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Question about Kodi

by rickz1968 / February 10, 2017 7:42 AM PST

I have a question about kodi I currently am running mine on a pc hooked up directly to my tv via a hdmi cable and my question is this is there a way to install 1 version of kodi on the pc and be able to acess it and watch it from other devices on my network or do you have to do independent installations on each device. if it is possible can you please let me know what I would need to do this

Thank you

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Pretty specific question
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 10, 2017 7:57 AM PST
In reply to: Question about Kodi

That's good to ask but I'd get on the Kodi document pages and their own forums. The up and downside of Kodi is that it's not a commercial product and a few folk have melted down demanding support.

It's one of those open source systems that has gathered a lot of steam as companies sell it in small boxes.

-> As to the question. Kodi's an app. Not a broadcaster as like a cable TV provider. Most folk I know install Kodi on each PC/device and set it up.

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Thanks for the help
by rickz1968 / February 10, 2017 10:12 AM PST

Thank you I will take a look at the kodi site and see if I can figure something out the main reason why I want to do this is to be able to have 1 centralized library I have thought about just buying enough of those boxes to put on each tv but there is so much controversy over them right now with Wethersfield they are legal or illegal loaded with kodi and don't want to get caught up in that mess I wish you could buy those android boxes they are using blank and the owner could load what he or she wants on it for software

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The library.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 10, 2017 10:19 AM PST
In reply to: Thanks for the help

Doesn't have to be on the machine that has Kodi. It can be on some USB HDD plugged into some router (some routers have NAS features), a NAS, a small PC running as a server and the list of options is so long I can't list them all.

HOWEVER be sure to not fall into the no backup trap. I've seen folk build up a library and either by accident or hardware failure lose it all.

I know the Kodi legality questions.
Kodi itself is fine but there are those boxes that do very interesting things and manage to get streams without paying the fees from the source. That's a big deal and while my view is the issue is more about the source needs to clean up their security, I don't debate Kodi. Kodi is fine (except when a country decides it's not.)

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