XBMC/Kodi How to for NOoBS

(Thanks Vdub)

By, Steven Jimmy Docherty

We have had a few questions on the site here and in our Facebook groups Roku Rocks and Team Android about XBMC which has recently been renamed to Kodi. As much help as we try to provide, we are but slightly advanced noobs on the matter trying to learn all we can to share with our great fans and friends. 

Along the way we encountered Vdub and his tutorials which we have found most helpful. While learning about XBMC we also learned a little of Vdub the man himself. When he is not making tutorials to help others out, or taking questions in any of the many ways they may get to him. 

Vdub also provides a highly regarded live TV playlist both on stream and on a PVR client. All of this at no cost and for no fee.

Okay, I hear the head being scratched as strange new words are being uttered which was to be expected. With this in mind I came to the conclusion we can help answer all your questions on XBMC and also show our thanks to Vdub for all his help by giving you guys all you need to know here from the chap we learned a lot from.

Now Vdub makes a lot of tutorials but any XBMC user will know Vdub better for his work with live TV on the PVR client Simple TV, not only providing and maintaining live TV streams but also providing logos for the channels to make them all pretty.  Thanks to his good friend Jsat an EPG (electronic program guide).  Vdub is a very friendly chap and will not shy away from helping you guys out if he can.

Now as well as working with Jsat to provide great content on Vdubs playlist, he is now also working alongside another stream playlist maker Sirius Black to provide even better content.

If you have any questions or requests, you can also contact Vdub or check out more of his tutorials in the links provided.

Check out Vdubs blog on http://www.vdubt25.co.uk

You can reach Vdub on twitter with any questions ( http://twitter.com/@veedubt25 )

From this selection of tutorials, we hope that we have enough here to get you started and you should have sufficient content there to keep you happy. 

We have also provided some info on some more common issues.  We also would have loved to have provided you with step by steps, but since there is so much on XBMC and so little time, we owe a massive thanks to Vdub for all his hard work!

How-To Download and Install XBMC (Choose Gotham)

XBMC - How to install iStream with Gotham 13.0 BETA 3

"Hi guys, in this tutorial we will go through the simple setup of adding iStream to Gotham 13.0 BETA 3 on windows but will be the same on other OS's."

XBMC Website: ( http://xbmc.org )
Or XBMC Download: ( http://xbmc.org/download_ )

XBMC - Install any Skin in Gotham

XBMC - Live TV with iStream

Hi guys, here is a little tutorial on how to use Live TV in iStream. 

XBMC - How-To upload XBMC log files

"Hi Guys, here is a little video on how to upload logs and where to upload logs."

You can upload logs to either.

http://xbmclogs.com )


http://pastebin.com )

"In this guide I just upload to xbmclogs.com to keep it simple also after you copy and paste your log and upload you must copy the link above like in the video and paste the link in your post for others to find it and read it."

depending on your system the log file will be found in :

( Android: Android/data/org.xbmc.xbmc/files/.xbmc/ )

( iOS: /private/var/mobile/Library/Preferences/­XBMC/ )

( Linux: ~/.xbmc/ )

( Mac OS X: /Users/%USERNAME%/Library/Application Support/XBMC/ )

( OpenELEC: /storage/.xbmc/ )

( Windows XP, 7, 8: %appdata%\XBMC\ )

XBMC - How to add Library to your Ouya

"I am going to show you how to add TV shows and movies library to your Ouya. I hope this helps you out guys sorry about it being done with my mobile but it's the only way I could do it for now."

How-To Setup XBMC with iStream for ( NEWBIES )

"In this tutorial we are going to learn how to setup XBMC with iStream and have everything working from the get go."

To download XBMC go to ( http://xbmc.org/download ) 

How-To Setup XBMC Library for ( NEWBIES)

"In this tutorial we are going to learn how to setup XBMC with Library and have everything working from the get go.
to download XBMC go to: ( http://xbmc.org/download )

How-To Download & Install BBC iPlayer In XBMC

"In this video we are going to learn how to add BBC iPlayer add-on to XBMC. It's very easy to follow and do and hope it's also easy for you to follow my video guide. All links and files you see in the video are here in the description. Thank you for watching and please feel free to comment, like and subscribe."

Please be sure to always download the latest release.

Download iplayer ( https://drive.google.com/folderview?i... )


"In this video we are going to learn how to Install the ITV PLAYER add-on to XBMC." 

How-To Watch UK Live TV From anywhere in the world

Application: ( http://www.vpnoneclick.com )

IP Check ( http://whatsmyip.org )

"VPN service is 100% FREE for windows, Linux_Android with this application you can watch LIVE TV FROM THE UK ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD. And also UNBLOCK WEBSITES BLOCKED BY YOUR ISP's."

How-To Watch UK Live TV from anywhere in the world Method 2

"In this tutorial guys I'm going to show you how to setup a FREE VPN - NO INSTALL OR DOWNLOADS REQUIRED.
To use this service all you need is a Windows PC. This will also work with Android, and is very simple to setup."

How-To Add iStream to XBMC with Live TV

How-To Install iStream on XBMC

"The URL for iStream in add source is (http://xfinity.xunitytalk.com )
This is added to the add source in system - File Manager of XBMC."

XBMC - Real-Debrid Tutorial

"Here we will take a look at a Real-Debrid source without any account details added and then with details added.

XBMC - How to Backup your Current Setup


XBMC - How to backup Your Current Setup
dir requires on M$ is C:\users\%USERNAME%\AppData\Roaming\
Android Android/data/org.xbmc.xbmc/files/
iOS /private/var/mobile/Library/Preferences/
Linux ~/ backup the .xbmc folder
Mac OS X /Users/your_user_name/Library/Applicatio­n Support/
OpenELEC /storage/ backup the .xbmc folder
Windows Users\%USERNAME%\AppData\Roaming\

XBMC Backup & iStream & P2P Setup Basic OUYA

XBMC - Clear Internet Cache and Subscriptions

XBMC - How to Enable Auto Play

"Here guys we are going to learn how to enable the auto play function in stream and how it works briefly I hope this helps you out guys and thanks for watching." 

XBMC - iStream Install & Setup

"Hi guys, in this tutorial we are going to learn the basics on installing and setup of iStream to get you up and running."

XBMC - How to Setup and Update IPTV

"For you guys that want to test that can't find it in your list here it is manually download guys http://xty.me/vdubt25 always download the latest guys :P" 
"Hi guys, in this tutorial i am going to show you how to install and setup iptv LIVE TV in XBMC, Soon to be renamed Kodi."
"A big thank you to Coolwave Xunitytalk for the new intro if you would like anything like this doing please contact him thru his youtube channel."


Awesome job mate keep up the great work.

XBMC - How to install and setup IPTV on GOTHAM

XBMC - IPTV Icons [ Gotham ONLY ]

"OK guys so now there is a URL for the icons so no downloading then adding just change from local to remote and add this url:http://vdubt25.x10host.com/Lg/ notice the / on the end and the capital L enjoy guys."

NEW URL FOR THE ICONS AS OF 14/9/2014 : http://is.gd/Icons2

"Here is a simple guide on how to add icons to your live tv list as many of you guys have been asking for so here we go i hope you enjoy it and don't forget to like, comment and subscribe :)

XBMC - How to add EPG

"NEW URL FOR THE EPG GUY use http://is.gd/vguide2 all that has changed from the video is there is a 1 added to the end guys."
"Here we go guys a lot of you have been requesting the peg to the channel list so here you go i hope this helps you guys out and makes it a lot easier for you to get setup."

XBMC - How to Setup P2P & iStream

"In this video we are going to learn how to setup P2P and iStream in XBMC as a basic setup just to get you up and running no external apps, add ons, or anything is required only repositories."

For the P2P-Streams Repo, Copy and Paste this in a Web Browser :


The url's in the iStream setup is
http://xfinity.xuitytalk.com for the repo install

iStream alternatives:
For Primewire/1channel

For Projectfreetv


XBMC - Gotham 13.1 How to Add Library

"Hi guys in this tutorial I am going to show you how to add XBMC TV shows and movies library the easy way for you guys.
Just follow the video and you can't go wrong."

For live help join use over @ http://xunitytalk.com_forum.php

XBMC - Gotham 13.1 Live TV IP ( No Tuner Required )

"Hi guys in this tutorial I'm going to show you how to setup live tv using .m3u files IPTV client."
"Please understand I had to cut the live TV picture and sound from the clip. thanks for watching :P"
"Here you can add this address instead of local use remote and enter http://is.gd/xbmclivetv 
"Where you get and/or create your own files .m3u with the live TV links in are up to you."

"This video is Educational and promotes experimentation and learning. I accept no liability on how you use this information the add-ons and the list I found on the internet. I have no affiliation with any addons, plugins or XBMC for that matter. The list contains sources found in different sites.Proceed with caution because some of these actions, add-ons or lists or list content could be against the law in your country of origin."

XBMC - How to Remove Unwanted Main Menu Items

"Hi guys, In this tutorial ( short ) I'm Going to how you how to remove the unwanted main menu items in XBMC."

XBMC - How to Create iStream Playlists

"Hi guys this is a simple little tutorial for you guys to make your own playlists. This tutorial starts off adding playlist youtube app and adding local so we can see our local HDD I just added the folder that my playlist was saved in."

"I hope this gives you a good view of how to create your own playlists i will make another video soon using another feature called DIR in the list but this will require multi .xml playlist eg. categories like ( Entertainment ) ( Sports ) ( YouTube ) ( Documentaries )
If you noticed in the video I used colors to create categories red was YouTube, Green was Entertainment LIVE TV, and so on."

[How-To] XBMC iStream Fresh Setup & Fix Errors ( UPDATE )

"Hi guys in this tutorial I am going to show you how to do a basic setup ( fresh install ) install istream and fix the few errors that are coming up when istream is installed. Afresh install of istream is now causing a script error issue due to 2 missing addons.
  • Streamtvbox
  • Offside streams
This video guide will show you how to install the 2 add ons and also how to setup istream so you can get around your ISP's blocking you from searching and watching catchup tv."


These video's are Educational and promotes experimentation and learning. We accept no liability on how you use this information the addons and the list we found on the internet. We have no affiliation with any addons, plugins or XBMC for that matter. The video contains sources found in different sites.

Proceed with caution because some of these actions, addons or lists or list content could be against the law in your country of origin.