ...
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Buffering issues with kodi (on openelec)

Every time I try to stream heavy (mostly 1080p) videos trough the network (webdav, sftp...), it either fails or I got the message “cache is full” etc. Videos start playing, but randomly stop (to ...
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What is the best OS for XBMC on Raspberry Pi?

I want to install XBMC on my Raspberry Pi, but I do not know what OS to choose. There are three: OpenELEC Raspbmc XBian What is the most efficient of the three? Which allows you to continue to use ...
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Kodi: Seperate latency settings for audio output HDMI+analogue

I have installed the latest version of OSMC on my Raspberry Pi B+. In Kodi I output audio through both HDMI and the analog jack. There is an option "HDMI+analogue" in the settings menu for this. ...
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Problem when plugging an HDMI extractor to the Pi

I use my Raspberry Pi with Kodi on it (probably one of the last version with both a Pi 2 and 3). A few months ago, I bought and HDMI extractor so that I could use my Home Cinema using the Passthrough ...
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Control your Raspberry Pi with the TV remote

I've installed XBMC on my Raspberry Pi, which is connected to my Samsung SmartTV via HDMI cable. Everything worked as expected, the XBMC has been installed and showed up on my TV screen. The strange ...
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how to run netflix on a raspberry pi 3?

I have a legitimate subscription to Netflix, but even though I can login, I can't watch any content other than previews. If I try I get the message Error Code M7701-1003 when I try to watch anything. ...
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LibreELEC: Fix date

Using LibreELEC v7.0.2 with Kodi 16.1 on a Raspberry Pi 3. The date and time is incorrect. It can temporarily be fixed by SSH'ing and running date --set with a provided date. But on boot, the date ...
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KODI and analog audio

Has anyone been able to get the analog audio to work in KODI on the Pi2? It works great through HDMI but I want to install this in my wife’s minivan and it only has component inputs, no HDMI. I am ...
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Stream from PC to the Raspberry

Is there any way to stream a random media (eg, a video from a random website for which no Kodi plugin exists, or a game running on the PC) to the Raspberry Pi? I'm using Kodi and can't seem to figure ...
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How to autostart Kodi at boot?

I've got Kodi 17 Krypton and would like to start the app automatically when the Raspberry Pi boots. How can I do this?
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Netflix Addon for Kodi/OSMC

I am using my RaspberryPi 3 for a wile now. I've looked all over the internets if there is any proper Netflix video addon to use. However, most of the addons I came across did not work. The most ...
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How do I get RCA video out of OpenELEC/LibreELEC?

Thanks to help received in here, I was able to get RCA video out of my Raspberry Pi 1 version B with NOOBS. With Raspian (installed via NOOBS) all I had to do was editing the config.txt file to ...
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Synchronizing video on multiple raspis

I would like to synchronize one feed (ie. this super maly fight scene from Puss and Boots...lets assume I have it on disk and in .h264) across 3 raspis (via a network) each connected to one HD monitor ...
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XMBC UI slow on RasPi. How to speed it up?

We can run XBMC media player on Raspberry Pi - great! While the playback is fine, the UI is somewhat slow. How do I speed it up? For example, what is your experience with faster SD cards. is it ...
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Control XBMC remotely using keyboard and mouse?

Is it possible to control the Pi from my laptop, using the keyboard and mouse, over the network? I know I can access a remote control from my android phone or through the XBMC media centre's local IP, ...
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Is it possibly to have my pi play videos stored on my external hard drive?

im very new to all this, and i want to know if its possibly to have my raspberry pi play movies and such that i have stored on a WD My passport 500GB External Hard Drive. ive mounted the hard drive i ...
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Pi2 with Kodi, output to composite video only works in some cases

Having set up one Kodi installation via HDMI on my TV, I now want another for my projector, using composite video. The Pi OS (Raspbian) is delivering composite just fine, and so does the Kodi home ...
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Start Kodi when HDMI changed on Smart TV

I am trying to set an script for autostarting kodi when the TV is on (not in standby mode) or when I change to the raspberry corresponding HDMI. I found a script that should do this, but for what I'...
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Play music from laptop through XBMC on TV?

Is it possible to play music (or even video) stored on my laptop HDD, through XBMC which is running on my Pi attached to the TV?
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Web browser on OpenELEC

I have a model B raspberry pi running OpenELEC 4.0.7. I want to use a web browser using the raspberry pi and OpenELEC. Is there an addon for OpenELEC that allows a web browser to be run? I have seen ...
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Play DivX 3 low motion too

I've just set up a RaspBMC and I wanted to play a movie. Unfortunately, it just showed a gray screen and played sound. I've found out, that the movie's codec is DivX 3 Low motion, which is ...
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Raspbian, Kodi uses keyboard as a remote, not to type

I just installed Kodi on my Raspberry Pi 3 via Raspbian, so I don't have to switch SD Cards when I need to watch a YouTube video and then return to the desktop. A problem I encountered is that my ...
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Kodi Black Screen, Not responding to turning off Hardware Acceleration

Wits end is coming. I've installed Kodi on my Raspberry Pi 3 running Raspbian hooked up to a Samsung UE46EH5000 (non-smart, non-cec) TV running at 1920x1080 resolution. When playing a video of any ...
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Kodi & RetroPie on one box

Currently I have a Pi 2 set next to my TV running (OSMC) Kodi to stream from my "nas pi B+". I currently use my Android devices as WiFi-remotes. Next to that is my PS3 used to collect dust. I was ...
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How do install Chromium on openELEC?

I am using openELEC and I would like to install a non-text based web browser and when I look in the add-ons it only has text based browser. How can I install a proper browser like Chromium or Firefox?
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Raspbmc UI flickering, virtually unusable

I just got Raspbmc up and running on my TV...except that it is flickering like crazy. It's flickering so bad, the skin almost looks like complete noise. I can make out the text in the menus, and ...
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How can I get media files to display in a library style?

I have a Pi 2 Model B, running Kodi on OSMC with the Confluence skin. I have all my photos, music and videos stored on an external hard drive, formatted with NTFS, plugged directly into a USB port. ...
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OSMC does not list ALSA output when equalizer plugin configured

I have Raspberry PI 3 with HifiBerry running with OSMC: $ cat /proc/version Linux version 4.4.27-5-osmc (root@vero2a) (gcc version 4.9.2 (Debian 4.9.2-10) ) #1 SMP PREEMPT Tue Nov 22 02:23:12 UTC ...
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Can I watch website video with Silverlight based player on Raspberry Pi 2?

I recently got my hands on the new raspberry pi 2. So far I'm enjoying my experience with Kodi (using OSMC). Among the projects I want to accomplish with this device, is a way to access this website (...
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Raspberry Pi with external USB drive attached as SMB share: share disappears

I'm new to Raspberry Pi, but I bought a Pi with Kodi/OpenElec pre-installed. I attached an external USB hard drive to it, and set it up to expose that as an SMB network share. I'm using Windows on my ...
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Can't access command line of Raspbian/Kodi on boot by pressing ESC

I can't get to the command line by hitting Esc on reboot when prompted. Kodi version from the settings screen is "Compiled: Feb 2 2015)". I can't SSH in because my RPi isn't getting DHCP renewed on ...
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1080p Raspberry Pi on Debian/Raspbian/XBMC

I am getting started on my HTPC Raspberry Pi build. I was wondering if I use XBMC I absolutely need to buy the codec to play all videos (if it is not hardware accelerated would it play if I ...
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How do I turn my pi3 back on?

I'm using the LibraELEC image on a new Pi3. When I navigate to the power icon (using mouse on the desktop, or the corresponding button on a remote control) it offers a menu for cancel, reboot, or ...
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Opening Terminal From Kodi (OpenELEC)

Last Christmas I got a RPI2. I have recently started up OpenElec and need to get access to the terminal. The reason I won't use the Rpi's offical os is because I can't enable wifi. There is no exit ...
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How can I install XMBC on top of the “recommended” Raspbian image?

Per RaspberryPi.org, "Raspbian Wheezy" is currently the recommended image for your Raspberry PI. What is the best path for installing XMBC on top of this distro of Linux? sudo apt-get install xmbc ...