How to use rclone with Kodi on android?


#1

Basically, I have managed to use rclone encrypted remote on android by using rclone explorer app. However, it is ugly(only a listing) and I would like to be able to see posters of movies in kodi. Is this possible? Thanks in advance.


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#2

You can create a webdav or http remote and use that remote in kodi as a source.


#3

Thanks for the suggestion!
Could you link me to any guides on how to do this?
Also which of these is best to use for streaming?


#4

Either one works well. It really just depends on the use case if you want read write access for Kodi or read only. If you want read write, use webdav.

As for a guide, not really. I personally host my webdav on a vps in the cloud but you can also use termux or automate or ConnectBot to run a webdav/http locally on Android.

Here is an example automate flow to launch it. Pretty simple really


#5

Thanks once again for your help! I simply want read access.
I will check out the apps you mentioned.
Ok so I did check these apps…but they are way over my head.
Any possible guide to auto mount encrypted remote on startup android by using termux?
ConnectBot seems the most straightforward but I could not find any example online with regards to an encrypted rclone remote.


#6

Connectbot is just a terminal emulator. The easiest method in my opinion is to use automate. I could send you my automate flow that you could import. Should be easy to just import and auto start rclone. Pm me if you want it. It can download rclone and run it and you could modify it as needed.


#7

I sent it to you. Just generate your config somewhere and copy to your phone. Make sure you update the block for the config and run the “download” flow once to get the current rclone beta.

You can probably remove the dialogs if you want and just modify the command block itself


#8

Thanks! I will let you know if it works when I have the chance to try it.


#9

Could you send me your config as well? I would like to use this process on my nVidia Shield TV


#10

Sure. I’ll send you an automate flow which you can use to execute rclone on Android. It won’t auto-start on Android TV. I use a vps for my Nvidia. I use this automate flow just sometimes on my personal device. Pm me your email. I should just clean it up and post it publicly somewhere when I get time.