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[Guide][Testing] Kodi 18.0 Leia beta versions now available for Raspbian Stretch!

Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:42 pm

INTRO:

Like the title says, Kodi 18 Leia beta versions are now available for testing on Raspbian!

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Kodi is now on the way to beta 3 version 18, so the final/stable release should not take much longer. Despite the interface (Estuary skin) didn't change much, there are many improvements in video playback (h265, support for 10bit videos, etc), support for Netflix and Amazon Prime, better joystick/gamepad support, and the new RetroPlayer, which will allow you to play games inside Kodi. Everything now also seems a little bit faster.

More info here:
https://kodi.tv/article/kodi-v18-leia-beta-2

WARNING: This is are betas/release candidates of the upcoming Kodi 18, so it might get bugs. It is highly recommend to make a backup of your current configuration ( the hidden directory /home/pi/.kodi) before you proceed.

INSTRUCTIONS:

To add the unstable repo, and update to latest Kodi 18 testing version, and all necessary dependencies, in a terminal run:

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sudo su
echo "deb http://pipplware.pplware.pt/pipplware/dists/unstable/main/binary /" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/pipplware_unstable.list
wget -O - http://pipplware.pplware.pt/pipplware/key.asc | sudo apt-key add -
apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade -y
exit
And its done!

EXTRA:

All binary addons (PVRs, audiodecoders/encoders, visualizations, vfs, etc) have been updated. You can check for available binary addons with:

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apt-cache search kodi*
And install what you want. For example if you have an X Arcade Tankstick, you can install the support for it with (not tested):

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sudo apt-get install kodi-peripheral-xarcade


RETROPLAYER:

Kodi 18 includes now the new RetroPlayer which will allow you to play games inside Kodi. It uses the RetroArch cores. The libretro addon is already available but the addons with the cores aren't yet, not even on Ubuntu x86 ppa unstable repos. Maybe in a near future...

REMOVAL / REVERT BACK TO KODI 17:

To remove the repo and Kodi 18 do:

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sudo rm /etc/apt/sources.list.d/pipplware_unstable.list
sudo apt-get update -y
sudo apt-get remove kodi*
After that just install Kodi 17 like you normally do. More info here: https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/view ... 6&t=192499 You will not losse your settings/addons/etc.

FINAL THOUGHTS:

The source code is available here:
https://github.com/PIPplware/xbmc/tree/leia_new

PS1: The packages contains both an armv6 binary for compatibility with first generation Pis 0/1 and an armv7 optimized binary for RPi 2/3, which contains the h265, 10bit video, etc, neon acceleration and stuff. The binary is auto-selected according to which Pi version you are running.

[Confirmed Working] PS:2 The Netflix and Amazon Prime addons were not tested (I don't have accounts on those) so please test them and give feedback. They will only work with Pi 2/3 versions!

Any problem with this new Kodi version, please post in this topic.
Enjoy!

Thanks
Last edited by Rascas on Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:42 am, edited 7 times in total.


Rascas
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Re: [Guide][Testing] Kodi 18.0 Leia beta versions now available for Raspbian!

Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:34 pm

cjan wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:30 pm
got gpg key warning?
Ah sorry forgot about that, added it to the instructions. Thanks.

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Re: [Guide][Testing] Kodi 18.0 Leia beta versions now available for Raspbian Stretch!

Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:57 am

Thanks, Rascas!

And this also answers my question I wanted to ask: Will there be a Kodi 18 version for Raspbian (Stretch), as soon as the final version is ready?
Minimal Kiosk Browser (kweb)
Slim, fast webkit browser with support for audio+video+playlists+youtube+pdf+download
Optional fullscreen kiosk mode and command interface for embedded applications
Includes omxplayerGUI, an X front end for omxplayer

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Re: [Guide][Testing] Kodi 18.0 Leia beta versions now available for Raspbian Stretch!

Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:10 pm

gkreidl wrote:
Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:57 am
Thanks, Rascas!

And this also answers my question I wanted to ask: Will there be a Kodi 18 version for Raspbian (Stretch), as soon as the final version is ready?
Yes.

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Re: [Guide][Testing] Kodi 18.0 Leia beta versions now available for Raspbian Stretch!

Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:16 pm

Hi,

I just want to say thank you for this. I used lots of time before to get kodi18 working on raspbian without success. With your repo just a matter of minutes.

Oliver

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Re: [Guide][Testing] Kodi 18.0 Leia beta versions now available for Raspbian Stretch!

Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:31 pm

Netflix and Amazon Prime addons are confirmed to be working. On Netflix you should get at least, 480p on a RPi 2 and 720p on a RPi 3/3B+.

EDIT: More info here:
Netflix
Source Code: https://github.com/asciidisco/plugin.video.netflix
Kodi forum topic with more info: https://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=329767

Amazon Prime:
Source Code: https://github.com/Sandmann79/xbmc
Kodi forum topic with more info: https://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=331136

ohiaia
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Re: [Guide][Testing] Kodi 18.0 Leia beta versions now available for Raspbian Stretch!

Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:13 pm

Hi all,
probably is not relevant at this stage but
[*]on a fresh Raspian
[*]with a rpi3

Running

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apt-get install kodi * 
I got this

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The following packages have unmet dependencies:
 kodi-eventclients-kodi-send : Depends: kodi-eventclients-common (= 2:17.1+dfsg1-3) but 2:18.0~git20180917.2122-beta3-1~stretch is to be installed
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.
Now: workaround could be have the Kodi 2:17.6-3~stretch and kodi* already installed and adding sources and upgrading should do the magic... I'm still testing (pending to add Netflix ;) ... tomorrow...) but it seems to have worked...
Just to let you know

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Re: [Guide][Testing] Kodi 18.0 Leia beta versions now available for Raspbian Stretch!

Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:55 pm

ohiaia wrote:
Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:13 pm
Hi all,
probably is not relevant at this stage but
[*]on a fresh Raspian
[*]with a rpi3

Running

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apt-get install kodi * 
I got this

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The following packages have unmet dependencies:
 kodi-eventclients-kodi-send : Depends: kodi-eventclients-common (= 2:17.1+dfsg1-3) but 2:18.0~git20180917.2122-beta3-1~stretch is to be installed
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.
Now: workaround could be have the Kodi 2:17.6-3~stretch and kodi* already installed and adding sources and upgrading should do the magic... I'm still testing (pending to add Netflix ;) ... tomorrow...) but it seems to have worked...
Just to let you know
Yes, I already noticed that, thanks. The cpack naming version needs to be uptaded upstream, should be easy to fix.

In the meantime, don't run apt-get install kodi* or try to install kodi-eventclients-kodi-send, it is an old version, you can install everything else if you want anyway but for Netflix you only need to install this 3 packages:

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sudo apt-get install kodi kodi-bin kodi-inputstream-adaptive
And then follow the instructions in the previous post to install the Netflix addon.

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Re: [Guide][Testing] Kodi 18.0 Leia beta versions now available for Raspbian Stretch!

Wed Sep 26, 2018 12:50 am

does kodi-18 included libwidevine?

Rascas
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Re: [Guide][Testing] Kodi 18.0 Leia beta versions now available for Raspbian Stretch!

Wed Sep 26, 2018 10:20 am

cjan wrote:
Wed Sep 26, 2018 12:50 am
does kodi-18 included libwidevine?
No. That is handled somewhere in the Netflix addon and inputstream-adaptive/helper, never took a look at the code.

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Re: [Guide][Testing] Kodi 18.0 Leia beta versions now available for Raspbian Stretch!

Thu Sep 27, 2018 11:29 pm

Awesome.

1 question: How do I remove new menu "games" from homescreen? (I find no option to games in the setup of my skin (using the old one from Kodi 16(?), (confluescence?).
Alles, was schiefgehen kann, wird auch schiefgehen.

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Re: [Guide][Testing] Kodi 18.0 Leia beta versions now available for Raspbian Stretch!

Sat Sep 29, 2018 4:44 pm

Micha1982 wrote:
Thu Sep 27, 2018 11:29 pm
Awesome.

1 question: How do I remove new menu "games" from homescreen? (I find no option to games in the setup of my skin (using the old one from Kodi 16(?), (confluescence?).
Disabaling menus is done on the skin settings. I don't use Confluence but it was said in beta2 announcement that it is updated and supported. If you don't have the option to disable the games menu, it is better to ask in the Kodi forums, there is a section only for that skin.

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Re: [Guide][Testing] Kodi 18.0 Leia beta versions now available for Raspbian Stretch!

Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:29 am

audio output, defauls:alsa & analogue both blurry, anyone?

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Re: [Guide][Testing] Kodi 18.0 Leia beta versions now available for Raspbian Stretch!

Fri Oct 05, 2018 11:20 am

cjan wrote:
Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:29 am
audio output, defauls:alsa & analogue both blurry, anyone?
Yes, we know, it is already fixed upstream:
https://github.com/xbmc/xbmc/pull/14453

In the meantime, until we provide a new Kodi build, just select PI: HDMI or PI: Analogue if your are on a clean install. ALSA is only for external soundcards and bluetooth audio.

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Re: [Guide][Testing] Kodi 18.0 Leia beta versions now available for Raspbian Stretch!

Sat Oct 06, 2018 7:55 pm

If anybody else has trouble getting Netflix working, I had to 'pip install pycryptodomex' in addition to installing 'kodi-inputstream-adaptive' from apt. That's actually in the instructions, but I'm probably not the only one who missed it.

Sometimes the plugin fails to launch, but waiting a few seconds and opening it again seems to work okay.

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Re: [Guide][Testing] Kodi 18.0 Leia beta versions now available for Raspbian Stretch!

Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:04 pm

Let's see how this build gonna help us.

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