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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-ons, 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-ons and plug-ins for Kodi. There are many popular add-ons 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-ons 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 disro 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-ons and urge you to add only add-ons that are not on Kodi’s blacklisted repos and add-ons 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.

Important Kodi Links: Right click and jump to hyperlinks

Banned Repos and Addons

Kodi Disclaimer

Kodi Keyboard Shortcuts

About Kodi

Kodi Online Manual

Piracy Box Sellers are Killing Kodi

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 tickable 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 fullscreen or windowed. Sometimes, the fullscreen 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 fullscreen window rather than true fullscreen: if enabled, Kodi will run on a window the size of a screen, instead of using the DirectX fullscreen 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 resourses, 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.


Resources below copied from Kodi’s website:

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 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

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.

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.
1.1 No formal peer review

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.
1.3 Copyright

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.
1.4 Trademarks

Any of the trademarks, service marks, collective marks, design rights or similar rights that are mentioned, used or cited in the services provided for Kodi are the property of their respective owners. Their use in any Kodi service does not imply that you may use them for any other purpose other than for the same or a similar use as contemplated by the original authors of content provided by these services under the CC-BY-SA licensing scheme. Unless otherwise stated Kodi are neither endorsed by nor affiliated with any of the holders of any such rights and as such Kodi cannot grant any rights to use any otherwise protected materials. Your use of any such or similar incorporeal property is at your own risk.
1.5 Jurisdiction and legality of content

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.

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