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      IF YOU THINK YOU COULD HELP MODERATE ON THIS FORUM   01/22/2017

      Hi Everyone,   This Announcement has been put together for us by @Mikman001 and I would like to say a personal THANK YOU to him for putting this post together for our Forum.   OK , So You Want To Be A Moderator On This Site And Possibly On Another As Well.   Well some things to remember .... We do Need the help ... BUT read on >>>>   1: You must be active ( MOST IMPORTANT !!! ) We NEED the help . 2: You need to be DEDICATED even if you don't know , Flag someone else . 3: It would also be a vote between us MODS and ADMINS ( Must Be Approved By Both ) 4: You MUST have experienced KNOWLEDGE of builds and Kodi itself .  5: Have absolutely NO warnings or banned from other sites ( unless ligit ) 6: Must be courteous ( Never Get Upset With A Question No Matter The Issue ) 7: NO Private Help , All must be in forum to help others with same issue . ( Can't stress this enough  ) 8: You will also need to have knowledge of Moderator Tools ( We Will Teach And Help You ) 9: Also must Promote and Support The Beast Add-on, The Forum and anything else on the site here. 10: There Will Be a probation period for 1 Month, as to see if your active and helping .   If you think you have these qualities Please Apply and we will be back to you asap as
      The Mixdoctor or Myself have times we need to be off and unable to be here.     The most important skill you could have is be here and help best you can, when you can....     Thanks for reading @Mikman001 and @Mixdoctor   <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<PLEASE APPLY BY CLICKING HERE >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
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      THE BEAST JANUARY 23rd UPDATE & INSTALLATION VIDEO 🔥🔥🔥   01/23/2017

      The Beast January 23rd Update GET IT NOW 🔥🔥🔥 Hi Everybody, Yes we have updated the beast yet again and everything is working perfectly 👌👍 Again a big THANK YOU to all our team especially @ChrisB and @Tech Timeruuu PLEASE NOTE This build is for Kodi 16.1 Jarvis only, please see other Post Called The Beast Estuary Build for use with Kodi 17 ONLY. Or Click HERE REMEMBER TO VERIFY YOUR EMAIL! I hate typing in CAPS but a lot of people forget this small step.

      The U.K. server is: http://thebeast1.com
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      As always please register here: http://thebeast1.com/ and use the following repo: http://thebeast1.com/repo

      Backup server here: http://thebeast2.com/ and use the following repo: http://thebeast2.com/repo    CHECK OUT OUR NEW YOUTUBE CHANNEL BY CLICKING HERE    😎The Mixdoctor 😎 Team Member of forum.place & Extreme Kodi Testing ( Check us out too )    You Can Now Follow Me On Twitter https://twitter.com/Kodi_Mixdoctor
        CHECK OUT OUR LATEST SITE  Stream Help http://streamhelp.org  If We Or This Forum Has Helped You Please Consider Donating To Keep All Videos And Forums Up To Date And Active As The Server Costs Are Great  Remember Click Around The Adverts As This Also Helps Pay For Server Costs Thank You  And Have A Great Day 🏵  KODI DISCLAIMER
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      THE BEAST ESTUARY BUILD JANUARY 23rd FOR KODI 17 ONLY 🔥🔥🔥   01/23/2017

      The Beast Estuary Build January 23rd Update FOR KODI 17 ONLY GET IT NOW 🔥🔥🔥 Hi Everybody, Yes we have updated the beast yet again and everything is working perfectly 👌👍 Again a big THANK YOU to all our team especially @ChrisB and @Tech Timeruuu PLEASE NOTE This build is for KODI 17 only, please see other Post Called The Beast January 23rd Update for use with Kodi 16.1 Jarvis. Or Click HERE REMEMBER TO VERIFY YOUR EMAIL! I hate typing in CAPS but a lot of people forget this small step.

      The U.K. server is: http://thebeast1.com
      The U.S. server is: http://thebeast2.com

      As always please register here: http://thebeast1.com/ and use the following repo: http://thebeast1.com/repo

      Backup server here: http://thebeast2.com/ and use the following repo: http://thebeast2.com/repo BELOW IS THE VIDEO ON HOW TO INSTALL AND REGISTER ON THE WIZARD, It shows you The Beast January 23rd Update but all you need to do is when you run the wizard just chose The Estuary version to install, all other information in this video you need to follow.     THIS VIDEO BELOW SHOWS YOU WHAT The Beast Estuary Build IS ALL ABOUT        CHECK OUT OUR NEW YOUTUBE CHANNEL BY CLICKING HERE    😎The Mixdoctor 😎 Team Member of forum.place & Extreme Kodi Testing ( Check us out too )    You Can Now Follow Me On Twitter https://twitter.com/Kodi_Mixdoctor
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Tech Timeruuu

Kodi 17 ( Krypton )

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Kodi 17 codename Krypton has arrived and it is pretty fast and looks better than the old Confluence skin.

If you want to try this version out download it from here: https://kodi.tv/download/ keep in mind that these versions are still in the develoment stages, proceed at your own risk.

 

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Yes tried it on a spare laptop nice look and feel to it as soon as it's officially released i'll be loading it

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A brand new look for future Kodi versions

 
Estuary: Movies

A long, long time ago when Kodi was still called XBMC, a new skin came into life. It was on 21 November 2009 that the switch was made from PM3.HD to Confluence. Over the years it has fulfilled it’s purpose as the default skin which every one sees on a fresh Kodi installation and many likely never switched to one of the other skins available. During this period Confluence received several minor tweaks and updates and only one big change when we switched from a vertical to horizontal main menu.

Today will mark a new milestone in the history of the project as we announce our two new default skins. Yes you read it correct, two new skins. The first one is called Estuary and it will be what most of you will see from now as it is designed for the so-called “10 foot media center experience”. The second one is dedicated to the people who are using touchscreens and is called Estouchy which will be replacing the re-Touched skin.

Many months of hard work have been put into these two new skins as that’s how long it takes to build a new skin from the ground up. Mainly team members Phil65, Piers and ronie have been working in secret creating these brand new beautiful skins that will become the new look and feel for Kodi. Build from the ground up with the main focus on using the latest features in the best way possible. Additionally they had a lot help of some core developers on getting the needed changes done to Kodi and the rest of the team for getting most of the testing done.
Both skins are installed by default and most users will start with Estuary while iOS users will start with Estouchy.

Without further ado let’s take a tour through both new skins guided by some screenshots and YouTube video.

Estuary

As you will see the main eye catcher is the whole new home screen which will guide you through all the main sections that are available. All this build from some of the newest features that are available for skin creators. We have added some useful widgets for movies and tv shows like random, recently added, in progress and, random. For music recently played, added, random, unplayed and most played are available. Even Live TV has a favourite channels widget.

Themes TV Shows
 Albums  Video add-ons
 Video sources  Weather

For add-ons a new feature was added that will show you the add-ons for each media type sorted by last used directly on home screen. By doing so the add-ons you use most are always within reach. The top bar has some useful shortcuts that will jump straight to what we felt was most useful.

Library and onwards

Entering the library you will notice that all views also received some facelift. The developers tried to keep functionality and information in balance and certainly did a great job.

Movies Movies
TV Shows TV Shows
Music Albums
Albums Live TV
Live TV Video add-ons
Add-on browser Settings

Themes and colours

As a bonus we added a whole variety of themes and colours to change the look a bit more. Although not really new feature we never really used it in the default skin until now. The examples below are some of the available themes that are included by default. After you changed to a certain theme you can still change certain highlights with changing the colour option below the theme setting. We hope that by including these variations there will be something to each her or her liking. More are likely to follow in the near future.

Estuary: Themes Estuary: Themes
Estuary: Themes Estuary: Themes

 

 

Estouchy

Creating a functional and good looking skin for small screen touch devices is quite challenging. With Estouchy this balance seems to hit a nice sweet spot and ronie did a great job on this. As many have noticed there isn’t really a touch friendly skin available so we’re certainly happy to offer a good compromise for this by default.

Estouchy: Main menu Estouchy: Settings
Estouchy: Albums Estouchy: Albums
Estouchy: Albums Estouchy: Music
Estouchy: TV Shows Estouchy: TV Shows
Estouchy: TV Shows Estouchy: Movies
Estouchy: Movies Estouchy: Live TV

As you notice not all the features Estuary has are available on Estouchy. The main reason is that the screen is simply not big enough to fit everything on it and remain usable.

We would mainly like to say thanks to Phil65, Piers and ronie whoe create the skin as well as all team members who put a lot time and effort in these two new skins that resulted in these magnificent creations. We hope everyone enjoy them for years to come.

Video walkthrough

Nothing better than actually seeing these skins in action so we put up some videos to give you a sneak preview for what is to come.

Estuary Trailer

Estuary walk through (22 minutes)

Estouchy walk through

 

Bug reports and suggestions

Although we already did some extensive testing ourselves there will always be some minor bugs and glitches presents so we if you find any please report them in the forum threads listed below. Make sure you add enough information or screenshots so we can reproduce. We’re sure many of you will have suggestions to make Estuary and Estouchy even better so we’d love to hear them. Do note that we want to keep the default skins as simple and easy to use as possible so we will not start adding every customization or feature that comes up. Please understand our point of view on this. For Estuary forum section you can go here and for Estouchy can go here.

Conclusion

We certainly hope that with these two new skin we pushed Kodi to a new level of first user friendliness and help them get a easier start on the world of Kodi. During the coming months we will further tweaks and polish these skins to iron out any issues and incorporate and improve features we would think users will benefit from. Sadly we cannot please everyone and some of you might not like these skins. Please understand we tried to do our best to fit the most common use cases and will not add advanced customization that the more knowledgeable people want. For them there is an abundance of other skins available that do offer all bells and whistles.

If you wonder when they will be available we can say from this day forward. However for this you will need to install our Kodi v17 nightly builds which you can find at the bottom of our download page. Do note that these are not meant for daily use unless you are really adventurous.

Estuary and Estouchy are only meant to be installed in Kodi v17 “Krypton”  versions. They will NOT function properly in any previous Kodi version. By default a new install will only have Estuary and Estouchy installed. Since Confluence will still be available from our official repository any existing Kodi installation that upgrades to v17 “Krypton” will receive the updated version of Confluence. We can imagine that not everyone would like to be forced to switch to the new skin so we came to this solution.

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Last time I tried it, I saw so no way to mount my ftp (for direct playback) in Kodi 17, did they remove this feature?

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We are now at Kodi 17 beta 5 . Kodi 17 doesn't get released till 2017 once all bugs are worked out .

EVERYTHING is still BETA and NOT SUPPORTED yet  . It will be as soon as the official release 

 is completed . Then they will take questions and improve it check the kodi forum to ask and help 

with Kodi 17

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I find it very difficult if not impossible to addon with new kodi krypton. Old one was hundred times better.

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We are still only developing for Kodi 16.1 Jarvis even though 17 is out at the moment. The good news is the official Kodi site has not taken away the 16.1 version they do give you the choice of which one to download which is a good thing but I agree with you that at the moment 16.1 is far better than 17

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Yes stay with Kodi 16.1 Jarvis for now ... Don't worry we will keep everyone up to date on 

Kodi 17 Krypton and we will let all know when more things are compatible with it as well .

There are only a few addons that work with it so far...

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