Kodi 17.6/18.x with EgreatPlayer as external player

Discussion in 'A5 Professional 4K HDR Blu-ray HDD Media Player.' started by tobbenb, Aug 21, 2018.

  1. tobbenb

    tobbenb Member

    Kodi 18 now works with external player on the android 7 beta.

    I haven't tested the latest Android 5 firmware yet. Too much work and othe stuff to do.
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  2. tobbenb

    tobbenb Member

    I have now downgraded to latest stable firmware 1.3.0.9 and tested Kodi 18 RC1 using Egreat player as external player.
    It now works with smb shares also, not only using the emby plugin or plex plugin (didn't test this plugin, but I assume it still works).
    The only issue I had was that after you stop the playback, comes back to the Home screen of the Egreat player. But this might be a Kodi issue as it didn't happen with the Emby android TV app.
    Thanks for adding this in the stable firmware also :) @Rita @Richard Xu
  3. Movie78

    Movie78 Member

    1-So no need for emby or plex plugin?
    2-What playercorefactory.xml file are you using?
    3-Can you provided a quick tutorial?
  4. nenito2k

    nenito2k Well-Known Member

    Think he already gave the quick tuto a few pages back..
    Last edited: Nov 30, 2018
  5. tobbenb

    tobbenb Member

    1. No need for plex or emby plugin.
    2. Check the first post.
    3. See point 2.
  6. nenito2k

    nenito2k Well-Known Member

    Ok all.. Kodi rc4 is out now !

    Update documentation regarding Python and Skin develoment: Kodi Doxygen
    Fix crash on certain music files that contain ID3v2 UFID frame
    Do not list non-repo add-ons as "unavailable" in info dialog (the by default included ones)
    Fix some interface info labels regarding music
    Fix none responsive when minimising on Mac OSX
    Fix path for looking up external subtitles
    Replace vc140 redis with vc141 which fixes crashes on Windows (user should at least install this once)
    Windows DXVA - fixed color values
    Fix GUI Notifications rendering
    Fix watched items in plugins (contains database upgrade)

    The news is that v18 final is delayed and will be out maybe end january... Not big deal ig they make it perfect
  7. tifosi

    tifosi New Member

    As chuangman mentioned in: http://en.egreatworld.com/comunity/...er-as-external-player.14960/page-5#post-27458

    Is there anyway to modify the wrapper to direct Kodi to popup a context menu that offers the option for the external player (specified in the wrapper), org.egreat.launcher to play the movie OR to play the navigation menu just as in the default Egreat File Browser? Doing so would save many users the pain especially in some cases of slow/buggy menus.

    And on a side note, is there any way for the egreat player to select the desired video track to play as sometimes the player selects the wrong video track. As far as I know, there is no way to select Video tracks.

    Many thanks.
  8. Movie78

    Movie78 Member

    I just tried it again and still not working, using NAServer SMB, playercorefactory.xml copy to userdata.
    I see an option to play from egreat player even when I select menu on the remote.

    Any help.
  9. Bernard Danino

    Bernard Danino New Member

    Hello,
    The A5 1.3.1.6 firmware is out, stating it can officially permits external apps to use its player, and Kodi Leia has been released.
    So is the Kodi/eGreat integration still a well kept secret necessitating internal knowledge and know how? Or is some good soul here going to post a simple step by step manual?
  10. nenito2k

    nenito2k Well-Known Member

    There is already a tutorial..
  11. Bernard Danino

    Bernard Danino New Member

    Ok. I got the xml file. And what is the path for this "userdata" folder?
    Still this one Android/data/org.xbmc.kodi/files/.kodi/userdata/ ?
    Last edited: Jan 30, 2019
  12. Movie78

    Movie78 Member

    Android/data/org.xbmc.kodi/files/.kodi/userdata

    Good luck, I could n't get it work.
  13. Bernard Danino

    Bernard Danino New Member

    Thanks. It did work with Vidon, of course with the problem of leaving the Vidon interface after playback. It didn't work with Leia though. I get a message saying it is calling for an external player but nothing happens.
  14. nenito2k

    nenito2k Well-Known Member

    the whole point is to make it work with kodi 18..as it is useless otherwise
  15. tobbenb

    tobbenb Member

    It is working, but you are most likely doing something wrong. Can't say why, since you haven't posted exactly what you have done.

    I always copy the file using the Kodi file manager.
  16. Movie78

    Movie78 Member

    Ok, this what I have done so far.
    Updated to latest beta build
    Copy .xml file

    When I select play it doesn't call for the Egreat player but if I select menu on the file I see the option to select the Egreat player. (2 Egreat player and a video player)

    If I select the Egreat player it just plays the file with no BD Menu.

    I thought the Playercorefactory.xml file was supposed to call Egreat once I select play.
  17. tobbenb

    tobbenb Member

    So it plays through the Egreat player. The menu doesn't work through kodi, so it's the main movie that plays.
    Have you only tried to play iso/bdmv folders?
    Might be there are some extra stuff that needs to be added to the xml file for iso/bdmv.
  18. nenito2k

    nenito2k Well-Known Member

    I really cant understand why egreat has not done the fix themselves ! Looks pretty easy to tweak...
  19. Movie78

    Movie78 Member

    I just look at the playercorefactor.xml file and there is not ISO or BDMV in the script.
    All my media files are either an ISO or MKV format
  20. tobbenb

    tobbenb Member

    Add the below to the playercorefactory.xml and iso should play automatically with the egreat player. If menus will work or not, I don't know. I think one might need java for Kodi to handle the menu.

    Code:
    <rule name=iso|bdmv video="true" player="Egreat"/>
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