There are many add-ons that use YouTube as their source for playing videos. In many cases once you try to watch specific videos in specific add-ons you get this annoying error message: “YouTube Invalid parameters”. This error also prevent the video from being played. However this problem can be fixed easily.
Once you have many add-ons installed on your device you encounter a small but irritating issue, you have a problem locating them. It isn’t easy to find a specific add-on in such situation because the display has limited space and some of the add-ons are not shown. You need to scroll till you find it.
This is where the favourites option, located in the menu of the homepage, can help you.
Many times add-on become outdated for various reasons, like an add-on which is not maintained anymore. Having many add-ons also affect your system making it run slower, as those add-ons consume more memory, perform more queries in order to stay updated and occupies more storage.
It is a good practice to go over your add-ons, see which ones are not used anymore and if so delete them. This way you free resources from your system, improve its performance and make it run faster.
As you probably know there are some repositories and add-ons that aren’t maintained anymore for various reasons, some of them because of legal issues as they deliver pirated content and some because their developers stop updating them.
When an add-on isn’t maintained and we have is installed on our Kodi device we are at risk because an update can break the add-on which currently works properly, or even worse some hacker can take advantage of this situation and send an update with malicious code. Disabling auto update also give you more control over your Kodi device.
Many times unfortunately you encounter various problems with Kodi. Those problems can happen for example when Kodi freezes or a specific add-on can’t start or crashes without a notice and more.
How can you handle such issues? The best way to troubleshoot them is to check the log file of Kodi.