How to Change the Settings on Your Raspberry Pi

By Sean McManus, Mike Cook

Need to do some tweaking? You can change the settings on your Raspberry Pi easily enough. The cogwheel at the top of the main menu gives you access to the settings for Kodi, divided into several sections. They include, among others:

  • Player settings, covering options such as whether the next song or video plays automatically, whether there is cross-fading between songs, and the use of subtitles.
  • Media settings, which enable you to manage your sources of media in the library and choose information providers for artist and album information.
  • Interface settings, which enable you to choose a skin (or design) for Kodi, your region, and a screensaver. If you install a screensaver add-on, you’ll need to enable it here.
  • System settings, which can be used to choose the correct audio output device, configure notification sounds in Kodi, and configure power and the Internet connection.
  • LibreELEC, which includes options for managing the Internet connections available to the system and for enabling Secure Shell (SSH) for remote access to your Pi.
  • File Manager, which enables you to copy files between different folders and storage devices.

By default, the sound is set to pass through your HDMI cable. If you want to use your Raspberry Pi’s audio output (and speakers) but you’re using HDMI for your screen, you’ll need to change the audio setting from HDMI to Analog. You’ll find this option on Kodi’s System Settings menu. When you’re viewing the settings menu, select Audio on the left and select Audio Output.