Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Kodi Portable

Kodi (formerly known as XBMC) is an award-winning free and open source (GPL) software media center for playing videos, music, pictures, games, and more.

It allows users to play and view most videos, music, podcasts, and other digital media files from local and network storage media and the internet, including TV shows, PVR and Live TV. This media center has the customizable design and clean playback options. It also features Add-ons, Skins, UPnP compatibility, Web Interfaces, Remote Controls support and a lot more.
  • Music
    • Play all your music including AAC, MP3, FLAC, OGG, WAV and WMA formats. It has cue sheet, tagging support, MusicBrainz integration, and smart playlists for ultimate control of your music collection.
  • Movies
    • Supporting all the main video formats and sources, including streamable online media, ISOs, 3D, H.264, HEVC, WEBM. Kodi can import these movies with full posters, fanart, disc-art, actor information, trailers, video extras, and more.
  • TV Shows
    • The TV shows library supports episode and season views with posters or banners, watched tags, show descriptions and actors. Video nodes/tags and smart playlists can further organize your library for special interests, making specific screens for sci-fi, anime, etc.
  • Pictures
    • Import pictures into a library and browse the different views, start a slideshow, sort or filter them all using your remote control.
  • PVR and Live TV
    • Watch and record live TV all from the GUI interface. It works with a number of popular backends including MediaPortal, MythTV, NextPVR, Tvheadend, VDR, Windows Media Center, and more.
  • Add-ons
    • There are add-ons for videos, music, changing Kodi’s behavior, popular web services, adding more artwork, controlling your lights, and much much more.
  • Unique Skins
    • Allows you to completely change the whole GUI. Thanks to the highly customizable skinning engine you are able to change every aspect of media center. Choose from dozens of community created skins, each with their own set of options, or create your own dream UI.
  • UPnP Support
    • With UPnP compatibility you can stream to and from any other Kodi instances and play to other UPnP compatible devices in your home with ease. Have one UPnP master device and use other Kodi instances as clients which automatic keeps you watched status and library up-to-date. You can also now import from uPnp sources to synchronize your data inside instances of Kodi.
  • Web Interfaces
    • Interact with Kodi using its JSON-RPC based remote interface. This brings loads of possibilities for remote controls, web browsers and 3rd party tools to take Kodi to the next level.
  • Remote Controls
    • Control your media your way with support for hundreds of remote controls, CEC-compatible TVs, or one of the new Smartphone and Tablet Apps.

Rev1: Settings preserved.

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  1. Thank you for updating Kodi, Dave! I hope you'll continue doing so, as your portable version is the only one I use, every day (I haven't bothered with a Kodi installation in ages because of you) :)

  2. Hi, thanks for this release. Unfortunately, it doesn't keep settings at exit. Any idea? Thanks!

  3. I can also confirm that version 17.1 does not save settings on exit. After restarting the app, everything is back to default. Could you please look into it, Dave?

    1. What settings do you change, so I can test and fix.

    2. Also, did a previous version save settings?

  4. No settings at all are saved on exit (such as display, audio, network...). It doesn't keep add-ons either.
    It's like new every time you launch it :) lol

  5. Exactly as Grégory reported.

    I'm still using your portable of Kodi 16.1 (which works flawlessly) every day. Yesterday, I finally decided to try the portable for 17.1. The first thing I noticed was that I changed the language settings to my own language and every time I'd restart Kodi it would always be in English. Then I noticed other settings (like Grégory mentioned) were also set to default. No settings are saved.
    Unfortunately, I never got to try your portable for Kodi 17.0, so I cannot comment on that.

    I'm sticking to 16.1 until these issues are sorted :)

    1. For testing:

    2. Language settings and other settings seem to be preserved, now. Downloaded add-ons are still there after I restart the app.
      I guess it's safe to say that things are finally working as they should in your PAF version of Kodi 17.1!
      Cheers, Dave!

  6. I confirm it works now, as kinky reported.
    Thanks for the fix Dave!

  7. Please Kodi 17.2. Thank you very much.

  8. @everyone: if you like Dave's works, click on the widget on the right top of this page (Discord's portable community)

    1. Many thanks, GlacialMan! I had forgotten about the Discord widget, but I got a notification on my e-mail regarding your reply here, so I'll make sure to drop by that Discord thingie every now and then. I hope someone there picked Kodi up and updated it for the latest version, that would be sweet!


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