About This File
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.
BigBox Startup video and splash screen support
BigBox Updater support
Minimize or close Kodi option
Launcher Helper script version check
Supports Kodi 16, Kodi 17 and Kodi Windows Store versions.
Kodi 16, 17 or Kodi Windows Store for Windows
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.
Use 'Install from Zip' in Kodi and browse to the directory the plugin's zip was downloaded to and select it.
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\
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 1.5.2 See changelog
CHANGES in 1.5.2:
- Completed voluntary project audit and fixed all possible license issues, all code is GPLv2 unless otherwise stated in README.txt and/or actual file.
- Removed all deprecated code and moved to string.po for langauge file.
- New fanart thanks to Rincewind.
- 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.
Recently, I was notified that some person or persons over the course of the last 2 weeks had anonymously and without providing reason reported this download's file posting. Due to this, I have voluntarily gone through and audited all files/images/license(s) and contacted those involved. All possible issues have been corrected and all code is GPLv2 as nothing was actually MIT licensed so the LICENSE.txt has been corrected. Finally, thanks to Rincewind, the fanart included now not only looks better but has proper permission obtained for its inclusion in this Kodi addon.