Kodi/XBMC bash script to send Kodi commands using JSON RPC. It also allows sending YouTube videos to Kodi.
`kodi-cli -[p|i|s|(y|q) youtube URL/ID|t "text to send"|o "youtube title"]`
You must either put your Kodi setup (found under "Interfaces") in the first few lines of the script itself, or put a file named .kodirc in your $HOME directory. This file (example provided) contains only four lines in *this specific order*:
The Kodi Host
The port Kodi listens on (the webserver port)
-p Play/Pause the current played video
-s Stop the current played video
-j Skip forward in the current played video
-k Skip backward in the current played video
-y play YouTube video. Use either URL/ID (of video)
-q queue YouTube video to the current list. Use either URL/ID (of video). Use instead of -y.
-o play YouTube video directly on Kodi. Use the name of video.
-v interactive volume control
-i interactive navigation mode. Accept keyboard keys of Up, Down, Left, Right, Back,
Context menu and information
-l Play current playlist (most useful after using -q a few times)
-t 'text to send'
-u Increment the volume on Kodi
-d Decrement the volume on Kodi
-f toggle fullscreen
-m Update libraries
-n clean libraries
-h showing this help message
## Optional dependencies
* [mps-youtube](https://github.com/np1/mps-youtube) on the machine running Kodi for the -o option to work.
## Advanced usage
With the addition of a few other tools, most notably
* awk (should be part of your distro).
You can create a dialog to download and sequentially (and with confirmation) play entire playlists - defaulting to your Watch Later playlist - on your Kodi, acting like a kind of remote "casting" program. See the script **playlist_to_kodi** for an example.