Kodi - missing Inputstream.Adaptive

Creating a bug report/issue

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Required Information

  • Distro version | bookworm
  • Kernel version | Linux DietPi 6.1.0-17-amd64 #1 SMP PREEMPT_DYNAMIC Debian 6.1.69-1 (2023-12-30) x86_64 GNU/Linux
  • Architecture | amd64
  • SBC model | Native PC (x86_64)

Additional Information (if applicable)

  • Software title | Kodi
  • New install
  • Kodi Version:
dietpi@DietPi:~$ grep Kodi .kodi/temp/kodi.log | head -3
2024-01-07 21:10:47.957 T:1019     info <general>: Starting Kodi from Debian (20.1 Debian package version: 2:20.1+dfsg-1). Platform: Linux x86 64-bit
2024-01-07 21:10:47.957 T:1019     info <general>: Using Release Kodi from Debian x64
2024-01-07 21:10:47.957 T:1019     info <general>: Kodi from Debian compiled 2023-03-12 by GCC 12.2.0 for Linux x86 64-bit version 6.1.15 (393487)

Steps to reproduce

  1. Install Youtube add-on from official kodi repository

Expected behaviour

App should install

Actual behaviour

Error message: Inputstream.Adaptive not found
It is not possible to install Youtube add-on.

Extra details

Not sure if this is a bug. Searching on kodi forums, it’s reported that Inputstream.Adaptive is missing on recent Kodi version.
Though it’s not clear how to resolve this problem. Various solutions are offered.
But I don’t know how to properly address this problem.


Did you install the “Adaptive InputStream” addon beforehand?

Add-ons > Add-on browser > My add-ons > VideoPlayer InputStream


at least we don’t build own kodi version as we use the official one from global repository. I guess it would need to be fixed upstream if plugins are mission.

I haven’t installed it. Do I use this command:
sudo apt-get install kodi-inputstream-adaptive
And then use kodi interface to enable?

It wasn’t clear which version to use on InputStream Adaptive | Nexus | Addons as it doesn’t list a linux x84_64 version

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yes this should install the Debian package

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