Ummm.....confused over new builds/skins

Meep

New member
Aug 23, 2016
692
0
0
They are not experts, far from it, they claim to specialise in Kodi but that is simply not true in most instances. It's all about revenue, making pointless videos navigating around some build and opening a few addons does not make you an expert, they are just after subscribers to make them money. If you want help then ask here, if you read the youtube comments of these people you will see they haven't a clue how the whole system actually works, they simply promote one-click solutions (builds) in order to generate revenue.
Although what you describe might be true for many of them, to suggest it's true for all of them is incorrect... I learned pretty much everything I know about current KODI configurations from a multitude of other sites and Youtube videos not just this site... There are plenty of Youtube videos that are not about installing a build, but instead are about tweaking a skin or what not to your liking, and there are plenty of Facebook groups that well beyond installing a build as well... I do like this forum and the add-ons the sites developers make as they are some of my go to add-ons, but it's far from the end all of information and/or add-ons in the KODI universe...
 

FXB78

Member
Aug 18, 2013
981
0
16
Although what you describe might be true for many of them, to suggest it's true for all of them is incorrect... I learned pretty much everything I know about current KODI configurations from a multitude of other sites and Youtube videos not just this site... There are plenty of Youtube videos that are not about installing a build, but instead are about tweaking a skin or what not to your liking, and there are plenty of Facebook groups that well beyond installing a build as well... I do like this forum and the add-ons the sites developers make as they are some of my go to add-ons, but it's far from the end all of information and/or add-ons in the KODI universe...
If you go back & actually read my post properly, you will see I said that is simply not true in most instances, so you say it might be true for many of them, and I say it is true in most instances. Same difference.
 
Last edited:

Meep

New member
Aug 23, 2016
692
0
0
If you go back & actually read my post properly, you will see I said that is simply not true in most instances, so you say it might be true for many of them, and I say it is true in most instances. Same difference.
I guess it depends on the search topic and how well you do your searches, for example if I do a Youtube search for "configuring aeon nox" most of the videos are not one click build related in fact most of the videos are in fact step by step tutorials related to setting up and tweaking some part of Aeon Nox... Same if I do a search for "configuring XXXX add-on" again most of the results are legit step but step tutorials not one click build instructions...

As is the norm, your search results are only as good as the keywords you used to obtain those results... So yeah if you do broad blanket search of "kodi" changes are most of the results will be garbage one click build videos or just garbage, but on the other hand if you do a search for "kodi -build -builds" all the sudden the videos are much more diverse and less about builds...

Same works in Google searches, so get your google-fu on when searching, it will make the search results night and day different...
 

FXB78

Member
Aug 18, 2013
981
0
16
I'm not disagreeing that youtube can be a useful tool, I've used it myself in the past. As you say it's dependant on your search parameters.

The original post I was replying to stated
A quick You Tube has brought up several channels that specialise in Kodi so I subscribed to them.
and I was simply stating that subscribing to these channels will likely just give you in the main useless videos, which I believe is the case.

I just did a quick check of the usual popular 'you-tubers' and their recent videos don't offer anything worth watching. So I'd say subscribing to these guys is not a worthwhile exercise if you want to learn about how Kodi actually works. In fact, one of these people has got so desperate he's resorted to making videos of him doing faux-interviews with Barack Obama & smashing up TV sets :D
 

JackieO

New member
Apr 13, 2015
53
1
0
Just for the record, I've never installed any build other than Frodo/Isengaard/Jarvis and always from TVAddons.