Kodi v17 (Krypton) upgrade FAQ

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Ned Scott Offline
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Question  Kodi v17 (Krypton) upgrade FAQ
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See:

Kodi v17 (Krypton) FAQ (wiki)
- Frequently Asked Questions for upgrading to Kodi v17 (Krypton), including how to enable some of the new features, where some controls got moved to, etc.



NOTE: This thread is about improving the Krypton FAQ. This thread is not for getting help with v17. Unless it's directly related to the FAQ (such as clarifying instructions on the FAQ, an issue you think should be included, etc), don't post questions in this thread. Make a new forum post instead.


It's that time again. The aim here is to make the upgrade FAQ the first line of defense for all the common upgrade questions. What are the common problems, what are the changes you think people will be asking about, etc?

Feel free to edit the page directly or post here with what you think should be added to the FAQ.
(This post was last modified: 2016-07-02 22:55 by Ned Scott.)
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In addition, the wiki will be needing a ton of other help since the default skin is changing and the location of settings have been moved around. This changes a lot of instructions/screenshots, even if the core feature stayed the same. Any help for any Krypton related updating would be greatly appreciated. I'll try to have some guides about how people can help posted in the wiki sub-forum soon: http://forum.kodi.tv/forumdisplay.php?fid=262
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Are you contemplating 2 sets of screenshots, confluence plus estuary, so that the luddites people who can't /won't update still have instructions?

In terms of 'can't ' there will be a lot of android users who are stuck due to the android requirements.

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Most likely, yeah, two screenshots. I'm hoping there's a nice way to just toggle the screenshot, so two don't have to be displayed at the same time.
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Best wait till its beta as jjd-uk is still messing around

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(2016-07-03 01:23)Ned Scott Wrote:  Most likely, yeah, two screenshots. I'm hoping there's a nice way to just toggle the screenshot, so two don't have to be displayed at the same time.

I found a wiki extension that will do exactly this, but once again, our version of mediawiki is too old. It would be so much easier to do pretty much anything wiki related if things were updated.
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If the wiki ever gets updated, it would look something like this: https://wiki.libreelec.tv/index.php?titl...oldid=6754
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The new CodecInfo stuff: http://kodi.wiki/view/Kodi_v17_(Krypton)...nformation

This is what I gather from github, assuming https://github.com/xbmc/xbmc/pull/10166 goes in. Does this seem correct?
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Just a note, need to document volume steps: https://github.com/xbmc/xbmc/pull/9617
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Another note to self: I guess there should be some mention about the new setting for installing-by-zip, though it's fairly self explanatory.
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Prepare for a lot of questions about this: http://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=288184
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Another thing to document in both the FAQ, the Mac FAQ, and on the Apple remote pages are the v17 changes for Apple remote keymaps and Logitech Harmony remotes. These have new maps and that means some users will see their maps stop working after the upgrade, which will require some changes in the xml file.
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Android passthrough audio in v17: http://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=289735

Some settings being renamed, like this one for music: http://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=290170
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Changes in v17 to album rating means that users that have put album rating values in album.NFO files will been to edit all of them and change <rating>3</rating> to be <userrating max=5>3</userrating>

Wiki examples of album.nfo need updating to show this http://kodi.wiki/view/NFO_files/music
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(2016-10-05 15:46)DaveBlake Wrote:  Changes in v17 to album rating means that users that have put album rating values in album.NFO files will been to edit all of them and change <rating>3</rating> to be <userrating max=5>3</userrating>

Wiki examples of album.nfo need updating to show this http://kodi.wiki/view/NFO_files/music

Thanks, I'll be sure to note that. I'm not sure I'll be touching Kodi.wiki anymore (I still help out with the LibreELEC wiki), but I will make sure anything I do for other wikis is easily importable for the Kodi copy. CC-SA-BY for the win!
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