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I am having a big problem with my setup and the latest Kodi 17.6 (kodi-20171202-9d5284f-yab-tvos) on my non 4k Apple TV (SAME PROBLEM WITH MRMC).

The app is not retaining the Video Calibration configuration I set (both Kodi 17.6 and MrMC latest update).

Every time I quit and restart the app I have to reconfigure the video calibration settings for my TV (Panasonic TC-P50X1 Plasma). My specific plasma tv doesn't support adjusting video to match the Apple TV (all other apps on the Apple TV are not fully shown).

Is there a fix for this issue (without needing to buy a new Apple TV), or am I stuck with Kodi 17.5?
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(Yesterday, 15:37)somy Wrote:
(Yesterday, 09:20)Hoosier205 Wrote: I am considering paying for a dev account. I can't access the sections of the website that are necessary to register my device via my free account. I had a dedicated HTPC w/ Kodi for a few years, but eventually abandoned it. I wanted to simplify my life and just have one content device connected to each TV with the Apple TV. While I love the backend capabilities of Plex, I miss the presentation aspects and power of Kodi.
Why do you think KODI is better than MrMC? Isn't MrMC the simplest solution if you only plan to use as a player for Plex/Emby?


MrMC is a severely cut down version of kodi that does not allow for any addon’s to be installed as this is not allowed via the App Store. MrMC is fine if you have a local library of content but if you have this, then perhaps Plex is a better option.
The full blown kodi allows all the functionality of the standard version of Kodi available on other platforms. There are some considerations with the Apple TV version defined by restrictions imposed by Apppe that does not allow settings to be saved to certain locations with in the file system, along with restrictions on certain file types. There are work around a for these limitations, I’ve been running kodi on my Atv4 since the very first beta and have never had any complaints.

I even use the skin Sio2 which mimics the ATV4 standard theme almost exactly.

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Well, I got it sideloaded. Now I'm just trying to figure out how to install two add-ons. I tried sharing the folder the zip files are in via upnp, but it just seems to see the files as folders and won't let me select them for install.
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(Yesterday, 17:28)Hoosier205 Wrote:
(Yesterday, 15:37)somy Wrote:
(Yesterday, 09:20)Hoosier205 Wrote: I am considering paying for a dev account. I can't access the sections of the website that are necessary to register my device via my free account. I had a dedicated HTPC w/ Kodi for a few years, but eventually abandoned it. I wanted to simplify my life and just have one content device connected to each TV with the Apple TV. While I love the backend capabilities of Plex, I miss the presentation aspects and power of Kodi.
Why do you think KODI is better than MrMC? Isn't MrMC the simplest solution if you only plan to use as a player for Plex/Emby? 

I have tried to use it. I’m even beta testing their newest version. Their available skins are atrocious however. Plus, it combines two of my Plex libraries together in a less than elegant way. I have a “Movies” library and a “Concerts” library. MrMc pulls them in as one and then when I select that category from the main menu I then have two ugly options for the two sections. I can’t seem to remove this step and go directly into my content.It also works very poorly in terms of fan art.

I know what I want and MrMc will never be able to do it:

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That’s a screenshot from my own dormant Kodi install. 
 Ok, I see what you mean ;-) Haven't played skin for a while...
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(Yesterday, 20:24)Steverae Wrote:
(Yesterday, 15:37)somy Wrote:
(Yesterday, 09:20)Hoosier205 Wrote: I am considering paying for a dev account. I can't access the sections of the website that are necessary to register my device via my free account. I had a dedicated HTPC w/ Kodi for a few years, but eventually abandoned it. I wanted to simplify my life and just have one content device connected to each TV with the Apple TV. While I love the backend capabilities of Plex, I miss the presentation aspects and power of Kodi.
Why do you think KODI is better than MrMC? Isn't MrMC the simplest solution if you only plan to use as a player for Plex/Emby? 


MrMC is a severely cut down version of kodi that does not allow for any addon’s to be installed as this is not allowed via the App Store. MrMC is fine if you have a local library of content but if you have this, then perhaps Plex is a better option.
The full blown kodi allows all the functionality of the standard version of Kodi available on other platforms. There are some considerations with the Apple TV version defined by restrictions imposed by Apppe that does not allow settings to be saved to certain locations with in the file system, along with restrictions on certain file types. There are work around a for these limitations, I’ve been running kodi on my Atv4 since the very first beta and have never had any complaints.

I even use the skin Sio2 which mimics the ATV4 standard theme almost exactly.

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Thanks I think I will try MrMC first and then decide. I don't want to buy a dev account and install KODI every 7 days is very annoying...
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Okay...so far this is amazing. I have it up and running with the add-ons I wanted (Aeon Nox 5: SiLVO skin and PlexKodiConnect). It is working perfectly. In all honesty, the only thing missing now is the rate and format switching available on the Apple TV 4K!

I do have one question. Until I get a paid dev account, I know I will need to resign the app every 7 days. Am I able to do that without losing all the work I've put into tweaking my skin just the way I want it? I haven't even looked at how to do it yet.
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(Today, 03:19)Hoosier205 Wrote: Okay...so far this is amazing. I have it up and running with the add-ons I wanted (Aeon Nox 5: SiLVO skin and PlexKodiConnect). It is working perfectly. In all honesty, the only thing missing now is the rate and format switching available on the Apple TV 4K!

I do have one question. Until I get a paid dev account, I know I will need to resign the app every 7 days. Am I able to do that without losing all the work I've put into tweaking my skin just the way I want it? I haven't even looked at how to do it yet.
 Yes, provided you use the same provisioning profile, it will just over right the old version, keeping the settings Smile

You do realise the Plex offer an official add-on that is now apparently free Smile Also the official plex app in the App Store is also free
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(11 hours ago)Steverae Wrote:
(Today, 03:19)Hoosier205 Wrote: Okay...so far this is amazing. I have it up and running with the add-ons I wanted (Aeon Nox 5: SiLVO skin and PlexKodiConnect). It is working perfectly. In all honesty, the only thing missing now is the rate and format switching available on the Apple TV 4K!

I do have one question. Until I get a paid dev account, I know I will need to resign the app every 7 days. Am I able to do that without losing all the work I've put into tweaking my skin just the way I want it? I haven't even looked at how to do it yet.
 Yes, provided you use the same provisioning profile, it will just over right the old version, keeping the settings Smile

You do realise the Plex offer an official add-on that is now apparently free Smile Also the official plex app in the App Store is also free
Yes, I have tried it. I prefer the look I have with Kodi over the Plex experience with their add-on. My Movies currently look like this...

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The only issues I have are that collections/sets don’t work properly because the poster is absent/clear and I can’t modify it. Also I can’t skip forward or backward without a long press to bring up the controls.
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(3 hours ago)Hoosier205 Wrote: The only issues I have are that collections/sets don’t work properly because the poster is absent/clear and I can’t modify it. Also I can’t skip forward or backward without a long press to bring up the controls.

Try tapping on the right or left of the ATV touch remote to skip forward or back. Once you get the hang of it it is very convenient. You may need to adjust some settings to make the steps smaller/more convenient.
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