Fuse Neue Skin

The Fuse Neue Skin is next in line in our series of Skin reviews. It was developed by jurialmunkey and is based on fanart by utilizing low list viewtypes.  While this may be something some of like, some may find it hard to get used to. But more on that later in this review as there are some other “oddities” I discovered. A few are a plus and some that are not. If you have a clean 17 install, you will have to enable unknown sources first.
  • Click Settings (cog)
  • Choose System Settings
  • Select Add-ons
  • Toggle Unknown Sources
  • A warning pop-up will appear
“Add-ons will be given access to personal data stored on this device. By allowing, you agree that you are solely responsible for any loss of data, unwanted behaviour, or damage to your device. Proceed?” This is your choice, if you wish to install 3rd Party add-ons you must agree. We strongly advise against installing headline grabbing “the best add-on ever….” etc. and use only official developers with a proven track record.  

Installing Fuse Neue

  fuse  
  • System.
  • Interface.
  • Skin, click to open installed Skin Menu.
  • Click Get more…..
  • Scroll down to (Fuse) Neue.
  • Select to Install.
  • Select Yes when prompted “to allow this change”.
  fuse   This will be the first screen you will see. Because the Fuse Neue skin can be used with a Remote, Mouse or Keyboard, to exit hit the Back Button, Right click or hit the ESC key.  

Main Menu/Home Page

  fuse VIDEOS. The Main Menu or Home Page consists of Four (4) Categories:
  • Videos.
  • Music.
  • Add-ons.
  • Settings.
Under each category, there are Sub-menus. The photo above is an example of selecting Videos, then from the Sub-menu Video Add-ons.   fuse MUSIC, and it’s Sub-menu.   fuse ADD-ONS. Under the Add-ons category are the following Sub-menus:
  • All Add-ons. Shown above.
  • Picture Add-ons.
  • Program Add-ons.
  • Music Add-ons.
  • Video Add-ons.
  fuse   Moving Clockwise from top left are examples of the next four sub-menus:
  • Picture.
  • Program.
  • Music.
  • Video.
 

Settings

  fuse   Under Settings are the following Sub-menus:
  • File Manager.
  • Profiles.
  • System Information. Shown above, personal info edited.
  • Events.
  • Favorites.
  • Skin Settings.

File Manager

  fuse   After accessing File manager as shown in Settings previously, Scroll down to Add source and Click.   fuse   Select None.         fuse   After entering the URL and happy with the spelling, select Done. Repeat the same when asked to Name the source.  

Installing from a repository

  fuse   Selecting Add-ons in the Main Menu/Home Page will send you to the folder as shown above. Select Install from repository to continue.   fuse   Once opened, you will see the Repos that you have installed. Since your list may not have the same repos as the above example, it may appear different. But don’t worry if you do not have these because this method is the same for all repos installed. The Blamo Repo was selected for this review.   fuse   I have included this screenshot as an example of the other Viewtype that is available. There are only two (2) and one of the “cons” I have found for the Fuse Neue Skin. To change the Viewtype, select Options found in the lower left corner.  

Installing an Add-on

  fuse   After opening the Blamo Repo, scroll down to Video Add-ons and click to open. For this review, Death Streams RD (real debrid) Add-on was selected. Click to open.   fuse   Click on Install to start the process.   fuse   Notifications of  Dependencies installed, including the successful install notice, will appear in the top right corner as shown above.  

Fuse Neue Views

  fuse   As explained earlier, there are only two (2) Viewtypes. The above photo indicates what these appear as. So if you’re looking for a “Netflix type” or something with more information, you’ll not find it in this skin. To change Views, click on Options found in the lower left corner.  

Player Settings

fuse   The Movie File selected was not Thor (yipeee) but Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri. A very good movie by the way. As you can see by the Photo above, there are quite a few options shown. Some are unnecessary but that’s my personal view, but there are some pleasant surprises that I did not expect to see as well. So lets move on. I’ll be showing the Settings as they appear in order from Left to Right but skipping the Obvious control group Icons in the center.  

Audio & Video Settings

  fuse   All the usual settings found here, no surprises.  

Codec Info

  fuse   A very Pleasant Surprise to me anyways and for those who have been following these reviews, Codec Info is an excellent way of finding what the Stream Source actually is. You can’t hide the code. For more information on understanding what those figures can do to help you, please click Here and Here. This is the only Skin that I have seen that offers this option.  

Extended Info

  fuse Extended Info, I fail to see what advantage this setting has here. Once selected, the movie is automatically paused and then opens a new screen as shown in the lower photo. To return to Movie, select Play.  

Bookmarks

  fuse   Have to stop viewing for an extended time? Perhaps the “outlaws” have made a surprise visit? Click Create Bookmark and when you’re ready, open the file again and click on the bookmark created to view where you left off.   There was no response when  ACC 6ch English was selected.  

Audio & Subtitle Offset

  fuse   Going to cheat a little here and combine Two (2) settings in one. Top Photo is the Audio Offset setting, use this if the sound is “out of sync” too fast or lagging behind. The Bottom Photo is the Subtitle Offset and is used for the same reason. Adjust accordingly.  

Subtitles Enabled

  fuse   This one I like as well, Click to Enable. Click to Disable as shown above. Can’t get any easier than that now can it.  

Subtitles Download

  fuse   Once selected, the movie will pause and the Enabled Subtitle Service will appear as indicated in the lower photo. It’s best to match the subtitle to the stream being viewed. Please click Here to find how you can enable Subtitles in your version of Kodi.  

View Mode

  fuse   Basically this setting lets you know the Mode: Normal in this case as well as the Screen Resolution. Again, another setting that really isn’t needed. But that’s just me.  

In Conclusion

 

Except for the limit of views and a few of the settings in the Player, I enjoyed doing the review and exploring thru the Fuse Neue Skin. It’s another one that can be used with a Remote, Mouse or a Keyboard. Easy to get around within, it’s a no nonsense type skin. You get what you see. I hope you have enjoyed this review as much as I did creating it. If you have any questions about this or any other skin reviewed, come see us in the Stream World Forum.