sim_tcr
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is it possible to install kodi on raspbian and launch kodi from raspbian desktop?

Mon Apr 27, 2020 7:39 am

Hello,

Is it possible to install kodi on raspbian and launch kodi from raspbian desktop?
I know there is libreelec available.
But I would like to run kodi on raspbian and access kodi via vnc (for first time only to setup kodi).
I want to connect speakers to the pi and run it headless and use it to play youtube videos (using IPAD youtube cast option)

Thanks
Simon Mandy
http://raspisimon.no-ip.org
Raspberry Pi Model B x 2, Raspberry Pi 2 x 2, Transcend 32GB Class 10, Transcend 16GB Class 10, Transcend 8GB Class 4, Custom 12V 1.5A (stepped down to 5.5V)

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kerry_s
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Re: is it possible to install kodi on raspbian and launch kodi from raspbian desktop?

Mon Apr 27, 2020 7:48 am

yes
last time i tried it though it ran like crap.
i recommend another sdcard with librelec instead.
https://libreelec.tv/

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Re: is it possible to install kodi on raspbian and launch kodi from raspbian desktop?

Mon Apr 27, 2020 7:55 am

sim_tcr wrote:
Mon Apr 27, 2020 7:39 am
Hello,

Is it possible to install kodi on raspbian and launch kodi from raspbian desktop?
I know there is libreelec available.
But I would like to run kodi on raspbian and access kodi via vnc (for first time only to setup kodi).
I want to connect speakers to the pi and run it headless and use it to play youtube videos (using IPAD youtube cast option)

Thanks
Simon Mandy

There is a whole post regards Kodi on Raspbian Buster which may enlighten ?

viewtopic.php?f=66&t=251645
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sim_tcr
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Re: is it possible to install kodi on raspbian and launch kodi from raspbian desktop?

Mon Apr 27, 2020 8:06 am

I had to set direct mode capture on vnc
Now Kodi launches on vnc.
Thank you.
http://raspisimon.no-ip.org
Raspberry Pi Model B x 2, Raspberry Pi 2 x 2, Transcend 32GB Class 10, Transcend 16GB Class 10, Transcend 8GB Class 4, Custom 12V 1.5A (stepped down to 5.5V)

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Re: is it possible to install kodi on raspbian and launch kodi from raspbian desktop?

Mon Apr 27, 2020 4:01 pm

kerry_s wrote:
Mon Apr 27, 2020 7:48 am
yes
last time i tried it though it ran like crap.
i recommend another sdcard with librelec instead.
https://libreelec.tv/
It works like a charm.
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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