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I modified roboto bold font for XBMC and happened to notice IOS known issues - has a problem that will probably be resolved by this font
I modified roboto bold font for XBMC and happened to notice IOS known issues - has a problem that will probably be resolved by this font

[[Known_Frodo_issues]] [[Talk:Known_Frodo_issues]]
Known_Frodo_issues Talk:Known_Frodo_issues

Please pass around to devs thx--uNiversal 13:19, 4 January 2013 (EST)
Please pass around to devs thx--uNiversal 13:19, 4 January 2013 (EST)

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I didn't see the other section of the MySQL Howto. Thank for showing me.

A glance to my little contribute...

Hi Ned, can you take a look about my first little contribute at Remote_Control_Reviews#Other_unbranded_MCE_remote ? --User:Skelos|Skelos 11:59, 13 September 2011 (UTC)

NedBot keeps moving an article

Why do you and NedBot keep moving this article? Sjefen6 17:45, 3 October 2011 (UTC)

"HOW-TO:" has now become a namespace on the Wiki, rather than being a normal part of the title. Kind of like how there are "User:" and "Talk:" pages. In order to do this without messing things up, all pages with "How-to" or "HOW-TO" in the title had to be moved for a moment, then the new namespace added, then moved back. -- Ned Scott 17:53, 3 October 2011 (UTC)

General info and Dharma Guide

Hi Ned,
I'd like to help out a bit on the wiki, but as you're doing a big overhaul it looks like you might have an overarching plan, and I don't want to step on your toes. Is there anything I should be aware of before delving in, or should I just go right ahead and update pages and fill in gaps wherever I find them?
Also, what's happening with the Dharma Guide? Is this just a straight copy-paste job from the pdf with relevant internal and external links added where appropriate, or is any tweaking required beyond that? User:Procrastinator|Procrastinator 10:03, 6 October 2011 (UTC)

Right now I have some basic ideas just sort of floating around. User:Ned Scott/idea pad has some ideas put down, and Help:Main page is basically the same thing, but a little better formatted. That's about as far as I've gotten with a formal plan, other than random things that pop up in my head :)
I'm just doing a pretty much straight copy of the Dharma Guide that Henry Ford made just to see how it looks, and to test out some formatting ideas. The eventual idea is to work it into a "basic/new user manual" as a starting point, and expand upon it from there. Kind of a way to get a jump start on a new user manual in time for Eden's release. There's also another PDF guide out there on the forums that we might also be able to pull from, but I haven't heard back from the author yet.
A lot of the existing pages will probably be a kind of "advanced users manual" since they go into such detail, while some pages could fall under both manuals. It's all just ideas at this point, though. In any case we'll keep our existing pages in some form or another, so feel free to update and add to them. Feel free to even try out something completely new or draft some test pages if you have ideas. -- Ned Scott 02:39, 7 October 2011 (UTC)


Hi Ned,

Since your recent changes with the unofficial repsitory wiki list us xbox users can no longer install repositories through the addons4xbox installer. Since the problem has occured there has only been an addition by DMD-XBMC-Addons and your changes to the page. I've checked the DMD addition and everything seems ok so I presume the problem is due to the page change, unfortunately I can't seem to get hold of temhil the author of addons4xbox installer so could we temporarily revert the page to how it was until I can get temhil to make the appropriate changes to his code. Unless you know how to change the code so it works with the new layout, in which case that would be great? — Preceding unsigned comment added by User:Whufclee|Whufclee (User talk:Whufclee|talkSpecial:Contributions/Whufclee|contribs)

No problem. It might have been when I renamed the headers on the page to only capitalize the first word. Not sure. I've reverted all my December 3rd edits until we know what broke. Let me know if there's anything else I can do. -- Ned Scott 11:53, 5 December 2011 (EST)

Thanks, unfortunately temhil is pretty busy at the moment and doesn't have time to look into the problem with the installer. If it's possible to create a mirror wiki page with the changes made I could take a look at the code and see if I can work out what the problem was, if not then no worries - I have plenty of other projects keeping me busy! If the mirror page is not an option then maybe you'll be ok to leave it as it is until temhil has some free time? We all really appreciate you sorting this, cheers. — Preceding unsigned comment added by User:Whufclee|Whufclee (User talk:Whufclee|talkSpecial:Contributions/Whufclee|contribs)

A mirror'ed page would be easy, but I'm interested in figuring out what made it stop working. I guess it's time I fired up my old modded xbox, updated XBMC, and see if I can figure anything out on my end. -- Ned Scott 17:36, 5 December 2011 (EST)

HOWTO: Install XBMC on a Moneual Labs MonCaso 312 HTPC case

Hi Ned After about a year of delving, I created a much needed HOWTO. Please could you assist me how to add the HOWTO?

Kind regards cyber7 (AKA Aubrey Kloppers)

Suggestion for the Comparison_of_skin_features Table


i made a example table header here: Write there what you think User:Pred|Pred 04:39, 29 March 2012 (EDT)

Media source types

Hello Ned.

I want to give an hand on the media source pages. Could you send me general explanation on what should be done?

User:A rno|A rno 06:58, 29 March 2012 (EDT)

Generic PS3 remote

Hi Ned, Sorry if this is not the correct place to ask a question, I wasn't sure where to go. I have the remote referred to here: but am yet to get it working. How did you set up lirc to recognise the remote? I can't seem to find / create an appropriate lircd.conf Thanks for your help, Sam User:Samgood|Samgood 21:03, 20 July 2012 (EDT)

I do not know. You'll need to ask at -- Ned Scott 21:55, 20 July 2012 (EDT)

PVR page

Hi Ned,

Do you have any opinion/suggestions with respect to my comments on the PVR talk page Talk:PVR#Add-on namespace? ? Thanks. --Fiveisalive 19:25, 20 October 2012 (EDT)

userdata contents proper documentation on all folders/files

Please see I have added a full listing of what files/folders can be found in there frodo wise. Thers not much information if any about the already raised profiles.xml and now with more folders in there the information about what exactly these other folders contain and what these files do their structure etc could be better documented. who actually knows about userdata and related files/folders that can help with this? thank you.--uNiversal 07:21, 27 November 2012 (EST)

Wiki template problem? (off-page menu next to View history)

I've noticed that the dropdown menu which contains the Watch and Refresh (purge) options currently opens over the edge of the page canvas.

This image illustrates the problem. Happens when logged in using Chrome and IE. Got a few gadgets enabled but nothing I can see that would (should?) affect the render. Synergist! 06:07, 11 December 2012 (EST)

Yeah, known issue. It shifted over when I hid the default search bar, and I'm not that great at css and wiki skins, so I haven't fixed it yet. However, the XBMC Wiki is getting a new skin where this is fixed and it has a new unified look with the whole XBMC website. Should be ready for Frodo's release, so soon. -- Ned Scott 06:12, 11 December 2012 (EST)

I guess this is still a problem. --uNiversal 06:10, 26 February 2013 (EST)

Review of new usb information page

I would like some feedback on a page I been working on WiP click here Hopefully the format and templates I hope to create for this for amongst other [[File:Note.png|40px|left|link=|REMEMBER]] & [[File:Lightbulb.png|40px|left|link=|TIP]] and the headers will be ok, but have a glance though and provide some feedback pls as Im not familiar with some of the info in here. I would like to ideally replace the {{highlight|color=#whatever|'''Note:'''}} with the icon instead and TIP icon and others so it breaks up the immense spans of text that some pages have. --uNiversal 06:14, 22 December 2012 (EST)

Well Since there was no feedback and cant be waiting forever, I went ahead and merged new page which is all now in Create and install from/to a bootable USB flash drive Which resolves the problem of no proper instructions for how to create or install from/to a USB existing. Some feedback would be a bonus ;)--uNiversal 03:32, 24 December 2012 (EST)
Sorry about that. But yeah, it looks great and you've done a good job. The note template is nice, too. -- Ned Scott 06:06, 24 December 2012 (EST)

Roboto Bold Caps

I modified roboto bold font for XBMC and happened to notice IOS known issues - has a problem that will probably be resolved by this font

Known_Frodo_issues Talk:Known_Frodo_issues

Please pass around to devs thx--uNiversal 13:19, 4 January 2013 (EST)

Adding link to wiki article in forum post/signature.

Hi Ned.

In reference to having links in forum post or signature (because of character limitation being 300 and BB code counting to this limit) to wiki contained info, could you slap a couple of examples, you mentioned it was small but idk how to. For example If wanted to link to a section e.g. AudioEngine/HOW-TO:_Configure_audio#Audio_Output_Settings_Guide or a page AudioEngine/HOW-TO:_Configure_audio in forums how would would one achieve that? TIA--uNiversal 11:32, 6 February 2013 (EST)

Thanks for the scrub.

Hello Ned. Just wanted to drop by and say thanks for scrubbing those revisions for me. Much appreciated. User:Powder21|Powder21 15:32, 23 February 2013 (EST)


This guy sneaked a clever one User:Supperskidvn in Quick_Start_Guide Deleted link.--uNiversal 05:43, 26 February 2013 (EST)

Cannot find video add on Mediathek

Hi Ned,

           Is there a reason why I can no longer find mediathek on the xbmc video add ons?

Regards Blotto

User:Blotto|Blotto 09:22, 6 March 2013 (EST)

Template note

Since you locking template note from all and any attempts from me to improve it here Template_talk:Note Please help me figure out how to do it that way which is best for wrapping and long notes etc.--uNiversal 05:18, 28 March 2013 (EDT)

Just... give me a moment. -- Ned Scott 05:20, 28 March 2013 (EDT)
Any advances? --uNiversal 05:57, 30 March 2013 (EDT)
Still waiting on this here. Just a reminder :D--uNiversal 03:26, 11 April 2013 (EDT)
Ok, still waiting on this and now found that when using = sign inside a note template it breaks the template even if enclosing <code>=</code> tags, dont want to be annoying and I dont understand html enough to fix it. Nor how to enhance it so it works with larger blocks of text--uNiversal 05
10, 23 April 2013 (EDT)
I still don't see what's broken on it for "long" notes, but we really shouldn't be using a template/style like this for long notes. A "note" should be something quick and pointing out stuff that is easy to miss. If most of a page is all "notes" then they're not really "notes", but the actual subject of the page.
As for =, you just put in {{note|1= and that will prevent all additional = from causing issues. It will prevent the template from thinking that everything before the = is a custom parameter.
The template has been unlocked for a week or so. I would like to see it kept simple and not have icons and advanced formatting. It's just an easy way to grab attention for things that can be easily missed. -- Ned Scott 14:08, 23 April 2013 (EDT)
Well the only thing it needs is aligment when its a larger portion of text i.e. more than one paragraph/line long. Otherwise its fine. Howevr its this aligment I dont understand how to achieve.--uNiversal 17:09, 23 April 2013 (EDT)
See Template_talk:Note for the how is and how it should look. I cant get the right template formula. needs experienced eyes.--uNiversal 13
08, 25 April 2013 (EDT)

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah! -- Ned Scott 17:12, 25 April 2013 (EDT)

great I spend all this time trying to figure it out and the answer (now so close) is forget about it!!! Yey, why even bothe :( --uNiversal 17:18, 25 April 2013 (EDT)

Category rename

Category:XBMC_Live should be renamed Category:XBMCbuntu now see Category_talk:XBMC_Live I Dont seem to have move available to me anymore and cannot rename pages.--uNiversal 02:52, 8 April 2013 (EDT)

Because categories can't be renamed. You just make a new category and change the pages over. -- Ned Scott 03:33, 8 April 2013 (EDT)

AirPlay DRM

Well, doesn't that suggest everything with DRM doesn't work? To my knowledge SVTplay use DRM, and it works. Though I guess the list still might get too long. Udepub 03:43, 22 April 2013 (EDT)

The only DRM that XBMC's AirPlay can handle is audio (AirTunes). Most AirPlay video streams are unencrypted. -- Ned Scott 12:43, 22 April 2013 (EDT)


Great stuff, see it in use @User:UNiversal Thnaks a lot for doing it. Added some template documentation based on your sandbox.--uNiversal 13:28, 23 April 2013 (EDT)

Hold off on that. It's not done yet and might change dramatically. -- Ned Scott 14:02, 23 April 2013 (EDT)
Too late, hehe to be holding off, if it changes dramatically then I guess Im stuck fixing all that is done so far and it will take longer to be ready content for main wiki. Its still a good template. Love it.--uNiversal 17:07, 23 April 2013 (EDT)

Frodo templates

Please hold off on updating those templates. There are still pages that are using them and need to be updated. -- Ned Scott 21:04, 11 March 2013 (EDT)

Ideally to avoid creating release specific templates, one/several should exist where you fill in the release name just like the message and just have a {{FR|Release|raw=msg}} name (future release) sor of thing, idk, beyond my abilities.--uNiversal 10:34, 25 April 2013 (EDT)

New ICON tango

They all been replaced but if they final revision or correct icon idk, need a little time, as tonight Im done. Since Im doing all these manually, cause wiki cant handle svg and some I modify colors. Some look great--uNiversal 21:06, 10 May 2013 (EDT)

Stop text flying out the boundaries.

See Skinning_Manual#addon.xml_for_skins and Advancedsettings.xml#.3Ccleanstrings.3E for examples of text not wrapping its just keeps going, many many pages and many instances on single pages suffer from this problem. Please help.--uNiversal 05:57, 11 May 2013 (EDT)

I am aware of the issue and am working on a fix. -- Ned Scott 10:17, 11 May 2013 (EDT)


You making any contributions harder and harder, like pulling teeth trying to help lately, both forums and now here... You want me to discuss stuff now but just delete my work and lock me out without discussing anything? Message received"--uNiversal 10:36, 11 May 2013 (EDT)

XBMC on Pcduino.

Hi Ned! I have a Pcduino, yesterday I upgraded that device, so, the XBMC version on my Pcduino is 12.0. Which is the last XBMC version for a Pcduino? Is it the same for a Raspberry Pi?

Thanks! Madzero (talk) 15:32, 7 August 2013 (EDT)

Sorry, but I really don't know anything specific about the PCduino. Your best bet is to ask this in the Android section of -- Ned Scott (talk) 18:45, 7 August 2013 (EDT)

Possibility to remove or merge redundant Raspbmc FAQ's.

I propose that there is no need for this redundancy and that one FAQ entry should be sufficient to avoid confusion and the possibility of the two offering conflicting info. I would like to have some time to complete one of these entries with some info from the other and then have one removed. I don't know if this is possible or acceptable, so any guidance here would be appreciated. These are the links I am concerned with. Thanks in advance! ActionA (talk) 10:12, 2 October 2013 (EDT)

Linux FAQ Edits 2nd Feb 2014

Ned -

Okay, I've done some work to at least re-format and tidy up the Linux FAQ page. I've tried to leave the content "as is", but reflect the formatting and syntax that I see elsewhere (e.g. use the FAQ template instead of == HEADINGS ==).

Now, I'm aware that there's no apparent save-to-draft or share-as-a-preview function, so I've made changes to a live page as part of my induction, which isn't ideal. Sooo.... can you take a look, please, and either offer me some coaching or wilfully stamp all over my changes, please. I'd rather get the feedback now, before I go off to edit anything else, plus any reversions are easier now than they would be once other folk come along and make changes on top of mine.


Ian Prof Yaffle (talk) 10:00, 2 February 2014 (EST)

Looks good. As far as showing off drafts, I normally make a sandbox page in my "userspace" like this User:Ned Scott/Sandbox, and just keep reusing the same page, or sometimes making additional sandbox pages and numbering them. Live editing the main page is okay too, and is actually in the basic nature of wikis :) As they would say on Wikipedia, be bold! -- Ned Scott (talk) 15:20, 2 February 2014 (EST)
Thanks... I suppose there's also the option of using the talk pages to draft or propose something if all else fails, but the sandbox looks the perfect way to trial, draft and generally tinker.
Now, what else can I hack up as an encore... :-)
Cheers! Prof Yaffle (talk) 15:33, 3 February 2014 (EST)

FireTV remote

I believe you wrote on the Fire TV wiki that the FF and RR buttons on the remote work as expected by default, but they didn't for me. Which build were you using? I'm wondering if the different builds (OUYA, SPMC, Gotham) have different default keymaps. BTW - I'm on the OUYA build. Elmerohueso (talk)elmerohueso

I don't have one, so I was just going off user reports and I might have gotten it wrong, -- Ned Scott (talk) 01:37, 8 April 2014 (EDT)

OK, cool. I'll see if I have a chance to test the other builds and post my keymap.Elmerohueso (talk)

Questions re: Creating new How-To:Install Kodi on Fedora 21 using RPMFusion packages

Hey Ned - I'm nearly finished initial creation of a new HOW-TO:Install Kodi on Fedora 21 using RPMFusion packages, and I wanted to quickly ask how you recommended wiring it into the overall Kodi wiki when I'm ready. I'm guessing you'd prefer me to link to it from HOW-TO:Install_Kodi_for_Linux#Fedora, but since it's my first contribution (and actually my first shot at writing a wiki page) I wanted to doublecheck first. Also, is it enough to create that one link and add the appropriate category at the bottom? Or are there other steps I need to do to introduce a new page? Lastly, since it's brand-new content and I'm new around here did you want to review it first for appropriateness / style / wiki-consistency? Thanks! -- Wirerydr (talk) 23:34, 7 January 2015 (EST)

Awesome work! It should be enough to add the link to HOW-TO:Install Kodi for Linux and add Category:Installation, Category:Linux, and Category:How-to, but if you see other places where you think someone might be looking for Fedora instructions, feel free to link it there as well.
We don't have a lot of strict style guidelines, so no worries about that. If I or someone else sees something that should be adjusted, we'll just do that eventually, but feel free to tell people about the page and add links at any time. The wiki is always a "work in progress", after all :)
If you have any other questions, big or small, feel free to ask me at any time. -- Ned Scott (talk) 04:26, 9 January 2015 (EST)

Hi. Reg. 5.2.6 Install the RPM (which was build). Install conflicts with the kodi already installed in the previous steps, from the RPMFusion. Can you please add a step how to solve this? Mary (talk) 03:15, 8 February 2016 (EST)

How Do I Edit?

How Do I Edit a Specific Page? How do I edit this page? Thanks! BDuell (talk) 01:01, 17 February 2015 (EST) BDuell

Can't edit incorrect "See here" link for addon

On Vimeo's page it's linking to the Youtube addon. The correct one should be Uixtung (talk) 06:06, 6 May 2015 (EDT)

It seems the wrong URL was given by the add-on author when they submitted the add-on. I can manually correct it for now, but the add-on author will need to correct the URL in his addons.xml file, as the automatic bot will try to put the incorrect URL back in the next time it runs. -- Ned Scott (talk) 17:56, 6 May 2015 (EDT)

Thanks for the welcome!

My Kodi explorations have been delayed a bit, but i look forward to pitching in where I can. -Peteforsyth (talk) 14:18, 30 July 2015 (EDT)

bot bit too enthusiastic

Hi Ned,

I think your bot was a bit too enthusiastic in editing the wiki of my plugin. Or were these specific reasons for the edits? I'm refering to

I reverted your bot's edits back to the version of last friday

Cheers, ookgezellig

It edits everything within the addon template tag. I moved your custom content outside of the tag so that it shouldn't conflict with the bot. I also did a little formatting, but feel free to change that if you wish. If it causes you any other issues please let me know. --Ned Scott (talk) 18:27, 23 August 2015 (EDT)
OK, that's clear and OK! Thanks Ned --Ookgezellig (talk) 16:32, 24 August 2015 (EDT)

Posting a link on the Kodi Forums to a Wiki Page Here

Hey Ned - I am a registered user on the Kodi forums as well as here on the wiki. I have updated the HOW-TO:Install_Kodi_on_Fedora_22_using_RPMFusion_packages - it is now ready for Kodi 15, and Fedora 22. I would like to post a link to it on the Kodi forums similar to one you posted HOW-TO:Share libraries using MySQL: Wiki Edition, however it seems I don't have appropriate permissions. I tried contacting (via email and PM) you and a couple of the forum admins, but I also lack permissions to do that. Could you please post a link on my behalf, or perhaps forward this to a forum-admin in-case my account has been messed up somehow? Thanks! Wirerydr (talk) 19:54, 4 September 2015 (EDT)

If you make a new thread in the Linux help forum for the page, I will keep an eye out for it and then move it to the tips and tricks forum. That way you can get credit and it also bumps the linux forum, giving it additional attention. If that doesn't work, just let me know and I can make the post directly. Ether way works for me. -- Ned Scott (talk) 20:26, 4 September 2015 (EDT)
Done - I created a new thread as suggested in the Linux Help forum at TIA for keeping an eye out for it. Wirerydr (talk) 20:54, 4 September 2015 (EDT)

Why blank images

Why are the images blank when I click on the thumbnails? Uixtung (talk) 08:34, 9 September 2015 (EDT)

Very strange. I will look into it. -- Ned Scott (talk) 10:19, 9 September 2015 (EDT)
Seems parentheses for the file name messes up the lightbox thumbnail extension we use. As a work around, just avoid using ( ) in the file names for images. Existing images can be moved to a different file name by going to the image description page and selecting "move" from the arrow drop down menu (next to search). -- Ned Scott (talk) 16:51, 9 September 2015 (EDT)

adding a new page for an add on

Hi Ned,

Is it possible to add a new add on to Kodi add on list and

The new addon Sonic Stream Radio

Pathfinder808 (talk)

Broken Preferences Skin Link?

Hello Ned,

I've just had my account activated and while going through the User Preferences, I was trying to preview the XBMC2 skin and nothing shows up - the URL is Either I've done something grossly wrong or he page or URL has an error.

Regards, Mike

Huh, weird. I'm honestly not sure. They had some formatting errors which has prevented me from making them enabled by default, but they used to at least show something. -- Ned Scott (talk) 01:39, 29 December 2015 (EST)

Hmmmm...even MORE weird, I tried changing the skin to the XBMC2 just to see how it looks rather than Previewing the skin and it wouldn't load at Fortunately, I had opened the Prefs in a different tab and I had another window with the prefs page loaded so I could go back to the regular XBMC. But I was worried for a quick Ok, just finished an 11 hour shift. So, I'm calling it a night. Take care.
-- MisterVapor (talk) 01:51, 29 December 2015 (EST)