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Player Settings Controls and Icons

Player Icon Settings can vary from one skin to another. In a perfect world these would all be the same. Sometimes the changes can appear to be drastic and complicated. Due to the design the developer of the Skin, these settings can be either very complex, or very simple.

In this next series of Tasso’s Tips©®, our focus will be showing you the reader, where each Skin’s Player settings are. Most of all, showing you how to access some underused player controls. For more info on Kodi player settings, see this link.

Amber Skin Player Icons

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Because each skin is not created equally, you will find some like the Amber Skin shown here have made it rather simple. Most skins stick to the basics : SubtitlesBookmarksAudio & SubtitleVideo Settings. These may not appear in the same order as shown above, but we’ll walk you thru each skin as we move along. One nice feature with the Amber Skin is the info shown concerning the Resolution, Audio, etc once the movie file is started.

Amber Player Subtitle

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As a result of selecting the first icon, you will notice it is the Subtitle section. You will be given the option of:

  • Downloading subtitles (this must be enabled and set up in kodi prior, See this Link on how to enable Subtitles.
  • Subtitle Offset, this will let you alter the speed of the text as it appears if not in sync.
  • Sort Descending allows you to organize how the downloaded Subtitles appear.
  • Enabled, Off or On. Your choice.

Bookmarks and Information

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  • Photo A – Is what you see after selecting the second icon, Bookmark. This skin gives you a list of the “chapter names” as opposed to the time like other skins do. Why should I bookmark a movie? Maybe you get interrupted for a reason and need to stop viewing for a period of time. This feature will allow you to return to exact place you left from.
  • Photo B – Once you have clicked the i Icon, it will give a brief description of the movies plot.

Audio & Video Settings

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Finally, after selecting the Cog Icon, you will have two choices. Audio & Subtitle Settings as shown in Photo C. And Video Settings shown in Photo D.

For more information about the Amber Skin, please click Here.

 

APP TV Player Icons

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In our next Skin, the APP TV Skin has a very simple set of player control icons. Since we all know what the basic icons do such as Pause, Stop, Play, etc. we’ll concentrate on the other options and their locations. First of all, in the top photo above, you are given the Information about the media stream. Resolution, Codec, Audio, etc. are shown to the right. To the left there are three icons,

  • CC is for Subtitles and is represented by the lower photo.
  • Speaker is for the Audio Settings.
  • Camera is for the Video Settings.

Audio and Video Settings

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As a result of selecting either A- Audio Settings Icon or B- Video Settings Icon, you now have access to adjust the individual settings as needed. Also, select Close to exit each of these screen options.

Bookmark and Volume Settings

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Another set of player settings can be found to the far right as shown in Photo A. Once you select the 3 dots, a new set of options will appear. These are:

  • Bookmark – the open book will give you access to the Bookmark Option as shown in Photo B.
  • 4 Horizontal Lines – Unfortunately, this feature is not enabled, so disregard.
  • Speaker + – Increases the Volume.
  • Speaker – – Decreases the Volume.

Player Codec Information

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Finally, as we review these player settings, occasionally a skin does not provide the Codec or the Stream information. A very easy way to find this is to select the O Key if using a wired/wireless keyboard on the device you’re using. Consequently, this feature is found on Kodi Krypton series and the new Leia (Kodi 18) only. Hit the O key again to remove.

 

Arctic Zephyr Player Icons

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The Player settings found in Arctic Zephyr are really easy to use and find. With the exception of 3D Mode not enabled, this can be setup in Kodi for those who are interested in 3D.

Audio & Video Settings

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I’ve combined both screenshots to save some space, but you will only see one or the other as individual pages. You will notice these same settings are found in all Skin player settings. Don’t forget to select Close to exit.

Subtitles

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The Subtitle Icon offers two options:

  • Download, which is what you see in the Photo.
  • Disabled. I happen to have Subtitles disabled in this skin, simply click again to change to Enabled.

Extra Info & Bookmarks

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First of all, lets deal with Extra Info. Most of the skins I have found with this option, at least for me can be a real PITA to return to the movie file. Maybe it’s me but I always seem to find myself looking at the download page after I click Play as shown in the top Photo. So I tend to not use this option.

Bookmarks, once again you’re given the option to pick a “chapter” to save a place if you have to shut down for any reason.

Player Codec Info

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Finally, as we review these player settings, occasionally a skin does not provide the Codec or the Stream information. A very easy way to find this is to select the O Key if using a wired/wireless keyboard on the device you’re using. Consequently, this feature is found on Kodi Krypton series and the new Leia (Kodi 18) only. Hit the O key again to remove.

 

In Conclusion

Stay tuned for more player icon settings coming soon. Because there are so many to review, we have divided this series into 3 parts. Aeon MQ7, Black Glass Nova, Metropolis, SiO2 and Unity skins are just a sample of what we will be showing. Thank you for taking the time to read this article. You can find more informative articles on a wide assortment of Apple/Android topics at Geeks Corner.