There is so much you can do, it's hard to keep it simple Richard. It is the intention to expand on this and cover more complex stuff going forwards though. I might just try and squeeze the XBMC Launcher (it is still called that) app info in there though as it does make it that bit easier for novices.Good intro article. We've been using Kodi for years on Windows 8; there's a very good shell called XMBCLauncher (might be renamed by now) which takes you straight in on boot. Advanced Launcher is fantastic for games emulators and Steam games. Control is via a Logitech Harmony or an app on my phone.
I've tried an awful lot of skins and I keep coming back to Aeon Nox 5, it's fully customisable and hasn't let me down yet.
The one I mentioned above Cha1ky. It is actually based on the Fire TV interface and you could definitely achieve what you want using it.Are there any skins that are usable on the fire TV that allow you to separate kids movies and TV into their own sections like movies and TV shows are now. So movies, kids movies etc.
Not sure what skins the Fire TV supports but AN5 is fairly easy on resources, you can run it up on the Pi 2. What I did was to remove the "Movies" from the top menu and create two new top menu items based on the two smart playlists. So my top menu has "Kids Films" and "Films", which go straight in, no messing around.Thanks I'll have a look at that. I already have the moves folder and kids movies folders seperate so that's a start.
Does this give you the kids movie option in the main screen or do I have to go through playbills to get to the kids stuff.
Also it's not for PC it's for the Amazon fire TV.
I've not used MyMovies but having a scan, neither KODI or OpenELEC could replace all those functionalities. I've not used PLEX (based on XBMC) extensively but it does at least most of what MyMovies says it does and lots of folk swear by it. I'm sure others will chime in on that...Anyone know if this Kodi system is better than a MyMovies (My Movies - Home) installation in a Windows environment where the entire Windows 7 machine is dedicated as media server and nothing else with multiple large Tb drive for storage of movies? I mean people who have used both...
I suppose I could try and install the Windows version on the server in parallel for a while to test it out, but would eventually like to remove Windows 7 - and all it's slowness, quirks, and the need to use Windows Media Centre - entirely eventually and use that full custom OS version branch of Kodi mentioned in article so it has full control of machine without Windows getting in the way.