Questions tagged [kodi]

Kodi, formerly XBox Media Center, is a cross-platform media center with an attractive graphical interface designed for use on HTPCs (Home Theater PCs) and an ecosystem of plugins that add extra features such as integrating major streaming services, retro video gaming, international content and much more. Questions with this tag should relate to general Kodi installation and operation, not the use of any specific plugin.

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How can I autostart a headless Kodi on Lubuntu?

I am running Kodi on Lubuntu (Ubuntu) 20.10 on an Intel NUC, but I think this works in general. I wanted the system to auto-login and auto-start into Kodi. I installed Lubuntu on a fresh system and ...
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Upgrade to 16.04 LTS Audio Passthrough to HDMI Not Working Now

Just updated my media center running kodi to Ubuntu 16.04.7 from 14.04 because I wanted to use some new streaming apps like amazon prime working but now I can't seem to get audio to passthrough to my ...
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How to configure kodi to use v2ray proxy?

I'm using qv2ray for proxy. Firefox works fine with setting - network settings -> use system proxy settings. How can I configure kodi to use v2ray proxy? What server & port number should I ...
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Kodi and vainfo crash

I'm running ubuntu 20.04 on a Intel NUC7PJYH with i965 vaapi driver. Since a few days, kodi crashes with a segfault while starting. I.e. starting kodi the screens gets black and kodi crashes before ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 - Kodi full screen issue

Image 1: 80% full screen Image 2: Graphic glitches UPDATE: After disabling fractional scaling and setting the scale to 200% it all works fine. Seems I cannot have fractional scaling enabled and use ...
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Kubuntu 20.04 Kodi auto restart on crash

I have installed kodi from flatpak on Kubuntu 20.04, I want to make a script in systemd to restart kodi on failure crashes, but can’t find kodi in systemd. Kodi installed in ~/.var/app/ Any one can ...
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Error Kodi repository [duplicate]

While installing kodi I ran sudo add-apt-repository ppa:team-xbmc/ppa and got this error : The repository 'https://deb.opera.com/opera-stable stable InRelease' is not signed. N: Updating from such a ...
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Pulseaudio/ALSA/Kodi audio passthrough on 20.04

I am using an Intel NUC linked to a Marantz audio-video-receiver via HDMI, which is then linked to my TV via HDMI also. I am running Kodi in order to use this setup as a media player. On Ubuntu 16.04 ...
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HW in kodi with atom N270 is possible?

HW acceleration in kodi 18.6 with atom N270 is possible running ubuntu-16.04. ? $ vainfo libva info: VA-API version 1.1.0 libva info: va_getDriverName() returns 0 libva info: Trying to open /usr/...
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Media Keys not working in Ubuntu 19.10 with Kodi

I have a NUC set up with Ubuntu 19.10 desktop and try to control it with Harmony Hub over Bluetooth (was the only option that I found in the messy harmony menu). Navigation works well, (even sound ...
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Kodi app only does not appear on HDMI attached TV, other apps OK

I'm using Ubuntu 18.04 and when I try to run KODI on my TV via HDMI cable, I can see the whole desktop on TV, run every application and see it on TV, everything but Kodi. When I run Kodi, I see it ...
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Multimedia keys not working in Ubuntu 19.10

I recently updated from Ubuntu 19.04 to 19.10 and noticed the multimedia keys such as Play and Stop stopped working in Kodi. Whenever I press a multimedia key, it only shows a big crossed circle icon (...
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Boot into Plasma again

I configured an Auto Login and a session login into kodi in my system. It is running Kubuntu 18.04 with plasma desktop. To achieve that I used /System Settings > Startup and Shutdown > Login Screen > ...
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Kodi hangs on splash screen at first run; apparent database error in logfile

On a freshly installed 64bit Ubuntu 18.04 system with Intel graphics, a freshly installed kodi hangs at the splash screen. The log file appears nominal until the last three lines. 2019-09-15 08:17:...
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Does Kodi Require a GUI?

I'm interested in setting up a Kodi server on my install of ubuntu server on my server in the basement. It doesn't have a gui. Is this a pre-requisite to use kodi? I get this error on startup: ...
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How do I set up a Single Application Kiosk in Ubuntu 18.04 (custom xsession .desktop)?

Does anyone know how to run Ubuntu 18.04 in Single-Application, or Kiosk mode, with direct boot to Application, without logging in or anything? I want to start Plex-Media-Player (like Kodi) directly ...
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How to make Kodi something you can run from Ubuntu login screen without password?

It would be nice to be able to watch TV without needing to enter password ;) Additionally, I would like it to use bluetooth for audio. I read somewhere that Kodi 18 has some improvements regarding ...
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“vdpau-va-driver” has unmet dependencies on Ubuntu 16.04, any official resolution?

Kodi 18.1 on almost all the TV channels lags. It wasn't lagging a year ago, when I checked on a given machine (default 16.04 install and it doesn't counts what quality does the video have, nothing ...
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Kodi starts as fraction of full screen

I have a box with kodi installed from default repositories. This works great. However, when kodi starts, it is covers only a fraction of the screen. (Movie posters are pixelized by me, and not an ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 & Kodi 18.1 sound question

I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask this question. I have the following setup, Ubuntu 16.04 and Kodi 18.1, I've setup the Kodi on my laptop with Ubuntu 16.04, Kodi worked fine from the ...
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snap/kodi:apparmor blocks dvd [duplicate]

Would be nice to use dvd in the kodi-snap in the cosmic's software-center, but it somehow seems to be blocked by apparmor: audit[10035]: AVC apparmor="DENIED" operation="open" profile="snap.kodi.kodi"...
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Headless Music Center

I have a small PC running Ubuntu 18.04 which is usually not connected to a monitor. It is an UpBoard (details) I connected the audio output to my amplifier. Playing music works if I connect a ...
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How do you make a systemd service for autostarting RemoteLauncher at boot?

I want RemoteLauncher to autostart at boot so I can do things like start/stop/control Kodi on 18.10. RemoteLauncher is here. An old method to autostart it is here. (I believe this method has been ...
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No SPDIF output through sound card

I built a PC to serve as a home media center, and for sound opted for a asus xonar ae sound card. I tested it with the analog outputs and everything seemed fine. But when I tried to use s/pdif output ...
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Kodi Failed Installation on Ubuntu 16.04 [duplicate]

When I'm trying to install Kodi, I get: root@xKaganovich:/home/kaganovich# apt-get install kodi Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The ...
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H264 Hi10P Playback

I cannot get Hi10P H264 videos to properly render in VLC or Kodi on my XU4. If the MKV has subtitles they will show up but the video is just a grey wall with slight pixelization at the top, same issue ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 cannot install Kodi - unmet dependencies (kodi-bin)

I recently upgraded from Ubuntu 16.04 to 18.04. I had Kodi running fine on the previous install but now I'm unable to install it again. I'm sure I had it installed already but I haven't used it for a ...
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kodi unmet dependencies on new server install

So I am trying to install Kodi on a fresh install of Ubuntu Server 18.04 and I could use some help After running sudo apt-get update and adding the Kodi PPA Repository, i get the following errors ...
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How to install Kodi 16.1 “Jarvis” on Ubuntu 18.04 (Bionic Beaver)

I have spent 6 hours researching, found PPA repositories and I see it there, but it will not install. I am new to Ubuntu and just trying to learn and hitting a road block here. Help! I used these ...
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How do i create this file ??? On ubuntu 16.04 server

How do i create this file ? In Ubuntu server 16.04 ~/.kodi/userdata/advancedsettings.xml When I type sudo nano ~/.kodi/userdata/advancedsettings.xml my terminal opens up nano once i type in my ...
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Can't install Kodi because of unmet dependencies: [closed]

I recently bought an Orange pi lite and installed armbian on it. Almost everything works like a charm! I even managed to install mate desktop environment and it works great. (Note: I only know the ...
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How to control Kodi with the command line or media controls?

I am trying to make controlling kodi easier with keyboard shortcuts or from the terminal. Something like how I can control spotify with DBUS or with keyboard shortcuts. I came across this link but I ...
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Uninstall kodi "Unable to locate package kodi_crashlog

I can't uninstall kodi: sudo apt-get remove kodi* This is the result. E: Unable to locate package kodi_crashlog-20161211_214949.log E: Couldn't find any package by glob 'kodi_crashlog-...
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Difference between Kodi and Kodi-standalone? Both launch fine w/o a window manager

On Ubuntu server 16.04, with only X installed and no window manager, I can still launch Kodi without the --standalone switch. For example from a local console: xinit kodi -- vtx This leads me to ask:...
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Installing Kubuntu made Kodi dominate

About half an hour ago, I did apt install kubuntu-desktop, selected sddm as my new display manager, and rebooted. The standard, KDE-style login showed, but on logging in I found that Kodi immediately ...
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Upgrading zesty [duplicate]

PLEASE HELP! I have zesty... i believe its Ubuntu budgie 17.04 with the kodi interface (17.3) and I need to change ASAP! I'm still a newbie to Linux; last year someone put Budgie on for me (16.04 I ...
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Cast to Kodi-solution

I have a 16.04 box running Kodi (15.2+dfsg1-3ubuntu1), and would like to have a cast to Kodi-option. I'm aware that Kodi supports AirPlay, but support for this on Android phones, Windows and ...
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Kodi wont let me access Ubuntu or terminal

I recently installed Kodi by mistake and want my Ubuntu back. I was downloading software for Ubuntu that I thought would be useful but I didn't want a Kodi TV starter pack. What do I do?
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How to install libmicrohttpd10 in ubuntu 17.10

Ubuntu 17.10 contains libmicrohttpd12 but I also need libmicrohttpd10 for kodi. Can I have both ?
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How do I stop kodi from autostarting?

After installing kodi from their repos it automatically starts on boot and I can't access anything else but kodi. The way I fixed this is by booting ubuntu on xorg and then removing kodi. How do I ...
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Disable xscreensaver when watching Kodi video?

Is there any way of disabling xscreensaver when a video is being played back in Kodi (17.6). I'm running Ubuntu 17.10. I've seen proposed workarounds for Flash or Youtube video playback, but nothing ...
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How to play a movie from Ubuntu desktop on Kodi?

I can play (share) a movie from my Android phone to Kodi on a Raspberry PI with, for example, the Android app: Yatse. I think that is using a DLNA server on the Kodi and using Android as DLNA client ...
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Lowering resource usage on Kodi-dedicated system

I have a system set up dedicated to media streaming (Kodi/HTPC), running Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial). I'd like to limit resource usage (CPU/RAM) to the bare minimum for everything that isn't necessary to ...
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force drawing from ppa instead of universe

I installed Kodi a while back on what was then Ubuntu 17.04 (I'm now on 17.10) using apt install kodi. I always noticed it came with a Kodi from Debian banner and that the release was behind at 17.3. ...
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How do I install kodi 16.1 on ubuntu 17.10

Its kind of as follows...I just want the older version, yet I have not a lick of knowledge on how to do it.
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Kodi replaced Unity after upgrading from 17.04 to 17.10

Has anyone encountered a scenario where Kodi became the desktop environment post Ubuntu 17.10 installation? I had Kodi installed and forgotten unused on my Ubuntu 17.04 pre-upgrade. I heard Ubuntu is ...
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Repository returns different packages on two different machines

So I'm trying to get Kodi 15.2 Isengard installed onto my media computer (old pentium, 512MB RAM). Went through some procedures gleaned from the internet which included adding the kodi-old repository....
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Ubuntu Desktop 17.04. on Kodi Krypton. Video is great, no audio though [closed]

For all you moderators: (Legal Kodi Add-ons only!) My system Audio Output is HDMI/Displayport 2 (Built in Audio) running on an ASUS H170M-Plus CSM Motherboard with an Intel i5 Skylake cpu. Things I'...
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Folder Permissions for External Hard drives

I am trying to set up an Emby server with libraries located on different internal hard drives. Emby requires that I give the user it creates (emby) access to folders/files when I want it to read them. ...
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How to get HDMI CEC working on a 7th gen intel NUC

I have an NUC7i5BNH with an Iris plus graphics card with hdmi cec. The tv(Hisense) detects, connects and works well with my bluray player (Sony) but can't detect the NUC. I have turned on HDMI CEC in ...