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== About ==
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Where Are You is a plugin for Kodi that accepts a URL from a stream file and then displays a dialog box with the title and message from the stream file URL.  After the dialog is dismissed a black video plays for 2 seconds.  This is basically to do what the media stub file does (which is display a title and a message for a given file), but for streaming files because the media stub only works if you have an optical drive attached to the device running Kodi.
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== Usage ==
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The stream file is just a text file with a URL in it.  The format of the URL is:
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<syntaxhighlight>
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plugin://plugin.whereareyou?empty=pad&title=Available+streaming&message=This+is+available+via+the+Netflix+app+on+the+TV
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</syntaxhighlight>
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The stream file should be named in a way that Kodi can scrape it as a TV show:
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<syntaxhighlight>
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My.TV.Show.S01.E01.My.Episode.strm
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</syntaxhighlight>
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or a movie:
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<syntaxhighlight>
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My.Great.Movie (2020).strm
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</syntaxhighlight>
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Place the stream file in a location you have defined as a source and then scan the stream files into your library. Now when you play them you'll get a dialog box telling you were to find the TV show or movie (like the Disney+ app on your Smart TV).
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== Generating the Stream Files ==
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I also wrote a little python3 command line tool to generate the stream files.  That command line tool is available at:
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<https://github.com/pkscout/create.kodi.mediastubs/releases/>
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== Credits ==
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The icon is Compass by Diane from the Noun Project.
  
 
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Revision as of 01:18, 9 May 2020

Where Are You

See this add-on on the kodi.tv showcase

Author: pkscout

Type: Program
Repo: Kodi.tv repo v19
Kodi.tv repo v18

License: GPL-2.0-only
Source: Source code
Summary: Plugin module to display a custom dialog box when playing external media.
Home icon grey.png   ▶ Add-ons ▶ Where Are You
Attention talk.png Need help with this add-on? See here.

Where Are You is a plugin for Kodi that accepts a URL from a stream file and then displays a dialog box with the title and message from the stream file URL. After the dialog is dismissed a black video plays for 2 seconds. This is basically to do what the media stub file does (which is display a title and a message for a given file), but for streaming files because the media stub only works if you have an optical drive attached to the device running Kodi.

1 Installing

To install this add-on you must do so from the Add-on manager from within Kodi by going to

  1. The home screen
  2. Add-ons
  3. Download
  4. Program Add-ons
  5. Where Are You
  6. Install

2 About

Where Are You is a plugin for Kodi that accepts a URL from a stream file and then displays a dialog box with the title and message from the stream file URL. After the dialog is dismissed a black video plays for 2 seconds. This is basically to do what the media stub file does (which is display a title and a message for a given file), but for streaming files because the media stub only works if you have an optical drive attached to the device running Kodi.

3 Usage

The stream file is just a text file with a URL in it. The format of the URL is:

plugin://plugin.whereareyou?empty=pad&title=Available+streaming&message=This+is+available+via+the+Netflix+app+on+the+TV

The stream file should be named in a way that Kodi can scrape it as a TV show:

My.TV.Show.S01.E01.My.Episode.strm

or a movie:

My.Great.Movie (2020).strm

Place the stream file in a location you have defined as a source and then scan the stream files into your library. Now when you play them you'll get a dialog box telling you were to find the TV show or movie (like the Disney+ app on your Smart TV).

4 Generating the Stream Files

I also wrote a little python3 command line tool to generate the stream files. That command line tool is available at:

<https://github.com/pkscout/create.kodi.mediastubs/releases/>

5 Credits

The icon is Compass by Diane from the Noun Project.