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If you are getting Chef Wizard error try this :)

Jean Mowberry:
Open File Manager in Kodi, click Home/Userdata/addon_data. Delete plugin.program.thechef. Try reopening the wizard.

Kodi game emulation does not work with Xbox

Leroy Brown:
Ok guys, just want to clear up the situation with Xbox and Kodi game emulation. Gaming emulators with Kodi on Xbox will never work because Microsoft wont allow it. Heres a statement from Kodi team. "There will be no emulators inside Kodi for UWP, just like there are no emulators in the Windows store. Microsoft doesn't allow emulators in their store, so in order for Kodi to be in the store (and on the XBOX), the UWP builds very likely won't ever have the retroarch support for retroplayer (maybe not even retroplayer). Thus, any of the rom browsers/downloader add-on for Kodi are pointless on the XBOX"😔

Please don't ask where to find movies/series

Bill Everly:
Please DO NOT ask where you can find X movie or X TV show - search within the addon's. This is a build group not tv guide.

Thanks for video previews by Aldren Mayfield, Stephen Cornelious

FYI, thanks to the videos by guys like Aldren Mayfield, Stephen Cornelious. Video previews of the builds can be viewed in chefs wizard by clicking on each build.


How to import your Trakt TV collection to your Kodi library
How to import your Trakt TV collection to your library (using Xenon 19.2).

You have to use your favorite addon, authorize it with Trakt and go to the Tools / Library section (usually) and select eg "Import TV Collection", then the collection will appear in your library. Before doing that you could remove from site huge series (like the 3.606 episodes of The daily show, and keep the last episode you saw), that will make importing a lot quicker. (pic 1, Scrubs).

If you click on Library and select TV shows after importing there would be several options to play with (Titles shows all). (pic 2, Library / TV shows options)

If your default addon can't find streams or you just want another addon to play an episode, just right-click (or hold click for a bit on shields) and select Open Meta, and on the next menu choose the proper series (if more than one with the same name) and the addon to play the episode. (pic3, Open Meta)

If you watch new series, and want an easy TV guide about the next episode(s) try TV Show - Next Aired. (pic 4, TV Show - Next Aired)

Recommended Trakt addon settings (Rating disabled, Sync enabled, Remove deleted Movies/TV Episodes from Trakt collections should ALWAYS be DISABLED to avoid losing your entire collection in site).

It seems that a few members managed to get duplicates in their library trying to add series using 2 addons, OpenMeta and another one. Unless both addons have an option "Avoid creating duplicate content" like the IT addon has by default, don't use both, OpenMeta doesn't have that option so if you have to use it, use it alone. Or else, duplicates. Furthermore, you can disable OpenMeta's library updates to avoid that message on startup -if you don't add anything from OpenMeta to the library you'll be safe to authorize Trakt on it like on all addons.


If you click on a series on favorites, add it on library and marks are not there, go to the library, right-click on any series, click on Trakt options, and then click on Synchronize library.


If you have trouble with wrong names you can go to your library, find the series with the wrong name, right-click on it, click Information, click on Refresh, click Yes 2 times, and select the correct name of the series, or click on Manual and type the proper name you found in, and select the correct one from the new list, for example type: The Twilight Zone (2019), and a new list will appear.


When you sync your addon with Trakt any lists in your account are synced as well.
Go to your addon, to your My Movies or My TV Shows folder and select Movie Lists, then select the list you need to add, long press or right-click and select Add to Library.


If new episodes don't appear in library, if you use IT try updating library from it, not from Kodi's Update library.
Eg open IT, go to Tools / IT: Library, and click on IT: Update library... (I created a shortcut of this in my library section).
For other addons, check the settings for similar Update library options.
You have to use "Sync collection on library update or cleaning" in Trakt addon settings (see pics above) for sync to work automatically.

Xfinity fix to remove site blocking

If you use xfinity the Diggz repo might be blocked -it will show nothing instead of the contents of the repo in your browser, phone or android device.
You have to use xfinity xfi to disable security, in order to install the wizard.
Click on the link below and read "Disabling and Re-Enabling Advanced Security" to learn how:

Kodi Krypton for all platforms

If you want to install the new Krypton build Xenon PLUS Redbolt you will need Kodi v17.6 which is available for:

Short links are here.
There is also a fork called Xebolt in Diggz fan store: 28002962

Most distros default is 17.6, use apt-mark to keep 17.6 before adding the deb multimedia repo that has Kodi v.18.3. You can build from source as well.



Windows: It's only available for 32bit.


Buffering tip


If you want to quickly check if a source is buffering you might use CTRL + Shift + O (or map this to a key on your android remote).
After the word forward, it will show how many MBs the source has buffered, a cache percentage, and milliseconds of movie/episode remaining.
This can be done while playing the movie/episode or you may pause it. If it stays 0 or it moves really slow, you might have to get another source.


aq = Audio queue saturation
Kb/s = Current audio bitrate (reported by player)
att = Attenuation / gain added by player
vq = Video queue saturation
Mb/s = Current video bitrate (reported by player)
fr = Source framerate
drop = Number of dropped frames
skip = Number of skipped frames
pc = Pullup correction pattern length
a/v = Audio/video sync difference (real time)
forward = Size of cached data and % of cache utilized
VsyncOff = Indicates the offset between the vertical sync signal of the display and the timestamps of the video frames


Whitelisting is DANGEROUS. Even whitelisting a single addon could render it or the entire build unusable. If you choose to use it make sure to backup what you might lose.

Using addons whitelisting before a fresh install.
You might already know about the Save Data section in the wizard where you can choose to save your RD and some Trakt info before doing a fresh install of a build.
Here's how you can select all your already authorized in Trakt addons to keep before a fresh install. So, you will not have to reauthorize those addons after your fresh install.
You can also keep new repositories or addons you added over a build -no need to select extra stuff like Scrubs Fanart etc.
Remember to do a Force update addons, or a manual Check for updates before the fresh install so all your kept addons are up to date.
After updating the build remember to go to your Add-ons section and enable the repos and addons you whitelisted -wizard disables them for safety reasons.

Of course, whitelisting should be used with common sense.
If for example you whitelist Diggz Favorites, after a fresh install half your build might not work.
If the dev says he made custom changes to an addon for the next build update, do not whitelist that addon.
Whitelisting is a great tool if used with caution, and you may always turn it off if problems arise and do a full fresh install.
If you manage to damage things and menus don't show up after a fresh install, go to device Settings / Apps / Kodi, clear data, and do a fresh install.
Click here to watch the video.

Router issues tip
Kodi stopped working?
More network issues?
Here's why we have kept telling you to unplug device and modem/router for 5 minutes.
(Much more info inside.)
Linux users may find this useful:

Speed up sources scanning in addons

Leroy Brown:
Well, IT addon seems to get the most sources (and shows all episodes in library) but it seems it takes 1-2 minutes to scan them.
This is for Real Debrid, Premiumize, AllDebrid, or similar only.
See the pic below and set Providers Timeout to 10, for a 10-second sources search - thanks Leroy Brown.
Restart Kodi after changing settings.


Redbolt skin settings and color theme backup tips
Since it first came out Redbolt has been my favorite, here's how you can backup your color theme and skin settings changes.

1 After using Custom color settings to change colors to your liking, click on Color themes / Manage color themes.

2 Click on Create Color Theme -after a fresh install just select Import Color Theme here. Your theme will be created in the userdata/addon_data/skin.titan.mod.beta.leia/themes folder and you'll have to copy that folder and paste it outside the Kodi folder before a fresh install.
If you have multiple themes they'll all be in the same folder.

3 I heavily edit skin settings and Redbolt's skin lets you backup and restore your skin settings changes.
First go to Backup and restore / Manage skin backups.

4 Click on settings and choose the Default backup path. Here's where you'll find the zip file that you'll have to place outside Kodi like the themes folder above before a fresh install.

5 Click on Backup the skin settings. Now the zip file is in your selected backup path. To restore it after a fresh install, choose a default backup path like above, place the zip file in that folder and click on the Restore the skin settings button.

Enable / disable startup videos in Diggz builds
Redbolt and Seren Builds don't have a startup video set, but you may use the videos below or your own.
If you enable/disable a startup video for eg Eminence in Planet Diggz and use another skin, then you must enable/disable the startup video for that skin.

The videos are usually in the /addons/ folder in appropriate skin folders:

Xenon: /addons/skin.xenon18/extras/Intro/KODI-Intro-Video.mp4
Eminence: /addons/skin.eminence.2.mod/extras/backgrounds/emINTRO.mp4

Pic 1. Redbolt and Seren Skin settings.
Pic 2. Xenon Skin settings.
Pic 3. Eminence Skin settings (Settings / Interface / Configure skin).

Debug logging popup removal
If you get an annoying message on top-left (debug logging pic 1) here's how to remove it and what to do to avoid seeing it again.
Use CTRL + Shift + D, or go to Settings / System / Logging, and disable debug logging (pic 2).
Always wait for a build to update fully after a fresh install (2-3 minutes).
If you're using a build with multiple skins, don't change to another skin while the previous is "busy".

If you use Xenon Plus v3.6.4 click on Toggle Debug Logging under Xenon Plus.


If Real Debrid is buffering read this

You may try Cloudflare or Disabled servers if you have issues with RD servers (see pic, log in to RD site and use the link below to change servers):


Youtube quota exceeded error fix

Youtube now only works if you create your personal API credentials.

A more updated video is here:
[End of Update]

Before reading the API guide, read the workaround to make sure the API creation will not produce an error.
The workaround is here:

The API guide is here:

You may go to your /.kodi/userdata/addon_data/ folder and delete .youtube folder to fully reset Youtube addon if you get stuck, and try inserting the credentials again.


Fen shows many links while scanning but few when done

If Fen shows many sources while scanning but few on the results table it's probably the Remove Duplicates feature of Fen -disabled in latest Xenon. Disable it and try again.

Enable CAM too for prerelease sources (optional).

More testing indicated that you have to log in to RD site, go to and delete all authorizations, then open Kodi and authorize RD again.

If problem insists Clear All Cache in Fen:
Fen / Tools / Tools: Clear List and Data Info / CLEAR ALL CACHE.

Authorize debrid on Doom and Destiny clones to avoid ISP emails

If you have just got Real Debrid or another premium service, and you're worried about emails from your ISP, don't be.
If you use Doom and Destiny clone addons, make sure to authorize debrid on those, and enable debrid on their settings.
If you don't, they will use normal torrents, not debrid torrents, so an email from your ISP will be a possibility.
To find all Destiny clones, use Search with "Destiny".


Using logs

This is what you see in the video:
1 How to view error log (if it says 0 errors, you can't, it's empty).
2 How to view the whole log (notice the buttons on the bottom).
3 How to upload your current log and share the link here (you can use the same site to upload manually the previous log that crashed your build from /.kodi/temp/kodi.old.log).
Click here to watch the video.
Note that in android the menus are on different places (thanks Jean).


How to upload a movie/series to your premium service and stream it with Kodi

Use your favorite torrent sites to get the magnet links.
Examples for uploading using Real Debrid, Premiumize, and AllDebrid, and using Fen, and Premiumize Cloud addons to stream what is uploaded (I only use Premiumize but you can easily see the RD or AD section in Fen, it's pointed in the video).
For TV Shows, I prefer uploading seasons instead of episodes.
You may also open Seren, and go to My Files to see all uploaded movies / series.
Real Debrid users may also use Realizer addon:
Click here to watch the video.

If you use Real Debrid you can get the Chromium / Chrome extension Real Debrid Download Manager and simply right-click on a magnet link to quickly add it to your Real Debrid torrents.


If you use Premiumize you can get the Chrome / Chromium / Firefox based extension and quickly add a magnet from a torrent site to your Premiumize downloader queue.
Click here to watch the video.
Here are some torrent sites to use with the magnet to debrid way mentioned above:

Firestick tutorials


Guys for best results for firesticks users please follow videos 1 through 4.. and please keep your device cleaned from cluttered apps you dont use..remove them..
Please update your firesticks to the latest 4k firestick... (If you're able to)

If you look close to your fire stick you could see a model #.....

If your see this model number # >W87CUN<
That's the first Generation stick.. it's super Out dated and Slow ..

If your see this model number # >LY73PR>
Its a second Gen but I guess still usable 🙁 still should upgrade 😁

If you see this model number # >E9l29y<
Than you have the latest stick and should be good to go....

Please Follow the Videos 1-4
1. watch 1st
2. watch 2nd
3. watch 3rd
4. watch 4th

More tips for 4K firesticks.
How to delete apps on 4K firestick:

Remove apps to gain space on 4K Firestick and block updates to avoid them being installed again:

How to close background apps with one click on a 4K firestick:

2 ways to backup your build

1 Using the Chef wizard v420.2.
Use [Back Up]: Build to create the backup, it would be where the Back Up Location mentions -I couldn't change the location in this version of the wizard, it might be my platform.
Remember to save the skin too when asked -towards the end of the zipping.

To restore a build (pic).
Open an empty Kodi, install the wizard and use [Restore]: Local Build after placing the 2 zips created above in the Back Up Location mentioned on your new Kodi.

You may use [Restore]: External Build to restore from NFS or SMB network locations.

2 Manual backup and restore.
Use a file manager and go to your build folder (.kodi). Select both the addons and the userdata folder and Add to zip file(s).
Make sure to move those zip files outside the Kodi folder to avoid them being deleted when you update/delete the build.

Restore to a new device:
Install a new Kodi in the destination device and use a file manager to unzip those 2 folders inside your build folder (.kodi).

Remember to restore your back up to a same platfform device if you clone backups.
If you created your backup from an android device, restore to an android device.
If you created your backup from windows, restore to a windows device, etc.
Click here to watch the video.


Reduce buffering by setting up advancedsettings.xml

In latest Xenon Plus build Mr. Diggz added an EZ Maintenance+ shortcut that calculates automaticly the optimal cache and let's you choose if you want to apply it or not.

The wizard way is still available.
Open the Chef wizard and navigate to Maintenance / System Tweaks/Fixes / Advanced Settings / Cache & Network Presets.

These are the presets available, for example if you have a little more than 450MB of free ram (see Kodi's System information), choose Low-RAM Preset. If you have over 900MB of free RAM, choose High-End Preset.

You may choose the Default Network & Cache Settings peset and edit manually memory size in bytes (your total of free RAM / 3).

Default Network & Cache Settings -------- You may add your own buffer memory.
Zero Cache Preset --------------------------- 0MB free RAM.
Low-RAM Device Preset -------------------- 450MB free RAM.
High-End Device Preset --------------------- 900MB free RAM.

To make sure it's a slow source that causes buffering you may use the Buffering tip.

Changing widgets, addons, menus in different skins

Changing home items in Als Xperience v1.0
Click here to watch the video.

Changing widgets and menu addon actions on Als A.M. Smooth v1.0
Click here to watch the video.

Changing widgets and menu actions in AlsFlix v1.0
Click here to watch the video.

Adding / Removing shortcuts to Diggz FENtastick Real Debrid and Trakt v1.2

I'm adding Venom and Venom's Trending Movies to Fentastick's Fen Movies.
You may add icons too -I didn't.
Then I'm deleting those 2 shortcuts.

(FB blocked this video as spam AND the link, so you may only watch it here.
Click here to watch this video.

Change widgets and add/remove addons in Aurora skin

If a widget stops working -or you prefer another one- you can change it with your favorite addon section.
You can add/remove any addon (and more stuff) to any sub section -you can add an icon too.
Click here to watch the video.

Change widgets and add/remove addons in Eminence skin

If a widget stops working -or you prefer another one- you can change it with your favorite addon section.
You can add/remove any addon (and more stuff) to any sub section -you can add an icon too.
Click here to watch the video.

Change widgets and add/remove addons in Fentastic skin

If a widget stops working -or you prefer another one- you can change it with your favorite addon section.
You can add/remove any addon (and more stuff) to any sub section -you can add an icon too.
Click here to watch the video.

Add/remove addons in Seren skin

You can add/remove any addon (and more stuff) to any section.
Click here to watch the video.

Add/remove addons in Redbolt skin

You can add/remove any addon (and more stuff) to any section.
Click here to watch the video.

Change widgets and add/remove addons in Xenon skin

If a widget stops working -or you prefer another one- you can change it with your favorite addon section.
You can add/remove any addon (and more stuff) to any section.
Click here to watch the video.

Add your movies/series & music collection to Xenon (or any skin)

This is the fast way to add custom folders to Xenon / Library section (or any skin).
Scrapers are not used for movies/series and music is not added to library.
This makes a huge speed difference in large collections on your drives.
A quick way to add icons for your shortcuts is included.
Click here to watch the video.

Change widgets and add/remove addons in Diggz Arctic Debrid

If a widget stops working -or you prefer another one- you can change it with your favorite addon section.
You can add/remove any addon (and more stuff) to any section.
Click here to watch the video.

Change widgets and add/remove addons in Xenon 2 build

First I add a random addon to be shown under Movies section (you may add any addon to any section, just look for the relevant Autowidget section).
Then I change the Movie widgets using a Genre from The Crew.
Finally, I delete the addon I added before (you might notice there are 2 at one point because I added it twice while testing Autowidget).
Due to my legendary slow laptop I cut menu saving, you just wait for it to finish.
Click here to watch the video.

Add/remove addons in Xenon 2 build

How can I remove the addons i don't want under the movie home page?
Click here to watch the video.

How to add an addon to a shortcut group and move it to where you want:
Click here to watch the video.

The widgets are made up of multiple widgets that rotate using auto widgets. You can click the Next widget shortcut to change to the next widget at any time.
Click here to watch the video.

You can add and remove widgets.
Click here to watch the video.

How to set our own wallpaper on each section multi image to 10 sec?


Xenon Plus v5.0: Change widgets

Click here to watch the video

Xenon Plus v5.0: Add / Remove addons

Click here to watch the video

Xenon Plus v5.0: Add personal Videos or Music folders

For Music folders click on Xenon Plus > Media > Library > Music instead of Videos, and answer No when asked to add to Library.
Click here to watch the video

How to change widgets and menus on Xenon Plus v5.0

Xenon Free and Xenon Amber: Change widgets

Click here to watch the video

Xenon Free and Xenon Amber: Change Views

Click here to watch the video

Xenon Free and Xenon Amber: Insert or Replace Addon

Click here to watch the video

Installing Builds

Installing Diggz Xenon Plus v18 for Kodi Leia

After installing, on first startup of the build wait for it to update fully, you may authorize debrid in Logins, and Trakt on Trakt section.
Click here to watch the video.

Installing Diggz Xenon Amber v2.0 for Kodi Matrix

After installing, on first startup of the build wait for it to update fully, then install all addons in the Setup folder, you may authorize debrid in Logins, and Trakt on Trakt section.
Click here to watch the video.

Recent Tips

Using Trakt library with Shadow addon

1 Add to TV Collection
Click here to watch the video.

2 Remove from Collection
Click here to watch the video.

3 Set TV Collection to Full Wall view
Click here to watch the video.
If you click on Set view type, then No, it asks where the viewtype will apply -eg TV Shows, Movies, etc.


4 See the lists you liked from
Click here to watch the video.

PVR essentials, by Leroy Brown

If you Click PVR channels, click to the left to choose categories (pic #1).
Or if you're in the guide, and you click the tv icon you can scroll left or right through the groups also (pics #2-3).

iVue TV Guide hints

This is how you can move channels or disable channels from showing.
Click here to watch the video.

If you find a better stream of a channel you want from another addon, you can add the stream to Kodi favorites and link that favorite to the stream.
You can also manually set the channel you want from the subscribed addons.
Click here to watch the video.

How to install Kodi v18.9 after a forced update to Kodi v19.0

First disable auto updates (see pic, and video for shields):

Then clear data.
Then uninstall Kodi v19, and install Kodi v18.9 in any way from the recommended ones below:

If you get wizard dependency errors, Kodi repository is temporarily down due to heavy traffic, try again later.

Touchscreen tip for Xenon Matrix TESTING

Click Skin Settings > HomeWindow and turn OFF Wrap Around menu. If you long-press and swipe each menu it works.


Creating a log with debug logging

Go to Settings > System > Logging > Enable debug logging, enable it and close the build.
Open the build do the same sequence that created your issue, then close the build.
In kodi/temp/ you'll find kodi.log which helps devs or even admins/mods to find what happened.
If you want to upload it to a GitHub page of a Kodi dev, click after your message to upload kodi.log.
You could paste the contents of kodi.log to eg to share it on sites you can't upload logs.

Authorize Debrid And Trakt on Xenon Amber v2

You may use a browser in your mobile/pc/laptop/tablet, to enter the codes you get from your android device.
Fen and Venom use My Accounts addon for logins.
Click on Fen Login -My Accounts settings will open-, authorize Debrid & Trakt and click OK. Fen settings will automatically open on Accounts, click Resync.
After that, click on Venom Logins, go to Accounts and Resync.
Click here to watch the video.

Using Trakt Library with Seren

My settings, they include alphabetizing Collection, flatten shows, limit sources to 1080p, disable SD sources, limit episodes to 5 GB, speed up Seren, etc.
Click here to watch the video.

This video shows how to add a show to TV Collection, open TV Collection from a custom shortcut, then delete a show from the collection.
Click here to watch the video.

Import Save Data manually to a new build or fork, or copy logins manually

While Save Data > Export Save Data (pic) works fine to produce a zip file containing debrid, trakt, login, and xmls folders, Import Save Data doesn't import all your saved data.
After decompressing the you can use a file manager or Kodi File manager to copy and paste those folders in the proper locations to have your logins working on new builds or forks.
For example, using Kodi File Manager, copy the contents of the xmls folder to .home > userdata deleting existing ones first.
Then using File Manager again, go to .home > userdata > addon_data > plugin.program.chef19, delete debrid, trakt, and login folders, and copy and paste the same ones from the decompressed folder in the same plugin.program.chef19 folder.
Restart the build and your saved data will be restored.


If your wizard is damaged and you can't Export Save Data, you can do it manually like this:
Click here to watch the video.

iVue TV Guide fix on Xenon Amber

If you happen to break your iVue TV Guide, try a Soft Reset -don't use a Hard Reset, you will have to reinstall your build.
In Xenon Amber, if you have the guide open, just click your Back button, click on iVue Tools, then on Soft Reset.
For the second way, use the sub-menu iVue Settings under the TV Guide section.
Click here to watch the video.