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. nenito2k

    nenito2k Well-Known Member

    kodi 18 is supposed to handle menus....
  2. E_CS

    E_CS Well-Known Member

    Only OS with Java support(Windows/Linux), on Android I don't see working BD-J(BJO) menu, but reading well non java menu if exist on disk.
  3. Hello one maybe stupid question. Why use kodi 18 instead of using native egreat player ? Does it do anything better? I am talking about content only from hdd disks isos, mkvs, etc and audio like dts x and atmos.
  4. depmesh

    depmesh Active Member

    Δεν νομίζω φίλε
    I don't think so. For me the only difference lies in the interface and I personally am fully covered by egreat player and its functionality
  5. But the interface in the egreat player is better . Why do we have to go to all this trouble for kodi? I just installed Kodi 18 and have been trying to see why i should use it instead of the native player and cannot find the reason. Also i have benn having problems with the audio passthrough because i use Atmos. And a different question how can i change the posters in the egreat player so that i choose the ones i want , that would be major help for me. Αδελφε Ελληνας η απλα εκανεσ μεταφραση. Καλημερα
  6. tobbenb

    tobbenb Member

    You can use whatever you want.
    This thread is for using the Egreat player for playback, but kodi/emby for user interface.
    Why use kodi/emby? Because the Egreat scraper is not good enough and mismatches are a pain in the arse to fix. Also the image quality of posters are much better in emby.

    One can also get more posters on one page if using kodi/emby, which is a must have for me using a 142" screen. Scrolling through hundreds of posters with only 2 rows is time consuming.

    It's also better to have one central database for movies and it doesn't have to be in the movies folder.
  7. I have a build installed on kodi 18 do you think the Egreat for playback could work here or i should not even try it?
  8. I tried it without the build, Just kodi works perfect
  9. E_CS

    E_CS Well-Known Member

    XBMC/Kodi Wrapper latest beta it's support BD Menu with external EgreatPlayer from local/smb/nfs sources.
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  10. nenito2k

    nenito2k Well-Known Member

    for those interested in testing kodi 18.4 is out...
  11. E_CS

    E_CS Well-Known Member

    XBMC/Kodi Wrapper 4.1.3b1 with BD Menu available for BETA users.
    - support Egreat/Zidoo/Eweat players.
    For BETA version of the XBMC/Kodi Wrapper need purchase normal version then can sign up here.
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  12. Nice Monkey

    Nice Monkey Active Member

    Does it now make a full alternative for VidOn with that? Obviously not free/bundled but also not costing an arm and a leg.
    Honestly Egreat should bundle it then as an alternative (players were sold with lifetime support).
  13. Evgeny

    Evgeny New Member


    Is it possible to find 4.1.3 version with BD menu option?
    Current wersion on GooglePlay is 4.1.1 till now :-(
  14. nenito2k

    nenito2k Well-Known Member

    no idea....
  15. E_CS

    E_CS Well-Known Member

    Purchase XBMC/Kodi Wrapper version then can sign up for BETA version on Google Play.
  16. nenito2k

    nenito2k Well-Known Member

  17. nenito2k

    nenito2k Well-Known Member

    did not manage to make all this work...yet
    i did copy the xml file...no problem....BUT i CANNOT moun't the NFS manually on egreat i get "mount failed message"
    i typed the nfs path manually in egreat in various ways (movies are on F drive)


    nothing worked...how do i write correctly the NFS path @E_CS ? @Movie78 or @tobbenb ? maybe @Nice Monkey ?

    i can do NFS with no problem....if i se autosearch+hanwin on WINDOWS 10 PC...
    Last edited: Oct 2, 2020
  18. nenito2k

    nenito2k Well-Known Member


    I managed to Make it work !!!! How?
    I simple used hanewin like always..and used the poster wall to set the paths @chuangman pointed...

    After that i went to kodi 18.8 and added the video source manually with the path given by our friend!
    I also added another path share1 ( where I save my series)

    Voila !!!

    Last edited: Oct 2, 2020
  19. nenito2k

    nenito2k Well-Known Member

    @E_CS or @Nice Monkey or @chuangman

    is there any forced way to make the egreat remember the path of the shared hdd ??? everytime i REBOOT the device...it forgets the path and i have either set it up again...or push on FORCED REFRESH (on PW3.0)

    any ideas ?
  20. Nice Monkey

    Nice Monkey Active Member

    I work the reverse way. The media player is my SMB Server with Android 7 that is SMB v1,2,3 compatible too.

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