So I’ve noticed that Kodi won’t exit its screensaver when starting to play a movie from Yatse, so unless there isn’t a setting I missed (in Kodi or Yatse) I suggest when initiating content playback, Yatse could just call the Kodi gui for it to exit its screensaver before executing the playback request.
And sorry if I missed something and are yet again asking for a redundant feature.
This is a known Kodi bug that is known for a very very long time and was reported a few times
This is a 2 lines changes on Kodi side to fix but I’m banned from there for trying to help Kodi users
You can try to report to them one more time
Should actually be placed just before here:
Once done the issue will be fixed by magic.
And I’ve decided to not workaround it like the hundreds of other workarounds I have because there’s no magic command to dismiss screensaver and only do that in all cases. So sending random commands could have side effects.
Doesn’t surprise me at all, that being a bug, though I’m surprised you opted against the Yatse side solution - I mean, just adding something like “arrow up” as Yatse requests the playback should be very unlikely to cause any issues, right? But it’s your call, of course.
And I’m former Team Leader for the Swedish Ubuntu LoCo and also been involved in some other open source related projects, so no need to further explain the utter dysfunctionality that is the norm in open source related project management, I’m well aware… Some 10 years ago it took me and a couple of pals 3 weeks of banter in their forums to shame the Blender Foundation devs into implementing a pop-up request to save the current scene when exiting the app. They argued you had only yourself to blame if you mistakenly excited the app without saving your file…
Kodi is a very special case Never seen anything like that, some useless people that think because they are in the foundation should place their need and pride over users and logic even if they are unable to achieve anything
And sorry but yes sending arrow up as many side effects if no screensaver is shown
It can make an unpleasant beep
It actually moves up so can select something else, trigger an addon or change a value in a selector
While I could bring some organisation and fix many things to the API and some internals (like WTF: for 1 action you have 4 to 6 different ways to do the preparation for it depending on GUI/Python/JSON/EventServer and other edges cases … with all differences …) multiplatform cross compiling and the most important part the players are not something I know
Kodi actually just need some lead like it used to be a long time ago, now it’s randomness and the one who shout the most that wins decisions
This is a big skip / chapter skip depending on the Kodi version / media type and loading speed on Kodi side
And no the proper way is to report to them so they fix Or you can even make the PR yourself and explain what it fix, I’m sure it can be easily merged if you do not name Yatse. It’s actually just moving 2 lines a little up to cover playing media without a playlist. (And no using playlist all the times have other bugs on Kodi so it not a proper workaround either :p)