suggested kodi settings for Fire TV / Stick?

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mikeagner Offline
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All right, I'll go through these and remove them later today. I'm surprised you say that ES File Explorer is malware. My experience is quite the opposite, and I have it on 2 of my devices, where it causes very little trouble,

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(2017-07-12 04:39)mikeagner Wrote:  Re the refresh rate - I highly doubt the FireTV an adjust this on the fly, unlike some of the more powerful boxes, like a Nvidia, that most likely can.

The Fire TV can automatically adjust the refresh rate but it's not recommended at the moment -
http://www.aftvnews.com/fire-tv-update-5...-and-spmc/

(2017-07-12 13:45)mikeagner Wrote:  ...and with Kodi and a FireTV, you really need either a mouse, wireless keypad with a mouse or a gamepad controller to use it.

Kodi and the Fire TV are much better with a remote than any of those options!
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Yeah, I saw that article but completely forgot about it, thanks for the link. I will add it to the wiki later today, along with the other changes I have to do
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(2017-07-12 15:13)mikeagner Wrote:  I'm surprised you say that ES File Explorer is malware. My experience is quite the opposite, and I have it on 2 of my devices, where it causes very little trouble
It was a good app up until a couple of years ago, this thread shows just one of the issues caused by it https://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid...id=2490859 There are numerous other threads on here & a google search would also highlight how it's been infested with junk for a good while now Smile
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Quote: how it's been infested with junk for a good while now

indeed. ES File Explorer isn't something that I would recommend anymore.
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OK then what would you replace it with, apart from Kodi's file manager?
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(2017-07-12 18:54)mikeagner Wrote:  OK then what would you replace it with, apart from Kodi's file manager?
For your own use I find X-plore File Manager or Explorer by Speed Software both work well. For the purposes of the wiki I'd just put 'a File Manager'.
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@mikeagner:

This: http://kodi.wiki/view/FireTV_Software_No...reaking.3F

is not correct. "Jailbreaking" something means that you will have root access to a specific device which you normally don't have. Jailbreak is not referred to mediaplayers in general. See:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IOS_jailbreaking

and

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Privilege_...ilbreaking

Could please change that at least in a bit? There's no need to explain the whole process how jailbreaking can be done. But the wordings you used are not correct.
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OK I'll take care of this. Note, however, that anyone with an ID can change the wiki...Mike
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We've gone WAY off topic here, so let me attempt to drag this back onto the original question - what setting(s) should be set in Kodi to make it run more efficiently and with less space resources on the FireTV or Stick? I would think turning off creating thumbnails would be a big help - particularly for the stick that can be so storage starved. I would have thought that this would be an easy question for the developers, but I guess I was wrong...

It's not documented anywhere that I know of, and given how popular these devices are, it's a topic that should be. Saying that it depends on the TV or monitor is about as broad a statement as a barn door. Most TVs and monitors are at least capable of 1080p these days, so to the point of displaying video, the difference is moot. If there's something special about how the FireTV units interface with Kodi and send data to a TV or Monitor, then that is a valid datapoint from which to start. But processing video is just one issue. What about efficiently using memory? Conserving disk space? Removing or reducing processor load? Would the settings for the sticks be similar to these el-cheapo Chinese boxes that have only 1 gig of RAM and 8 gig of storage? Is that even a place to start? There are many logical questions to be answered here, and I've only begun to not even scratch the surface.
(This post was last modified: 2017-07-16 05:24 by mikeagner.)
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