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Kodi 21 Omega – Details, Features, & Download Links

Kodi 21 Omega

Kodi has officially launched the stable version of Kodi 21 Omega with new features and updates.

An official announcement from Kodi has yet to be made but we will update with more information once it’s provided.

Provided below is the changelog including features, fixes, and general update information. If you wish to install this version of Kodi 21, use our download guides provided below.

The most popular Kodi device is the Fire TV Stick 4K Max and here’s a video that shows how to install the latest release onto this device.

 

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Kodi 21 Omega – Features & Updates

Provided below is the complete changelog pulled directly from the Github page.

What’s Changed

  • [BP][macOS] fall back to legacy OpenGL profile on NSOpenGLContext creation error #24822 by @kambala-decapitator in #24823
  • [BP][cmake] UWP fix escaping generate-UWP-pythonfix script by @fuzzard in #24839
  • [BP][tools/depends] LLVM15 support – reduce errors to warnings by @fuzzard in #24840
  • Install scalable svg icon by @razzeee in #24853
  • [Omega]Fix regression when playing deleted movie. by @ksooo in #24863
  • [Omega] RC2 by @fuzzard in #24848

Kodi 21 Omega Download

We recommend continuing to use the stable version of Kodi until Kodi 21 Omega stable is released.

The Kodi 21 Omega can be installed directly through the free TROYPOINT Toolbox.

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Here are the download links as well.

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Install Guide for Kodi 21 Omega – Linux

NOTE: For those interested in testing Kodi 21 Omega while still using a past release of Kodi, we suggest using the TROYPOINT Kodi Fork for multiple variations of Kodi on one device.

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Shown below are previous versions of Kodi 21 Omega with detailed feature guides.

Kodi 21 Omega Release – Features, Fixes, and Updates

On December 20, 2023, Kodi officially released the Beta 1 version of Kodi 21.  These changes are the foundation for the stable release that we have today. See below for the complete list of release notes pulled directly from the official press release.

Build/Dependencies

  • A few dependencies have been bumped (opensslpython) as part of the normal update process.

Estuary, Estouchy

General

  • A change was made by @CastagnaIT that narrows the scope of the optional track title providing language specific audio track data. Information regarding this advanced setting can be found on the wiki at https://kodi.wiki/view/Advancedsettings.xml#languagecodes.
  • @rschupp has contributed to the removal of Kodi’s use of the library pcrecpp. The use of this was changed to use C++ standard library capabilities.
  • A fix has been made for when some XML files written by Kodi would add a trailing null character, therefore making the XML invalid.
  • Several users contributed to compiler warning fixes affecting multiple platforms. Thanks to @CrystalP@fuzzard@thexai.
  • @Rechi has made further fixes to satisfy more static analysis based fixes/warnings.
  • The FFmpeg library has been updated to 6.0.1 for all platforms that don’t use a system-provided FFmpeg version.
  • @rmrector continues to improve artwork cache handling. PVR images are now handled like most other image types for the caching system.
  • @ksooo has been fixing further context menu fallout as he endeavours to improve the maintainability and consistency across Kodi’s context menus.

Network

  • A couple of fixes to IPv6 usage by @joseluismarti.

Platform Specifics

  • Android:
    • More Dolby Vison updates have been submitted by @quietvoid. The latest fixes playback when some data is not provided by the FFmpeg library, and we would incorrectly categorise it as a different Dolby Vision profile (https://github.com/xbmc/xbmc/pull/24172).
  • Linux:
    • @smp79 has submitted a fix to VDPAU HQ scalers.
  • macOS:
    • @kambala-decapitator has updated our macOS signing tools to use Apple’s newer notarytool. The previous usage of altool was deprecated/shutdown by Apple in November.
  • Windows:

PVR

  • @ksooo continues to fix/improve Kodi’s PVR system. Multiple fixes for different race conditions were merged for Beta2.
  • Fix recordings with a path containing a ‘:’ not displayed in recordings window.

Python

  • @the-black-eagle has added songVideoURL to the InfoTagMusic interface.

Skinning

UPnP

Videos

  • @thexai has upgraded what was traditionally an advanced setting regarding Caching to a category in Settings > Services, containing the buffering fine-tuning settings. If you previously used these advanced settings, you will need to make the changes in the normal settings windows to make use of them now. The settings made in advancedsettings.xml are no longer handled (https://github.com/xbmc/xbmc/pull/24049https://github.com/xbmc/xbmc/pull/24117).
  • More settings were added to control the NFS and SMB chunk size (@thexai https://github.com/xbmc/xbmc/pull/24019).
  • The setting Player > Videos > Use Display HDR capabilities was renamed to Adjust display HDR mode and moved next to Adjust refresh rate (@crystalp https://github.com/xbmc/xbmc/pull/24100).
  • After playing more than 5 seconds in a chapter, the Previous chapter action rewinds to the beginning of the chapter for a more intuitive behaviour (@crystalp https://github.com/xbmc/xbmc/pull/24066).

Known Issues

You can see open issues on our tracker at https://github.com/xbmc/xbmc/issues. However, to call out a couple of specifics, please be aware of the following if you’re planning on upgrading:


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  • There are seek issues with multi-part MP4 files on Android (https://github.com/xbmc/xbmc/issues/23673).
  • We’ve had reports that the new splash screen looks like an OpenGL corruption; we know, it’s not a problem, so don’t panic. We’d be happy to have your artwork contributions if you’d like to work on an alternative.
  • If remote sources are unavailable at startup, users are seeing large delays of startup (https://github.com/xbmc/xbmc/issues/23958).

Kodi 21 Omega Beta 1

On October 24, 2023, Kodi officially released the Beta 1 version of Kodi 21. See below for the complete list of release notes pulled directly from the official press release.

Build/Dependencies

  • A number of changes to the cmake build system have been made. These will be mostly invisible to users, but the intention is to modernise our cmake usage to prepare us for the future more easily.
  • The cmake build system, when targeting Multi Config Generators (VS/Xcode), will now create a full complete build directory to allow a Kodi executable to be run immediately without the direct use of an IDE like VS. This is also the start to allow us to build dependencies for Windows for shared libraries, and be able to package them correctly.
  • A number of fixes to allow building with GCC13 have been made. This mostly involved the transitive inclusion of headers in system headers being removed/changed. The fixes have been to explicitly include those headers in our code.

Estuary, Estouchy

Favourites

General

  • A bug was recently introduced that led to external subtitle entries becoming unavailable on streamdetails. This was fixed in https://github.com/xbmc/xbmc/pull/23835.
  • A fix to allow .strm files to properly use resume points was made by @Acidzero2020.
  • An improvement to the Event Log “toast” notifications has been made by @DaVukovic to provide more meaningful information when an item fails to scrape TV Shows.

Input

  • A fix to allow Python addons to correctly handle custom controller button inputs was made by @icr8ions. This allows addons like the Keymap Editor to correctly recognise and handle actions from custom controllers (https://github.com/xbmc/xbmc/pull/23789).

Music

  • A PR that extends the Python ‘generic artist’ scraper to fetch the associated YouTube video links for an artist from theaudiodb, and then match them up to songs already scanned into the user’s music library. This allows skins to then display links to the corresponding song video. More information can be see in the PR from @the-black-eagle (https://github.com/xbmc/xbmc/pull/22654).

Player

Platform Specifics

PVR

Skinning

Videos

Known Issues

You can see open issues on our tracker at https://github.com/xbmc/xbmc/issues. However, to call out a couple of specifics, please be aware of the following if you’re planning on upgrading:

  • There are seek issues with multi-part MP4 files on Android (https://github.com/xbmc/xbmc/issues/23673).
  • There is an upstream FFmpeg issue that means that OGG music playback does not work. This will be rectified upstream to Kodi. (https://github.com/xbmc/xbmc/issues/23198).
  • We’ve had reports that the new splash screen looks like an OpenGL corruption; we know, it’s not a problem, so don’t panic. We’d be happy to have your artwork contributions if you’d like to work on an alternative.

Listed below are the previous releases of Kodi 21 Omega.

Kodi 21 Omega Alpha 3

On September 10, 2023, the official Kodi website released Alpha 3 version of Kodi 21.

See the list of release notes below.

Estuary

  • A change to Estuary to add “more…” to size-limited lists has been made by @ksooo. The effect of this can be seen in homescreen widgets that have more than 15 items.
  • A number of changes to support video information for Movie Sets and TV Seasons has been made.

FFmpeg

  • @popcornmix has made several fixes to our FFmpeg library usage. This has gone through several iterations now, and has affected seeking and playback to various degrees. Hopefully, the last of these regressions has now been squashed, but please do let us know if you experience any further regressions around playback using FFmpeg.

Filesystem

  • @thexai has changed the chunk size of data requests for local media, increasing it 64kb to improve data throughput.

Games

  • @garbear continues to improve the gaming interface of Kodi. Changes around player management/assignment have been made in https://github.com/xbmc/xbmc/pull/23548. Have a read of that PR for more details/info.

General

  • @ksooo has continued his whack-a-mole approach with issues regarding menu usage across the Kodi codebase. A fix for no information dialog for music videos, “Local art” missing for the art selection dialog, and further art dialog selection issues are amongst some of the latest fixes.
  • TV Shows/Seasons/Movie sets/Recording folders now expose their ‘in progress’ state via LISTITEM_IS_RESUMABLE.
  • The content of the refresh progress dialog has been improved a bit to be more informative for the user – for example, to display the current season and episode being refreshed.
  • @repojohnray has had a (lingering) PR merged that fixes a memory leak in context menus.
  • Some improvements and optimisations have been made by @neo1973 . This affects several areas (database and curl usage), and every performance fix is greatly appreciated.
  • @rmrector has been digging into the image usage of Kodi (caching, allow remote viewing of images without having been displayed in Kodi, preloading of images and general streamlining of the API), and has made several improvements leading to more hotly-anticipated changes to come in the future.

Platform Specifics

  • Android:
    • @quietvoid has had a PR merged that enables the ability to convert some Dolby Vision media types to more common types to allow playback. A forum thread has been around for testing that can explain the benefits a little better than this blog editor, so head there for some info and any feedback/support around the feature: https://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=371557.
    • @fritsch has once again delved into our Audio Engine to fix a regression for Amazon FireTV 4K users: https://github.com/xbmc/xbmc/pull/23687.
    • @joseluismarti has further updated some Android dependencies and fixed/modernised areas of our Android API usage.
  • Linux:
    • Support for cpu_thermal hwmon has been added. This enables devices like the Raspberry Pi to report CPU temperatures without the use of external scripts (as have been common in projects like LibreELEC).
    • @smp79 submitted a fix for VAAPI VP9 Profile 2 playback.
  • macOS:
    • @kambala-decapitator has fixed a crash in the SDL versions of Kodi when pressing the Caps-Lock key. This did not affect the “native windowing” version of Kodi we have migrated to for v21 nightlies, however if you are building for x86_64 intel Macs then this should make using that key less troublesome.
    • @enen92 continues his work on improving Kodi for macOS. Network System info has been tackled to improve its speed, and more accurately represent network information like DNS servers used.
    • macOS temperature information is currently not supported on Apple Silicon devices due to our usage of a library that does not support them. @enen92 has made a change to report N/A instead of 0.0 for CPU/GPU temperatures.
    • Media keys are now supported on macOS.
    • Some improvements for moving the Kodi app window from high-DPI screens with differing refresh rates.
    • macOS releases are now defaulting to the “native windowing” system.
  • webOS
    • @sundermann has continued with further improvements to the webOS port, most notably around passthrough and video decoding.
  • Windows:
    • A PR intended to fix an issue around the Windows platform regularly losing track of the audio output device has been merged by @thexai. This hopefully makes Windows audio outputs more robust to situations where driver updates may change naming.
    • @CrystalP has been contributing a number of fixes/improvements particularly aimed at Windows. These include a fix for refresh rate switching for Intel and Nvidia graphics cards that was accidentally broken by a fix aimed at AMD cards.
    • More improvements to the recently add Video Super Resolution implementation have been made.

PVR

  • A first time contributor @ivanllc has had a PR merged to add a “2 minute” option to the padding timer for PVR recordings.
  • @ksooo continues to improve the Kodi PVR system. A number of changes were made, including fixes and tidy ups from static analysis tools (cppcheck and clang-tidy).
  • Fixed a long-standing bug with subtitle selection not being preserved upon channel playback restart.

Python

  • Changes made to support building Kodi when using Python 3.12.
  • Python invoker now passes sys.argv arguments in a logical order to Python addons thanks to @scott967.

Skinning

Subtitles

  • Support for .ttc font collections has been added.

Video

  • TV show groups (seasons, movie sets, PVR recording folders) with at least one started element (episodes, movies, recordings) but no completely watched ones are now considered as ‘in progress’ and they, for example, now appear in the respective “In progress” GUI elements like widgets and video windows.
  • Fixed play counts (watched state) and last played date of episodes and movies not being preserved on internet update.
  • Default select action for videos fixed.

VideoPlayer

  • @alanswanson has provided a change to use the FFmpeg software deinterlacer from yadiff to bwdif. This is said to have fairly significant performance improvements over the old interlacing method.

There are a lot more changes not mentioned, but we are grateful for all contributors that help make Kodi better.

If you love to live on the bleeding edge of new, you can get Alpha 3 from here. Select your platform of choice, and look in the “Prerelease” section. Again, though, please: expect some breakage, don’t use this as your daily installation unless you know how to get things working again, and please share your experiences back with us so we can really get going on those bugs.

As usual – we are an open source project – you can see what’s changed between v21 and v20 here. For a more targeted look at the changes made since v21 Alpha 2, you can see those changes here.



Kodi 21 Omega Alpha 2

On June 18th, 2023, the official Kodi website released an “Alpha 2” version of Kodi 21.

See the list of release notes below.

Build/Dependencies

  • Apple platforms are now all built using newer version of Xcode (14.2) and the relevant SDKs. Thanks to a combination of a new M1 Mac mini hardware donation from long time supporter of the project, MacMiniVault.com, and also the Kodi foundation purchasing a second M1 Mac mini, we have been able to decommission our ageing Intel Mac mini’s that have been in use for a long time.
  • Building on Windows now uses the system curl executable instead of our formerly bundled (ancient) wget executable.
  • Improvements to dependency building have been made by @lrusak to make the downloading/hash checking more robust.

Estuary

  • Improvements to the seek window timeouts have been made to more correctly disappear after appropriate timeouts.
  • Fix visibility of ‘next recording’ label in PVRTimers was made by @ksooo.

FFmpeg

  • One of our newer team members, @neo1973 , has made some cleanups and fixed some crashes in our ffmpeg side data usage, as well as other improvements with our ffmpeg API usage.

General


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  • Improvements made to handling of movement keys (e.g. PageUp, Down, Home, End) in certain lists such as Settings.
  • @rmrector has been endeavouring to improve image cache handling for GUI items. We look forward to the further work he has in the pipeline to improve the cache handling.
  • Extraart configurations in advancedsettings.xml for Kodi 18 will no longer be migrated to the new GUI settings when upgrading. If you had meaningful configuration there, check that the artwork settings in the GUI match your preferences.
  • @CrystalP extended the navigation history to track the line number of the selected item so that it can be restored when the item disappears from the list, instead of resetting the selection to the top of the list (usually the ..) after the end of playback or changing the watched status of an item.
  • The generation of thumbnails was fixed for pictures in portrait orientation. The existing thumbnails in KODI_HOME/userdata/Thumbnails/* must be deleted in order to have new correct ones recreated.

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Platform Specifics

  • Android:
    • @joseluismarti has continued with more cleanups and improvements to the Android codebase. Each improvement makes things easier to manage, and is greatly appreciated.
    • @fritsch has been able to make further improvements to AudioTrack to handle hardware that has sinks that get “stuck”. Its always a fine line making changes in the Android world, as the multitude of hardware vendors have widely varying implementation qualities of the standard Android APIs.
  • Linux:
    • @lrusak has added the ability for users to select the audio backend with a command line switch when starting Kodi. This also allows seeing with which enabled audio backends Kodi was built. For more information check out the following PR.
  • macOS:
    • The minimum OS required for Kodi on macOS is now Mojave (10.14). This was done to allow the project to continue using more modern C++ 17 features. macOS Mojave was released on 24th September 2018 and hardware supported can be seen at Apple.com.
    • @enen92 has continued to further improve what is known as “Native windowing” for our macOS codebase that will eventually lead to a formal Apple Silicon version. Improvements to window resizing, menu’s, window blanking, improved multiple monitor handling and more.
    • For developers, Kodi can also now more easily be run from Xcode without having to alter schemes.
    • @ksooo has now correctly added Speechrecognition entitlements for Apple platforms (including iOS/tvOS) which fixes a crash when microphone usage was triggered.
    • Support for HiDPI resolutions, such as those marketed as Retina displays, has been introduced in the native windowing version. This enhancement allows Kodi’s graphical user interface (GUI) to showcase higher pixel densities, resulting in a sleek and polished appearance on modern Macs.
  • webOS
    • @sundermann and @craigcarnell have made further improvements to the new webOS platform. Screensaver support has been added, along with audio sink improvements and updates to codec hardware support.
  • Windows:
    • Minimum Windows supported version has been raised to Windows 8.1.
    • @CrystalP and @thexai have made a number of improvements to windows HDR/SDR/HLG display including tonemapping and hardware DXVA support for a number of combinations of those media types.
    • @thexai implemented support for “Video Super Resolution” for Nvidia (RTX ) and Intel (ARC) compatible hardware. Please note, we obviously cant test all combinations of hardware, so don’t expect this to work for every combination under the sun. Give it a try and report any issues WITH debug logs.
    • Bump to libdav1d to version 1.20 should improve AV1 playback support for windows platforms.

Python

  • A fix for a regression was made by @lrusak that puts addon paths at the front of the system paths. This fixes addons using system modules instead of potentially customised Kodi modules of the same name. This mostly affects Linux based systems.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Kodi 21 Omega?

Kodi 21 Omega is the pre-release of the latest Kodi software.

Is Kodi 21 Omega available for download?

Yes. Users can install a pre-release version of Kodi 21 Omega.

Should I use Kodi 21 Omega?

We suggest avoiding Kodi 21 Omega until it is in the stable release.

Can I install Kodi on Firestick?

Yes. Users can install Kodi on nearly any device they prefer including streaming devices such as the Amazon Firestick & Android TV/Google TV.

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Notable Replies

  1. I’ve been using alpha for quite a while with no issues at all.

  2. Which add-ons work well with Kodi 21?

  3. afFENity, Crew, the usuals

  4. I just might try Umbrella when I get some play time to install 21 on one of my devices.

  5. I installed it but haven’t used it yet. It’s just a backup.

  6. Umbrella has been my go-to for a good little while now.
    I’ll be tickled if it was compatible with Omega.

  7. I’m good with 20.5 and won’t make the move until my Build dev does. But if Troy put Omega on the toolbox I’d probably grab it and a few addons just to take a look

  8. Hey @MarkxG, The Omega RC2 Release is available within the TROYPOINT Toolbox.

  9. I went ahead and upgraded to the Kodi 21 from 20.5. The two addons that I had (Umbrella & Seren) migrated automatically with no problems. I watched about 2+ hours of content. So far, no problems.

  10. Avatar for JPM69 JPM69 says:

    Updated to 21 RC2 as well and the Diggz Xenon Plus 2.4 build uploaded without any issues so far.

    Testing with Coalition addon and working fine.

  11. I’ve been using RC for ages and haven’t had any problems. Got Crew & Umbrella on it. I guess Fen might come off now :cry:

  12. I am using RC2 with Seren. No issues at all.

  13. Great TP-Brett for that info :+1:. I will look on the Toolbox. Thanks TP-Brett

  14. I installed Omega without uninstalling 20.5 on all three device that we use.

    All of the addons were carried over with no loss in data whatsoever. Very easy & hassle-free.

  15. How do i install the new Kodi omega

  16. Wow that’s pretty cool. In the wizard of the build I use it gives me the options to keep my Addons but I’ve never seen that work. Did you just get Omega from the Toolbox and when it downloaded and installed it kept all your Addons?

  17. Avatar for JPM69 JPM69 says:

    It works well on the build i use too. They have an omega wizard version already too. Its been down for a few days so i think they may still be working out things.

  18. I’m in no rush to move. The Dev of the Build I use likes to wait a while on the major releases before migrating over so I’ll just wait.

  19. Yep, it did.

  20. Look up Troypoint Toolbox.

    There’s a link to Kodi 20 RD. Click on that.

  21. Anyone know if when stable version of Kodi 21 comes out the 20.5 version will update without losing current add-ons/builds or will you have to download 21 and start over.Am about to start over with new build on 20.5 and would hate to have to start all over again in a few weeks/months once I get it how I want.Seems like it updated from like 20.1 to 20.5 with no problem but don’t know about all new version.

  22. normaly when you load new kodi it just updates and all apps are still there not sure if its the same if you have a build installed

  23. Avatar for JPM69 JPM69 says:

    The build i use does have it set up to automatically save your debrid, trakt, Favorites, weather and a few others when you upgrade the build or Kodi.

    I upgraded to 21RC2 from 20.5 and my build carried over with no issues.

    Just remember, not all addons may be compatible with the newest kodi right away. Especially since its not a stable version yet.

  24. Avatar for PapaS PapaS says:

    Just to add some more on this topic, I noticed today on the 21 version if you try to install fentastic skin , it doesn’t show up in the ivarbrandt repo.

  25. Diggz wizard only gives me a kids program to install . No Omega no Xenon no nothing other the kids repo when using the new url address. Is there a fix for this?

  26. Avatar for JPM69 JPM69 says:

    You need to update kodi to 21 RC2 to get their omega wizard. The other build are there.

  27. Avatar for JPM69 JPM69 says:

    Sorry as of right now the Chef Omega Wizard is only offering Diggz Xenon 2 ver 1.1 and cg Mec 5.4. The other builds were there but have been taken down. Hopefully for an update.

    Xenon 2 is a little different from xenon plus but you get most if not all of the same content. Just a different look.

  28. Avatar for PapaS PapaS says:

    Kodi 21 now stable

    Here’s the change log

  29. Confluence is gone from stable Kodi 21 omega. Somebody needs to do a mod version and bring it back.

  30. Avatar for PapaS PapaS says:

    Fentastic skin from ivarbrandt repo not compatible with new update either.

  31. tried it confuence skin gone deleteted it gone back to 20.5
    giphy (1)

  32. Avatar for JPM69 JPM69 says:

    Yeah it was a rumor that we were hoping was wrong. I saw an article that said Estouchy was being removed instead. Maybe both were.

    I think i read that this happened before and they wound up bringing it back. :crossed_fingers:

  33. Avatar for JPM69 JPM69 says:

    I am using 21 RC2 with Diggz Plus 2.4 (no longer available) which i believe uses Xonfluence. Their modified version if Confluence. Edit: Xenon is the Diggz MOD of Confluence.

    If i update to stable 21 i wont be able to use the build anymore? Or will it transfer over but
    have issues?

    Im kind of still holding out hope Confluence makes an appearance in 21 and dont want to lose this build either.

  34. Avatar for PapaS PapaS says:

    Don’t listen to @PapaS , there’s already a fix for the Fentastic skin.

  35. Avatar for JPM69 JPM69 says:

    I think im answering my own question…:thinking:

    For Diggz Builds, Xenon2 is a new version of Xenon which is a modified version of Confluence. So even though the original Confluence isn’t available to modify for K21 the skin still influenced the Xenon2 skin.

    So the Xenon2 skin looks different from Xenon1. It has different Fonts and Icons etc but it is still using the same user friendly experience.

    I am hopeful that the developers will tweak the skin as needed in the future.

    I think that made sense. Lol

  36. Avatar for JPM69 JPM69 says:

    I tried that link but it didn’t work for me. Using 21 RC2. Tried on my Nvidia and my phone. No luck.

    I am guessing i go to Add Source with url and then to install from zip file. I cant get past add source.

  37. Just added Kodi 21 omega with prism and used the access code for real-debrid but clicked on a show and it says i need RD so it won’t play.

  38. My upgrade went relatively flawless, but I’m getting some sort of Seren error, although I’m not seeing anything in the Kodi log showing anything. I reauth’d Trakt and RD.

  39. Avatar for PapaS PapaS says:

    As soon as I upgraded, I started getting Seren error too. Tried it and it still worked but the error :confused: thing bugged me enough so I just deleted Seren. I use Fen or Ezra most often anyway.

  40. Avatar for Tech2 Tech2 says:

    Try using a browser and downloading the zip file and saving it. Then you install from zip, choose external storage and select the file.

  41. Avatar for JPM69 JPM69 says:

    Yes that worked. But i thought it would be compatible with the build i had installed but it doesn’t look like it. I loaded it but all the addons from the build were gone.

    No big deal. I’ll just continue to use Xenon2 and see if they offer more build options now that 21 is officially released.

    Thanks for the info and help.

  42. Installed 21 and used Seren as always with RD and Orion, nothing will clear.
    Gone back to 20.5

  43. I tried to load Diggz Xenon and it said network issue?

  44. Avatar for JPM69 JPM69 says:

    So you were able to download the Chef Omega wizard but it gave an error when trying to Download the Xenon2 build? If so, mayne the network is busy. What does the error message say?

  45. It says… Couldn’t retrieve directory information. This could be due to the network not being connected.

    Thanks.ks

  46. Avatar for JPM69 JPM69 says:

    Did you download the Omega Wizard or is that the error you are getting?

  47. No. I just downloaded Kodi. I tried the 20.5 and 21. Got same message.

  48. Avatar for JPM69 JPM69 says:

    Ok. Only use kodi 21. Diggz isnt using 20 versions anymore. Make sure you are using the exaxt url

    http://diggz1.me/diggzrepo

    If you are still having the problem they may be doing maintenance.

  49. Avatar for JPM69 JPM69 says:

    I just tested and it is working. Did you remeber to “Allow from unknown sources”?

  50. Yes. I will try again. Thanks

  51. I was able to get it to load. Thank You.

  52. Avatar for jorom jorom says:

    Does the old FEN addon work in Omega 21?

  53. Avatar for PapaS PapaS says:

    It’s working in mine.:+1:

  54. I have installed Kodi 21 Superman build from the Troypoint Toolbox, but the favorites I have saved do not appear in the “favorites” link. What am I doing wrong?

  55. The update to Kodi 21 went well. Only he gives an error message at Seren. Despite the error message, Seren works fine.

  56. Yes, also the light version.

  57. Avatar for DENS DENS says:

    I updated to the new 21 and now lost my build and settings it just says your library is currently empty i am an old man with limited knowledge and i have huntingtons disease is there a way i can get back my saved settings and real debrid please i dont know how to proceed thank you in advance.

  58. What build did you have on there that you lost with the update?

  59. This is Normal. If your Build Dev has not optimized for 21 it will not work. If you want to continue using the same Build I suggest installing 20.5. Otherwise find another Build that works with 21 or install individual Addons

  60. Unfortunately this is what I was afraid of.I had just installed Retro build on 20.5,spent hours getting it the way I wanted,but took the chance to update to 21.Build look was gone,but all my add-ons were still in there,just not on the time line anymore,so had to spend hours again adding them back to the timeline.And there were only like 5 timeline menus to choose from and sadly I don’t care for the look of any of them but use the aeon silvo I think it was as it looked the closest to what I had and guess I will get used to it

  61. Avatar for DENS DENS says:

    My memory is terrible with Huntingtons desease but i have a inkling that it was xenon, if i go back and download 20.5 will my build still be there?

  62. Avatar for JPM69 JPM69 says:

    If you didnt back up your build it will not be saved to go back to 20.5. There is no longer any Nexus build or wizard available from Diggz Xenon anymore. If that’s what you were using.

    If you did have the Diggz Xenon build you can download the new Omega wizard and download the Xenon Debrid 3.0 build. There is a thread to answer questions as there are some slight differences to the previous version.

    You probably will need to start over again. When i updated it all came with me from the previous build. Not sure what happened with you. I was using kodi 21 rc2 so maybe thats why.

    If you use the Debrid/Trakt Login on the Home (Xenon) screen you will only need to authorize your accounts once. You can resynch your accounts if you add new addons without needing to input the code each time.

  63. Avatar for DENS DENS says:

    Thank you i maybe a little slow but does that mean i just need to put a new build into 21 from the new update can someone give me a link so i can follow it step by step please. Thank you

  64. Avatar for JPM69 JPM69 says:

    The link to download the wizard to get the build is…

    https://diggz1.me/diggzrepo

    The build is Diggz Xenon Debrid Only 3.0

    Troy has a step by step instructions on how to download the Diggz build. It may be an older version but the process is the same. I’ll see if i can find it and post here for you.

    Also, there are many other builds out there. This may not be the one you are familiar with.

  65. Found the look I like better in the few skins they have available-it is the Xonfluence skin.To me it seems easier to add and remove apps/categories from the timeline.Sadly now have to go thru adding everything again, hopefully for last time for awhile.Should probably only have a few apps so wouldnt be so much trouble,but like to tinker around with apps and see what is out there.

  66. Confluence skin is gone. I don’t like that. I’m sticking to 20.5 as long as I can.

  67. Avatar for DENS DENS says:

    Thank you all for helping this old man who panicked a little, as my condition worsens i need everything to be easy and make as few changes as possible. But you were all right about not losing my stuff, there is no home screen justa row of options down the sidebar so i only clicked on movies and tvshows when you said i might have to repopulate it i moved down to add-ons and low and behold all my stuff was there with real debrid in tact as well. So i want too thank all of you for being patient with me and helping me it is much appreciated

  68. When will the latest “stable” version of 21 fix the “failure to play” dvd problem?

  69. Confluence version 5.0.4 is now available on Kodi Addon Repo 3.4.0
    It is compatible with Omega 21

  70. Good job helping DENS. It made me smile.

  71. I do not believe you can go back once you moved up.
    I like 20.5 I use a build found in the Doomzday Repo under programs (Doomzday simple wizard) I use the build called (Compact Kodi OMEGA Builds Version 21.0) it works great on 20.5 for a 21.0 build. This build is simple and easy to use - it will show a picture of it while scrolling once you get to this build in the list.

  72. I have followed Troypoint’s step by step instructions on how to install the diggz add-on but it doesn’t work in Kodi Omega. It states the server can’t be found. Any suggestions? I have tried to load it on my Firestick. I even tried deleting and reloading Kodi Omega, deleting and reloading diggz, but the same results. I get a little further with Crewnique but only to “check the log for more information” but it won’t load the build. We even looked to see if there was some way to backup our current build from Kodi 20.5 but couldn’t find out how to back it up to our files. We even took the power away from the system overnight, but still can’t go any further. Please help.

  73. Avatar for JPM69 JPM69 says:

    Ok. Lets try a few things.

    Did you allow from unknown sources in kodi?

    Did you try to turn off your VPN?

    Did you check for typos in the url?

    https://diggz1.me/diggzrepo

    The Chef Omega wizard is definitely working so try those first.

    Also, there is or was (if it’s been deleted already) an option to back up your build in the chef nexus (and Omega) wizard. Under Maintenance I believe.

  74. …after you have checked JPM69’s points, don’t just copy and paste the url, you need to actually type it in sometimes.

  75. i downloaded 21 omega but i am still seeing the old build xenon free 2.3 why? please advise.

  76. I’m using the 21.0 Omega with the Twilight/Afinenity addons on an Estuary skin and added the GUI Wizard for maintenance and everything is working awesomely.
    I’m using the Google 4k Hd Onn box with a 256gb PNY flash drive.
    I have Kodi, Sling, Peacock, Syncler, Weyd, STube w/Wolf Launcher & SurfShark as well as 9 other support apps and are maintaining 3.8gb of memory and everything is streaming wonderfully.
    A large Kodi build will eat ya up and spit ya out. Gb eaters man.

    Its all you need to do all your streaming with and its less headaches than a build.
    The Addons are quick to upgrade to the new Kodi upgrades but the builds are not and there’s so many glitches to contend with.

    I’m like you, I’m not a tech. And believe me when I say, the less you install on your Kodi app the better.

    Best of luck Dens

  77. Link is different.
    Same link, and after .io/packages

  78. Andre, I am an older man and new with all these Kodi stuff would you explain more. Thx

  79. updated to kodi 21 yesterday it saved all my apps and confluence skin so nothing to reload :+1:

  80. It’s possible that your build isn’t working in Kodi 21 yet. I recommend you use a different pre-made build. In Kodi, go to the file manager. Fill in this link, http://diggzyrepo.ddns.net enter the name Digz. After that, go to install from zip and install Digz. After that, go to install from repository and look in the Digz Repo for Digz Wizzard. Multiple add-ons will be installed. If this wizzard doesn’t work, search the internet or here for a Wizzard for Kodi 21. The steps I mentioned remain the same.
    You can do also a fresh install with the same steps.

  81. Here also.
    Built up aeon nox myself.
    Already in use since Kodi 16.
    Only Seren gives an error message, but otherwise works.
    I used to be the main sponsor of the Kodiforum Netherlands.
    Unfortunately, Lex passed away.
    I entered competitions with a Shield pro as the main prize.
    I also did repairs without interest.
    Flashing used boxes, etc.
    Now I’m trying to help some people here.
    Greetings from Bakkeveen.

  82. Avatar for TSim TSim says:

    Why don’t you just load the Diggs BurstFree 1.0. With Elementum you don’t even really need Real Debrid

  83. Avatar for Miki Miki says:

    English only please. Appreciate it and thank you. Btw we appreciate all the help that expert Kodi users, like you, provide. The insiders sure enjoy it. Have a nice day.

  84. Avatar for JPM69 JPM69 says:

    The Burst Free build isnt available in the Chef Omega Wizard as of yet.

    They do offer the Xenon Free 3.0 and 2 Debrid Only builds however.

    Just wanted to clarify so not to confuse @dlstritt.

  85. Thank you so very much for your help. I tried everything you said again this morning but it didn’t work. The thing that seemed to work this afternoon was having the VPN off. Worst Kodi build I ever tried to download. Crewnique is not available to download at this time,

  86. omega is fine its getting the right apps to go on it

  87. Avatar for JPM69 JPM69 says:

    Glad it finally worked out for you. Not sure why you had so many problems. If you have any questions about the build there thread for that here as well.

  88. Thank you Andre!!

  89. Avatar for JPM69 JPM69 says:

    The link you provided didn’t work for me. Is it typed correctly? I like the Diggz builds and was curious about your instructions. I even tried without the letter y but no luck. I’m always looking for better/easier ways for people to download diggz builds.

    The url I am used to is http://diggz1.me/diggzrepo.

  90. You are right.
    Thats the good one.

  91. When I updated to 21, it stripped the CrewNique mod I was using. However, everything that I had installed like elementum burst, the crew, and other apk add ons were still accessible and working fine from the standard Kodi menu. I decided to not worry about it or go through the trouble of doing anything since everything works; it just looks different.

    Did you try scrolling down to the Add-ons section of the Kodi menu and looking in the Video add-ons section for all of your installed add ons that you have been using?
    Here is an example of scrolling to the Add-ons section in Kodi, then seeing The Crew add on listed in the Video add-ons section. You should see everything that you had installed there.

  92. Anyone notice the consistant error message for Seren? Is it a Seren issue or is it an incompatibility with the new Omega build? Just curious. Cheers.

  93. Avatar for PapaS PapaS says:

    Same here.

  94. Avatar for TSim TSim says:

    Thanks, I’m running 20.3 and hadn’t looked at the build menus for a while. I noticed all the builds are gone and it says they’re only available in 21 Omega. I guess I won’t be upgrading for a bit, can’t do without my burst Free!!

  95. Avatar for PapaS PapaS says:

    If you use the Seren from diggzrepo it’s been fixed so no error message.

  96. Thank you sir. Good to know. I will have to change repos then. Is it in a specific repo or is it its own separate one that I need to add the source link for? Cheers.

  97. Avatar for JPM69 JPM69 says:

    Edit: Disregard below… I think he was saying you can just DL Seren Omega from the Diggz Repo. Not installing the whole build.

    I believe what @PapaS is referring to is the Diggz Xenon 3.0 build. Its only available for Kodi 21 Omega.

    To get it download the Chef Wizard at

    https://diggz1.me/diggzrepo

    There is a thread on TP for Diggz Omega builds in case you have any questions. You can change the “Flavor” of the build to be dedicated to AfFENity (default), Umbrella, TMDH, or Seren.

    I usually dont use Seren so i cant say how well it works but PapaS said it works.

  98. Yeah this is Troy’s site. I see this is your first post. Probably not a good idea to come here and try to get youtube clicks and promote your video on another person’s site.

  99. Avatar for DENS DENS says:

    Thank you after reading the helpfull comments i realised that everything had come through i only needed to go further down the side bar to the add-ons everthing from the previous builds was there

  100. Avatar for DENS DENS says:

    That is exactly what i had to do thank you

  101. Glad everything worked out for you…

  102. Avatar for DENS DENS says:

    :ok_hand::+1:thank you

  103. New settings menu kodi omega 21.0…anyone know what these should be for amazing playback for 4k firestick

  104. Avatar for JPM69 JPM69 says:

    Edit your post with the question again so people know why you posted the pic.

    I saw the other post that Miki merged to here. Did you make any changes or is that how it shows when you opened the Kodi Advanced Setting?

    Reason i ask is I believe we both have same Build RD Diggz 3.0, right?

    Mine has a Read Factor of “Adaptive”, not 4x as your shows. So its possible the settings have already been optimized for your device. I am using an Onn 4k box as reference.

    All the other setting are the same for me.

    Edit: My Nvidia shield tv pro has the same settings as my Onn 4k box.

  105. Avatar for Miki Miki says:

    Thanks for catching that @JPM69 . Fixed.

  106. Avatar for Klk Klk says:

    Ok I tried the 3rd gen max, will not work with Kodi at all. So I got the brand new 4k max and it’s doing the same thing using Kodi add ons. Won’t play right after selecting a different episode or going to a different anything. I just don’t get how my 3rd gen stick works perfectly but 4k max and Kodi 21 not at all! Any clues???

  107. Thanks for replying…i have not changed anything its showing these by default… im using omega and diggz xenon 3.0 ( i found diggz xenon 2 ( 1.1 ) abit buggy im using a 4K firestick

  108. Avatar for JPM69 JPM69 says:

    No problem. Yes we are using the same build.

    Is there a reason you want to change these settings? I’ve never even looked at them before.

    I am not a Kodi expert but as i said both my Onn and Nvidia have the Read Factor as Adaptive so it may be set up already for you with “4x”. Maybe someone with more knowledge can help.

    Diggz used to have a way to set up the build to your devices capabilities. I dont see that option here. It would be based off you RAM i think. But there are some tweaks you can still make yourself.

    Besides some cosmetic stuff i usually leave the inside of kodi and the build alone.

    I prefer Xenon over Xenon2 as well.

  109. I play around with kodi , have done for the past year and have finally understood it … , but…omega has this new section i have one on my LG 1080p tv and it’s automatically set to adapt…then my 4K tv its this image …. And set to x4 … and 128mb chunk size ( what ever that means? I have tried google but zero success)

  110. And memory size?
    Not sure if I should change it ?

  111. Avatar for JPM69 JPM69 says:

    Well i downloaded kodi onto my phone and it is automatically set to 4x when i opened it.

    After i downloaded the Diggz Debrid Only Xenon 3.0 is changed to adaptive.

    But my screen looks a little different than yours. One shows basic kodi and the other after I installed the build.

    I’d just leave it alone if you arent having any issues.


  112. Avatar for Miki Miki says:

    From my research this is more for advanced users and requires the entering of codes to modify the programmed chunk sizes, and even then your changes are not a given that they’ll work. If you want to get that deep into it, or just want to learn what those settings do, then I suggest doing an online search and start reading.

  113. Avatar for Klk Klk says:

    I guess a simpler way to ask is why I can’t get 4k max sticks to work with any Kodi add ons on any version of Kodi. Set up exactly like my 3rd gen 4k stick which works perfectly.

  114. Avatar for JPM69 JPM69 says:

    That seems strange.

    What addons? Using Real Debrid or similar? Do you get results and then it won’t play?

  115. Avatar for Klk Klk says:

    Yes using real debrid. Using crew fen lite and coalition. It will play an episode for instance then as soon as you go to the next episode black screen. Have to hit home button to get back. Then click another episode and solid red screen. I’ve tried older 4k max and brand new one. Same issues.

  116. Avatar for JPM69 JPM69 says:

    No idea why that would happen. Do you have “auto play the next episode” with the addons set up? Are you using a build?

    I’ll be over a friend’s later this week that has a 4k max fs. Not sure if they still use Kodi. I’ll see if i can check.

  117. Avatar for Klk Klk says:

    Not using auto play or a build. Set up exactly like my 4k stick which works perfectly. Was just hoping to get more storage with the new 4k max and external drive capabilities. Thank you for your help.

  118. Avatar for JPM69 JPM69 says:

    No problem. So what do you have to do to get the next episode to play?

  119. Avatar for Klk Klk says:

    I can’t. I just get red screen. I got so discouraged I reset to factory default and sent it back to Amazon. Defeated lol?

  120. Avatar for JPM69 JPM69 says:

    Ok if my friend still has kodi I’ll see if he has the problem. Otherwise i guess you solved the problem for yourself. Lol

  121. Is Kodi 21 ready for download?I tried and tried and just could not get to download.Please help.

  122. yes it is if you do a search troy has instructions

  123. I’ll even do the legwork.

    If this isn’t working after you have gone through Troy’s instructions, please post a more detailed description of what is happening so that we can try to help.

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  1. I have a BuzzTV 5x, pretty good box I’ve never had a problem with. I miss Nexus with the latest Diggz Xenon build, it worked pretty flawlessly. I removed Kodi completely, installed Omega 21 stable version. Installed Digzz Xenon Debrid versions 3 & 1 several times and am having serious kick out issues. It doesn’t matter which version I’m running, it still kick out. I also have script.module.orion and script.module.streamlink missing. Can I just download those somewhere? Even if I just boot up fresh and let Xenon sit on the Home screen, it ill kick out usually before the screen saver starts and it’s set for 5 minutes. The ONLY time it doesn’t kick out is if I’m watching the Diggz Live TV Browser, but it will usually kick out as soon as I leave the TV Browser. This is frustrating, wish I could go back to Nexus with the last Diggz Nexus build, I regret upgrading. I’ve fresh installed many times with the same results no matter which version of Digzz, Debrid Xenon I use 3 or 1.1. Anybody have any similar issues & have any solutions?

  2. So far so good on using Omega 21… except… my Favorites list does not show anything using the Confluence skin. It has been my choice since I started years ago. There are references to using a Favourites Window instead – is this reference for the programmers and not users? Do I just have to wait for the skin developer to make it compatible?

  3. What difference would it make from Kodi 20.0 Kodi 21.0 how would it improvement the system. And with this new Kodi 21.0 is their going to be any new apps or streaming websites

    1. Not right now just 21 is just a test model right now and for people to test it and send their opinions back to the proprietor but when they come out with a stable version and probably be a huge difference especially in the video and the television side of it and the live TV is this ian Roberts from Kentucky

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