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FAST fact of the day #kodi (xbmc) does NOT endorse using addons to watch #pirate copies of #lalaland

FAST fact of the day KODI (xbmc) open source media player does not endorse using addons to watch pirate copies of #lalaland

IMPORTANT: The official Kodi version does not contain any content whatsoever. This means that you should provide your own content from a local or remote storage location, DVD, Blu-Ray or any other media carrier that you own. Additionally Kodi allows you to install third-party plugins that may provide access to content that is freely available on the official content provider website. The watching or listening of illegal or pirated content which would otherwise need to be paid for is not endorsed or approved by Team Kodi.

But because illegal KODI addons  are now so popular apparently anti piracy organisations will now be targeting users in Birmingham, Liverpool and Manchester :

You can also install KODI on iOS 10

Top 10 pirated films of last year

#google #play “free” #mp3’s seem to be 40X cheaper than #amazonuk #prime “free” #mp3’s

AmazonUK free “MP3 of the day” seem to have disappeared and you now need to pay £80 a year to get access to “free” streaming so over 5 years you’ll pay £400 for amazon free mp3s and if you forget to pay all your MP3s will autodestruct.

Googles Play Android MP3 music player doesnt work without a £10 topup card (which you dont have to spend on music) and there are still free “MP3 of the week” so with no annual fee and no autodestruct it makes goog play at least 40X cheaper over 5 years.


Why can’t I watch DVDs on Ubuntu ?

I've run update manager, and I'm prepared to ignore all the missing codec errors from gstreamer and totem and so manually installed VLC as well but I still can't watch DVDs on my HP Compaq Xubuntu notebook without xubuntu 9.10 using 100% CPU for 15 minutes and it then giving me a load more errors:


Upgrading to ubuntu 10.4 isn't an option because it stops my keyboard working and since the HP Compaq Windoz Vista "recovery partition" became useless after installing ubuntu 9.10 ! where is the best place I can buy a copy of Windoz 7 so I CAN watch my brand new The Italian Job 40th Anniversary Edition DVD that I just bought for £5 in TESCO ?

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Now you really can TAYT if you live in certain countries !

Zattoo is currently available in Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Norway, Spain, Switzerland, and the UK.

Its great to see all these iptv / video players being made available on multi-platforms GNU/Linux, OS X & WXP !

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And MIXX DJ is also available on multiple platforms

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VideoLAN – VLC media player

VLC is an open-source and cross-platform multimedia player for various audio and video formats (MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, mp3, Ogg, etc.) as well as DVDs, VCDs, CD audio, and various streaming protocols.

VLC is also a streaming server with transcoding capabilities (UDP unicast and multicast, HTTP, etc.) mainly designed for high-bandwidth networks.


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Ed/X/Ubuntu MultiMedia Applications

You are spoilt for choice (if you include free and non-free formats).

First there is a choice of Multimedia Players:

  • gstreamer
  • gxine
  • helix
  • mplayer
  • totum
  • xine
  • xmms

then there are the formats:

and finally codecs:

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