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Working JSON RPC API Examples
this part is not valid json :
Code:
{"properties": "directory":"home", "media":"video"}

these are valid json (but not necessarily what the command expects)
Code:
{ "properties": { "directory":"home" } , "media":"video" }
{ "properties": { "directory":"home" , "media":"video" } }

this is a nice place to check your syntax : http://www.jsoneditoronline.org/
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Huh need an example of the json rpc commands to get audio and video library when kodi is playing items from a upnp server. also need the commands to get the file pathways for direct play through the json rpc. any insight would be useful. thanks
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Has anyone got Player.Seek working with Player.Position.Percentage because i just want to restart the video from the start but cant modify the examples from earlier to make it work, i just dont understand jsonrpc at all and im not a coder Tongue

( {"jsonrpc":"2.0","method":"Player.Seek","params":{ "playerid":1,"value":"smallforward"},"id":1} )
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I've done a lot of research with no results. Does anybody know if JSON-RPC can be used to parse the current play queue (regardless of whether it is random media or a playlist)? My preference would be to use Python but I have been unsuccessful finding a method for doing this.

Ideally I would parse the current queue and then save it to a discrete playlist for use in the future.

Any help would be appreciated. I looked through the JSON-RPC library and didn't see anything that seemed related. I'm hoping there's something I missed.

---EDIT/UPDATE---
I was able to get Playlist.GetItems to work for me for getting the information. The next question I have is that if I'm making my calls from Python is there an ideal way to do it or should I just be using urllib2 ?
Thanks
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I figured I'd add an update in case anyone was lurking. For anyone who was hoping for a feature like this, I hacked together something for autoexec.py that will autoresume your media after shutting down/restarting Kodi. Caveats are that you have to make userdata/playlists writeable and you have to enable http services.

https://pastebin.com/LCVHS90E
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Hi,

I can not find out how to show a picture via smb when a username and password is needed.
If I set it once as library via 'remotecontrol' it works.
But after a reboot I need to add this library again.
Is there a trick to set username and password directly in the json string?

Code:
{"file":"smb://fs2/tv-eingang/TV-Bild.jpg"}

or from where is the used username and password?

I tried this:
Code:
{"jsonrpc":"2.0","id":1,"method":"Player.Open","params":{"item":{"file":"smb://user:[email protected]/tv-eingang/TV-Bild.jpg"}}}
But get no response from Kodi.

If I use this:
Code:
{"jsonrpc":"2.0","id":1,"method":"Player.Open","params":{"item":{"file":"'smb://user:[email protected]/tv-eingang/TV-Bild.jpg'"}}}
(additional single quotes around, saw this somewhere in github)
I get:
Code:
{"id":1,"jsonrpc":"2.0","result":"OK"}
But still no picture shown.

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance
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Next try:

I mounted now the smb share to /storage/pictures
This works all the time. It is available after a reboot.

Code:
{"jsonrpc":"2.0","id":1,"method":"Player.Open","params":{"item":{"file":"file://storage/pictures/TV-Bild.jpg"}}}

returns no answer
In the kodi log file (/storage/.kodi/temp/kodi.log)
I can read:
Quote:ERROR: COMXImageFile::ReadFile file://storage/pictures/TV-Bild.jpg not found

But the file is there. Checked with
Code:
ls -al /storage/pictures/TV-Bild.jpg
Quote:-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 147650 May 22 09:14 /storage/pictures/TV-Bild.jpg

I also tried file:///storage... (which should be the right way) but without success.

I find it strange that nothing is returned from Kodi.

Btw. I use openelec 8.0.3 with Kodi 17.1
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Ups...

If I use curl directly:
Code:
curl smb://user:[email protected]/tv-eingang/TV-Bild.jpg

then I get
Quote:curl: (1) Protocol "smb" not supported or disabled in libcurl

But I still can not load the picture with file:///
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(2017-05-22, 11:33)ednt Wrote: Next try:

I mounted now the smb share to /storage/pictures
This works all the time. It is available after a reboot.

Code:
{"jsonrpc":"2.0","id":1,"method":"Player.Open","params":{"item":{"file":"file://storage/pictures/TV-Bild.jpg"}}}

returns no answer
In the kodi log file (/storage/.kodi/temp/kodi.log)
I can read:
Quote:ERROR: COMXImageFile::ReadFile file://storage/pictures/TV-Bild.jpg not found

But the file is there. Checked with
Code:
ls -al /storage/pictures/TV-Bild.jpg
Quote:-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 147650 May 22 09:14 /storage/pictures/TV-Bild.jpg

I also tried file:///storage... (which should be the right way) but without success.

I find it strange that nothing is returned from Kodi.

Btw. I use openelec 8.0.3 with Kodi 17.1

I have no way to verify this but I would suspect this is because internal to Kodi it doesn't know about the mounted drive.
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(2015-04-27, 04:40)nellie7878 Wrote: Is it possible to submit a library search query through a JSON command?

i was wondering this also. it took a lil guess work but i figured out how to do library searches with the json rpc. i wanted to search the library based on title or characters in a title.
this is the string im using:

{"jsonrpc": "2.0", "method": "VideoLibrary.GetMovies", "params": { "filter": {"field": "title", "operator": "contains", "value": "sugar"}, "limits": { "start" : 0, "end": 10 }, "properties" : ["rating", "playcount"], "sort": { "order": "ascending", "method": "label", "ignorearticle": true } }, "id": "libMovies"}

just change the word "sugar" in my example to anything in a movie title you might be searching for. if you want to find all the movies with "spa" in the title, this will work. at least it is for me.

edit: this one will give you the file path to direct play the movie

{"jsonrpc": "2.0", "method": "VideoLibrary.GetMovies", "params": { "filter": {"field": "title", "operator": "contains", "value": "sugar"}, "limits": { "start" : 0, "end": 10 }, "properties" : ["mpaa", "file"], "sort": { "order": "ascending", "method": "label", "ignorearticle": true } }, "id": "libMovies"}
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does anyone know if it is possible to use jsonrpc to direct play the main title of a dvd iso file? so that instead of going to the menu or playing previews it just starts the main movie.
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(2017-06-20, 18:49)hurlbert Wrote:
(2017-05-22, 11:33)ednt Wrote: Next try:

I mounted now the smb share to /storage/pictures
This works all the time. It is available after a reboot.

Code:
{"jsonrpc":"2.0","id":1,"method":"Player.Open","params":{"item":{"file":"file://storage/pictures/TV-Bild.jpg"}}}

returns no answer
In the kodi log file (/storage/.kodi/temp/kodi.log)
I can read:
Quote:ERROR: COMXImageFile::ReadFile file://storage/pictures/TV-Bild.jpg not found

But the file is there. Checked with
Code:
ls -al /storage/pictures/TV-Bild.jpg
Quote:-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 147650 May 22 09:14 /storage/pictures/TV-Bild.jpg

I also tried file:///storage... (which should be the right way) but without success.

I find it strange that nothing is returned from Kodi.

Btw. I use openelec 8.0.3 with Kodi 17.1

I have no way to verify this but I would suspect this is because internal to Kodi it doesn't know about the mounted drive.

It's only a guess but maybe you don't need the "file://" prefix?

Code:
{"jsonrpc":"2.0","id":1,"method":"Player.Open","params":{"item":{"file":"/storage/pictures/TV-Bild.jpg"}}}
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hello,
just joined the party here.
some really cool posts here, thanks for all the work!

What I currently struggle with is a solution to do something like "Play the next unseen episode of the show X"

Any help or pointers are appreciated!

best
s.
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Huh i don't really like asking but i could use an assist, does anyone have a working example of a json string command to pull a list of the audio playlists and there paths so i can direct play it using the json-rpc?? cant seem to get the command to work using the api. thanks in advance. Big Grin

edit: im using the v6 api on jarvis
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lumiknight:

If you created playlist with kodi the playlist should be at /.kodi/userdata/playlists/ (for Linux)

see userdata (wiki) for all OS location.

I use this command to play it: (with no shuffle and no repeat)

Code:
{"jsonrpc":"2.0","id":"1","method":"Player.Open","params":{"item":{"file":"/home/petou/.kodi/userdata/playlists/music/unforgiven.m3u"},"options":{"repeat":"off","shuffled":false}}}

might be a good idea to clear current playing list before:

Code:
{"jsonrpc": "2.0","method": "Playlist.Clear","params":{"playlistid":0}}
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