Automatically download subtitles

#XBMC / #Kodi has a great feature : it can automatically download #subtitles for you. This is a pretty easy thing to set up. Let’s do it together now. First method to automatically download subtitles The recent builds of Kodi allow you to directly manage this feature natively. This first method is the preferred one. However, it will only work in recent builds of Kodi. By recent, I mean around the name change from XBMC to Kodi.

Yatse, the XBMC / Kodi remote

I personaly use a wireless “keyboard touchpad” as remote for my #Kodi box and I am very happy with it. This is a very basic, but it works, and it works really well. However if you are looking for extra features then I highly recommend trying out Yatse. Mainly, Yatse will allow you to browse your media collection, see fanarts, read movies / episodes summary, launch a media. While playing any item and in addition to classic play/pause/forward/rewind/stop, you can manage subtitles (download, turn on/off, sync), modify audio (source, volume), and much more.

Kodi subtitles out of sync

#Kodi #subtitles out of sync?! Yes it happens! Most of the time it can be fixed thanks to the GUI, but sometimes you want to be able to resync them for more or less than 10 seconds, here is what you need to do. Locate advancedsettings.xml. Based on your OS, it will be in the following locations: Windows: Click Start Menu, then Run and enter the following command :

Turn Kodi subtitles off or on

I have seen this question several time around internet: “How do I turn #kodi #subtitles off or back on?” In case you want to turn kodi subtitles off or on (if they are already off) is a really simple process. Actually, all you have to do is press the “l” key (L, as in “Leo”) while watching a movie in order to enable or disable subtitles. You can also use the Kodi / #XBMC GUI to achieve the same operation, but I feel it be a little less convenient.

Pseudo TV - Watch your media mindlessly

One of the major drawback of media center is that must quite “active” when watching something. Let me explain. Most of the time, you’ll ask yourself “What will I watch today?”. This is not a big effort, but yet still an effort. In this article I will show you a great plugin to watch your media mindlessly. Installing Pseudo TV on #Kodi / #XBMC is really easy. It is a two step process:

NZBGet as a replacement of Sabnzbdplus

After years of Sabnzbdplus’s reign, a new tool doing for the same purpose was born: NZBGet. In a few words, NZBGet has a lighter footprint on your system. It is coded in C++ whereas Sab is coded in Python. This means that NZBGet will run better on smaller system (such as NAS). Configuring NZBGet can be pretty tricky for the first time, especially if you want to combine it with Couchpotato and Sickbeard and leave to them the post processing / renaming.