XBMC

How to Play iTunes Library in Kodi

This is a quick walk through on how to play your iTunes library in Kodi. This works for Kodi and XBMC the same. I have a video here for how to play iTunes in Kodi if you’d rather reference that. There are many benefits to this, but primarily it’s to control you iTunes library from your central hub, Kodi.

How to Play iTunes Library in Kodi

How to Play iTunes Library in Kodi

1) You may need to add your drive with iTunes to Kodi. There’s a strong likelihood your drive is already mapped, but if not:

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Best XBMC (Kodi) Program Add Ons

This is a list of the best XBMC (Kodi) program add ons based on my humble opinion and extended experience with XBMC (Kodi). Please note that this is not a top list of add ons in general, so you will not find video or music add ons in this list of best XBMC (Kodi) program add ons.

I must preface this with two facts: this list is subjective and I surely haven’t tried every program add on. Not yet, anyway. The best XBMC (Kodi) program add ons are ones that help add to the experience I have with Kodi on … Read More

Backup and Restore XBMC (Kodi) With XBMC Backup Add-on

Backup and Restore XBMC (Kodi) With XBMC Backup AddonThis is a quick tutorial on how to backup and restore XBMC (Kodi) with XBMC Backup Add-on. The XBMC backup add-on is a great add-on that will grab your userdata and roaming XBMC (Kodi) folder and log them in a folder of your choice ALL from within the XBMC (Kodi) UI. You can also use this process to backup your XBMC (Kodi) install and migrate it to another machine. As an alternative to this or if you simply want to understand what is being backed up and restored you can check out my post on migrating XBMC settings and install Read More

How to Add a Menu Item to Confluence XBMC (Kodi)

Confluence is the default XBMC / Kodi skin yet it is very robust and offers very few customization trade offs for those wanting the convenience of the default theme with robust UI functions. However, Confluence is very limiting in terms of the main navigation and your ability to customize within the XBMC / Kodi UI. This is a short tutorial on how to add a menu item to Confluence in XBMC / Kodi. This walk through will cover a Windows machine, but for all the different environments our there all you will need to do is change the file paths … Read More

Weather Underground Broken Fix – XBMC (Kodi)

Edit 2: Weather Underground has a full replacement you should get instead called OpenWeatherMap.

Edit:  As a partial alternative to the below, you can install a Weather Underground zip file found here. You will still need to generate the WU API key per instructions below. This key will be added in the new add ons settings. Both solutions work; I suggested picking the one you anticipate being more permanent, but neither should be overwritten in updates. I’m using the below method and not the zip file to help avoid bloat, which my install already suffers from.

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Seamlessly Launch Steam Big Picture Mode From XBMC (Kodi)

Update:

These instrustions to launch Steam big picture mode from XBMC do not work for Kodi, the DO still work for XBMC 13.2 and older. Please visit my resource here to launch Steam from Kodi.

There are many ways to launch Steam Big Picture Mode from XBMC (Kodi) including Angelscry’s versatile Advanced Launcher, but there is another, more efficient, way to seamlessly launch Steam Big Picture Mode from XBMC (Kodi).

Below are the steps to easily launch Steam Big Picture Mode from XBMC (Kodi)

If you are familiar with XBMC (Kodi) then this is low hanging fruit. I want … Read More

Add Custom XBMC Splash Screen to Windows Machine

Adding a custom XBMC splash screen is easy, but I, too, needed a resource to locate the root file. These instructions are for a Windows machine, but should apply to most XBMC installs on most machines.

What’s the XBMC splash screen? It’s the opening intro you may or may not see for a long time based on the speed of your machine.

  1. Grab yourself a high-resolution custom flash screen for XBMC. The one I used can be found on XBMC’s wiki here.
    Add Custom XBMC Splash Screen
  2. Make sure you have “show hidden files” enabled in your OS
  3. Navigate to the below
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How to Set Up Rom Collection Browser XBMC (Kodi)

This tutorial will be as quick as possible to set up Rom Collection Browser in XBMC (Kodi) to launch all your favorite emulators. I will walk through all the emulators I have installed. I was disappointed a resource wasn’t available when I was putting together my install.

Setup Rom Collection Browser

Here’s a video of my Rom Collection Browser setup that is several months old, but give you an idea.

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Set Up Rom Collection Browser in XBMC (Kodi)
Emulator Parameters in Rom Collection Browser
Add Gameplay Videos to Rom Collection Browser
Tips for Your Rom Collection Browser Setup

Steps to Set Up Rom

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Migrate XBMC Settings and Install to New Windows Machine

Migrate XBMC Settings and Install to New Windows MachineThis is a very quick tutorial to migrate your XBMC install to a new machine with all of your settings intact. This is for any Windows machine.

Migrate XBMC Setting to New Windows Machine

The XBMC forums are great and cover this in full, but I know many struggle with it, so I wanted to provide the step-by-step for migrating your XBMC install.

  1. Grab your userdata folder from within your program files. This will be the only files you need from within program files (XBMC will now be Kodi):

    C:\Program Files(x86)\XBMC\userdata
    C: being your drive.The rest of the files in

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