Originally Posted by NNate
That's a lot of questions... Sounds like you need to watch some videos about what Kodi can do vs. what ChromeOS can do.
And yes, to install any variant of Linux you must remove a write protect screw. Not complicated.
IMO - install Kodi (LibreElec) with these instructions:
LibreElec is an all-in-one Kodi release based on a very minimal Linux kernel. It should do everything you want.
Also, Kodi/XBMC has never messed with files. Maybe it was MediaBrowser/Emby. That's more likely to have done what you suggest.
Just remembered.. my bad...
it was called PLEX that re-named files
made copies, changed directories etc...
so no plex needed is a good thing.
i watched a video, right...
removing the screw seems rather easy.
so this will let me watch free TV shows ?
(mainly i watch news, CNN, RT, PBS, Free Speech TV, NatGeo, animal planet, science)
Nothing else really... but a documentary or movie now and again will be nice...
but then i download lots of them already.
so will i need a remote control ?
(cant post a link)
but with a USB and IR ?