I’ve been using Slice for a while now and I’ve found the experience to be be disappointing. I had very high hopes that this would be the media player to end the struggle, once and for all. For the record I have been using Popcorn Hour media players, Dvix player, Apple TV, Fire TV etc. Maybe Slice just isn’t for me?
- The OS just keeps throwing curve balls at me. One of my major media sources is an FTP server running off my seedbox. It was working fine…until it wasn’t. One day it just randomly stopped working. I would click on it to access it and the system would just hang on “loading…” and since there is no power/reset button I have to reach my hand in to the back of the media cabinet and unplug/plug Slice EVERY SINGLE TIME I have to reboot…and I have to do it a LOT. Since then I have tried to successfully/unsuccessfully up/downgrade between nightly, bloody and stable (which one is the one that works?). FYI I was on “stable” when it stopped working and it still does not work, despite several fresh installs.
Btw, when adding media source, if I add a folder within the seedbox as a video source…all the files within that folder play fine on Slice. But if I add the main root folder of the seedbox as the video source…the way it was set up earlier and was working great…it always hangs on “loading…”.
Attempting to update the OS through the OpenElec settings is just a dead wall. Nothing happens. It shows “Update available” and then nothing. Is this a broken part of the code? Am I doing something wrong? I have tried to “force update” and it starts loading but then quits. Nothing.
When attempting to update through NOOBS its mostly hit-or-miss. I literally have had to keep trying like 10 times before the update would just randomly work. When will “stable” actually be stable enough to work flawlessly?
Trying to install additional skins or plug-ins almost 90% of the time gives a “not enough space” error. I have a freaking 1 TB HDD inside this thing!!! and I can’t install a 195KB plugin because there isn’t enough flash memory. REALLY!? Why can’t the OS access all that space? and if its not supposed to…why isn’t the system memory adequately large to accommodate things like plugins, skins etc? Isn’t that the whole point of Kodi?
I have no Linux experience so I am not as tech savvy as a lot of users here who get around the issues by getting shell access and executing scripts. Can someone just tell me plainly how to make this work?
I am now on Kodi 16.1 thanks to the “nightly” version of Slice OS I have but I am unable to access my media from the FTP seedbox OR install skins/plugins. Please tell me what I am supposed to do with it or help me solve these issues.