How To Check Kodi Log File Errors

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Sometime Kodi fails to play stating: “One or more items failed to play. Check the kodi log file for details“. But where is the Kodi Log file? And how can we access the Kodi Log File? Below you’ll find 2 methods on how to do this. The log file is stored into your device as a text file, so you can open it using a text editor. Reading the log file gives you the possibility to understand what’s wrong with that item or to search on forums a fixing solution.kodi log errors addon

#1 Open Kodi Log File Manually

Each Operating System stores the Log files in different paths, if you know what OS has your device take a look in the following list:

  • Android: {storage}/Android/data/org.xbmc.kodi/files/.kodi/temp/kodi.log
  • iOS: /private/var/mobile/Library/Preferences/Kodi/kodi.log
  • Mac: /Users/{my_user_name}/Library/Application Support/Kodi/kodi.log
  • Windows: C:\Users\{user_name}\AppData\Roaming\Kodi\kodi.log
  • Linux: ~/.kodi/kodi.log
  • OpenELEC: /storage/.kodi/kodi.log
  • OSMC: /home/osmc/.kodi/temp/kodi.log
  • XBian: /home/xbian/.kodi/temp/kodi.log
  • Raspberry Pi: /home/pi/.kodi/kodi.log

#2 Install Log Viewer add-on for Kodi

install kodi log viewerThis is an official Kodi addon and could be found in its official repository. Through this method you don’t need to search for the path, it’ll automatically work for all Operating Systems.

Navigate to: Programs > Get more…> Log Viewer for Kodi, press Install

Go back to the Home Screen and navigate to: Programs > Log Viewer for Kodi > Show Log

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Note: If you can’t find Get more… button, update Kodi to a new version.

That’s it, now that you have the Kodi Log File, check the official tip on How To submit a bug report to Kodi developers

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