[RELEASE] Super Favourites AKA Super-Addon Creator

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spoyser Offline
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Ever thought, wouldn't it be cool if all the best bits of KODI, just the bits that you personally (or your family) use, were all in one easy to use Super-Addon?

Well, now you can, with Super Favourites.

Basically if you can add it to Kodi favourites, you can add it to Super Favourites - AND from v.1.0.2 onwards you don't even need that, just switch on the override context menu functionality via the addon settings and you can add to Super Favourites anywhere via the context menu!


In a nutshell this addon allows you to create you own custom Super-Addon with the best bits of all your favourite addons, along with the bits of Kodi that you use the most.

Search your favourite addons, play your favourite music, read your favourite comic strips, select your favourite playlists, browse your favourite movies, listen to your favourite radio stations, watch your favourite cartoons, the possibilities are endless, all from within one Super-Addon.

Usage
Add what you want from an any addon (or built in Kodi feature) to Kodi favourites, eg say from the YouTube addon you just want Search and the Sports Category, just add these to Kodi favourites the normal way via the context menu.

OR From v.1.0.2 switch on the override menu feature via the addon settings and then add directly to Super Favourites via the context menu.

Next start up Super Favourites from the Programs Menu (you can of course add Super Favourites itself to KODI favourites, you can also configure an F-Key via the settings to start it up).

Initially you will get a list containing just 2 items (these can be hidden later via the settings and then accessed via the context menu to make the list neater should you wish)

These items are:

New Super Folder (allows you to create a new folder at the current level, folders within folders are also possible)

KODI Favourites (allows you to browse KODI favourites)

Click the New Super Folder and create a folder called YouTube

Then click on the KODI favourites option.

You will see the 2 favourites you previously added (plus any other favourites already in there).

Now open the context menu on the Search item and select Edit Favourite, followed by Copy, you will be presented with a folder browse dialog, select the Folder called Super Favourites, followed by the folder that you just created called YouTube, okay this.

Repeat this for the Sports Category item; you have now copied both items from your KODI favourites to the Super Folder called YouTube, so hit back and then select the YouTube Super Folder, there you will find your 2 favourites, these can now be renamed if you want via the context menu.

Simple eh!

Now go back and repeat for all your favourite bits of all your favourite addons.

How about a Super Favourite folder each for all family members (password protected if necessary), you got it!

You can also add playlists (configurable to play automatically via settings), links to your library, full addons, repos, Recently Played, Top 100, you name it, Super Favourites can do it, and if it can’t the let me know and I see if I can add it!

You can also choose icons/images for all the individual items in your Super-Addon, and also move then up and down to better arrange them, just select Edit Item from the context menu.

Sub-folders can be individually password protected, the amount of time to remain unlock is also configurable in the settings.

Super Favourites is available in the official KODI repo under programs,

Please post any comments, bugs, criticisms, and especially feature suggestions.

Also very useful for those skins that don't support favourites particularly well.

Coming soon…
Import profiles into Super Favourites
Fanart
(This post was last modified: 2014-08-14 14:07 by spoyser.)
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Thanks spoyser!!

This had been a missing feature for me from when I cut the cord and only used xbmc. I had thought it couldn't be done, and never would. I'll look out for the upcoming features(thumbnails).
(This post was last modified: 2014-04-21 21:04 by spyder.)
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I just started using the Super Favorites a couple days ago. I like this lots, but I have one complaint of something not working properly and I believe this happens in the main Favorites as well. Filmon channels... they work in the Super Favorites for about 24 hours... then all of a sudden they just won't connect to the streams any more. Now this don't happen to all of Filmon Channels... almost all channels stop working except for the Local Channels section , they for some reason still work. Please, is there any way to fix this? I would be one happy person if you could. Thanks, Don

Oh... I just remembered another issue... but please my last post first Smile

The Mashup Channels, they all connect for a second, then all disconnect. Strange that most all Filmon Channels connect and stop all around the same time right around 24 hours of working them stop working.

Cheers, Don
(This post was last modified: 2014-04-23 04:59 by dillonkmh.)
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A sperator "bug" or an additional "feature" Wink ? http://www.directupload.net/file/d/3602/...a9_png.htm

It appears on every folder also - even if 'XBMC Favorites' shortcut is disabled. Tried a few settings here and there. It never disappears anywhere
I also tried to delete the picture for this kind of seperator. First purpose was to replace the super favorites icon to match it more like the Xperience1080 (++ Theme). I'm using the latest Frodo version for windows.

Anyway. Thanks for this great addition to XBMC. It became easily on of the most helpful and handy addons in a short period of time.
Looking forward for "Choose thumbnails for favourites and folder" Actually I'm using it to organize streams of TV Shows. And have no problem with it
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(2014-04-24 08:34)Isegrim Wrote:  A sperator "bug" or an additional "feature" Wink ? http://www.directupload.net/file/d/3602/...a9_png.htm

It appears on every folder also - even if 'XBMC Favorites' shortcut is disabled. Tried a few settings here and there. It never disappears anywhere
I also tried to delete the picture for this kind of seperator. First purpose was to replace the super favorites icon to match it more like the Xperience1080 (++ Theme). I'm using the latest Frodo version for windows.

Anyway. Thanks for this great addition to XBMC. It became easily on of the most helpful and handy addons in a short period of time.
Looking forward for "Choose thumbnails for favourites and folder" Actually I'm using it to organize streams of TV Shows. And have no problem with it

Glad you like it!

The separator is indeed a feature, it is displayed to separate the different groups of items in SF

Ie

New Super Folder
--Separator
XBMC Favourites
--Separator
Super Folders
--Separator
Super favourites

I will make it optional in the next version Smile
(This post was last modified: 2014-04-24 11:54 by spoyser.)
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No response to my post? I have spent many many hours trying & hoping to add all channels to be together, I thought this might be the solution.
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(2014-04-24 15:26)dillonkmh Wrote:  No response to my post? I have spent many many hours trying & hoping to add all channels to be together, I thought this might be the solution.

Probably best to point your query at the original addon since that is where the fault will lie.
(This post was last modified: 2014-04-24 16:10 by spoyser.)
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I am having some problems. All was going great, I have set up my folder structure and have added many favorites to it, then all of a sudden script error.

I get a script error whenever I try and add one of my super favorites folders to XBMC favorites.
I also get a script error if I click on XBMC favorites within the super favorites addon, making it impossible for me to add any more XBMC favorites to my super favorites folder.

I can add new super favorites folders, but of course I can add nothing to them as I cant access the XBMC favorites without a script error.

I can add the super favorites addon to my XBMC favorites meaning that I can at least access my super favorites folders that way, but I cant add the folders as a top level favorite in XBMC.

Any Ideas, can I provide any more info, log files etc?

Apart from this issue, great addon. I would really like to get this working as I have spent hours creating my folder structure and only had a few more favorites to add lol

I have tried uninstalling the addon and reinstalling but I still get the script error.

Many thanks in advance
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(2014-04-25 08:22)Swindiff Wrote:  I am having some problems. All was going great, I have set up my folder structure and have added many favorites to it, then all of a sudden script error.

I get a script error whenever I try and add one of my super favorites folders to XBMC favorites.
I also get a script error if I click on XBMC favorites within the super favorites addon, making it impossible for me to add any more XBMC favorites to my super favorites folder.

I can add new super favorites folders, but of course I can add nothing to them as I cant access the XBMC favorites without a script error.

I can add the super favorites addon to my XBMC favorites meaning that I can at least access my super favorites folders that way, but I cant add the folders as a top level favorite in XBMC.

Any Ideas, can I provide any more info, log files etc?

Apart from this issue, great addon. I would really like to get this working as I have spent hours creating my folder structure and only had a few more favorites to add lol

I have tried uninstalling the addon and reinstalling but I still get the script error.

Many thanks in advance

Sounds like one of your xbmc favourites may have a dodgy character in it preventing it from being parsed correctly.

Do any of your current Xbmc favourites contain quotation marks, that will cause issues (the fix for that will be in the next release), at the moment you can just rename them from the standard XBMC favourites menu.

Would you be in a position to upload your Xbmc favourites.xml somehow?

Failing that you could remove the favourites from your XBMC favourites one at a time until it works again, and then let me know which was causing the issue so I can put in a permanent fix for it.
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Thanks for quick reply spoyser. No quotation marks just letter and numbers. One of my favourites did have a / in it which never displayed could that be the issue. I could try removing that one and see if it works, can't try til this evening though.
Cheers
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(2014-04-25 11:29)Swindiff Wrote:  Thanks for quick reply spoyser. No quotation marks just letter and numbers. One of my favourites did have a / in it which never displayed could that be the issue. I could try removing that one and see if it works, can't try til this evening though.
Cheers

That will almost certainly be the problem!

Just rename it via the Xbmc favourites menu and let me know how it goes.
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That sorted it mate. Cheers
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(2014-04-25 18:25)Swindiff Wrote:  That sorted it mate. Cheers

Thanks for confirming.

Will fix in next release.
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Great addon mate, Ideal for my technophobe family members lol
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This is a great addon, with so much stuff in the favorite folder it could get very disorganized
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