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This entry has been published on 2017-02-06 and may be out of date.

Last Updated on 2017-02-06.

[:en]OpenELEC/LibreELEC with Kodi offers various ways for remote management.

  • SSH (command line)
  • Samba / CIFS
  • Web interface

Important files

  • \\[ip]\Userdata\advancedsettings.xml
    • Use it e.g. for centralized settings, like a central DB or substitute paths
  • \\[ip]\Userdata\guisettings.xml
    • Settings which you find in Kodi’s settings menu. You can also copy settings from there and use it in your advancedsettings.xml
  • /storage/.cache/connman/
  • sources.xml, mediasources.xml
    • E.g. shortcuts for HTTP repositories, internal network favorites etc.
  • remote.xml, Lircmap.xml
    • Remote control configuration

Installing addons remotely

Copy the .zip file to /storage/.kodi/addons/packages and unzip it to /storage/.kodi/addons (first have a look at the structure of existing addons). It should run on next Kodi restart.

For the most addons, user data is saved under Userdata\addon_data.

Enabling / Disabling addons remotely

Make sure the integrated Webserver service is enabled, then connect to http://[ip]. Use Firefox, not IE.

Under settings -> addons, you can enable or disable installed addons.

In general, the Kodi web interface is a very convenient way for remote configuration of other settings, too.[:]