I'd like to start putting together a guide for this, because it seems awesome, but what's necessary to get going is not really clear at all. In particular, it'd be nice to have a guide that links to WIP addons that can make use of this, include the steps necessary to get things up and running (turn on adaptive stream, and OS specific actions necessary), and finally the steps necessary to made the addons work. So far, here's what I know and what I don't know. the questions here are genuine questions that I don't know the answer to.
1. Install a relatively recent Kodi 18 nightly. (Can I install a Win64 nightly?) Preferrably one from the past month.
2. Go to My add-ons -> VideoPlayer InputStream -> InputStream Adaptive -> Enable (Do I need to enable spiff's RTMP too?)
3. If on Android, no need to install additional software. On other platforms, what do I have to install, and do I still need to do weird stuff involving copying folders around?
4. Install addons. Which ones? From where? No idea. I know you wrote a list of them in an earlier post, but, for example, I'm guessing the Netflix addon you are talking about isn't the same one in the Kodi forum that launches Chrome.
5. Setup these addons.
Might be nice to have an FAQ section that answers the following questions:
Will the adaptive streaming stuff ever come turned on by default and why isn't it on by default now?
Why do I need to install additional software separately?
(This one I know. The GPL. With that said, the GPL only requires the user to separately install it. This post
makes me think you are also requiring the user to manually move folders post-install, which I think is a step more than the GPL requires. I may be misreading that though.
Since there's HLS support, any chance of a new Youtube addon where we can change resolutions midstream?
Um... I think that's all I've got at the moment.