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Zidoo Z1000
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gebla

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Kodi external player
« on: November 02, 2018, 08:46:05 AM »
When I use Kodi to playback files I notice it does not support HDR. I therefore want to start using the Dune player with Kodi as front end. Does anyone have a working playercorefactory.xml for the Dune Pro 4k?

Some additional info I got:

- Playing from USB disk with Kodi actually works. It seems for SMB shares I need to root the Dune HD. No information available how to root
- If you set resolution in Dune Video menu to Auto and then play from Kodi with external video player the LG Oled drops sync and shows no input. I need to lower the max resolution in the Dune video menu to 4k 24 to get this working. Might be a HDMI cable issue

- Auto resolution does not work. When playing 1080P from Kodi it is sent to the TV as 4K (matching the max resolution set in the Dune video menu). Playing the same 1080P movie using Dunehd is sent as 1080P to the TV


It seems to have some issues  and I might get stucked with Movie scrapper from Dune.
« Last Edit: November 02, 2018, 12:57:28 PM by gebla »

CatchMeZZo

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Re: Kodi external player
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2018, 12:10:51 AM »
i want to edit my playercorefactory.xml too. but i dont now how i get root access  :o

futeko.com

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Re: Kodi external player
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2018, 09:27:46 AM »
You shouldn't need root access.

- Install a file manager app like 'total commander'.
- Enable view hidden files.
- Navigate to root/sdcard/Android/data/org.xbmc.kodi/files/.kodi/userdata/.
- Edit playercorefactory.xml (total commander has a built in file editor).

CatchMeZZo

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Re: Kodi external player
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2018, 10:40:59 PM »
I have install Solid Explorer App, but in root/sdcard/Android/data/org.xbmc.kodi/files/.kodi/userdata/. i cant find the file  :o

i contains only this files:
guisettings.xml
profiles.xml
RssFeeds.xml
sources.xml
« Last Edit: November 29, 2018, 10:58:19 PM by CatchMeZZo »

futeko.com

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Re: Kodi external player
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2018, 09:04:52 AM »
You need to add playercorefactory.xml to that directory, it's not present by default.

The problem you'll have is finding a valid app to play the video on Dune. You need the Dune video app and it needs to be able to accept being called from Kodi. I don't know if this is possible.

A very basic sample playercorefactory, calling mxplayer for all video is here.

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<playercorefactory>
<players>
<player name="MXPlayer" type="ExternalPlayer" audio="false" video="true">
<filename>com.mxtech.videoplayer.ad</filename>
<hidexbmc>true</hidexbmc>
<playcountminimumtime>120</playcountminimumtime>
</player>
</players>

<rules action="prepend">
                <rule video="true" player="MXPlayer"/>
</rules>
</playercorefactory>

See here for more info: https://kodi.wiki/view/HOW-TO:Use_external_players_on_Android

CatchMeZZo

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Re: Kodi external player
« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2018, 08:55:39 PM »
Always the same crap. I gave the shit box back...

 

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