How does updating Retrospect work?

There has been a lot of confusion on how Retrospect update work. So this KB article is an attempt to explain the main ideas and principles behind the system. And the most important things to remember are: Kodi caches stuff in the addons/packages/ folder and will always (yes always) use a file from that location. […]

Storing passwords in the Retrospect Vault

Many Kodi add-ons store user name and passwords in their add-on settings. However, almost nobody seems to care about the fact that these are stored in plain text in the settings.xml in the user_data folder. Many users do not secure their Kodi boxes as well as their own PC or laptops, hence there is a […]

How to configure Retrospect

Retrospect has a large number of configuration parameters or settings. All of them are accessible from the Add-on settings. They can be found from the context menu within the add-on, or when the add-on is highlighted in the video add-ons. General settings There are a number of common settings that change the overall behaviour of Retrospect. […]

About proxies and streaming

Currenlty there is a bug present in Kodi 15.x and 16.x, or better FFMPEG, that results in FFMPEG to not use the proxy specified for playback. So most of the proxy functionality in Retrospect won’t work correctly.See http://trac.kodi.tv/ticket/16336. Within Retrospect each channel can be configured with a proxy. This article is here to give a […]