Openelec 5.0 is out – Kodi 14 and Titanium skin on Xtreamer Ultra 2
With the recent release of Openelec which now ships with Kodi 14 Helix (formerly known as XBMC) I had to completely reinstall/format my Xtreamer due to the many underlying changes from XBMC to Kodi which caused quite a few plugin issues.
The re-install was pretty easy as it just required booting off an USB stick and reformatting the Xtreamer’s SSD drive and then re-installing the few plugins and rescanning the media library – all took no more than 30 minutes.
At the same time I decided to ditch the Aeon Nox 5.0 skin in favour of the Titanium Skin which I think is fresher and faster than Aeon:
The Titanium skin has many more layout options than any of the other skins and navigation across large content libraries is very efficient:
BTW: Taking screenshots with my wireless Xtreamer keyboard is quite simple (CTRL + S) and rebooting into the BIOS can be done via Fn + Del.
Booting Xtreamer into BIOS
You can enter Xtreamer Ultra BIOS using remote control or mini keyboard. Turn the Ultra ON (power button on the remote) and then press CLS(Clear) or Fn + DEL buttons repeatedly before the intro screen disappears.
If you need to to boot from a USB stick, use OpenElec’s USB maker and then boot off the stick via the BIOS. Depending on the version of BIOS you can either change the boot order (or in my case I have an option in the “Exit” tab to boot straight off the stick without having to reconfigure the BIOS).