Display Time Always in XBMC (Kodi)

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Just put these 2 controls to your VideoFullScreen.xml (after opening tag, line 4-5)

        <control type="label" id="1">
            <description>Clock</description>
            <left>460</left>
            <top>15</top>
            <width>800</width>
            <height>5</height>
            <align>right</align>
            <aligny>center</aligny>
            <font>font12</font>
            <textcolor>grey</textcolor>
            <shadowcolor>black</shadowcolor>
            <label>$INFO[System.Time] ($INFO[Player.FinishTime])</label>
        </control>
        <control type="label" id="2">
            <description>OSD</description>
            <left>15</left>
            <top>15</top>
            <width>800</width>
            <height>5</height>
            <align>left</align>
            <aligny>center</aligny>
            <font>font12</font>
            <textcolor>grey</textcolor>
            <shadowcolor>black</shadowcolor>
            <label>$INFO[Player.Time(hh:mm:ss)] - $INFO[Player.Duration(hh:mm:ss)]</label>
        </control>

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For skin.maximinimalism I use:

        <control type="label" id="1">
            <description>Clock</description>
            <posx>1730</posx>
            <posy>0</posy>
            <width>24-col</width>
            <font>smallStrong</font>
            <textcolor>grey</textcolor>
            <shadowcolor>-</shadowcolor>
            <label>$INFO[System.Time] ($INFO[Player.FinishTime])</label>
        </control>
        <control type="label" id="2">
            <description>OSD</description>
            <posx>15</posx>
            <posy>5</posy>
            <width>24-col</width>
            <font>smallStrong</font>
            <textcolor>grey</textcolor>
            <shadowcolor>-</shadowcolor>
            <label>$INFO[Player.Time] - $INFO[Player.Duration]</label>
        </control>
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5 Responses to Display Time Always in XBMC (Kodi)

  1. LeMarsu says:

    how would you the same but just show the system clock.

  2. snack says:

    daaaaaaang man this is exactly what I was looking for. well, almost. but the code is easy enough to change to my needs 🙂 Thank you so much for posting!!

  3. pelagicturtle says:

    This is great. However, in order to persist across skin updates, how can this be made into an add-on? Perhaps a service add-on?

  4. Colton says:

    Hello! I was very grateful to find this and have used it for a couple years now! Thank you!

    Question: It seems this no longer works in Kodi 18+, and I have tried editing a few places and can’t see to get it working. Any idea if you’d be updating this code to show us where to do it in Kodi 18.5?

    • root says:

      In Kodi 18.5 I’m using Estuary skin (default), which is located in system data. In Linux it’s /usr/share/kodi, for Windows it’s %programfiles%\kodi, more info here: https://kodi.wiki/view/System_data. Adding both controls (from the post) to /usr/share/kodi/addons/skin.estuary/xml/VideoFullScreen.xml is working for me.

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