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Problem Using External Player with Emby for Kodi


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ktide1

Hi,

 

I'm having some issues attempting to use an external player (in this case VLC) with the Emby for Kodi add-on.  If I use the "Add On" playback mode (which I prefer), the external player will not open and Kodi defaults back to the default videoplayer.  It will only work if I use the "Native (Direct Paths)" playback mode in the Emby add-on settings (or if I navigate directly to the video using the Kodi file manager).

 

Seems like a path issue of some sort, but it seems others have had success with external players without any special path gymnastics, so not sure what is causing this issue. Please note, I am using smb to access in Kodi (path subsitution is set up on the Emby server).

 

Using latest (stable) version of add on.  Kodi version is 17.3, running this on a Windows 10 system.  Copy of playercorefactory.xml is attached (but it is very plain vanilla).

 

So what am I missing?!

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Angelblue05

The path to your content is correct. Maybe using the plugin method, Kodi auto defaults to it's own player, bypassing external players. This could very well be a Kodi limitation, because plugin paths can return anything. Best guess is it only works if you use native paths, rather than add-on paths.

 

I've also seen other people use external players with Emby for Kodi, I just don't believe they were using add-on paths.

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The path to your content is correct. Maybe using the plugin method, Kodi auto defaults to it's own player, bypassing external players. This could very well be a Kodi limitation, because plugin paths can return anything. Best guess is it only works if you use native paths, rather than add-on paths.

 

I've also seen other people use external players with Emby for Kodi, I just don't believe they were using add-on paths.

 

Thanks, I suspected that might be the case.  It's not a deal-killer for me, just a "nice to have."

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