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Increase cache size in Kodi Krypton(V17) for faster and smooth playback

When you are streaming videos from a network device to Kodi, you may feel some slowness, stuttering, buffering or complete interrupts in your video. This is not enjoyable at all. In Kodi Jarvis(V16) you were able to change the cache, but in the new version the tags have changed!

Create the file “advancedsettings.xml” in the userdata directory of Kodi. Depending on what system you are using, find the location below:

Operative system File path
Android Android/data/org.xbmc.kodi/files/.kodi/userdata
iOS /private/var/mobile/Library/Preferences/Kodi/userdata/
Linux ~/.kodi/userdata/
Mac /Users/<your_user_name>/Library/Application Support/Kodi/userdata/
LibreELEC/OpenELEC /storage/.kodi/userdata/
Windows  %APPDATA%\kodi\userdata

Using the following code in the advancedsettings.xml file, your Kodi will buffer the data into your ram and speed up buffering in general. Note that you need 3 times the amount of available ram as is defined in “memorysize”(in bytes). For the example below you would need around 400Mb of free ram.

Happy watching!

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Retropie 4.1 – WiFi, Scraper, Runcommand, Remove kodi from Ports and Themes

Hi guys

With the release of retropie 4.1 some new features where introduced. I’ll also try to clear up some questions on last few videos.

Many people wanted to remove Kodi from the ports system after they made Kodi its own system. After some checking I was able to come up with a solution that is very easy to implement. I’ve also added some fun tips and tricks to the video.

Want more? Leave a comment here or on the video!

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Retropie 4.0 – Start Kodi on Launch

Using my retropie-Kodi combo for a while now I walked into some issues where Kodi wasn’t active for some reason (usually me forgetting about it after rebooting my Pi). This interfered with my SickRage Kodi notification.

With the release of Retropie 4.0 this option has finally been built-in! After upgrading to the new Retropie release you can go to the retropie-setup menu and choose the following options:

C Configuration / tools > 001 autostart – Auto-start Emulation Station / Kodi on boot > 2 Start Kodi at boot (exit for Emulation Station)

Exit the retropie setup and restart your raspberry. You will now be greeted by your Kodi! On exiting Kodi you will go back to emulation station.

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RetroPie and Kodi – Disable auto usbmount and choose mount location

I recently installed Kodi next to my RetroPie installation. While all was going well, I disliked that my external drives would be mounted automatically, hence I was not able to specify a permanent Kodi library path to my media. It seemed that when attaching multiple devices the order they got mounted wouldn’t be consistent. I quickly found out RetroPie comes with “usbmount” which auto mounts the USB storage devices.

Disabling the usbmount is as easy as editing the file located at

There are a few changes you can make here, but the one we are interested in is one of the first ones available. Changing ENABLED to 0 will disable this add-on (at least not auto mount your drives).

Now you can edit you /etc/fstab file and mount the drive to a location of your choosing at boot.

Kodi is able to find your media files in the same directory every time now!

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