How To Fix Kodi Krypton 17 / 17.1 And Stop Crashing [GUIDE]

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How To Fix Kodi Krypton 17 / 17.1 And Stop Crashing [GUIDE]
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If you’re a Kodi Krypton user and have not had any problems with the media management tool, congratulations. Why? Because, many others have been experiencing, buffering issues, trouble clearing its cache and other problems. As such we’re on a mission to help, today we’re going to show you how to stop Kodi crashing when you’ve watched a video. For some, this has become a growing issue, one which takes away from the usefulness of the tool. Here’s what you need to know to fix it and go on to enjoy an improved video watching experience.

Kodi Krypton Crashing

Before you move on to the tutorial, it’s worth noting that this has been reported by users of both 17 and 17.1. Furthermore, it doesn’t seem to matter whether you’re using and Amazon Fire Stick, PC, Mac. In it has even been reported by users who have Kodi Krypton installed on iOS 10. So, as you can see, this tutorial is important for all users of these versions.

Note: If you are not seen the message “unfortunately Kodi has stopped”, but you’re experiencing crashing issues watching videos or afterward. This tutorial can still help you. However, please make sure as with all tutorials that you read and then act upon one step at a time.

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How To Stop Kodi Krypton Crashing

1. With your device Turned On and Kodi Krypton Ready, find and select System Options.

2. In the following window select Player Settings.

3. In the next window, select the Cog-iCon and toggle to Expert. After doing this look to the Right Side Panel, it should now contains more options.

4. Now that the above is complete Scroll Downward until you find the Allow Hardware Acceleration – Media Codec. By default, it will be switched on; you need to change it to the Off Position.

5. Now, depending on the device you are using, you need to disable your internet connection. On a PC this is as simple as clicking on Networks on the right-hand side of the taskbar. And then selecting Disconnect.

On an Android handset, it means Swiping Downward from the top of the screen to reveal quick access options. One of which will be WiFi, if it is highlighted Tap It to switch WiFi off.

As for an iPhone or iPad running iOS 10 or 9, Swipe Upward from the bottom of the screen. Next tap the Blue WiFi Icon, doing so will turn the icon gray and switch off the internet connection.

6. With the last step remaining in effect, please Restart whatever device you have Kodi Krypton installed on.

7. Next Switch On your device, the how to should have now fixed the crashing problem. However, you should now Trun On Kodi, followed by your Internet Connection once the tool has been fully launched once.

Conclusion

So there you have it, you now, know how to stop Kodi Krypton 17 and 17.1 from crashing after watching videos. However, if for whatever reason, it does not work for you, there may be other issues with your installation. As such we have put together a reasonably exhaustive amount of material, including how-to guides that can help, take a look.

In the meantime, if you have any questions about this tutorial, please leave them in the comments section below. And we will get back to you asap.

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Darren is a proud father of two and a dedicated mobile technology writer from the UK. He's been writing about all things mobile, wearable, apps and anything else tech related for many years now for various sites all over the world.
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