How to make use of the XBT File in Kodi

How to make use of the XBT File in Kodi


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How to make use of the XBT File in Kodi


Hello all you BFKers.

I thought i would give you a little insight on what a .xbt file is in the Kodi world and what changes it can make.A .xbt file offers the Skinner/Builder a lot more options to change your build than just the “Normal” .xml file when using anything from the .xbt file.

What is a XBT file?

Basically in Kodi it is a File extension of all the .PNG files that consist in any Kodi Build grouped into one place.

In these tutorials i will show you how to extract these files,edit the files,replace the files and make your own .xbt file.

I will be doing these Tutorials using a Windows computer/Kodi 16.1/Build Aeon nox 5/Photoshop.

OK what do we need?

1 – Texture tool. – You can get that HERE

2 – Photoshop (Windows)

3 – Kodi – You can get that HERE

OK where shall we start……

Lets start by locating our .xbt file and having a look at it.

The location of the file will be here.

WINDOWS – c:/user/user name/AppData/Roaming/Kodi/addons/skin.aeon.nox.5/media.

ANDROID – File manager/Device/Android/data/org.xbmc.kodi/files/kodi/addons/skin.aeon.nox.5/media.

Once your at the location this is what you will see.


The three files above all hold .PNG files that are all connected with your build.

For us we want to see whats inside the Textures.xbt file.

How do we do that?

Here is how we do that,As i mentioned above in the tools we need we now need to use our Texture Tool.

Once you have the texture tool and open it it will look something like this.


So to see whats inside the Textures.xbt we need to use the top half of the program.

1 – Select the input file.

This is the textures.xbt file in our build.

So we need to navigate to the designated folder.

c:/user/user name/AppData/Roaming/Kodi/addons/skin.aeon.nox.5/media.


Then click OPEN.

2 – Select the output folder.

This is where we want to extract the file.

I personally make a folder on my desktop for this just to make it easy for me to access. which i will for this tutorial and name it TEST

So once you have navigated to your desired folder it will look something like this EMPTY with the option to Select Folder.

Click on the Select Folder Tab.


3 – Press Start to begin.

And thats exactly what we do.

Once we Start we will see something like this.

How to make use of the XBT File in Kodi

Top Arrow is the extraction progress bar.

Bottom Arrow is Telling you that Extraction is in Progress.

And the Big Folder is showing you what it has produced.

So that’s it if you have a look through that folder you will see everything that resembles your build from scratch Every single ,PNG file.

Ok that’s it for this Tutorial.

Stay tuned for the next one and i will show you how to Edit a few of the files and replace them with your own design.

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And there are Back 2 Basic Tutorials HERE

Be Good.

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How to make use of the XBT File in Kodi


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