How To Download Kodi 171

Posted on
  1. Kodi 17.1 Download For Windows
Live TV and PVR Setup Guide:

How to Install Addons On Kodi. Our guide today will show you how to install addons on Kodi 17 Krypton the newest development from the Kodi team. Our tutorial today is based on the well-known Kodi addon exodus, but you will see most processes for installing an Addon is the same to follow. Join the millions already enjoying Kodi. While we do not recommend using old builds, should you need to download them you can access those builds here. Stable release sources are available here. Current development is done in our git repository.

Join the millions already enjoying Kodi. While we do not recommend using old builds, should you need to download them you can access those builds here. Stable release sources are available here. Current development is done in our git repository. To start with you’re going to need a copy of the Kodi 17.1 IPA file. Download it to your computer and place it somewhere easy to find for later. Download it to your computer and place it somewhere easy to find for later.

PVRRecording softwareMediaPortal TV-Server

Note: This article is only about MediaPortal's TV-Server (PVR backend) and not about using MediaPortal itself as a media player client for Kodi.

MediaPortal's TV-Server is the component of MediaPortal that manages the user's TV cards and streams the TV signal over the network. You can learn more about how the components of MediaPortal (TV-Server - MediaPortal Client) work together in MediaPortal's own wiki.

Once you installed the MediaPortal software package you will notice that MediaPortal's TV-Server has its own separate Configuration Tool which you can access via a desktop shortcut or on the Windows Start Menu. Once you have configured TV-Server, you may also configure the TV settings for each client in the MediaPortal Configuration Tool > TV.

Please note that MediaPortal also has it's own separate Configuration Tool for all configuration settings other than TV-Server, such as using MediaPortal as a media player client, which is unrelated to Kodi.

  • 2Connecting Kodi to MediaPortal


1 MediaPortal TV-Server Quick Start Guide

  1. Download MediaPortal 1 or 2 from http://www.team-mediaportal.com/mediaportal-download
  2. Install the MediaPortal TV-Server (installation of MediaPortal itself is not needed, but can be useful for debugging purposes)
  3. Configure your TV-Server following the MediaPortal TV-Server Quick setup guide. Detailed TV-Server configuration documentation can be found here.
  4. Download the TVServerKodi plugin from the TVServerKodi website (margro)
    • Extract the TVServerKodi.rar file and copy the TVServerKodi.dll to the plugins directory of your MediaPortal TV-Server installation (typically: C:Program FilesTeam MediaPortalMediaPortal TV ServerPlugins or C:Program Files (x86)Team MediaPortalMediaPortal TV ServerPlugins).

For MediaPortal 2, the location is different: C:Program Files (x86)Team MediaPortalMP2-ServerPluginsSlimTv.Service3Plugins

    • Open the 'TV-Server Configuration' and enable the TVServerKodi plugin under 'Plugins'.
    • Configure the TVServerKodi plugin. Add network shares for your Timeshift and Recordings folder if you want to use Kodi PVR on a different PC than your MediaPortal TV-Server PC.
    • Restart the TV-Server: Press under 'Manual Control' the 'Stop Service' button, wait a few seconds and press then the 'Start Service' button (same button). Unfortunately this does not work yet for MediaPortal 2. You will need to reboot or manually restart the 'MediaPortal 2 Server' service.


2 Connecting Kodi to MediaPortal

  1. Go to Settings -> Add-ons -> Enabled add-ons -> PVR Clients and select the MediaPortal add-on
  2. Select 'Configure'


2.1 Connection

Mediaportal Hostname
The hostname or IP address of the server where the MediaPortal TV-Server is installed. Use 'localhost' or '127.0.0.1' when the TV-Server software is installed on the same machine.
Default value: 127.0.0.1
Mediaportal Kodi plugin Port
The default port for the TVServerKodi plugin. Only change this setting if you have changed the TCP port on the TVServerKodi plugin settings.
Default value: 9596
Connection timeout(s)
Timeout on Kodi<->TVServerKodi communication. After the selected timeout, has elapsed, the addon won't wait any longer for an answer from TVServerKodi and abort the selected action. Bottleneck is the timeshift start for TV channels. This can take a long time due to card initialization, so don't make this value too small.
Default value: 10 (s)
Windows user account (SMB)
User name for accessing the Recording and Timeshift shares when running Kodi on a non-Windows system like: Linux/OSX
Default value: <empty>
Windows password (SMB)
Password for accessing the Recording and Timeshift shares when running Kodi on a non-Windows system like: Linux/OSX
Default value: <empty>


2.2 MediaPortal

Free-to-air only
Fetch/show only Free-to-air channels from the MediaPortal TV-Server backend
Default value: true
Include Radio
Fetch also radio channels
Default value: true
Import only TV Channels from group
Allows you to fetch only the TV channels in a specific MediaPortal TVServer group. E.g. you can create a 'Kodi' group at the TVServer side that contains only the TV channels that you want to appear at the Kodi side. Leave this field empty when you want to import all channel groups.
Default value: <empty>
Import only Radio Channels from group
Allows you to fetch only the radio channels in a specific MediaPortal TVServer group. E.g. you can create a 'Kodi' group at the TVServer side that contains only the radio channels that you want to appear at the Kodi side. Leave this field empty when you want to import all channel groups.
Default value: <empty>
EPG: Read genre strings (slow)
Translate the EPG genre strings from MediaPortal into Kodi compatible genre id's to get a colored EPG timeline view.

Depending on your EPG source, MediaPortal may return strings in your local language. In this case, you can skip the genre translation using this option. The addon translates only English genre strings to Kodi genre id's. You can extend the translation table by extending the following PVR addon file: pvr.mediaportal.tvserverresourcesgenre_translation.xml

Default value: false (= don't read and translate the genre strings)

Kodi 17.1 Download For Windows


How to download kodi 171 1

2.3 Playback

Streaming method
There are two ways to read the Live TV and recording streams from the TV-Server backend: 1) direct file access and 2) using an RTSP stream. The 'TSReader' option reads directly from the timeshift buffer or recording file (fastest) using a stripped version of MediaPortal's own TSReader filter. The 'ffmpeg' option uses an RTSP stream for playback (slow channel switching, but it can pass firewalls with proper settings).
Default value: TSReader
Use RTSP streaming
The TSReader should use the Live555 library to read an RTSP stream instead of accessing the timeshift buffer file/recording file directly.
This requires the PVR addon to be recompiled and linked against Live555. This is not enabled for Frodo!!
Depends on: Streaming method=TSReader
Default value: false
Fast channel switching (don't stop timeshift)
Don't stop an existing timeshift session when switching to a new channel. This makes channel switching faster but might also break channel switching.
Warning: Enabling this option will probably break SD<->HD channel swithing and switching to channels with different audio/video streams and codecs. Detection of the new streams at the Kodi side may fail because the PVR addon does not know exactly where the beginning of the new channel is inside the timeshift buffer file.
Depends on: Streaming method=TSReader
Default value: false
Wait time after turning a channel (ms)
Use this options to give the TVServer some time to fill the timeshift buffer before Kodi starts playing the selected channel. You can increase this value if you are experiencing frequent buffering after tuning a new channel.
Default value: 0



Next step:Configuring Kodi


3 Additional guides and links

  • MediaPortal website - http://team-mediaportal.com
  • MediaPortal backend for Kodi support forum - http://forum.kodi.tv/forumdisplay.php?fid=171
Retrieved from 'https://kodi.wiki/index.php?title=MediaPortal_TV-Server&oldid=126794'
Kodi (formerly known as XBMC) is an award-winning free and open source (GPL) software media player and entertainment hub that can be installed on Linux, OSX, Windows, iOS, and Android, featuring a 10-foot user interface for use with televisions and remote controls. It allows users to play and view most videos, music, podcasts, and other digital media files from local and network storage media and the internet.
Features and Highlights
Music
Kodi can play all your music including mp3, flac, wav and wma formats. It has cue sheet, tagging support and smart playlists for ultimate control of your music collection.
Movies
Kodi can do Movies too! Supporting all the main video formats including streamable online media, Kodi can import, browse and play your Movie collection with ease.
TVShows
The TVShow library supports episode and season views with posters or banners, watched tags, show descriptions and actors. Great for keeping track of your progress.
Pictures
Import pictures into a library and browse the different views, start a slideshow, sort or filter them all using your remote control.
PVR
Kodi allows you to watch and record live TV all from the GUI interface. It works with a number of popular backends including MediaPortal, MythTV, NextPVR, Tvheadend and many more.
Add-Ons
The real power of the media player comes from the vast selection of user created Add-ons that are available though repositories. There are Add-Ons for popular web services, applications and scripts.
Web Interfaces
Interact with the software using its JSON-RPC based remote interface. This brings loads of possibilities for remote controls, web browsers and 3rd party tools to take the program to the next level.
UPnP
With UPnP compatibility you can stream to and from any other Kodi instances and play to other UPnP compatible devices in your home with ease.
Remote Controls
With support for hundreds of remote controls, CEC-compatible TVs, or one of the new Smartphone and Tablet Apps, the software allows you to control your media your way.
Note: Kodi does not provide any media itself. Users must provide their own content or manually point this software to third party online services. The Kodi project does not provide any support for bootleg video content.
Also Available: Download Kodi for Mac