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Kodi addon for LaunchBox 1.5.6

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Launches LaunchBox in Big Box mode from within Kodi - It will close or minimize Kodi, launch LaunchBox in Big Box mode and when Big Box is exited Kodi will restart or maximize, with the option to run programs pre/post LaunchBox. It works with Windows only.

Features:
BigBox Startup video and splash screen support
BigBox Updater support
Pre/Post scripts
Minimize or close Kodi option
Launcher Helper script version check
Supports Kodi 16, Kodi 17, Kodi 18, Kodi 19 and Kodi Windows Store versions.

Requirements:
Windows PC
LaunchBox Premium
Kodi 16, 17, 18, 19 or Kodi Windows Store for Windows

Known Issues:
Due to Windows Store's UWA security restrictions, user must set a save directory under the plugin's Advanced Settings to a directory of the user choice where the plugin's ahk helper script and icon file can be saved.
Taskbar will flash on Kodi Windows Store version (UWA) using 1.5.4+. Current workaround is to switch to Kodi non-UWA or to minimize effects, enable hide taskbar in advance options, remove Cortana search bar and change taskbar to black.
Starting with version 1.5.6, due to windows security restriction on SMB shares over IP  (eg. \\192.168.1.1\shared-folder\), the addon will produce an error saying it is not supported. Current workaround is to enable SMB fix in Advance settings to replace IP with supplied server name or enable SMBv1 on server and computer to allow NetBIOS name resolutions in Kodi.
Kodi-six package is now required with 1.5.6+, addon will fail if after first installation of Kodi-six package dependency, Kodi was not restarted.

Install instructions:
Use 'Install from Zip' in Kodi and browse to the directory the plugin's zip was downloaded to and select it.

Configuration:
This plugin requires the user to set the location of their LaunchBox directory in the addon settings before first use. eg. C:\Users\<username>\LaunchBox\

PLEASE NOTE:
     THIS PLUGIN WILL PRODUCE AN ERROR DURING INSTALL IN KODI ON ANY OPERATING SYSTEM THAT CANNOT RUN LAUNCHBOX.
     SINCE LAUNCHBOX IS CURRENTLY WINDOWS ONLY THAT IS THE ONLY OPERATING SYSTEM THE PLUGIN CURRENTLY SUPPORTS.

ATTENTION: WILL NOT WORK ON ANDROID (BOX, SMART TV, ETC.), IOS or MAC AND LINUX.


What's New in Version 1.5.6   See changelog

Released

CHANGES in 1.5.6:
- Kodi 19 support
- Python 3 compatible
- Kodi SMB support

KNOWN ISSUES:
- The upgrade support in this addon's Autohotkey script will not work properly with the auto download background option for LaunchBox enabled. Current workaround is to remove the check mark from the "Automatically Download Updates in the Background" box in LaunchBox's Options under the Updates section.
- Taskbar will flash on Kodi Windows Store version (UWA). Current workaround is to switch to Kodi non-UWA or to minimize effects, enable hide task bar in advance options, remove Cortana search bar and change taskbar to black.
- Due to windows security restriction on SMB shares over IP  (eg. \\192.168.1.1\shared-folder\), the addon will produce an error saying it is not supported. Current workaround is to enable SMB fix in Advance settings to replace IP with supplied server name or enable SMBv1 on server and computer to allow NetBIOS name resolutions in Kodi.
- Kodi-six package is now required, addon will fail if after first installation of Kodi-six package dependency, Kodi was not restarted.

RELEASE NOTICE:
This release is to add python 2 and 3 support, as well as SMB support to the version 1.5 branch. This allows the addon to support Kodi 16 to 19 as well as be able to use a remote SMB share for the Launchbox location setting. Unless any bug fixes are required this will be the end of the version 1.5 branch after which support for Kodi 16 and Kodi 17 will be dropped. The next planned version will be moved to Kodi 18+ support to allow easier management of GUI interfaces code for the multiple Launchbox support.

IN DEVELOPMENT:
- Back to looking into multiple Launchbox support

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slacker

   1 of 1 member found this review helpful 1 / 1 member

Great plugin, now my HTPC is complete. Works flawlessly on Windows 10 with Launchbox 7.14

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Ruester

   2 of 4 members found this review helpful 2 / 4 members

Love IT. I Integrates perfectly with kodi, feels like a seamless experience. 

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snarfo67

   1 of 2 members found this review helpful 1 / 2 members

Works great, zero issues. Anyone posting a bad review needs to learn to read--- IT ONLY WORKS ON WINDOWS.

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Zaazu

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   1 of 2 members found this review helpful 1 / 2 members

Don't know why people are leaving shit reviews. Works perfect.

 

People need to realise this is for Windows only, as that is the only platform LaunchBox currently works on.

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Iceman0802

  

Nice

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Mr.NiceGuy

  

Works perfect. Also appreciated the possibilty to use script before and after the use of Big Box. Thank you very much!

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nastynate

  

awesme!

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alldayer411

  

it's ok

 

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KillaBLK

  

My wife thought my dance in the living room was a little ridiculous. What she doesn't realize is all the long hours building a HTPC, have all culminated into this one add-on to complete it all..

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