Tomorrow’s club meeting will be a presentation on the installation of the Kodi media player, and the installation and use of an add-on.
Here is a little primer on Kodi:
Kodi is an extendable media player (i.e., an application to watch TV, movies, and listen to music and podcasts) that installs on Android, Windows, Macintosh, Linux, and even iOS* (*must be jail broken.) The extendable nature of this media player means that you can add more functionality to it by the installation of “add-ons.” Add-ons will enhance the way you use the Kodi media player.
You can think of Kodi as a metaphoric “operating system,” with the add-ons being the “Apps” that you install. Each add-on servers a certain purpose around the media player experience.
Add-ons have the potential of being a variety of functions you can use with the media player. Some of these functions include things like:
- Searching and retrieving media content from the internet.
- Displaying and cataloging your locally stored media collections.
- Sharing content with other devices on your network.
- Beautifying your media player’s appearance with skins and themes.
- and much more.
Tomorrow we will focus only on:
- Getting Kodi up and running
- Setting up one “Add-on” to use for a specific task.
There is a similar nature to the steps of setting up any particular “Add-on”, and by the end of club tomorrow you will have the basics to find, setup, and use any particular add-on that you desire.
- We will be using Kodi 19 (the latest version, supports python3.)
- We will behave like a new installation (i.e., if you’re already using Kodi, then this is not the instructions for you.)
- We will focus on one plug and discussions. If time allows we may try other plugs.
- We will begin at 9:30am. We will start the demo at 10am, but we’ll be talking about Kodi and what we will be doing in the pre-meeting time starting around 9:30 so I encourage you to be there.
- We will NOT be addressing Jail-Breaking iOS devices.
I look forward to talking with all tomorrow.
Until then, #techOn!