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Thread: How do I tell if I am running the latest NextPVR Kodi Add-on?

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    How do I tell if I am running the latest NextPVR Kodi Add-on?

    I have been trying to determine if the NextPVR add-on that I am running on Kodi is the latest stable release. I searched for 'kodi nextpvr addon download' which got me to 'Add-on:NextPVR PVR Client' (https://kodi.wiki/view/Add-on:NextPVR_PVR_Client). On this page there are a tabs for View Source and View History which lead me to believe that the current release of the add-on was 3.3.4 until I realized that this was for Platform=osx-x86_64.

    I am running Kodi on a Raspberry Pi. Perhaps the release numbers are the same on all platforms, perhaps they are not.

    On the Raspberry Pi I am running LibreELEC 8.2.5 which has Kodi 17.6 in its distribution. When I look at the NextPVR add-on in this environment it states that it is release 2.4.13.1. LibreELEC says this is current (there are no updates available). Is there other anyway that I can tell if this is the current stable release?

    Why am I trying to determine if my add-on is current? After updating from OpenELEC 7.0.1 (Kodi 16.1, NextPVR add-on 1.12.19) to LibreELEC 8.2.5 new recordings do not appear in the list of recordings until we either delete an existing recording, enable and disable the NextPVR add-on, or reboot the Raspberry Pi (these latter two actions cause the add-on to be reloaded at which point it contacts the NextPVR server to request new lists of recordings, etc.). This was not updating was not a problem on OpenELEC 7.0.1.

    I may be running into the problem reported as 'New recordings not updating' located here: https://forums.nextpvr.com/showthrea...s-not-updating. I am unsure as I have no idea what release of NextPVR add-on Brucek2839 is running on his Raspberry Pi.

    Thanks in advance for your help.

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    The Kodi PVR addons are built and distributed with the main Kodi build, so the version as at 17.6 was the latest you could use. There is a slightly later version included with Kodi 18, which you'll get when your distribution is updated to use Kodi 18.

    I may be running into the problem reported as 'New recordings not updating' located here: https://forums.nextpvr.com/showthrea...s-not-updating. I am unsure as I have no idea what release of NextPVR add-on Brucek2839 is running on his Raspberry Pi.
    Yeah, could be. As mentioned in that thread, make sure your clocks are pretty close on the Kodi and NextPVR machines.

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    Thanks Sub. Based on your comments it appears that the NextPVR add-on is current.

    I just checked and the clocks on the Kodi system is about 12 seconds ahead of the one on the NextPVR Windows system I don't think I can get them much closer and they are within the 60 seconds you suggested. For the moment we are using the delete a recording technique to get the list refreshed (we do not delete last nights news cast until the next night, which then drives the refresh). I had read in the forum that years ago the list was not being refreshed and that a fix was in the works. In those forum entries it said that the refresh would be driven by the load (startup) of the NextPVR code by Kodi, or when a delete of a recorded show was done, and that these could be used as workarounds until code was available to do more automatic refreshing of the list, which I assume is the code that checks every 60 seconds for and update. I will post a reply on the thread Brucek2839 started outlining the workarounds we are using. Perhaps it will help Brucek2839 and anyone else who encounters this until Kodi 18 is available.

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