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How to add Weather to the new Media Center

Sep 29, 2017 9 months ago No Comments
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Some users may like the idea of having their local weather displayed on the Media Center’s home screen. So we put this article together to give you the step by step instructions. IMPORTANT – DO NOT TINKER AROUND WITH ANY OF THE OTHER SETTINGS ON ANY OF THE SCREENS SHOWN IN THIS TUTORIAL!!! THIS WILL MESS UP YOUR MEDIA CENTER AND YOU WILL HAVE TO DO A FRESH INSTALL TO GET IT BACK!!! WE CANNOT STRESS THIS ENOUGH!!!  THESE INSTRUCTIONS WERE CREATED FOR THE NEW MEDIA CENTER. THEY WILL NOT WORK WITH ANY OLD VERSIONS OF KODI OR FTMC. IF YOU HAVE NOT UPDATED TO THE NEW MEDIA CENTER (CLICK HERE) THE WEATHER ADDON IS FROM A THIRD PARTY DEVELOPER WHO WE HAVE NO AFFILIATION WITH. WE HAVE NO CONTROL OVER THIS ADDON OR IF IT WILL CONTINUE TO WORK. WE ARE JUST PROVIDING THIS AS AN OPTION. Now that we have the scary warnings out of the way, let’s get started In the Media Center scroll over to System, press the down button and then the right button to get to Skin Settings. Click on it.   You will be brought to this screen. Press the right directional button once. The down arrow next to Global skin options will turn black. Click on it once.   You will now see this screen. Click the down button on your remote until Home top left info area is highlighted.   Click Home top left info area twice. It will now say Weather.   Click the Back button on your remote once. System will be highlighted. Press the down button once and the left button to highlight Settings. Click on Settings.   Scroll down to Weather and click on it.   Press the right button on your remote to highlight Service for weather information. Click on it.   Press the right button on your remote to highlight Get more… and click on it.   Scroll all the way down to Yahoo! Weather and click on it. It will install automatically.   Click down to Settings and click on it.   Click down to Location 1 and click on it. (Only Location 1 works. If you enter a location into any other section it will not work. Multiple locations do not work either.)   A pop up screen will appear. Use your remote to type in the city that you live in. Highlight the Done button and click on it.   You may or may not see multiple listings depending on your city’s name. Highlight the correct location and click on it.   Click down to the OK button and click on it.   Press the back button on your remote until you reach the Media Center home screen. You will now see the weather in the top left corner of the screen. It may take up to a minute to display the correct weather based on your internet speed and the servers speed on the other end. The weather information will overlap…

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Media Center – Audio but no Video / Black Screen

Sep 28, 2017 9 months ago No Comments
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If you have installed the new Media Center (If not CLICK HERE) and have audio but no video when playing certain streams, follow the instructions below and you will be good to go. Open the Media Center, Scroll over to the System section. Click down and then left to highlight settings. Click on settings.   Scroll down to Video and click on it   Scroll down to acceleration. Press the right button on your direction pad. Press the down button to highlight “Allow hardware acceleration – amcodec” Click on it and the blue dot to the right will turn grey. You have turned off that codec. Do the same thing with Allow hardware acceleration – MediaCodec (Surface) and Allow hardware acceleration – MediaCodec. Once you have turned off all 3 of these Codecs your screen will look like this.   Press the back button until you reach the Media Center home screen or navigate to the home icon at the bottom right side of the screen and click on it. Now try a stream and you will get both video and audio. Congratulations you are all done and are awesome! Stream On!!!

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How to Restore System Sounds and add new ones in the new Media Center

Sep 15, 2017 9 months ago No Comments
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As some of you noticed, the sounds that used to be heard when you were scrolling up and down, selected something or pressed the back button are no longer there. We removed them as we felt it was more polished and refined. However we know that some users like this feature so we created this article to show users how to get them back. We are also going to show you how you can install different versions of these sounds from other skins. IMPORTANT – DO NOT tinker any of the other settings within any of these menus. You can mess up the Media Center and have to do a fresh install. Follow the instructions exactly and you will be good to go.   From the home screen, scroll over to System and then press the down button and scroll over to Settings. Click on Settings   Scroll down to System and click on it   Scroll down to Audio Output   Scroll down to Play GUI Sounds and click on it   A pop up will appear. Scroll to Always and click on it Congratulations! You have just enabled the system sounds in the new Media Center. If you would like to try some other sounds to see if you like them better than the default ones, keep reading.   Press the back button until you get to the screen shown below. Scroll down to Appearance and click on it   It should default to the Skin section. If not, scroll up to the Skin section and press the right directional button. Then scroll down to GUI Sounds and click on it   A pop up will appear. Yours will only have the Confluence UI Sounds by default. Scroll to the right and click on Get More   A pop up will appear with the different sounds from different skins that you can try. There is no preview for these sounds, so you will need to install them before you can hear them and see if you like them. Click on the sound package you would like to try. It will install and revert back to the previous screen. The new sounds will be live and you can try them to see if you like them. If you want to try another one simply click on GUI Sounds again and click on Get More.   Personally we like it silent. But if we had to choose some other good ones we would go with Rapier (Yes that is what it’s called ), AppleTV, AndroidTV and Transparency. But that is a personal preference.   Here is a picture of what the settings screen will look like after you have installed a new sound package   Congratulations! You have just installed a new Sound Package into the new Media Center. Enjoy and Stream On!            

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How to Change Application Shortcuts in the new Media Center

Sep 15, 2017 9 months ago No Comments
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While we put the 7 most reliable applications in each section of the Media Center when we create updates, we understand that some people use other applications and want to put them in a section on their home screen. So here are the steps to do this in the new Media Center. IMPORTANT – Unless you are an advanced user, DO NOT change any other settings within these menus. You can mess up many things in the new Media Center if you tinker or click on things within these menus! With that being said, Let’s get started. From the main screen, scroll over to System, click down to get to Skin Settings and click on it Scroll down to Add on Shortcuts Press the right directional button on your remote and press up to get to the Select Menu Item section. The Up and Down arrows at the top right of the screen will cycle through the different sections. Cycle to the section that you want to change an application shortcut in. Scroll down and click on the application that you want to replace with a different application and click on it. A pop up will appear. This pop up gives you the option to pick what kind of application you want to replace the original one with. So if you are replacing a video application with another video application, you would click on Video add on. Now click on the application that you want to show as a shortcut.  Once you click on the application a pop up will appear. If you want to keep the application display name simply click on Done You can the name that will display under the application shortcut by deleting the text and adding whatever you want to call it.  Back out of the previous pages by pressing the back button on your remote until you reach the home screen. Scroll over to the section where you changed the application shortcut and you will now see the application and new name that you added Congratulations! You have just changed an application shortcut in the new Media Center! Pat yourself on the back, You are Awesome!!!

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How to Integrate Real Debrid into the new Media Center

Sep 13, 2017 9 months ago No Comments

How to I get Real Debrid – Click Here Open the new Media Center (If you have not updated yet please CLICK HERE for instructions.)   Using the directional pad on your remote, scroll over to the Real Debrid Section. Press the down arrow to highlight the Setup RD/Trakt tab and press the OK or select button on your remote.   Use the directional pad to scroll down to the URLResolver Settings and click on it.   Use the direction pad to scroll over to Universal Resolvers.   Scroll down to Real Debrid and click on Priority.   Change the 100 to 90 by clicking the backspace button 3 times and then click on 9 and then 0. Press the Done button.   Scroll down and click on (Re)Authorize My Account.   A pop up will appear with a code that you will need to enter on a different device at www.real-debrid.com/device You will need to be logged into the Real Debrid site for this to work. You will also need to have a premium account. This will not work on free trial accounts.   Screenshot of what you should see on www.real-debrid.com/devices using a different device if you are logged in. Enter the code in the pop up on your TV screen and click on Continue. Congratulations! You have just integrated Real Debrid into the new Skystream Media Center. This integration will work with most of the addon that support Real Debrid. However, some addons will require you to integrate Real Debrid within that addon directly. Real Debrid FAQ How to I get Real Debrid – CLICK HERE Can Real Debrid be used on multiple devices – Yes, but not at the same time. if you abuse it and give it to all of your friends your account may be shut off. Can Real Debrid be used with multiple IP addresses – Yes, but not at the same time. if you abuse it and give it to all of your friends your account may be shut off. Does Real Debrid guarantee a certain quality of links or 100% uptime? No, Real Debrid is a middle man between you and premium link sources. They do not have any control of the links that are available from the sources you are connecting to. Real Debrid was working fine yesterday, But now I click on Real Debrid link and it doesn’t connect? Most likely you have run out of days on your Real Debrid account. Log into your Real Debrid account and see how many days you have left. If you do not have any days left you will need to buy more days. If you would like information on how to integrate Trakt into the Media Center please CLICK HERE.

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