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Release Amazon Echo Alexa Video Skill for Kodi
Works nicely.  Is there a fix or workaround for stop?  It still pauses when you say Alexa stop.
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Hi,

Made all the steps.
You put me also in the email list.

Skill responds to commands:

* Resume
* pause (instead of stop)
* forward XX minutes


Unfortunately play [movie] is not working:
Alexa responds to the command with:

"Getting XXXXXX from Kodi Video" but nothing happens

Regards
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Update:

Part of the log file:

12:24:15.492 T:2388   DEBUG: CVideoDatabase::RunQuery took 3 ms for 0 items query: SELECT * FROM tvshow_view
12:24:15.493 T:2388   DEBUG: [KodiConnect] [ERROR] Failed to update Kodi library: object of type 'NoneType' has no len()
12:24:16.285 T:6752   DEBUG: CFileCache::Open - opening <service> using cache
12:24:16.298 T:6752   DEBUG: CurlFile::Open(0D7A9FF8) http://127.0.0.1:8866/service?method=rec...d3652cdb12
12:24:16.298 T:6752    INFO: XCURL:Big GrinllLibCurlGlobal::easy_aquire - Created session to http://127.0.0.1
12:24:16.334 T:7640   DEBUG: Thread FileCache start, auto delete: false
12:24:16.335 T:7640    INFO: CFileCache:Tonguerocess - Source read didn't return any data! Hit eof(?)
12:24:16.389 T:7640   DEBUG: Thread FileCache 7640 terminating
12:24:22.362 T:2388   DEBUG: [KodiConnect] {u'data': {u'commandType': u'searchAndPlay', u'filter': {u'genres': [], u'episode': None, u'roles': [], u'season': None, u'mediaType': None, u'titles': [], u'actors': [], u'collections': [u'Avatar']}, u'type': u'command'}, u'correlationId': u'785cdd82-9e1c-49dd-8f13-b0c3d05b94c3'}
12:24:22.362 T:2388   DEBUG: [KodiConnect] handler data: {u'commandType': u'searchAndPlay', u'filter': {u'genres': [], u'episode': None, u'roles': [], u'season': None, u'mediaType': None, u'titles': [], u'actors': [], u'collections': [u'Avatar']}, u'type': u'command'}
12:24:22.362 T:2388   DEBUG: [KodiConnect] search_and_play_handler: {u'genres': [], u'episode': None, u'roles': [], u'season': None, u'mediaType': None, u'titles': [], u'actors': [], u'collections': [u'Avatar']}
12:24:22.362 T:2388   DEBUG: [KodiConnect] handler response_data: {'status': 'ok'}
12:24:30.151 T:2388   DEBUG: [KodiConnect] periodic_callback
12:24:30.152 T:2388   DEBUG: [KodiConnect] Updating library cache
12:24:30.174 T:2388   DEBUG: CVideoDatabase::RunQuery took 15 ms for 316 items query: select * from movie_view
12:24:36.379 T:2388   DEBUG: CVideoDatabase::RunQuery took 1 ms for 0 items query: SELECT * FROM tvshow_view
12:24:36.380 T:2388   DEBUG: [KodiConnect] [ERROR] Failed to update Kodi library: object of type 'NoneType' has no len()
12:24:36.846 T:2388   DEBUG: [KodiConnect] {u'data': {u'commandType': u'searchAndPlay', u'filter': {u'genres': [], u'episode': None, u'roles': [], u'season': None, u'mediaType': None, u'titles': [u'12 Years a Slave'], u'actors': [], u'collections': []}, u'type': u'command'}, u'correlationId': u'713c8233-42a8-4fab-856a-0a0728c9a371'}
12:24:36.847 T:2388   DEBUG: [KodiConnect] handler data: {u'commandType': u'searchAndPlay', u'filter': {u'genres': [], u'episode': None, u'roles': [], u'season': None, u'mediaType': None, u'titles': [u'12 Years a Slave'], u'actors': [], u'collections': []}, u'type': u'command'}
12:24:36.847 T:2388   DEBUG: [KodiConnect] search_and_play_handler: {u'genres': [], u'episode': None, u'roles': [], u'season': None, u'mediaType': None, u'titles': [u'12 Years a Slave'], u'actors': [], u'collections': []}
12:24:36.847 T:2388   DEBUG: [KodiConnect] handler response_data: {'status': 'ok'}
12:24:46.170 T:2388   DEBUG: [KodiConnect] {u'data': {u'commandType': u'searchAndPlay', u'filter': {u'genres': [], u'episode': None, u'roles': [], u'season': None, u'mediaType': None, u'titles': [u'Oblivion'], u'actors': [], u'collections': []}, u'type': u'command'}, u'correlationId': u'35beda28-e0c1-4769-bf6e-96354da6435a'}
12:24:46.171 T:2388   DEBUG: [KodiConnect] handler data: {u'commandType': u'searchAndPlay', u'filter': {u'genres': [], u'episode': None, u'roles': [], u'season': None, u'mediaType': None, u'titles': [u'Oblivion'], u'actors': [], u'collections': []}, u'type': u'command'}
12:24:46.171 T:2388   DEBUG: [KodiConnect] search_and_play_handler: {u'genres': [], u'episode': None, u'roles': [], u'season': None, u'mediaType': None, u'titles': [u'Oblivion'], u'actors': [], u'collections': []}
12:24:46.171 T:2388   DEBUG: [KodiConnect] handler response_data: {'status': 'ok'}
12:24:46.654 T:14392    INFO: XCURL:Big GrinllLibCurlGlobal::CheckIdle - Closing session to http://127.0.0.1 (easy=0DCA3748, multi=31981020)
12:24:50.152 T:2388   DEBUG: [KodiConnect] periodic_callback
12:24:50.152 T:2388   DEBUG: [KodiConnect] Updating library cache
12:24:50.178 T:2388   DEBUG: CVideoDatabase::RunQuery took 16 ms for 316 items query: select * from movie_view
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i need to be included in the beta program, but the forum wont let me pm you for some reason. I could send an email if you give me your email address.
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Loved this skill, but I just received an email with the subject line “Beta test has ended for the Alexa skill: Kodi Video”. It goes on to say thank you for testing the skill, etc., etc...

Anybody else receive this?

Haven’t had a chance to see if it still works yet but will test later...
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For all those that received email about finished Beta testing, Amazon only allows one to run for 90 days.
But I have started a new one, with the new link for the skill:
https://skills-store.amazon.com/deeplink...9292f311cf

Hopefully during this test, I will be able to get the skill submitted, so everyone can just use it freely.
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You rock tkislan!

Just wanted to add that this is my favorite Alexa skill. The ability to load any movie or tv show with Alexa without having to say "Alexa, ask App to play the movie Avengers" is awesome! I love that I can just say, "Alexa, play Avengers" and it works.

Thanks again tkislan!
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(2018-04-07, 11:17)kotzo Wrote: Hi,

Made all the steps.
You put me also in the email list.

Skill responds to commands:

* Resume
* pause (instead of stop)
* forward XX minutes


Unfortunately play [movie] is not working:
Alexa responds to the command with:

"Getting XXXXXX from Kodi Video" but nothing happens

Regards
Thanks for the feedback, and the log. I though, that I've already fixed this before.
But it should be now
Can you try new version? https://github.com/kodi-connect/kodi-con.../readme.md
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(2018-04-08, 00:31)UnderFact Wrote: i need to be included in the beta program, but the forum wont let me pm you for some reason. I could send an email if you give me your email address.
You can PM me on reddit. There are no restrictions there. (I would rather not paste my email here)
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(2018-04-08, 08:34)tkislan Wrote: Hopefully during this test, I will be able to get the skill submitted, so everyone can just use it freely.


Thanks for your update!
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(2018-04-08, 09:17)tkislan Wrote:
(2018-04-08, 00:31)UnderFact Wrote: i need to be included in the beta program, but the forum wont let me pm you for some reason. I could send an email if you give me your email address.
You can PM me on reddit. There are no restrictions there. (I would rather not paste my email here)  
 Hi, could you add me too? - cbf about people seeing my temp email Smile

ty
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(2018-04-08, 12:01)waznitch Wrote:
(2018-04-08, 09:17)tkislan Wrote:
(2018-04-08, 00:31)UnderFact Wrote: i need to be included in the beta program, but the forum wont let me pm you for some reason. I could send an email if you give me your email address.
You can PM me on reddit. There are no restrictions there. (I would rather not paste my email here)  
 Hi, could you add me too?  - cbf about people seeing my temp email Smile

ty 
Hey, I've added you Smile .. you can remove your email
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(2018-04-05, 15:43)bobrap Wrote:
(2018-04-05, 07:05)tkislan Wrote:
(2018-04-04, 20:16)bobrap Wrote: Here's my latest log on a fresh install of Leia nightlies.  Kodi still locks up on exit.

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Did you enable debug logging? Because I can't see any KodiConnect logs there   
Sorry about that.  Need to leave debug on all the time. Smile  Here's my latest log, but, now , again, Alexa says playing "show" on kodi video and nothing plays.  However, I can now exit out of Kodi without any problems. 
Hey. I've found out what the problem is.
Should be fixed in the newest 0.1.13 version. Can you please try it out?
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(2018-04-07, 06:33)grimmace92 Wrote: Works nicely.  Is there a fix or workaround for stop?  It still pauses when you say Alexa stop.
I've addressed this on Amazon forums. They mostly responded, that it's actually on purpose on their side, as they think it's more user friendly. But I've mentioned it, that multiple people are complaining about it, and hopefully they will do something about it.
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Thank you mate.
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