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Anyone running Kodi v17.0 beta on Win 10?

Discussion in 'Technology / Science' started by Blunted 4 lyfe, Dec 16, 2016.

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    Fubard

    Fubard Well-Known Member

    Using Kodi in the EU is NOT an issue, provided you are only streaming and not actually downloading as the European Court of Justice declared doing such a thing is perfectly legal as you do not keep a permanent copy of whatever you watch nor do you upload the stream.

    Provided you use the right addons, as in don't use anything that needs Plexus or AceStream, nobody can do a thing to you as the highest court in the EU has declared streaming to be legal due to you not uploading or saving a copy..

    The second you upload, whether accidentally or on purpose, or save whatever you are watching to your computer/whatever, then that's a different matter.

    So be like me, hook a miniPC (mine is an Acer Revo, gave me more options than an Android TV box and is smaller than a bag of flour) up to the TV and watch what you want via the likes of the Covenant addon, they can't do a thing to you.
     
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    Fubard

    Fubard Well-Known Member


    Have you tried Peerblock? Stops a hell of a lot of these nasty "watchers" from seeing what you are doing if you are doing P2P stuff.
     
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    Fubard

    Fubard Well-Known Member

    To go back to this, some advice for those without medium or high end machines.

    My miniPC is an Acer Revo with a 1.4Ghz Celeron, 4Gb ram and Intel HD graphics on board and, well, 1080p streams struggled. At first I thought it could be lag on the WiFi, but with my new provider I have it cabled (modem in a different position so slinging cables is easier) so that ruled that out. Turned off all non essential Windows guff, changed antivirus to something less intrusive, made sure drivers were up to date from manufacturers and not Windows Update, everything I could think of but there was still stuttering, puttering and crashes.

    Enough, I said, and wiped the bugger and installed Linux Mint with Cinnamon desktop so SWMBO can navigate easily. The difference is phenomenal, no crashes, all streams run smoother than a bloody good Speyside single malt.

    So if you have a lower end machine, Linux the bugger for Kodi instead of using Win10. Make it a dual boot if you MUST use Windows for certain things if you wish, but use Linux for Kodi.

    You won't regret the 30-60 mins spent doing so.
     
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    Blunted 4 lyfe

    Blunted 4 lyfe Well-Known Member

    Unfortunately not all individuals have the means to upgrade to higher end machines so they’re stuck using what they have, but any PC beats a firestick or any other android box, if only every streamer had Linux.
    I’ve ran just about every streaming source out there and by far the go-to sources for me here in the USA are mobro, Terrariumtv and Firetvguru backed up with a VPN ( I recommend IP vanish) tweaked with real-debrid (6 months for less than 18 bucks) you can’t go wrong.
     
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    Fubard

    Fubard Well-Known Member

    That's why I slapped Linux Mint on the miniPC
     
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    Blunted 4 lyfe

    Blunted 4 lyfe Well-Known Member

    It’s Mobdro
     
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    Fubard

    Fubard Well-Known Member

    I know, but isn't Mobdro, as an example, P2P?

    If so then you can be shafted here, whereas things like the Genesis Reborn addon which does not do P2P means you don't take one in your hoop from the copyright people here and you don't need to VPN.
     
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    Cx2H

    Cx2H Well-Known Member

    Yeah, streaming is accepted, downloading and sharing will get you rammed.
     
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    Blunted 4 lyfe

    Blunted 4 lyfe Well-Known Member

    Oh hell yeah downloading is the quickest path to fucksville, a VPN is just like is just a small layer of protection where you hope nobody “sees” what you’re doing.
     
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    Fubard

    Fubard Well-Known Member

    Forgot to add something about Kodi Krypton on Linux Mint 18 Sylvia, which could well apply to other Debian based Linux installs.

    You may be suffering random crashes to desktop for no apparent reason. The issue is NOT Kodi but is Mint itself, specifically the python cryptography, so follow the instructions in the following link to solve the problem.

    Mint 18.2 Many Problems - Kodi Crashes, Freezes, Addons & Widgets won't load

    I see no reason this would not work on other Debian based versions of Linux, and I now have no issues with Kodi crashing using Linux whatsoever.
     

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