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Library backup tip and Kodi Chef fork

Jean Mowberry:
Library backup tip and Kodi Chef (wizard already installed) 18 fork APK links.


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"😔

Movies/Series not marked as watched fix

Leroy Brown:
Ok, for those having issues with Movies/TV shows not being marked as watched, I found a bad acting Repo with a broken dependency. Do the following. Go to My addons/Repositories. DELETE rocks repo. Then go to Settings/System/Addons/Addon Dependencies. Update Metahandler to version 3.03

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.

Retro Gaming On The Shield The Easy Way

Aldren Mayfield:

Where did my Kodi 17 go?

Aldren Mayfield:

Leroy Brown:

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.


RetroQuest: Whats It All About

Aldren Mayfield:

RetroQuest XC App: Major Update!

Aldren Mayfield:

Chef 18 Leia Wizard: How do I get it?

Aldren Mayfield:
(This video includes the latest Kodi installation guide for firesticks and shields, and build installation guide.)

How to import your Trakt TV collection to your library

Costas Ganis:
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.

This is how I synced Fen's subscriptions with Kodi library.
After the initial scan at the end of the video, you click Yes on the popup, and go to Library, and click on Update library and all your shows will sync.
Fen has a lot of options, so grab a cup of coffee and go slow to make the most of it. Use the Help files in Tools section too.
Click here to watch the video.

Some peeps asked how do you add a series in your subscriptions/library with Fen so here's a video.
Use search to find and install the "Fen Context Menu" addon.
First I check Trakt options to be proper (Trakt resets them to default after authorizing, I never use Rating).
Then I go to Fen where I add the Update subscriptions to the TV Shows section for easy access -use this button after adding all series.
Then, since Trakt options are correct everything is done automatically.
I stopped the library scanning just to show you how faster is Video Database Cleaner than Kodi's -then click on update to resume.
Video Database Cleaner:

Click here to watch the video.

Xfinity fix to remove site blocking

Costas Ganis:
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

Costas Ganis:


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

Redbolt v2 Real Debrid authorization

Costas Ganis:
Use the Real Debrid section and click on the first three shortcuts to get codes (pic 1), login to real debrid site and use to enter the codes one by one -you may use your phone/laptop.
Check ResolveURL and URLResolver settings to be like in pic 2.
Check the settings of the addons you use that Torrents are enabled, and RD providers and Torrent providers are enabled as well (pic 3).
These are about RedBolt v2.


Costas Ganis:

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.

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.

Changing home items in Als Xperience v1.0

Costas Ganis:
Click here to watch the video.

Changing widgets and menu addon actions on Als A.M. Smooth v1.0

Costas Ganis:
Click here to watch the video.

Changing widgets and menu actions in AlsFlix v1.0

Costas Ganis:
Click here to watch the video.

Router issues tip

Costas Ganis:
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:

Playing trailers from Movies widgets in Xenon v19.8.3

Leroy Brown:
For those that like the trailers in the Movie widget, guess what, they are still there in case you didnt know......
Click here to watch the video.

Speed up sources scanning in addons

Costas Ganis & 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

Costas Ganis:
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

Costas Ganis:
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

Costas Ganis:
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.
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".

New Releases, HD movie search tool, and new HD movies in your library

Costas Ganis & Leroy Brown:
For members that fall for the fake torrent sources of new movies (pic #1) it seems Mr. Diggz put a new shortcut in Movies called New Releases.
That's in Xenon v19.8.4 -the standalone version.
You can add those in your build using Tips from announcements/wiki and pic #2.
Now you can avoid those fake torrents easily.
New Cams/HDTS Releases is in the Magic Dragon addon.
Latest HD releases Multi Link is in The Red Queen addon.

Leroy Brown posted a while back a good way to search for new HD movies.

A nice easy way to get new HD movies in your library, or your addon library list.
To add to library eg using IT, first go to and "like" the Latest Releases list as mentioned on the site below, open IT and go to My Movies / Movie Lists, long press or right click on Latest Releases and "Add to Library", and they will be automatically be added to your library when updated.


1 Click Movies with free sources

Costas Ganis:

For those that can't afford RD or similar, Mr. Digzz before the 4 major free providers RapidVideo, Openload, Streamango, and Verystream shut down gathered all 1 click free addon sections in one section in Xenon under Movies called...
1 Click Movies

(pic #1 - 1 Click Movies)
(pic #2 - Example from 7 of 9, see pic #3)
(pic #3 - 1080p movie playing with a free source)
Hopefully we may have less peeps asking now.

If Real Debrid is buffering read this

Costas Ganis:

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.


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.

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".


Authorizing Real Debrid or a similar service in Diggz Eminence Debrid v19.1
You may use your phone or a PC to log in to RD site and go to and use the codes you get from the links in the video.
Click here to watch the video.

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.

Set up Trakt on Diggz Xenon Debrid AIO v1.2

It's easy to setup Trakt.
Use your mobile/pc to login to site and go to:
Now open Xenon and go to Library / Setup Kodi Trakt (the sub menu on the left), and do the 3 things mentioned (pic 1).
For each code you'll get on your Xenon you'll need to use your mobile/pc and go to and authorize the proper addon every time.

After the basic setup above it's time to choose which addons you'll authorize with Trakt -you don't have to authorize all, just the ones you use.
Go to Library / Trakt Library (on the bottom), there you'll see a list of addons (pic 2).
Clicking on one will have a TRAKT: Authorize option you should click on to get the Trakt code you need (pic 3).

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.

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:

Expand Internal Storage On 4K Firestick with a USB Drive:

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

Authorizing Real Debrid or a similar service in Diggz Xenon Plus v2.5

You may use your phone or a PC to log in to RD site and go to and use the codes you get from the links in the video.
(The FoxyStreams error in the video was displayed because I had previously authorized PM and disabled RD on that addon.)
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.

Installing Xenon Plus v3.3

[It's assumed you installed Kodi v18.7 and cleared data (read pinned post) before watching this video.]

After installing the build, it shuts down, and I restart it to show you a few things.
1 I wait for all addons to be installed -check bottom right.
2 The Debrid and Trakt shortcut locations are shown.
3 I install a skin (Redbolt), switch to it, back up to main menu of it, and wait for menu to be written. This is how you avoid errors.
When you switch to another skin, always do it while the previous one is not busy, or you might get a log popup. If you see a Building menu popup, wait for it to show menu saved.
4 In the end of the video it shows how to enable the robot intro video, the intro video also works if you use Xenon Fire -if you enable it.
Click here to watch the video.

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).

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).
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?


Reduce buffering by setting up advancedsettings.xml

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, 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 memorysize in bytes (your total of free RAM / 3).

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

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