YouTube for Trailers Kodi Add-on

About

Quickly enable playback of YouTube trailers from various skins without needing to login to YouTube.

Features

  • No login required
  • Full resolution available
  • Enable / Disable AV1 / VP9 / H265 / HDR settings
  • Setting to use Android app for playback [Android Only]
    When enabled, the addon will play the trailer in the YouTube Native app
  • Setting to fallback to Android app for playback [Android Only]
    This will be used if the addon cant play the trailer for any reason
  • Setting to set the Android app ID to use for playback [Android Only]
    eg. use com.teamsmart.videomanager.tv to use SmartTube for playback
  • Uses a slightly modified yt-dlp for playback data
  • Non-android yt-dlp playback requires Python3 (Kodi 19 Matrix and up)
  • Works with existing YouTube trailer skin links as uses the same addon id and interface
    as the Kodi repository version.
  • Adds a Trailer context menu item to all library content with YouTube trailer

Note

This addon replaces Kodis YouTube addon.
It does not allow navigation etc.
It only implements playback.
Its goal is for easy and reliable playback of YouTube trailers via Kodi.

Need

How

First follow THIS post to install the SlyGuy Add-on Repository.

As this add-on uses the same id as the official add-on, it lives inside its own repository.
This allows users to pick and choose which forks to have installed / updated.

Navigate to "Main Menu -> Add-ons -> My Add-ons"
Select ".." then select "Install from repository"

Select "SlyGuy Repository".
Select "Program add-ons" then "SlyGuy Common"
Select "Install" and the addon will download and install.

Select ".." and then select "Add-on repository"
Select "SlyGuy YouTube Repository"
Select "Install" and the repository with download and install.
Due to a quirk in Kodi - you may not get a tick next to the name after installed

Use the ".." to navigate back to "Install from repository"
This time select the newly installed "SlyGuy YouTube Repository"
Select "Video add-ons" then "YouTube for Trailers"
Select "Install" and the add-on will download and install.
You can now access the add-on in the Add-ons main menu item under "Video add-ons"
If you go into the add-on, there are 2x test streams
There are various settings that can be adjusted
If your on Android, there are 3x extra settings to allow playback using the Android YouTube app
As the add-on uses the same add-on id as the kodi YouTube add-on, skin integration for trailers should just work without any changes.
You can also access Trailer via context menu on any content with a Youtube trailer
(this add-on only feature)

Quality

See my post HERE

Revert

If you want to swap back to the Kodi repo version, simply navigate to
Add-ons -> Video add-ons -> YouTube for Trailers
Select "Versions"
Select the "Kodi Add-on repository" version and wait for it to install
Then navigate to Add-ons -> Repositories -> SlyGuy YouTube Repository
Select Uninstall and then Yes.
If the repository is not uninstalled - the Kodi version may be replaced again when this one gets its next update.

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