i have installed Kodi 18 and the Netflix Addon and it worked for quite some time. Since the last update Netflix is loading but it will not play any content.
In the log file i have seen that it is complaining about the libwidevinecdm.so within $HOME/.kodi/cdm and i have read several posts here where it is stated to get this via the chromium or google.chrome package. I downloaded both and copied it over to $HOME/.kodi/cdm but without any luck.
Still it is complaining about the .so file.
Any idea how i can solve this?
JFYI: Since Kodi 18 Leia, I moved your topic to the
Development and Testing category.
Allow to update your Add-ons, then you will get Inputstreamhelper. It will download the necessary libwidevine.so.
The libraries have updated and you need new ones.
What do you mean with update your Add-ons. All my Add-ons are set to automatically update, and i have checked and they are on the latest version. Which Add-ons do you reference to?
@Sam, which libraries?
I guess this could help you
Are you on Leia? (Sorry for asking)
Delete the content of the folder “home/osmc/.kodi/cdm”
put the new Inputstreamhelper.py into “home/osmc/.kodi/addons/script.modul. inputstreamhelper”
install Amazon Add-on (take a look if inputstream 0.24 is installed)
“Widevine is required…” -> libwidevine will be installed
Now you can find in “home/osmc/.kodi/cdm” a link to libwidevinecdm.so (size: 1KB). In “home/osmc/.kodi/userdata/addon_data/script.module.inputstreamhelp…
many thanks for your help. After removing Netflix and following the installation guide
Here is a small guide for Pi 2, 3 and Vero4k, remember Netflix addon is still under development:
First make sure your system is up to date:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
I always reboot after a dist upgrade, since there can be upgrades that night need it, like kernel updates.
After reboot start a new ssh session and run these commands:
chmod +x netflix_prep_install.sh
it works again.