Request calling all coders for help with idea

sleepy

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I use a vpn service this keeps me safe, I think. my issue is that when I use my kodi set up on one device lets say my laptop I sign into my vpn it assigns my ipaddress when i turn it on. now when i pair to whoever to watch ie openloan etc. it works fine for the allowed time.. now I turn on my box in the living room/bedroom/kitchen ect. sign into my vpn it assigns a different ipaddress the fastest server at the time openload etc.. also needs to be reset each time lets face it a real pain in the butt with android and a remote. I need to do this 3-4 times a day sometimes more if the kids are around I do mind this closing programs opening others and doing the dance in my browser with the captcha all because my ip address isnt static, with my vpn and I have had time when they just all sink up and work together but not that often.
I am a long time user and think that it would be a great idea to just build a plug in that could do this for us in Kodi itself. have the pairing servers in one place that could be accessed from one place in that plugin to pair with a click of the remote, I am no coder but I have seem addons with captcha so i know we can do that, but can we just use the servers and bypass having to use a browser to make the pair? this would solve so many problems in getting me there faster with less hassle. Thanks for all your hard work wish I could do it myself and share with everyone sadly I am a noob to coding
 

FXB78

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Your suggestion would just break the hosts completely, the whole point of the pairing is a compromise so you can watch the streams and the host still gets paid as you've visited their site. If this is too much hassle for you to do just disable the hosts that require pairing and use others.
 

RavRob

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I doubt the coders will entertain such addon. They worked hard to come to this compromise with the hosters. This could nullify that arrangement. I doubt they would be willing to lose that arrangement with those sites.
 

sleepy

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why cant the compromise work in kodi? still dont get it? I appreciate the hard work but dont get the fact that they cant get paid in browser in kodi with out leaving kodi and opening in browser? and having to mess up my VPN for every device....
 

Meep

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I use a vpn service this keeps me safe, I think. my issue is that when I use my kodi set up on one device lets say my laptop I sign into my vpn it assigns my ipaddress when i turn it on. now when i pair to whoever to watch ie openloan etc. it works fine for the allowed time.. now I turn on my box in the living room/bedroom/kitchen ect. sign into my vpn it assigns a different ipaddress the fastest server at the time openload etc..
I understand you are looking for a software solution (that I personally doubt the coders will entertain due the nature of the compromises deals already in place) but have you considered getting a router that supports VPN and having all your devices that you want to use VPN connect to that router? If you hard wire the 2nd router to the existing one it's a pretty painless setup, just change the login for the devices you want to use the VPN router...

also needs to be reset each time lets face it a real pain in the butt with android and a remote.
The give or take $10-$15 it cost for an air mouse remote with a full keyboard on the back or a micro sized wireless keyboard with a touchpad is money well spent for Kodi, IMO...

why cant the compromise work in kodi? still dont get it?
Because Kodi is not an Internet browser and for this to work it would require Kodi to render their entire pairing page in full and display all the ads, including what is usually a 2nd pop up window... To the best of my knowledge Kodi does not have this ability, and thus would necessitate launching a secondary program, quite similar to just launching the browser on the device manually...