I have a Vero4K ordered. And I am struggling to be patient.
I have been using Kodi for a fair while though tbh use it in a very basic mode - no add-ons, and I don’t even use scrapers. A lot of what I watch is so far off mainstream - scrapers throw wobblies.
All my media is on a SYNOLOGY NAS. It’s configured as an NFS server. Tried Plex and can’t get on with it.
The Intel based Asus VM42 I currently use to run LibreELEC is frankly so under-utilised I decided to re-assign it to desktop use.
It seemed way better to get a dedicated “Kodi” box and as I read that OSMC is now the way to go: rather than get a Pi and fiddle about - went for a Vero.
The Vero is made for the job (so should work better) and also as a way to support the community. Also frankly - it’s a damn good price imo. For me - importantly - it’s 100% above board. All with free shipping to Spain. Total win-win solution.
Also the way the remote functions means I can hide the box and eliminate the keyboard used for the Asus.
I have been through the Wiki/forum and trawled the web but I am having trouble finding an “Idiots Guide” to OSMC.
Things like - What is actually in the OSMC App-Store?, May be some nice screen shots of the OSMC Skin. Settings options? - I’d like to use a VPN for example - even just to get updates.
I look forward to “playing” once the Vero arrives. For the developers - I’m one of those old and old fashioned IT systems engineers that likes editing things in tables - you know the sort - Dinosaurs.
I run a couple of Synology NAS units with NFS enabled. I found that to connect OSMC to my NFS shares I had to go into the Synology control panel, go to the NFS permissions for the share, then edit the NFS rule and set “Squash” to “Map all users to admin”. I think OSMC may present itself differently to LibreELEC in that regard. Before I did this, OSMC would not connect. However, once connected, I can stream 4K mkv’s over my wired network without any trouble.
I think the term “Store” here is a bit misleading. For me a store is where you go to purchase stuff, but with OSMC, it’s actually where you go for critical services. As a new user, I lost time trying to enable Samba as it never occurred to me that Samba functionality would be enabled via a “Store”. While I appreciate the great support that OSMC has, for me this is an area where the LibreELEC design is superior - I found it easier to figure out where to go for enabling core services like this.
Interesting point. Because of the OSMC design, it’s not really possible / ideal to put packages in the same area as add-ons. We use a package manager with dependency management rather than the static / single binary approach that I believe LE uses.
The App Store needs a revamp which is planned. There’s no ETA on this however. It may also benefit from a better name. Perhaps ‘Market’ or even ‘Applications’ would be a better choice.