Tutorial How to Install Kodi 17 Krypton into Asus Tinker Board

Updated 18-05-2017

TinkerOS_Android V13.11.0.4 Released
1.Add ASUS wallpaper.
2.Add ApkInstaller
3.Fix volume consistent issue in setting and notification bar

In the last article I was using TinkerOS 1.4 Debian V1.4 on Asus Tinker Board. Things were moving fast for Asus team. They have released TinkerOS_Debian V1.8 (Beta version) and TinkerOS_Android V13.11.0.2 (Beta version) at the support website.

This time I am trying out TinkerOS_Android V13.11.0.2 (Beta version), then side load Kodi 17 Krypton. Most of the 1080p and 720p movies and TV shows are displayed at SD quality (not sure was that due to GPU issue). However, video quality is good for other apps (like iQiYi, Youku...), as well as downloaded files for 4K movies (there is a 4K app comes together with TinkerOS).

Latest news is that there is patch to the fix issue using librkffplayer.so from http://github.com/JamesLinEngineer/RKMC/tree/Jarvis/RKMC-Patches/rk322x/Android6.0 and display on FTMC (a fork of Kodi). I will try to explore this later.


Tutorial How to Setup and Configure YouTube Addons for Kodi 17 Krypton

Youtube is the official add-on from Kodi. Some of the add-ons install Youtube into Kodi for you. YouTube can be a greate source of streaming. You can discover many movies and tv shows that are difficult to find in other Kodi add-ons, especially non-english materials. With this add-on, you can enjoy unlimitted streams right from your TV screen instead of PC monitor and browsers.

However, you need to set up and configure YouTube correctly else you will ge error messages like “Exception in ContentProvider” and “Quota Exceeded”. This is because the API keys used in this add-on is capped by Google. Google caps API usage for their applications (such as Google maps, Youtube etc). So the solution is we generate our own API keys to avoid the capping.

Here is the article that guide you how to set up YouTube add-on with just a few simple steps. Actually we just need to generate an API key, Client ID (API ID) and Client Secret key (API Secret) from Google, then enter into YouTube Kodi.


Asus Tinker Board Android 4K HD and Kodi Krypton 1080p Video Test

I am using Asus Tinker Board running TinkerOS_Android V1. and get Kodi 17 Krypton to straming HD and 4K video.

You can view from youtube and set the quality to HD or 1080p. You can see that Tinker Board play HD and 4K very well. I used Kodi HD-Trailers add-on for play HD stream and the standalone 4K app from TinkerOS. However, when using Kodi Exodus to play HD or 1080p, the quality just downgraded to SD. 

I am trying to test out a patch with FTMC to see if the quality improved.


Tutorial How to Install Specto for Kodi

Apr 27 2017 Updated to Version 2017.04.27.1 
- documentation not available.

movies and TV shows from many websites, including foreign languages movies. Forked from Genesis by MrKnow, Specto comes with all the great features from its predecessor and it’s frequently updated. It supports library integration, video downloading, automatic subtitles and Trakt.tv.

So here we go...


Kodi 17 Installation and VPNs Setup on Raspberry Pi 2 & 3: A Step-by-Step Guide To Install OSMC And Four Different VPNs On Raspberry Pi 2/3

Kodi is an impressive open source home entertainment platform that is very easy to use, free, powerful and flexible. You can spend endless hours streaming TV, movies, sports, music and many other contents via Kodi.

The problems are:

1) Security: There are a lot of anonymous third-parties contributors that develop Kodi addons. There are no guarantees those addons are "clean and friendly".

2) Privacy: Your ISP (Internet Service Provider) knows that you are watching tons of pay-TV for free and that is a real cause of concern.

3) Live TV and sport channels are commonly blocked based on geo-location and you are unable to stream the content.


A First Look at Asus Tinker Board

Asus is taking on the Raspberry Pi with its own single-board computer that offers 4K video playback and 24-bit audio support. The "Asus 90MB0QY1-M0EAY0 Tinker Board," or "Tinker Board", has better hardware specifications compared with Raspberry Pi 3.
The new board was released last month but only available in UK and Taiwan initially. Shipment cost is much higher than the board if I were to purchase from UK sellers. Major Taiwan online marketplace only accept credit card from local bank and domestic shipment.

I just found out that this board also available last week at Amazon.com. However, the shipment cost is very high from US to Malaysia. I was not able to find any sellers from Malaysia and Singapore.
However, I was able to get this board from a seller in Taiwan through facebook. Got the board last week!


Tutorial How to Install VideoDevil for Kodi - ADULT MOVIES AND CONTENT

Mar 29 2017 Updated to Version 1-7-158
- Updated: pornhub
- Fixed: catcher

VideoDevil is aother popular XXX ADULT add-on that you can find on Kodi. Video Devil features more than 35 porn sites with some familiar names such as PronHub, YouPorn, Tube8, Boysfood, xHamster, KeezMovies, RedTube and many more, all available in this one addon. This addon contains explicit adult material, hence you need to be 18+ to install it.