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Kodi Tips for Users
10-04-2015, 04:15 PM (This post was last modified: 10-06-2015 08:55 AM by chris57.)
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Kodi Tips for Users
Thought it may be useful for those coming from the likes of set top media players like the NMT platform or other boxes to add any hints or tips to help one another.

They don't have to be anything complicated its just to get newbies and those returning from older earlier versions, I'll start with one I got on my Gecko.

How to get rid of 'Swipe down from the top to exit full screen with a ok box below' overlay on launched APPS?


This can happen in any APP that you start in Full Screen mode and over the top of the APP UI you get an overpay in blue' swipe down from the top to exit full screen with a ok box below'.

To get rid simply press the MOUSE button on your remote control. On the Gecko its bottom right and on the OHC its right about half way up.
Then up up/down and left/right to go to the OK button and press ENTER in centre of the NAVPAD.

Works on all Full Screen APPS, I came across it in Kodi on the Gecko on first launch.

Hope it helps others.Smile

If your tip only works in one of the OHC models then use a prefix [OHC] or [Gecko].

Anyone need help posting due to URL restrictions or would help to ask if what they are suggesting or may required editing or perhaps be a little more involved then happy to discuss, perhaps create a new thread on an tips/hint that will help the target audience. PM me.

This thread is for tips/hints to help one another only, it's not a FAQ/Q&A thread for reports of things not working or questions

OHC > HDMI > TV (Panasonic 42G20)
Downmix stereo using standard Kodi(MC) 15.2 no hware/acc OK
Downmix stereo 1.0.40/RK Kodi(RKlib) 15.2 infrequent audio gaps hware/acc OK

No DTS downmix available for inbuilt eMC player

Gecko> HDMI > TV (Panasonic 42G20)
Downmix stereo using Gecko Kodi 15.0 OK
Downmix using inbuilt MediaCentre OK

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10-06-2015, 12:04 PM (This post was last modified: 10-06-2015 12:05 PM by chris57.)
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RE: Kodi Tips for Users
[Gecko]

Thanks for Halfelite for this one:

[Gecko]How to get Kodi to use DVD player rather than himedia player

Use the advanced player config inside the installed kodi. Point dvd iso to open with dvdplayer and everything else hiplayer

Code:
<advancedsettings>
<video>
<defaultplayer>hiplayer</defaultplayer>
<defaultdvdplayer>hiplayer</defaultdvdplayer>
</video>
</advancedsettings>

Change to

Code:
<advancedsettings>
<video>
<defaultplayer>hiplayer</defaultplayer>
<defaultdvdplayer>dvdplayer</defaultdvdplayer>
</video>
</advancedsettings>

and actually there is a rules system to setup if you need even more fine tuning the file is called

playcorefactory

looks like this

Code:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<playercorefactory>
  <players>
    <!-- These are compiled-in as re-ordering them would break scripts
    The following aliases may also be used:
      audiodefaultplayer, videodefaultplayer, videodefaultdvdplayer
    <player name="DVDPlayer" audio="true" video="true" />
    <player name="DVDPlayer" /> placeholder for MPlayer
    <player name="PAPlayer" audio="true" />
    -->
  </players>

  <rules name="system rules">
    <rule name="hdhomerun/mms/udp" protocols="hdhomerun|mms|mmsh|udp" player="DVDPlayer" />
    <rule name="lastfm/shout" protocols="lastfm|shout" player="PAPlayer" />
    <rule name="rtmp" protocols="rtmp" player="videodefaultplayer" />

    <!-- dvdplayer can play standard rtsp streams -->
    <rule name="rtsp" protocols="rtsp" filetypes="!(rm|ra)"  player="PAPlayer" />

    <!-- Internet streams -->
    <rule name="streams" internetstream="true">
      <rule name="aacp/sdp" mimetypes="audio/aacp|application/sdp" player="DVDPlayer" />
      <rule name="mp2" mimetypes="application/octet-stream" filetypes="mp2" player="PAPlayer" />
    </rule>

    <!-- DVDs -->
    <rule name="dvd" dvd="true" player="DVDPlayer" />
    <rule name="dvdimage" dvdimage="true" player="DVDPlayer" />

    <!-- Only dvdplayer can handle these normally -->
    <rule name="sdp/asf" filetypes="sdp|asf" player="DVDPlayer" />

    <!-- Pass these to dvdplayer as we do not know if they are audio or video -->
    <rule name="nsv" filetypes="nsv" player="DVDPlayer" />

    <!-- pvr radio channels should be played by dvdplayer because they need buffering -->
    <rule name="radio" filetypes="pvr" filename=".*/radio/.*" player="DVDPlayer" />
  </rules>
</playercorefactory>

OHC > HDMI > TV (Panasonic 42G20)
Downmix stereo using standard Kodi(MC) 15.2 no hware/acc OK
Downmix stereo 1.0.40/RK Kodi(RKlib) 15.2 infrequent audio gaps hware/acc OK

No DTS downmix available for inbuilt eMC player

Gecko> HDMI > TV (Panasonic 42G20)
Downmix stereo using Gecko Kodi 15.0 OK
Downmix using inbuilt MediaCentre OK

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