If Kodi won't open in Windows, it's usually a sign that something went wrong. This problem often occurs after users have updated Windows or Kodi to the latest version, or after installing some add-ons. This problem is also associated with freezing issues when you try to quit Kodi and a number of other minor issues.
What is Kodi?
Formerly known as XBMC, Kodi is the free and consistent media player that supports all kinds of music and videos on all Windows operating systems like Windows 7, 8 and 10, is a non-profit organization and aims to bring you countless sources.
When you receive the Kodi box, you can download various TV shows and movies streaming videos according to your wishes. Regardless, there are always bugs when using Kodi, for example when Kodi 17.3 crashes.
You need to delete the Kodi that is not open or Kodi is open but video stuttering error as soon as possible.
DirectX is developed by Microsoft and mainly supports multimedia tasks, including games and videos. If there are problems, you can't watch videos or play games.
Before downloading the latest version of DirectX, you should check the current version of DirectX installed on your computer.
1) On your keyboard, press Win + R (Windows logo key and R key) simultaneously to call the run command. Type dxdiag and then click OK. This opens the DirectX Diagnostic Tool.
2) When the DirectX Diagnostic Tool window opens, you will see the version of DirectX in the System tab. In the screenshot below, the version of DirectX is DirectX 12.
The developers behind Kodi Media Player are undoubtedly a productive group, with a larger community. Updates are frequent, especially if you have registered for the beta version, and the most critical problems are fixed after the updates.
The latest stable version is 17.4 Krypton, so make sure you get it if you already have. The upgrade procedure is essentially the same as the relocation procedure, with a few differences.
This guide will show you how to update Kodi to v17.4 Krypton:
- Save your settings. Navigate to C: Users > AppData > Roaming and save the Kodi folder.
- Download the Kodi v17.4 Krypton installation.
- Right-click the setup file and run as administrator.
- To finish, launch Kodi and check the changes.
Delete file extension
There is a file that follows the addons you added to the Kodi program. If the opening issue was caused by an addon you recently added, deleting a particular Kodi file should open Kodi, and you can delete the addon and continue to use Kodi successfully. Follow these steps:
Navigate to the next location on your computer by opening Windows Explorer and clicking the computer icon in the left menu:
- If you can't see the AppData folder, you may need to enable the option to view hidden files and folders. In the File Explorer menu, click the View tab and click the Hidden Items check box in the
- Show / Hide section. File Explorer shows hidden files and remembers this option until you change it again.
- Delete the Addons27.db folder in the Database folder. If you get a message that some files could not be deleted because they were in use, try exiting Kodi and completing the procedure in Task Manager.
- Make sure that the folders are completely deleted and that there are no more files left. Check if the Kodi problem persists after the computer is restarted!