speedingcheetah wrote: ↑
Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:21 am
averyfreeman wrote: ↑
Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:01 am
speedingcheetah wrote: ↑
Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:29 pm
I don't have to install Kodi, then install a plugin on Windows...why the F do I have to have to on Linux.
Yes, I agree, it's very nice of them to provide any options for Linux users at all. Most companies don't support anything outside of Windows. It must be a huge headache for them.
I've been recording using FreeBSD 12.0-RELEASE for a year now myself, and I've been very happy with it. I was super surprised they even offered a solution for FreeBSD. I'm tickled pink.
Maybe if you are really intent on using the Linux kernel and the all-in-one view application you could look into running Android?
I have TRIED Kodi....it is a HORRIBLE program and interface.
SDs instruction on how to install their plug-in is useless...just go to Video Addons and select it...on the 3 linux distros I have tried, that section has no such addon to download new plugins...and SD has no manual instructions or file to install in to Kodi. With another distro that I do not want to use. kodi did have that option, there is the Official HDHR app (and a third party "Simple" version that after u install and use it once, it removes it self saying that is not compatible with newer versions of Kodi.)
The official HDHR app plugin in Kodi is NOTHING like the windows one. It looks like something form the 90s, just a Kodi does,(no matter the skin). The app is extremely buggy with GUI buttons and elements flashing and ghosting when i move the mouse, heck, there is mouse trails whenever the screen hangs for a sec to change channels. The live DVR record does not work fully, can pause and resume, that is it, no FF or RW. The live tv buffer file is not showing in the folder on the machine that is hosting the DVR function, i like to have that in case i wish to save something i am watching, but did not hit record on it....The program images take minutes to load when u scroll down in the "Guide". overall, it is just a trash GUI and UX.
Kodi is an award winning application used not only by millions of users, but due to being open source, is also repurposed by major tech companies and deployed for large hotel chain and other infotainment installs. Most people who scoff at Kodi either don't know what it's capable of, or have a technical issue that can be solved.
We have new instructions on our new documentation site, that we've been setting up in the last few weeks (Kodi changed their default skin since we had originally released the add-on): https://info.hdhomerun.com/info/kodi
(That page also details use some of the great community options as well)
All major linux distros use the same Kodi add-on repository for python-based add-ons (which is the type that the HDHomeRun add-on is). They won't have a different selection of those video add-ons, assuming they are using a version of Kodi from the last few years.
The Amber skin with a few settings tweaks is beautiful and modern looking skin, and certainly does not look like something from the 90s. (as one example, there are others).
The fast-forward and rewind issues are a recent bug due to changes in Kodi. Using an older version of Kodi can be used as a temp work around, but we are going to fix those playback control bugs, as well as update the over-all add-on as it as derived from the app over time. I don't have an ETA on that, unfortunately, but it is on our radar.
Kodi should not be laggy on anything as powerful as a Raspberry Pi 3 or better, which is a pretty low bar.
If you want to use a mouse then you need to use a skin that supports mice. Most Kodi skins are designed for use with a remote control.
The DVR software handles saving the live buffer if you press record on a show. That's not handled in Kodi.
Something is broken if it takes minutes for images to load.
I'm certainly not saying that I expect everyone to be happy with the Kodi option, but it is comparable to our native app (minus support for DRM-protected CableCARD channels).
What we could do is provide our own mini-fork of Kodi where the add-on is already enabled, and goes directly into it and hides all of the other parts of the Kodi GUI (just an idea, no promises). The biggest issue with Kodi and the add-on is that it's not turn-key, but doing this kind of "mini-fork" would solve that. When the add-on gets updated, there will be very little that is different between the normal app and the add-on, and you wouldn't even know you were using Kodi.