Troubleshooting Kodi

Kodi 4

Troubleshooting Kodi

Kodi 4

As with any app, things can occasionally go wrong.

Excessive Buffering

You can’t do much about buffering on live TV you’re streaming, but buffering issues on locally saved media and on-demand video are quite straightforward to cure.

Usually, the cache causes the issue. Specifically, the amount of memory the cache can use. You can change the cache settings by tweaking the Advanced Settings file.

Open the file and paste the following code:

<advancedsettings>

<cache>

<buffermode>1</buffermode>

<memorysize>20971520</memorysize>

<readfactor>8</readfactor>

</cache>

</advancedsettings>

For a more detailed look at what the above code means, check out our tips for fixing buffering issues on Kodi.

Black and White Screen When Playing Video on Windows

DirectX is often responsible. Either you don’t have it installed, or you’re running a very old version. Grab the latest copy of the software from the Microsoft website.

Audio Delay Issues on Android

The Android version of Kodi is notorious for audio sync issues. If updating your app does not help, you can adjust the delay manually by going to Audio Options > Audio offset while a video is playing.

Other Solutions

No matter what issue you encounter, there are some tried-and-tested steps you can take that frequently make the problem go away.

Updates: Always make sure both the Kodi app and any add-ons you’re using are running the latest version.

Delete recently installed repos and add-ons: Sometimes the code in add-ons can interfere with other add-ons or the Kodi app itself.

Have You Got Kodi Working?

This guide should be enough to get everyone up and running on the Kodi app. To recap, we’ve covered the essential parts of the app, including the initial setup, adding your videos, music, and photos, and installing add-ons and repos.

Did this guide to setting up Kodi answer all of your initial questions? If you’re still unsure about anything related to getting started with Kodi, please leave us a the comments section and we’ll do our best to answer it.