After persevering with KODI 19 the last OSMC update gave me the perpetual sad face problem so I took the opportunity to do a complete new install of the latest version. I appreciate that the following could well be KODI issues but having posted there and got no help, I thought to repost here to seek guidance.
On a Raspi 4. I set up my sources, no problem, and subsequently scraped all TV shows and Movies. I want to change my TV scraper but am totally unable to do so. It used to be very easy but now not so much. The ability to edit or add Video sources is MIA.
Under Expert settings; clicking on ‘Videos’ I get a list of: Movies; TV Shows (the sources I have already set up); Files; Playlists and, Video Add ons. The only ‘context menu’ I get on a long click is ‘Add to Favorites’. Clicking on Movies or TV shows takes me to the normal list of those as if I had gone through the main menu. Clicking on Files I get ‘Path not found or invalid’ but with no option to see the path or edit it. I cannot see how the Files path is invalid as it allows Movies and TV Shows to operate correctly. I am at a complete loss as to what has gone wrong or of what I am missing. I am reticent to wipe the lot and start again. It is a three day job to set up my TV shows and Movies the way I want them.
There is no menu choice I have found, since I set them up originally, to edit or even add sources for Videos.
I also noticed yesterday that my choices to change resolution is severely limited.
I have not included a log as yet because there is no one thing happening at a given time; just a general overall crippling of the system.
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Depending on the used skin you have to set the settings-level to standard or higher, in summary:
enable debug logging at settings->system->logging
reboot the OSMC device twice(!)
reproduce the issue
upload the log set (all configs and logs!) either using the Log Uploader method within the My OSMC menu in the GUI or the ssh method invoking command grab-logs -A
publish the provided URL from the log set upload, here
Thanks for your understanding. We hope that we can help you get up and running again shortly.
That sounds like you context menu’d the widget and that is expected behavior. You have to go into videos>files or access it from settings>media>library>videos>.
I have never seen or heard of this error. Logs may provide some insight. The file in question can be accessed either through ssh or by installing samba using the My OSMC add-on and then accessing it from a PC. The file in question is ~/.kodi/userdata/sources.xml and if this has network paths that require credentials you will also need to check ~/.kodi/userdata/passwords.xml. The former stores the file paths and the latter path substitution pairs to insert the credentials.
This error message is expected behavior as Estuary doesn’t use the skin shortcuts add-on. You should have been able to hit OK and then select the confirmation for the skin change right after though. The only thing that I can think of is corruption of your SD card. It isn’t your sources.xml and the error message isn’t actually coming from that file. I actually swapped out my sources.xml for yours and was able to access the context menu to allow modifying the sources without any error message (it of course hung if I actually tried to navigate inside one of them since they don’t exist on my network). It looks to me like there is both an error in your database and it’s missing a file from your skin. I would dig up another SD card and do a clean install on that and see how you get on.
Not really what I wanted to hear, but it does make sense. This SD card is not the original, from the previous 19 install. I may not use that one either but get a completely new card and start from scratch. Thanks for your help I’ll revisit this once new card is setup and I have fixed issue, or not.