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Peach OSI TV meets the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B

Information for getting Peach Pi TV operational on your Raspberry Pi 3 (RPi3) Model B Below

 

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Information for getting Peach Pi TV operational on your Raspberry Pi 3 (RPi3) Model B

Disclaimer:
    This Peach Pi TV package is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
   but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
   MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the
   GNU General Public License for more details.

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Important Note: YOU WILL NEED A COMPUTER RUNNING A LINUX SYSTEM LIKE ONE OF OUR PEACH OSI OS's WITH GPARTED INSTALLED AND A WAY TO READ YOUR SD CARD IN ORDER TO FULLY EXPAND YOUR micro SD CARD TO THE FULL AVAILABLE SPACE ON YOUR SD CARD.

The Peach Pi TV system files have been intentionally kept to a bare minimum so that streaming video on your Raspberry Pi 3 (RPi3) Model B can be as efficient as possible. This means that there is no desktop system installed in Peach Pi TV and neither is there any applications to expand the partition to whatever the maximum size available on your particular SD card. Peach Pi TV will function without expanding the partition just fine but your storage capability will not be the total amount available on your SD card. You can remedy this situation by loading your SD card into a computer with just about any Linux flavor and with Gparted installed and then follow the instructions given below in section number 2 of Normal Operation of your Raspberry Pi 3 (RPi3) Model B using Peach Pi TV.

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The File you downloaded is a zip file and we zipped it with 7Zip. Most any zipping program should work to unzip the files. You can download a free copy of 7Zip from here:

http://www.7-zip.org/

In the event that you do not have an internet connection the above 7Zip installation program for Windows is in the folder that you unzipped.

Use the Hash Check System

    Included in the zip file is a text file named Hash Check. It is a good practice to always check the original Hash Check against the results that you get from a Hash Check. In Linux you can check the Hash with an application called GTKHash. In Windows you can download a free Hash Check program at:

http://download.cnet.com/MD5-SHA-Checksum-Utility/3001-2092_4-10911445.html?

In the event that you do not have an internet connection the above Hash Check installation program for Windows is in the folder that you unzipped.
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Suggested Usage and Warning:

 Peach Pi TV was built on a Raspberry Pi 3 (RPi3) Model B Quad-Core 1.2 GHz 1 GB RAM with On-board WiFi and with Bluetooth Connectivity. As of the writing of this help file, Peach OSI has not tested Peach Pi TV on anything other than the previously stated device the Raspberry Pi 3 (RPi3) Model B Quad-Core 1.2 GHz 1 GB RAM. Peach Pi TV should run on a Raspberry Pi 2 (RPi2)900 MHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 CPU with 1GB RAM but those devices may experience issues with the config.txt file because the config.txt file has been modified to overclock the Raspberry Pi 3. Users of the Raspberry Pi 2 - if attempting to run Peach Pi TV - should immediately go to the /boot/ folder and delete the config.txt file and replace it with the copy of the default config.txt file that is already stored in the /boot/ directory. Otherwise the existing config.txt file will be running your Raspberry Pi device overclocked with several overclocked settings. If you decide to run Peach Pi TV on any device - especially versions of Raspberry Pi that are not the Raspberry Pi 3 (RPi3) Model B - then you do so at your own risk. Please read through the entire help file before you attempt to install Peach Pi TV on any micro SD card and before running Peach Pi TV on any Raspberry Pi device. Again, by installing Peach Pi TV on any device you agree that you understand that Peach OSI has no responsibility for any damages that may result from that or any subsequent installation(s). You also agree that you are doing so AT YOUR OWN RISK.

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Importance of using the right micro SD card.

 Of the foremost importance in using Peach Pi TV  or Peach Pi 16.04 on your Raspberry Pi 3 (RPi3) Model B is the size, quality and speed of the SD card that you installed Peach Pi TV or Peach Pi 16.04 on to. We recommend Kingston, Sandisk or Patriot micro SD cards and we also recommend a 32GB SD card in either of those three flavors. Peach Pi TV or Peach Pi 16.04 will run on a 16GB SD card but we have found that the OS is more responsive with a 32GB SD card. We also suggest that you use an SD card with a speed rating of Class 10. Peach Pi TV or Peach Pi 16.04 will run on an 8GB SD card with a rating of 4 but the system will lag seriously without available storage and with such a slow speed class rating.

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Burning Peach Pi TV or Peach Pi 16.04 to a micro SD Card
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Burn to micro SD card with Windows  -

Included in the zip file are two programs designed to work with Windows. The first program is SD Formatter and the other is Win32DiskImager. You will need to install both programs into Windows in order to burn the Peach Pi TV image file to your micro SD card.

1.) After installing the two above programs insert your micro SD card into your computer (however way you can access the micro SD card in your computer. I use a USB to micro SD card convertor.)

2.) Next open or run the SD Formatter program. The SD Formatter program should automatically detect your micro SD Card. Make absolutely sure that the drive letter depicted is the correct drive letter for your micro SD card. Click on the "Option" tab inside the SD Formatter program. Leave format type to "QUICK" but on the field labeled "Format Size Adjustment", switch that option to "On" and then click on "OK". Next click on "Format" in the main window. Answer yes to all the warnings and let the SD formatter program do its magic.

3.) Next open or run the Win32 Disk Imager program. The Win32 Disk Imager program should automatically detect your micro SD Card. Make absolutely sure that the drive letter depicted is the correct drive letter for your micro SD card. Click on the small blue folder next to your drive letter and navigate to the location where you have the Peach Pi TV file stored named PeachPiTV.armhf.16.04.LTS.img. Click on that file. Now simply click on "Write"and Win32 Disk Imager will write the Peach Pi TV image file to your micro SD card. Lastly, be sure to properly remove the micro SD card from the system and you should be good to install Peach Pi TV into your Raspberry Pi and boot with it. Be sure to expand the storage capability in the micro SD card as per the instructions in part 2 below in the section entitled "Normal Operation of your Raspberry Pi 3 (RPi3) Model B using Peach Pi TV.

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For Linux -

1.) Copy the Peach Pi TV image file (named: PeachPiTV.armhf.16.04.LTS.img) to the root of your (username) - (whatever username your Linux favor was installed with) folder. This folder is located in the /home/(username) folder.

2.) Insert your micro SD card into your computer (however way you can access the micro SD card in your computer. I use a USB to micro SD convertor.)


3.) If you need to format the micro SD card (such as a previously used micro SD card) in Linux we will use the fdisk commands. In a terminal, start fdisk /dev/sdx where /dev/sdx is your SD card device (may depend on the Linux distro you're using, see what's to follow). You can then delete all existing partitions on the device by typing d, and then adding a single new partition & format it. You an also just type n to create a new partition table, and start laying everything out. cfdisk is also another viable tool, which is basically fdisk with a greatly improved user interface. In both cases, once the drive is formatted, you will lastly need to mount it. If you're unable to determine the proper device, remove the SD card, run fdisk -l, and then re-run it with the SD card inserted. The micro SD card is the device that has been added.

4.) Your micro SD card needs to be unmounted so open a terminal and type (close any open windows that show the files installed on the micro SD card).

sudo umount /dev/sdb1 /dev/sdb2      

Remember you may need to change /dev/sdb , /dev/sdb1 and /dev/sdb2 depending where your system mounts your cards. It could be sde, sdc, etc. Just make sure that you do not use sda as that is your permanently installed hardrive or SSD drive. Again if you're unable to determine the proper device, remove the SD card, run fdisk -l, and then re-run it with the SD card inserted. The micro SD card is the device that has been added.

If your version of Linux does not have dcfldd already installed for making card images, which is a replacement for the old dd disk duplication program, then you should install it now. dcfldd has a number of improvements, most notably a progress meter so you can see it working, and be confident that it hasn't crashed.

Install dcfldd if you haven't already got it (it won't hurt to try to install it again if you already have it):

In a terminal enter -

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install dcfldd

Then type into the terminal to load the image onto your micro SD card.

sudo dcfldd if=PeachPiTV.armhf.16.04.LTS.img of=/dev/sdb

Again, remember you may need to change /dev/sdb depending where your system mounts your cards. It could be sde, sdc, etc. Just make sure that you do not use sda as that is your permanently installed hardrive or SSD drive. If the dcfldd command cannot find the PeachPiTV.armhf.16.04.LTS.img you will get an error messange stating the file is not found. Make sure that you have copied the file PeachPiTV.armhf.16.04.LTS.img to the /home/"username" directory in your Linux flavor and it should be placed in that directory along with the folders like "Desktop", "Documents", "Pictures", etc.

After the transfer completes give it a couple of minutes to be sure everything is completely transferred and then in the terminal type

sudo sync

to clear the registers and then type into the terminal

sudo shutdown -r now

to shutdown your Linux PC. It is now safe to remove the micro SD card and install it into your Raspberry Pi 3 (RPi3) Model B.


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Normal Operation of your Raspberry Pi 3 (RPi3) Model B using Peach Pi TV

    While using Peach Pi TV or Peach Pi 16.04 on your Raspberry Pi 3 (RPi3) Model B you should follow these guidelines to help to make the most of your experience with Peach Pi TV or Peach Pi 16.04 on your Raspberry Pi 3 (RPi3) Model B.

1.      Given that Peach Pi TV or Peach Pi 16.04 is built based a version of our Peach OSI – an Xubuntu derivative called Peach OSI Barebones along with another distro named OSMC – Peach Pi TV or Peach Pi 16.04 is designed to give the user a full TV in the case of Peach Pi 16.04 - a full desktop - experience without having to know or learn the nuances of a Raspberry Pi or the Linux operating system. In running Peach Pi TV or Peach Pi 16.04 you need to be aware that your Raspberry Pi 3 (RPi3) Model B has been slightly overclocked and that several other features for the Raspberry Pi 3 (RPi3) Model B have been optimized. These changes are made in the /boot/config.txt and /boot/cmdline.txt files and can be further altered you if should decide to do so. We have made backups of both default files and you can replace the current functioning file with the backup copy to return your Raspberry Pi 3 (RPi3) Model B to its default status.    

2.    You may want to expand the PI Root partition so that you can utilize any and all of the space on your micro SD card. For this process you will need a separate functioning computer running some Linux variant with Gparted installed as we will use the Gparted application. (It is necessary to be running a Linux system because we are going to be working with a Linux ext4 partition)

If using any Peach OSI Linux variant open Gparted by clicking on “Applications” in the taskbar in the upper left of your screen. In the window that type in Gparted in the search window at the top. Click on Gparted and give the password to open Gparted.

In Gparted – right click on the listed devices on the listed items in the top right corner of the Gparted application and select the correct sdb or sdc or sde device or whichever selection is your micro SD card. Be sure you know exactly which option is your SD card. It will never be sda as that is your hardrive that Peach OSI is installed to. One easy way to tell is by the size of your micro SD card.

Once you have the absolute correct device selected the available partitions for that device will show in the main window. In the main window you should see 2 partitions. One should be a fat32 partition and the other should be an ext4 partition. (If you can't see both a Fat32 and an ext4 partition then you are not looking at the correct device - do your search over in the upper right hand device search window in Gparted).

Left click on the ext4 partition to highlight that partition.

Now right click while hovering over the selected ext4 partition.

In the window that opens, click on “Resize/Move”.  

In the upper right of the window that opens you can see the heading “Maximum Size”. Fill in the box that reads “New Size” with the amount you can read in the “Maximum Size” data.

Once you have “New Size” filled in properly click on the next box below beside of the words “Free Space Following (MiB) and the box should automatically populate to zero. If not then enter a numerical 0.

Then click on “Resize” on the button on the lower right of the open window. You're not finished yet though.

You must apply the changes. To apply the changes click on the green check mark in the menu near the top. Verify you want to make the changes and Gparted will do the rest. When Gparted finishes close Gparted and shut down your PC before removing the micro SD card.

Install your micro SD card into your Raspberry Pi 3 (RPi3) Model B.

You should now have full access to all the space that's available on your micro SD card.

3.    Connecting Peach Pi TV to Ethernet and/or your WiFi. Peach Pi TV has OSMC installed along with Kodi and many other specialized Peach Pi TV setup files. You will need to give your Peach Pi TV internet access by either accessing your WiFi or by a hard wired Ethernet connection. I highly suggest an Ethernet connection if this is possible for you as your Peach Pi TV is capable of streaming Hi Definition 1080p and that quality of streaming will require a higher speed Ethernet connection for streaming high 720p or 1080p quality HD video. You will most likely have streaming buffering issues if you are on only WiFi. This is not just an issue with the Raspberry Pi 3 (RPi3) Model B, you would have this same issue with a high end Home Entertainment Center PC. How do I know? I have several and I would never consider watching any streamed content of any kind without an Ethernet connection. I connect both an Ethernet cable and create a WiFi connection as well. It's like having two separate connections and I rarely have any buffering issues no matter what the quality of video is that I am streaming or to how many TV's or different programs that may be being watched simultaneously. Of course your results may vary as it is also  important on how fast your internet connection speeds are. As for how the Raspberry Pi 3 (RPi3) Model B with Peach Pi TV performs and compares to the other full blown PCs that I have - as far as streaming video - there is no difference at all. None. Nada.
 
  Setting up your Wi-Fi connection or Ethernet connection or Bluetooth on Peach Pi TV

  You will need some type of a USB keyboard and mouse to perform the following

While in Peach Pi TV navigate right to the "System" category

Click on System and then on "Appearance" in the window that opens

Now click on "Skin" in the window on the right and wait for the skin options to populate - you have three available options - Confluence (the standard Kodi Skin), Convergence (the Peach Pi TV Skin with Peach enhancements) and OSMC (The configuration of Peach Pi TV). Click on OSMC. Then "Yes" to keep the OSMC skin.

Now hit escape twice, then click on "My OSMC". A graphical window will open and here is where you can set many options for your Raspberry Pi 3 (RPi3) Model B.

You want to click on the graphic of three small circles connected with 2 lines. This is the Network settings module.

In the window that options you can turn on Ethernet and turn on WiFi and turn on Bluetooth to your Raspberry Pi 3 (RPi3) Model B. All of these settings are simple and self explanatory. For Ethernet all you usually need to do is to turn it on unless you have to setup Ethernet manually and you should know how you manually do that. For WiFi you simple switch (click on 'Wireless") and then select to turn on the WiFi (should already be on), select your WiFi network and give your Peach Pi TV your WiFi password or key. I do not turn on Bluetooth as turning on Bluetooth uses more resources and as I'm sure you are aware, resources with the Raspberry Pi 3 (RPi3) Model B are always at a premium.

When you've finished setting up your Network options - hit escape twice and then select "Settings" on the bottom of the list.

Then select "Appearance" and then on "Skin" in the left window and then set the skin back to "Convergence" and approve the selection and your done.

4. Peach Pi TV has been pre-setup to work with any basic MCE remote - Media Center Remote. Other settings or other remotes are pre-installed as well. Email us for information about any other remote control.

5.    Always be sure to properly shut down your Raspberry Pi 3 (RPi3) Model B. Do not unplug the power cable until you’ve properly shut down Peach Pi TV. The easiest way to shut down Peach Pi TV is to click or navigate to the power button located on the bottom left of your screen. A window will open with the shutdown options. This is most important because failing to properly shut down your Raspberry Pi 3 (RPi3) Model B can severely corrupt your Micro SD card. For turning off your Raspberry Pi I recommend a Wideskall 2 Prong AC Power Wall Plug On / Off Switch Tap Adapter ETL Certified as the USB on/off switch sold for Raspberry Pi often drains energy from the cables on the Raspberry Pi. The Wideskall 2 Prong AC Power Wall Plug On / Off Switch Tap Adapter ETL Certified costs less than $6 US and you can get one here:

https://www.amazon.com/Wideskall-Prong-Switch-Adapter-Certified/dp/B019JJV12I/ref=sr_1_1?s=baby-products&ie=UTF8&qid=1477679348&sr=8-1&keywords=wall+tap+with+switch

6. Once completing the above steps you are ready to load up your Peach Pi TV with any addons as you would with any other Kodi install. We do not pre-load any blacklisted Kodi addons for obvious reasons. Please read our file about using Kodi addons included with your Peach Pi TV download.

Final note:

For remote controls of your Peach Pi TV I use an Ortek Windows 7 Vista XP Media Center MCE PC Remote Control and Infrared Receiver for under $13 US and available here:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00224ZDFY/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

For a neat portable keyboard with track pad I use the a Rii 2.4GHz BACKLIT Wireless Mini Kodi Keyboard with Touchpad Mouse for under $23 and available here:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00Z81U3YY/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I am not affiliated with any of these products - I'm just saying that if you need a handy on/off switch, a wireless remote that is pre-setup to work with Peach Pi TV, and a handy wireless keyboard - these are what I personally use but I am neither endorsing the products nor do I give support for using said products.

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I hope you enjoy the world of Raspberry Pi computing and if I can ever be of any further assistance, please do not hesitate to ask. Any and all contact should be initiated through our website located at www.peachosi.com.

Disclaimer:
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Is Kodi legal?

With Kodi you can stream just about anything - but is it legal? Kodi, formerly XBMC, is an open  source media player that was originally designed for the X Box but Kodi is now available for a wide range of operating systems. Kodi allows you to stream content from the Internet as well as from your own personal hard disk(s) and or servers. There are thousands of add-addons, plug-ins and repos available to further enhance Kodi’s functionality (both legal and questionable).  One of the most compelling features of Kodi is that it can fill the role of a media streaming device. Users can stream TV shows and movies onto a TV using Kodi. This is perfectly fine provided one has a subscription to a paid service like cable TV or Netflix or Hulu, to name a few. The problem is that the open-source development platform means that anyone with the know-how can create add-addons and plug-ins for Kodi. There are many popular add-addons and plug-ins available in third party repos that fall in that gray area of legality.  But those third parties are not affiliated with Kodi and thus - the third party developers do not make Kodi illegal. Just as any computer could be used illegally even without Kodi, so too can a computer be used illegally with Kodi. Whether or not the third party developers who create the questionable add-addons or the people that use them are in violation of any laws is the big question. Copyright holders would certainly say - yes. However, it can be difficult to pinpoint the violation as per today’s laws. Simply locating any violators can be difficult at best. We have installed Kodi in this Peach TV Linux distro because we know that Kodi - in its intended form - is legal. Kodi has won numerous battles proving itself so. We have installed only Kodi approved add-addons and urge you to add only add-addons that are not on Kodi’s blacklisted repos and add-addons page (link provided below). Ultimately how you decide to use Peach TV or Kodi is up to you but make no mistake - Peach OSI does not condone the use of Peach TV or of Kodi for the streaming of content to which you do not have a legal right to view - either by purchase or subscription. Furthermore - we will not answer questions or give any information regarding any blacklisted repo or add-in as provided in Kodi’s web page regarding blacklisted material.


Turn off our custom Kodi Intro movie:

 As you add more functionality to Kodi the time that it takes to load Kodi will increase. In order to give Kodi time to load we have created a custom Kodi/Peach intro movie not only to give Kodi 15 seconds of calculated loading time but also a way to show off Peach TV and your TV Home Theater PC. If you want to disable the intro screen it is easy to do. While inside of Kodi through the on screen menus from System/Appearance/Skin/Settings/Miscellaneous Options/Startup Window/Enable Kodi Intro Movie. By clearing the tick able box you can stop the intro movie from being able to run.


More about Kodi on Peach TV

We, Peach OSI, - in good faith -  could not responsibly setup Kodi using any of the banned or black listed repos and addons into our Peach TV distro. The laws regarding the streaming of web TV content and proprietary video are moving quickly from a gray area of the law to areas where fines and other legal obligations make producing a pre -setup to use Home Theater System an almost impossible endeavor. We have followed the guidelines as stated by Kodi® in producing what we understand is a viable way to use Kodi® without worry of violating those principles.
We encourage you to read the information from the links posted above. Please note that we are not affiliated with Kodi® in any way, shape or form.
Here is a brief synopsis of Kodi’s information about Piracy Box Sellers that are killing Kodi.

 

There are so many Kodi video settings!


Yes, that’s right; however, by having so many Kodi video settings, it’s easy to configure and tailor your Kodi experience better, in a way that you will like and enjoy.

Kodi video settings: main video settings


The main video settings allow you to configure the video output to your liking.

    Display mode: allows you to choose between displaying Kodi full screen or windowed. Sometimes, the full screen setting in the Kodi video options will have a number alongside it; which is specially useful for setups with more than one monitor/screen.
    Resolution: this setting changes the resolution Kodi user interface is displayed in, to better fit your screen and make elements look as detailed as possible and with a correct aspect ratio.
    Use a full screen window rather than true full screen: if enabled, Kodi will run on a window the size of a screen, instead of using the DirectX full screen mode. This setting benefits multi-screen configurations, where Kodi   can be used without minimizing other in other windows. This setting is mainly designed for Windows OS devices and uses slightly more resources, which might impact playback.
    Blank other displays: In a multi-screen configuration, this setting blacks out other screens besides the one where Kodi is displayed.
    Stereoscopic 3D mode: allows you to choose between several 3D formats for 3D video playback.
    Preferred mode: establishes a 3D preferred mode for 3D playback, with the option to configure it as being the “same as movie”.
    Vertical blank sync: this option lets you compensate for horizontal screen tearing, and you can choose between having it disabled, enabled only during movies, or all the time.
    Video calibration: lets you configure the pixel ratio and effective screen size of Kodi, via an interactive on-screen feature, that you can use with a mouse, keyboard or remote while following the on-screen instructions.
    Test patterns: lets you display several test patterns for further video calibration, which you can browse through by using the directional arrows.
    Use limited color range (16-235): Only recommended if your monitor is a regular HDMI TV, as it prevents PC monitors from displaying proper blacks; this setting limits the color range to be displayed within Kodi.
    Reset above settings to default: This allows you to go back to the default video configuration.

 

Kodi video settings: in-playback video settings.


Click the video reel icon during playback to open Kodi OSD Video options.


    Deinterlace video, Deinterlace method: This allows you to configure deinterlacing, to decide whether it should be on, off, or automatically set; as well as the method to use for this process, which can also be set to be auto-selected.
    Video scaling method: by scaling the video, Kodi can make the image match the video output device resolution. There are many methods to achieve this and you can choose among them with this option; however, all of these methods are non-adaptive, meaning they will produce different amounts of aliasing and blurring, so it’s up to you which one of these Kodi video settings for scaling to use.
    Crop black bars: sometimes, black bars will be encoded in your video and cause issues with its aspect ratio. This setting allows you to crop those black bars in order to fix those issues.
    View mode: choose between different kinds of screen zooming and screen stretching. Useful to make a movie fit within the screen area for better viewing.
    Zoom amount, Vertical shift, Pixel ratio: these options let you adjust zoom and aspect ratio, as well as help you properly setup the image on viewing devices such as projectors.
    Post-processing: reduces low pixellation and macroblocking on videos with low resolution or low bitrate.
    Brightness, Contrast: these allow you to adjust the video brightness and contrast for a better viewing.
    [VDPAU] Noise reduction, [VDPAU] Sharpness: These allow you to set the levels of noise and sharpness if you’re using VDPAU.
    Non-linear stretch: Stretch the video to fill the screen, preserving the center without stretching.
    Stereoscopic 3D mode of video, Invert stereoscopic 3D mode (flip eyes): These settings allow you to control how 3D video is displayed, and whether or not the 3D sides are inverted (for side by side view, for example).
    Set as default for all videos: you can force all videos to run under these settings by clicking here.
    Video calibration…: brings up the same video calibration screen as the option in the main video settings.

 

Kodi Audio Settings: understanding the audio options


How to set up Kodi audio? First things first, there are two possible menus where you will find settings to modify Kodi audio output; one of these is located in the settings menu, which can be accessed via System -> Settings -> System -> Audio output; we will call these Kodi audio settings the main audio settings. There is also a menu that you can get during playback, if you click the button with a speaker on it (on Confluence skin), and allows you to configure some other Kodi audio setting; we can call this menu the audio playback settings. In this menu you can do things related to the playback itself, such as offset the audio or even add subtitles to your media, provided you have the right service installed. [Read:Guide: How to add Kodi subtitles to your streams and movies]

 

Kodi Audio Settings: main audio settings.

 

    Audio output device: Here you can select which one of the audio outputs from your computer you will be using. Depending on what you select here, some settings further down might be enabled or not.
    Number of channels: If your audio connection is digital, this represents the channels supported by the audio connection; if it’s analog, it will represent the number of speakers your system is using.
    Output configuration: You can set this option to Fixed, Optimized or Best Match. This will let you know if properties such as sampling rate and speaker configuration will change during playback to match the source (which is done in Best Match setting); will be set at the start of playback and not change (corresponds to Optimized); or will be set by the value indicated in settings at all times (which would be the Fixed option).
    Limit sampling rate  (kHz): If you set fixed output, this indicates the sampling rate. If you are using SPDIF, this is the maximum sampling rate.
    Stereo upmix: When enabled, it lets 2-channel audio be upmixed to the number of channels set in Kodi audio settings.
    Normalize levels on downmix: Also can be called Maintain original volume on downmix. When enabled, keeps the volume of the stream, at the cost of compressing dynamic range. When disabled, volume will be lower but the dynamic range will be maintained. Keep in mind the dynamic range is defined as the difference between the quietest and the loudest sounds in an audio source; thus, you should enable this setting if the dialogue in movies is barely audible.
    Resample quality: If you need to have audio sampled at a different rate than the source, this is the option you need to tweak; you can set it on Low, Medium and High, but the latter two will consume more computer resources.
    Keep audio devices alive: Defines the time audio devices will wait before entering a suspended state. It also has Always (audio devices never suspended) and Off (audio devices always suspended) settings. This setting uses a lot of CPU resources, so depending on your hardware it might not be available.
    Play GUI sounds: Define whether you want to hear GUI sounds or silence when browsing through the menus. You can also have the sounds play only if media playback is stopped.
    Enable passthrough: With this setting you can enable passthrough Kodi audio output for encoded audio formats.
    Passthrough output device: Only useful if you enabled passthrough audio, this lets you select the device you will use for audio playback of encoded formats.
    The formats you could use are selected via this very same menu, and depending on your device you could select:
    Dolby Digital (AC3) capable receiver.
    Enable Dolby Digital Transcoding: To be selected in case the audio output device only supports multichannel audio.
    Dolby Digital Plus (E-AC3) capable receiver.
    DTS capable receiver.
    TrueHD capable receiver.
    DTS-HD capable receiver.
    Make sure you select a format compatible with your device to avoid slowness or freezes on your media!

 

Kodi Audio Settings: audio playback settings.

 

    Volume: Select the volume of your media.
    Volume amplification: Some sources are very quiet even if you crank up the volume all the way. Use the amplification in Kodi audio settings to solve that (if the audio gets too distorted, get another source!)
    Audio offset: Sometimes the audio and the video seem to go separate ways. With this setting you can bring them back on track together and make them sync properly.
    Audio Stream: Useful for media with more than one audio stream, you can use this option to select which one you want to hear.
    Stereo upmix, Enable passthrough: They are the same as the ones you can set on the main Kodi audio settings. See above.
    Enable subtitles, Subtitle offset, Subtitle and Browse for subtitle: These options are for subtitle control; bring them over your media, make them sync properly, browse your downloaded ones for the movie, or download new ones.
    Set as default for all videos: Make these settings apply to all videos from now on.

 

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Users, you are welcome to keep doing whatever you want with Kodi. Devs of all stripes, feel free to keep developing whatever you want. This is an open, free platform, developed under the GPL, and always will be. But we are in danger now of losing key core developers and the soul of the application to the greedy individuals who profit on tricking users and re marketing Kodi to suit their needs. And we need the community’s help to stop them. If you see somebody selling a box that’s “fully loaded” or comes with the phrase “Free movies and TV with Kodi,” please, ask them to stop. And let us know. It’s OK to sell a vanilla Kodi box. It’s OK to sell a fully loaded box that doesn't’t have Kodi installed or fully re brands Kodi to something else entirely. It is not OK to sell a fully loaded Kodi box. If you see a You-tuber using the Kodi logo as part of his channel, constantly marketing Kodi as a source of free movies, ask him to stop pretending to be us and dragging our name through the muck. And, of course, let us know. Who knows, maybe the You-tuber has no idea that he or she is causing so many problems and a conversation might solve them. We love making Kodi. We love working on a free, open source software that’s the best media center on the planet, able to do things no other media center can do. And we want to keep making Kodi better, every single day. But every day our name gets dragged through the mud, we are in danger of losing developers and losing the freedom to make Kodi great.


In this file we have included several valuable resources as you move into the realm Kodi®. Included in this folder are links to Kodi® keyboard shortcuts - some information from Kodi® on how to safely use Kodi® and some information for blacklisted repos and addons while using Kodi®'s forum. We here at Peach stand by the standards that Kodi® sets for their software. Please read through the information from the links provided in this folder. How and why you use Peach and/or Kodi® is always up to you but we strongly urge you to use Peach and Kodi® in a way that honors and respects the legal rights of others.

First and foremost - we support Kodi and hope that you will too...

Kodi® is free and open-source software, meaning that it is generally acceptable for any company to use and distribute it as long as our license is respected. We as XBMC Foundation do not charge any licensing fees for the usage of our product.

The “XBMC Foundation” is the non-profit organization that operates the Kodi® Media Center project. The XBMC Foundation is a non-profit organization, registered in the US.

Our references made in any Peach OSI distro tries its best to honor and respect both Kodi and the XBMC Foundation, trademarks and expectations given us as a fellow developer who makes Kodi available to our users.

As stated on Kodi's website

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Please make sure that you understand that the information provided by any of these services is being provided freely, and that no kind of agreement or contract is created between you and the owners or users of these services, the owners of the servers upon which it is housed, the individual contributors to these services, any project administrators, sysops or anyone else who is in any way connected with the Kodi project subject to your claims against them directly. You are being granted a limited license to copy anything from this site; it does not create or imply any contractual or extra contractual liability on the part of Kodi or any of its agents, members, organizers or other users.

There is no agreement or understanding between you and Kodi regarding your use or modification of this information beyond the Creative Commons Attribution-Sharealike 3.0 Unported License (CC-BY-SA); neither is anyone at Kodi responsible should someone change, edit, modify or remove any information that you may post on any service provided for Kodi.

1 General disclaimer

The Kodi wiki manual is a community maintained resource for the Kodi media software project and related topics. The services for the Kodi software (including developer tools, resources, download areas, files, source code, product information, documentation, communication forums, bug tracker, wiki, etc. all collectively called "services") that the Kodi Project, its members, and websites provide are for the purpose of providing support to the Kodi community. The structure of the project allows anyone to alter the contents of provided in these services. These services and all content, products and services on them are provided on an “as is”, "with all faults", and "as available" basis, without warranty of any kind, either express or implied. Your use of these services is at your own risk. Kodi disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including without limitation, warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose.

Kodi disclaims liability for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential, exemplary, punitive or other damages, or lost profits, that may result directly or indirectly from the use of these services and any material that is downloaded or obtained through the use of these services.

This includes, without limitation, any damage to computer systems, hardware or software, loss of data, or any other performance failures, any errors, bugs, viruses or other defects that result from, or are associated with the use of this website.
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None of the contributors, sponsors, administrators, or anyone else connected with Kodi in any way whatsoever can be responsible for the appearance of any inaccurate or libelous information or for your use of the information contained in or linked from these services.
1.2 No contract; limited license

Please make sure that you understand that the information provided by any of these services is being provided freely, and that no kind of agreement or contract is created between you and the owners or users of these services, the owners of the servers upon which it is housed, the individual contributors to these services, any project administrators, sysops or anyone else who is in any way connected with the Kodi project subject to your claims against them directly. You are being granted a limited license to copy anything from this site; it does not create or imply any contractual or extracontractual liability on the part of Kodi or any of its agents, members, organizers or other users.

There is no agreement or understanding between you and Kodi regarding your use or modification of this information beyond the Creative Commons Attribution-Sharealike 3.0 Unported License (CC-BY-SA); neither is anyone at Kodi responsible should someone change, edit, modify or remove any information that you may post on any service provided for Kodi.
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Only text is assumed to be released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Sharealike 3.0 Unported License. Images are assumed to be under a different license unless otherwise specifically noted.
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Publication of information found in any of the services provided for Kodi may be in violation of the laws of the country or jurisdiction from where you are viewing this information. The servers providing these services are located in different locations of the world and is maintained in reference to the protections afforded under local and federal law in respect to their location. Laws in your country or jurisdiction may not protect or allow the same kinds of speech or distribution. Kodi does not encourage the violation of any laws; and cannot be responsible for any violations of such laws, should you link to the domain of the websites of these services or use, reproduce, or republish the information contained therein.


Peach OSI GNU License..

GNU Free Documentation License

Version 1.2, November 2002
Copyright © 2000,2001,2002 Free Software Foundation, Inc.

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This License is a kind of "copy left", which means that derivative works of the document must themselves be free in the same sense. It complements the GNU General Public License, which is a copy left license designed for free software.

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   This package is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
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   the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or
   (at your option) any later version. However - any modifications to this software must be duly noted as such and no longer be brandished as a valid copy of Peach OSI.

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