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xbmckodi-krypton-v17-logoKrypton v17 Repo Install: The Beginners Guide

This tutorial will show users how to install a Repository/3rd Party add-on for the new XBMC/Kodi Krypton v17 release. If you’re new to Kodi, this tutorial is for you.  If you’re an experienced user of previous versions of Kodi, take note as the interface has changed. Much of what was common practice in previous versions may not appear as obvious right out of the gate. There is a minor learning curve involved but have no fear, it’s pretty straightforward once you get the hang of the new layout. This tutorial already assumes you have downloaded and installed the latest Kodi Krypton v17 release from Kodi.tv. Without further delay, CLICK ON THIS LINK and let’s dive into this tutorial

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xbmckodi-CustomBG-v17Change Skin to Aeon Nox and add Custom Background Image for Kodi v17

Kodi version 17 is getting closer to mass release. This tutorial will show users how to change the default skin from Estuary to Aeon Nox. From here, users can then add custom background images to each menu item on the main menu screen. CLICK ON THE LINK to proceed to this tutorial

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xbmclodi-rtmpinputEnable RTMP Input for Live Streaming Kodi v17 Krypton

I was surfing the web yesterday, going through some of my favourite XBMC/Kodi resources when I came across an article by the people over at Fusion/TVAddons discussing the need to enable RTMP Input for anyone using Kodi Krypton v17. If like me, you’ve experienced issues live streaming on any of your devices with v17 Krypton installed, this next tutorial is for you. By default, the developers of Kodi v17 Krypton, have disabled this live streaming support protocol that is widely used by many of the live streaming resources. My guess, the developers of Kodi are doing their best to make streaming of 3rd party add-ons/Repositories with unauthorized copyright access more difficult for end users. The problem with that logic, this will also effect add-ons that are authorized by the copyright holders as well. Anyway, after enabling RTMP Input, I appeared to have more choices in streams and it ran a lot smoother. This tutorial will show you step-by-step, where to locate and how to enable RTMP Input. Without further delay, CLICK HERE and let’s get into this tutorial.

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xbmckodi-covenantLogoCovenant : Enable Download

So you want to enable the download option for Covenant. No problem. There’s a minor trick to make this work. This tutorial will show you how it’s done. Once again for the record, I have to state here, I don’t condone downloading. I understand that some of you live in remote areas where the internet is not accessible or spotty at best so for those of you, this tutorial is for you. Please note if you are downloading copyright material, you do so at your own risk. CLICK HERE to proceed to this tutorial

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Trakt LogoSet Up a Trakt Account

If you have yet to set up a Trakt Account and sync it to Kodi, now is your chance to do just that. More developers are encouraging users to take this leap by making Trakt Accounts a part of their add-on builds. It’s another demonstration of the brilliance of Kodi; the ability to sync your personal viewing preferences customized by you, set up in an account outside of Kodi. Regardless of any changes you might make to Kodi and the potential loss of data, your favorite movies, and television shows are stored safely in the cloud, a mere sync to Kodi away. Click on this link to get started.

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EasyAdvanced-LogoSMEasy Advanced Settings

If buffering is ruining your Kodi experience, try installing the Easy Advanced Settings or EAS for short. With this add-on, users can manually adjust their cache size (the temporary data) so your Kodi media centre can process data faster. In this tutorial, I will show you how to manually adjust your Cache size to help minimize some of the buffering issues you may be experiencing. It will not eliminate the issue altogether however, it may serve to improve your Kodi experience. Without further delay, CLICK HERE and let’s get started

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xbmckodi-splashimagesmallSplash Page for Kodi

I found this tutorial on Best for Kodi and thought I would give it a try. Low and behold, it worked flawlessly. Here’s what it does; each time you boot up Kodi you will likely get either the Kodi v17.1 Krypton logo OR the goofy TVAddons cartoon logo. Let’s say you don’t like either of these and would like to change the “splash image” to something more personalized. Here’s how

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xbmckodi-amazonfirestickLogoHow To Install Kodi Update for Amazon Firestick

I am by no means a Firestick guru, however, updating Kodi is pretty straightforward. Here’s how CLICK HERE

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ebocappIconKrypton 17.0 Install for Android 4.4 OS

Okay, so I installed the Ebox App workaround for Android 4.4 KitKat in an effort to install Kodi 17.0 Krypton on a MyGica 380 device. I did this for a friend and found the install to be very straightforward. I’m going to walk you through the install below however, I will include my observations here. The install does not access your previous preferences (you will have to install all your repos and add-ons from scratch). The install is for Krypton 17.0 and not 17.1 or 17.3.  I checked a few forums and to my knowledge, Krypton 17.1 or 17.3 updates are currently not available for the Android 4.4 KitKat OS. Not sure if there are plans to release the most recent update to Krypton 17.3 anytime soon. The best solution would be one of two;

  • Option 1: If your device is currently running Android 4.4 KitKat and is compatible with the 5.1 firmware update (aka. lollipop), do that first and forgo the Ebox workaround
  • Option 2: If your device is not compatible with the 5.1 firmware update, bite the bullet and buy a new device (sorry!). With word of Kodi 18.0 Leia soon to be released and Kodi no longer maintaining/supporting past operating systems, you have little choice if you wish to continue to use Kodi down the road.

Lastly, users will no longer use the Kodi app to access Kodi but the EBOXMC: EBMC 4.4 app to access Krypton 17.0. Enough from me. Here’s how to install the Ebox work around for Android 4.4 OS and Kodi Krypton 17.0
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kodisimplified-NaNScrapersLogoNaN Scrapers

Let’s talk NaN Scrapers for a minute. What is it? How does it work? What add-ons use it and how do I configure it? For starters, NaN Scrapers was developed by the people over at noobsandnerds. A scraper is that bit of code that add-ons use to access the websites which host the movie or television content you’re trying to watch. As I’m sure most of you Kodi users are aware, Kodi uses an open source library of code, meaning it’s publicly accessible enabling coders from all over the world to use and contribute to it. This promotes progress and collaboration within the community. There was a time within the Kodi community, where add-ons were the sole responsibility of 1 or a small group of developers to maintain. This is way too big a task when you have thousands, and in some cases, millions of people around the world accessing your bit of code to watch their favorite television show or movie. It’s a full-time job in fact with very little in the way of compensation, and a whole lot of social media shaming when things go sideways. One of the ways to combat this, open source coding. This includes the scrapers used to access the websites hosting the media content you’re after. The developers at noobsandnerds created the NaN Scrapers in hopes the entire Kodi developer community will access, use and improve upon it when used within their add-ons and builds. Some of the add-ons that use NaN Scrapers are;

  • Bob Unleashed
  • Neptune Rising
  • Elysium
  • Covenant
  • Supremacy
  • Gurzil
  • ReBirth
  • Genesis Reborn
  • Project M
  • Midian
  • Eyasses
  • Cerebro

and this list keeps growing daily. This tutorial is going to show you how to configure NaN scrapers and once you do this, the steps will be the same for every add-on that utilizes it. Trust me, in time and through repetition, you will get the hang of it. Let’s proceed

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xbmckodi-urlresolverLogoURL Resolver

The URL Resolver works in the background for XBMC/Kodi. Developed and maintained by some of the best developers in the kodi community ( T0mmo, TKnorris, Lambda), this add-on works to decode host files often blocked by captchas. The add-on works through those files to find the next working file. I’m sure you’ve watched this happen when you’ve selected a stream and then watched the pop-up window sort through a list of links like Openload, Gvideo, clicknupload, etc. Anyway, it’s not a bad idea to update this add-on and given the most recent events with TVAddons, this update will need to be done manually. Here’s how you install, update and configure this add-on

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More to come, please check in from time to time and thank you for your support!