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How to autostart Kodi at boot?

Aside from the answers already provided by others, you could also utilise the crontab to do this fairly easily provided that you have already disabled starting Raspbian GUI on startup via raspi-config....
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LibreELEC: Fix date

Figured out how to set the correct date and time from within Kodi. Go to "LibreELEC Settings" From the main menu: Programs -> Add-ons -> LibreELEC Configuration Go to the "Network" tab Add some ...
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How to autostart Kodi at boot?

If you are running Raspbian 10 (based on Debian Buster), then the proper way to add it is to add @kodi to the file ~/.config/lxsession/LXDE-pi/autostart which will automatically start it only for your ...
stefansundin's user avatar
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LibreELEC: Fix date

Settings > Interface > Regional > Timezone country ( > Timezone)
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Exiting KODI makes TV turn off

Kodi implements Consumer Electronics Control (CEC), which sends control signals between the Pi and the TV. It's pretty handy on the whole, allowing you to shuttle around menus using your infrared TV ...
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Netflix Addon for Kodi/OSMC

There is a proper Netflix addon but it uses Kodi 17 (krypton)'s newly implemented InputStream API. However, Kodi 17 still isn't enough for running the plugin, Netflix uses DRM encryption which is only ...
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Copy current SD image to larger SD card

The following worked for me, with an SD card that was originally prepared with NOOBS. I was going from a 32GB SD-Card to a 128 GB Card. Insert the new card into an external card reader and attach it ...
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KODI and analog audio

You must edit your config.txt in boot partition. Set: hdmi_ignore_edid_audio=1 hdmi_force_edid_audio=0 This will force audio due analog output. After changes reboot your device. You can read more ...
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Opening Terminal From Kodi (OpenELEC)

To the best of my knowledge there is no terminal access in OpenELEC. There is, per Ghanima's comment above, an Exit option and terminal access in vanilla Kodi on Raspbian, but not in OpenELEC. The ...
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Watch Youtube videos without "personal API key", because I don't have a Google account

I don't know anything about Kodi, but you can get YouTube videos without allowing Google to sniff your privates: sudo apt-get install youtube-dl I've found youtube-dl to work well for my purposes, ...
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KODI and analog audio

Actually, in a recent version of kodi (using openelec build 8.0.0 for the raspberry 3, which is kodi 17) there is an option to select the audio output under settings -> system settings -> audio and ...
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Kodi 17.0 (Krypton) on Raspbian

If your question is about getting a recent Kodi (rather than just about testing) There is an up-to-date repository for the Pi. I am currently running:- 17.0 Git:20170202-523ece1-dirty Media Center ...
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How to autostart Kodi at boot?

For Raspbian GNU/Linux 9 (Stretch), the following is used to autostart kodi at boot: Edit file /etc/default/kodi and set ENABLED=1 Unmask and enable the kodi systemd service: sudo systemctl unmask ...
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How to start kodi at startup automatically?

There is a typo in your Unit file. Please correct StandartInput=tty to StandardInput=tty. Then I do not understand why do you use this setting. According to man systemd.exec it is said: If tty is ...
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Kodi update for complete novice

I can see a couple of options on the osmc.tv/wiki page: Setting up an update schedule By default, OSMC will check for updates automatically and prompt you. You can refine this via My OSMC. If ...
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Can Raspberry Pi B+ run Kodi efficiently?

I've had various flavours of pi tucked behind my tv running kodi for years now, upgrading whenever a new model turns up. The biggest differences you're likely to notice moving between the pi A/B -> A+/...
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Can Raspberry Pi B+ run Kodi efficiently?

I have Kodi running (as part of OpenELEC) on a Raspberry Pi model B (not the +) and it does just fine, including playing Blue-Ray videos over the network. So the answer is: yes, it will run fine - ...
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How do I turn my pi3 back on?

The only way to restart the Pi are:- Cycle power, or Connect a switch to the reset pins on the Pi If neither of these suits you DO NOT TURN OFF; the Pi uses less power than most devices (TV, ...
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Cannot ssh into Pi3

When trying to connect to the OSMC Media center (installed from the NOOBS installer), remember that it is OSMC and not XBMC. To remote connect via ssh you need to use the credentials osmc/osmc and NOT ...
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Kodi on Raspbian vs. Kodi on OpenELEC

The following thread on the RPi forums discusses some differences between OpenELEC+Kodi and Raspbian+Kodi. According to that discussion, a key difference is the memory split in Raspbian. Essentially, ...
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Trying to force OpenELEC to keep HDMI on, but fs is readonly

I just installed OpenElec on a Pi 3, and it puts the partition that is normally mounted as /boot on other distributions as /flash. OpenELEC:~ # df | grep p1 /dev/mmcblk0p1 524008 151736 ...
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Netflix for libreelec stutters

The raspberry pi 3 is not fast enough for 1080p, because widevine does software decoding because of the DRM In the netflix plugin it is a bit confusing how to set the bitrate in a permanent way. I ...
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Separate video audio output two Raspberry Pis

Make the RPi connected to the audio system essentially a bluetooth speaker. Stream the audio from the RPi that's playing back the video. Most video player apps have sound delay/advance configurable. ...
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kodi crash on raspberry pi 4 when playing h265 videos

Problem SOLVED! The latest kernel commited by Hexxeh lacks valid VideoCore libraries, hence the HEVC playback crashing Kodi. To solve that issue, I did (use 'rpi-update' with caution): ~$ sudo rpi-...
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How do I turn on my Raspberry Pi after shutdown?

Connect your Pi's to a PoE switch and simply disable and then re-enable the port of the Pi you want to bring back up. I just VPN into my network and access the PoE switch on it's local IP and start ...
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Buffering issues with kodi (on openelec)

EDIT (12/2017) Kodi v17 renamed and relocated tags in advancedsetting.xml <cachemembuffersize> renamed to <memorysize> <readbufferfactor> renamed to <readfactor> AND they'...
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How do I get RCA video out of OpenELEC/LibreELEC?

An easier way: Take out the SD card from RPi, mount it on a PC (or any Operating System), do the editing, unmount the SD card and go back to RPi.
diego's user avatar
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How to set up KODI (OpenELEC) for any remote to control the media player

The simplest method is to use HDMI-CEC. You need a half decent HDMI cable (I've used some that didn't work) and a CEC enabled TV. This has different names under different manufacturers (see here for ...
goobering's user avatar
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Kodi Black Screen, Not responding to turning off Hardware Acceleration

ERROR: CMMALRenderer::init_vout Failed to vout enable input port (status=1 ENOMEM) Try editing into your /boot/config.txt: gpu_mem_1024 = 128 If that does not work, increase the number to 256; the ...
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