"Could not connect to repository" when opening up one in repository file.

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This topic contains 4 replies, has 2 voices, and was last updated by  Nathan Kinkead 2 weeks ago.

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  • #41748 Reply

    Dear Nathan Kinkead;

    I need your help! I’ve been a Kodi user on my laptop since version 15 came out. Now I have version 18.1 Leia on my laptop. But the problem that I am having is the zip file addons that is being stored in Repository are not opening up when you click on them in Repository to get to the video add-ons files! Yes I have typed the URL address in my Google Chrome server and they all work and I get no URL 404 error! What is the problem or do I need to open them up in a VPN? My URL addresses of all the zip files are: http://fusion.tvaddons.co/
    http://lazykodi.com/
    http://solved.no-issue.is/
    http://yatse.tv/repo/

    But the files that are in the Repository are locked and I can’t get to them with the “Could not connect to repository” error message! How do I get around this problem? I even tried to ask at Kodi Forums Community and my request was put in “Trash and Old Files” section! You are the only one that can help me! Another problem that I am having with Kodi is cCloud-tv add-on. For some strange reason when I open up and run cCloud tv for the first 2 or 3 times is works great! But by the fourth or fifth time when I try to connect or open up the sub-catgories like English or Sports or News or what-ever I get two dots! .. and that’s it with 0 videos message! It seems that everything that what was supposed to be in there was now gone or missing! What is causing that? Again I am not using VPN and is that the reason why?????? Could straight open WiFi be causing all of these problems?????? Why am I having all of these problems? Can you help?

  • #41754 Reply

    Hi Dale.

    You said you typed those URLs into Chrome to make sure they work. Did you do that on the same laptop that is also running Kodi? If so, then a VPN would not make any difference there.

    Are you getting an error when trying to open the File Source? Or, does the file source open and you see the zip file, but it doesn’t install when you select it?

    If the 2nd is true, then I have a feeling you’re trying to install the zip files right from the File Manager. You can’t do that. I don’t know why they designed Kodi like that, but you have to get out of the File Manager and go to the Add-ons Browser (in Settings > Add-ons), and then select “Install from zip file”. THEN, you can select the file source that you had set up in the File Manager, select the zip file, and then it will install.

    Or, if you can’t even get into the file source, then that can only be a typo in the file source. Check for a space before or after the URL in case you copied and pasted it.

    But, “Could not connect to repository” means that you have a repository already installed, and you’re trying to install an add-on from it, but the repository was abandoned and disconnected. Make sure to delete any old repositories in Settings > Add-ons > My Add-ons > Add-on repository > Select one > Uninstall (or disable).

    The problem you’re having with cCloud is most likely server issues on their end, but if you have a weak or unreliable wifi or internet connection, that could also cause it.

  • #41769 Reply

    Hello Nathan.

    You ask me, “Are you getting an error when trying to open the File Source? Or, does the file source open and you see the zip file?” The File Source does not open and I get the error message! I do not see any of the zip files or the selection to choose from like program files or video files, etc. And yes, I typed those URLs into Chrome to make sure they work. Did you do that on the same laptop that is also running Kodi? And the answer is yes. As for typos in my URL, no I never copy and paste URL’s, I always type them in.

    Thank you for clearing up the cCloud tv problem that I was having in trying to open up a sub-category. So a poor or week WiFi signal will cause that problem? But the question is if I can’t open up the stored zip files in Repository File then what do I do? And to make sure that we are on the same page of what is happening and for you to understand where I’m coming at let’s say I go to Install from Repository in my Add-ons browser and I am now inside of my Repository File and I click on Kodi Bae Repository or Exodus Redux Repository or ..Kodil Repository and the blue turning wheel starts turning in the center of the screen to open it up and after 30 to 45 seconds later I get an error message box of “Could not connect to the Kodi Bae Repository or Exodus Redux Repository or ..Kodil Repository”! Do I need to go back to version 17.6 Krypton? Please help!

  • #41786 Reply

    Dear Nathan and everyone else who should see this

    Yesterday, April 3, 2019 miracles of all miracles happened! I did what you told me to do and I deleted all of my Repository files and deleted my addons files that were in my file manager! Then I added an addon to see if it would open up in “Install from Repository” and it didn’t! I got the same error message, “Could not connect to Repository”. That was a day before yesterday, so yesterday I open up the Install from Repository and right click the file and choose, “Edit source”. After it opened up and gave me options below to uninstall, delete, update, etc. I choose update! A file came up of which I could update it and I did. After it updated, I hit the back button or right click on the mouse. I just wanted to see if I updated the file maybe it would open? So, I click on it to see if it would open up or get the blank, blank error message!

    And that’s when the miracle happened! I got no error message and it open up to choose from program add-ons or video add-ons to select from! I was totally shocked that it happened! I went back in file manager again and added the files that I deleted the day before and after all the Install from zip file where now in Repository File I went and open up all the files in “Install from Repository”! And they all worked! But to the question, why was I getting the error message in the first place? Who knows, but it is fixed and I am glad of that! Thank you, Mr. Kinkead for working with me!

  • #41801 Reply

    Fantastic! I’m glad you got it resolved!

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