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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High CPU load since 22.04 upgrade

Since my upgrade to 22.04 last week my CPU usage is high in idle mode, but as soon as I play a video it's skyrocketing to almost 100% which makes playing video hard. I play my videos using KODI, as I ...
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ubuntu 22.04 rm64 starting kodi freezes monitor

I have installed ubuntu 22.04 arm64 on a rpi4 (4Gb, ssd 480Gb) in order to run tvheadend and kodi. tvheadend installs and runs (I had to make it myself, the snap version is very old) but as soon as I ...
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kodi-api-inputstream error

I'm getting an error message when trying to install Inputstream.rtmp. The installation fails due to kodi-api-inputstream not of the right build range???, but I'm using the latest Kodi update so it ...
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kodi on ubuntu 20.04 unable to install

Having trouble installing Kodi on ubuntu 20.04. I did the following as per official guide sudo apt install software-properties-common sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:team-xbmc/ppa sudo apt update sudo ...
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Impossible to run kodi addons on Ubuntu 21.10 always error message, can some one help me?? thanks

My Ubuntu is 21.10, running all correctly. Installed Kodi 19.3 and add Kelebek Program manager. Each time I start it Kodi es interrupted and gets off. I installed Balandro from zip and from a ...
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How can I make audio applications use 44.1kHz as the default sample rate, Ubuntu 21.10?

Its all change now with pipewire. I have a USB-attached DAC which shows the current sample rate (but not the bit depth) and I'm currently using Kodi - but it is choosing to access the DAC at 48kHz so ...
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Autostart Kodi in 21.04 doesn't get focus

For the past few years I've been autostarting Kodi by adding an application definition as '.config/autostart/kodi.desktop'. [Desktop Entry] Type=Application Exec=kodi Hidden=false X-GNOME-Autostart-...
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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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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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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....