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 ====== Add Media Files to Your PirateBox ====== ====== Add Media Files to Your PirateBox ======
-You can **upload movie or music files** to your PirateBox by using the **built-in browser-based file upload system**. Any audio or video files uploaded to the box will automatically begin streaming over the PirateBox wireless network.+You can **upload movie or music files** to your PirateBox by using the **built-in browser-based file upload system** ​and those files will automatically begin streaming over the PirateBox wireless network.
  
 You can also **copy media files directly to your PirateBox** by powering down your box and plugging the USB drive directly into your computer. This can be a faster way of loading multiple large files onto your PirateBox. Simply drag your media files to the "​share"​ folder on your USB drive and then reinsert the USB drive into your PirateBox and power it up. Once your PirateBox has fully started, it will automatically begin streaming the media file over the PirateBox wireless network. You can also **copy media files directly to your PirateBox** by powering down your box and plugging the USB drive directly into your computer. This can be a faster way of loading multiple large files onto your PirateBox. Simply drag your media files to the "​share"​ folder on your USB drive and then reinsert the USB drive into your PirateBox and power it up. Once your PirateBox has fully started, it will automatically begin streaming the media file over the PirateBox wireless network.
  
 ====== Watch or Listen to Streaming Media ======= ====== Watch or Listen to Streaming Media =======
-To access the streaming media on your device, you will need to use a **UPnP compliant media player**. Fortunately,​ there are several good free options available for laptops and other handheld wireless devices:+To watch or listen to streaming media files on your device, you will need to use a **UPnP compliant media player**. Fortunately,​ there are several good free options available for laptops and other handheld wireless devices:
  
-====== View and Listen to Streaming Media from a Laptop ​====== +===== From a Laptop ===== 
-If you are planning ​to connect to **PirateBox** with a laptop computer, you should first download and install the amazing ​**[[http://xbmc.org/download/|XBMC Media Player]]**. You can **[[http://xbmc.org/download/|learn more about the XBMC Project here]]**. Once you have installed **XBMC**, follow these steps to access the media files hosted on the PirateBox network:+If you plan to connect to **PirateBox** with a laptop computer, you should first download and install the **[[http://kodi.tv/download/|Kodi Media Player]]**. You can **[[http://kodi.tv/about/|learn more about the Kodi Project here]]**. 
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 +Once you have installed **Kodi**, follow these steps to access the media files hosted on the PirateBox network:
  
 <​html><​span style="​font-size:​125%;"><​b>​1.</​b></​span></​html>​ Power up your **PirateBox** and join the PirateBox wireless network. <​html><​span style="​font-size:​125%;"><​b>​1.</​b></​span></​html>​ Power up your **PirateBox** and join the PirateBox wireless network.
  
-<​html><​span style="​font-size:​125%;"><​b>​2.</​b></​span></​html>​ Open XBMC, and from the main screen click on the **"​VIDEOS > Files"​** link.+<​html><​span style="​font-size:​125%;"><​b>​2.</​b></​span></​html>​ Open Kodi, and from the main screen click on the **"​VIDEOS > Files"​** link.
  
 <​html><​span style="​font-size:​125%;"><​b>​3.</​b></​span></​html>​ Click on the **"Add Videos..."​** link  and then click the **"​Browse"​** button. ​ <​html><​span style="​font-size:​125%;"><​b>​3.</​b></​span></​html>​ Click on the **"Add Videos..."​** link  and then click the **"​Browse"​** button. ​
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 <​html><​span style="​font-size:​125%;"><​b>​7.</​b></​span></​html>​ **Note** that to listen to music streaming from your PirateBox, you can repeat the steps above but by clicking the **"​MUSIC > Files"​** link in step #2. <​html><​span style="​font-size:​125%;"><​b>​7.</​b></​span></​html>​ **Note** that to listen to music streaming from your PirateBox, you can repeat the steps above but by clicking the **"​MUSIC > Files"​** link in step #2.
  
-===== Access Streaming Media from an Android Device ===== +===== From an Android Device ​====== 
-If you are connected ​to your **PirateBox** ​through an Android device, you can download and install ​the media player ​from the Google Play Store.+If you plan to connect ​to **PirateBox** ​with a laptop computer, you should first download and install ​**BubbleUPnP** and **MX Player** ​from the **Google Play Store**.
  
-===== Access Streaming Media from an iPhone/iPad ===== +===== From an iPhone/iPad ===== 
-If you are connected ​to your **PirateBox** through ​an iPhone or iPad, you can download and install ​the media player ​through ​the App Store.+If you plan to connect ​to PirateBox ​with an iPhone or iPad, you should first download and install ​**[[https://​itunes.apple.com/​us/​app/​aceplayer-powerful-media-player/​id463242636|Ace Player]]** from the iOS App Store.  
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 +To use it, join the PirateBox wireless network from your iPhone or iPad and open Ace Player. Add the PirateBox DLNA server as a new media server and browse the files on your device to find a video or audio file. The media on the PirateBox should begin streaming to your iPhone or iPad within a couple of seconds.
  
 ====== Streaming Video Tips ======= ====== Streaming Video Tips =======
-To enhance ​your video streaming experience, it is best to optimize the video files by converting them to an appropriate size and video codec for your media viewing device ​using a transcoder like the **[[http://​handbrake.fr/​|Handbrake Open Source Video Transcoder]]**. ​This will help ensure that your video files play flawlessly when streaming from the PirateBox+To improve ​your video streaming experience, it is best to optimize the video files by first converting them to an appropriate size and video codec. One easy way to do this is to convert ​your video files using a transcoder like the **[[http://​handbrake.fr/​|Handbrake Open Source Video Transcoder]]**. 
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