Contents • • • • • • • • 1 Download First download Kodi. Official stable builds can be found here: Don't install a unless you are willing to experience bugs, changes, breaks, sudden movements, fire, and other things that might 'be bumpy'. For see: • Nightly builds: • Monthly builds (slightly more stable than Nightly builds): 2 Un-package Kodi is packaged as an. A disk image can be thought of as the virtual equivalent of a CD. The actual data in the disk image is contained within a single file which will look something like this: Safari and some other download apps will auto-mount the Kodi disk image, but you may have to do this yourself by double-clicking the file.
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Having done this, the the disk image will appear as new device in the Finder, as shown in the picture below: 3 Install Kodi is installed by drag-and-dropping it to the applications folder. All you have to do is copy the program to your desired location (usually your Applications folder) and run it. Copying the program is performed simply by using drag and drop. Kodi makes it even easier by supplying a link to the Application folder, on which you can drop the Kodi bundle. An example of this is shown below: 3.1 Gatekeeper If you have Mac OS X 10.8 or higher then you might get a message saying that Kodi 'can’t be opened because it is from an unidentified developer'.
However, the software is indeed really powerful, and offers powerful recording with all sources imaginable for both audio and video, allows editing, can capture a number of different presets including specific window, region or full screen, allows changing several parameters when recording video, and more. Developer — Open Broadcaster Software Compatibility — OS X 10.8 and later Availability — OBS (Free) (Versions available for Windows and Linux as well) SEE ALSO: That concludes our top 10 picks for OS X screen recording software. OBS I’ve put OBS at number 10 despite it being an extremely powerful free offering with a plethora of features that you would otherwise find only in paid software. Mac screen recording software. The reason is that OBS (Open Broadcaster Software) has a very steep learning curve with very little tutorials available, which makes it unsuitable for an average user. It’s a worthy offering that you should explore if you’re looking for a powerful free solution for your screen capture needs.
This is due to the OS X Gatekeeper feature that is designed to discourage users from downloading from random locations and possibly installing something bad. Assuming you've downloaded Kodi from then you have nothing to worry about, and we just need to bypass this warning: • Recommended - Right click (or command+click) the Kodi icon and select 'open' or • Advanced - Enable all application downloads • In OS X go to the Apple Menu -> System Preferences -> Security & Privacy -> General -> • Unlock the padlock at the bottom of the window, which will require a computer admin password • Where it says 'Allow applications downloaded from:' select 'Anywhere' • OS X will give you a scary warning that is a bit exaggerated. If you're not comfortable with this, use the 'right click' method mentioned above. On newer Mac OS versions where the „Anywhere“ option is not visible there is only the way via Terminal.app to disable Gatekeeper as follows: • • Launch Terminal if you haven’t done so yet (/Applications/Utilities/) • issue the following command to turn off Gatekeeper: sudo spctl --master-disable • Hit return and enter the admin password as usually required by sudo, and Gatekeeper will instantly be disabled In all cases OS X will still ask you if you want to open an 'unsigned' application the first time it is opened, so new applications that are downloaded can't just start by themselves. 4 Tidy up After you have finished installing the program you can unmount the Kodi disk image This can be done by using the eject icon next to to it in the Finder sidebar as if it were a CD.
You can also drag the mounted disk icon to the the Trash, again as if it were a CD. All files other than the bundle in the Applications folder can be simply discarded. Either place them in the Trash or back them up somewhere in case you wish to re-install the application in the future. 5 Update To update Kodi for Mac simply follow the normal install steps with the newer version. All your settings and files will be preserved as they are located in a different place in the userdata folder.
Be sure to make a backup of the userdata folder when doing updates in case something goes wrong. 6 Uninstall The Kodi bundle contains the full application. This means that to uninstall it, you only have to drag it to the Trash. However, Kodi creates files. They are located in the Application Support folder within your user's Library folder: Note: The 'Library' folder for your user is hidden by default in Mac OS X. See for how to expose this folder if you don't already know how to.
• Macintosh HD/Users/YOURUSERNAME/Library/Application Support/XBMC or • Macintosh HD/Users/YOURUSERNAME/Library/Application Support/Kodi This directory contains all your settings and your video & music database. If you want to remove all your Kodi settings, drag this folder to the Trash. 7 Autostart Kodi Go into System Preferences, select 'accounts'. Select 'Login Items', at the bottom hit the plus button and then a drop down box allows you to select Kodi. Alternatively, if you have the app open in your dock, you can right-click/click-and-hold the icon and choose 'Open at Log-in' After this, the application will start up automatically after you log in.