I am looking for a way to make my android set top box (It is not android tv but android box that has kodi on it) play movies from my samba share on file level.
Now I browse to my incoming smb folder using the remote and select the file I like to play.
I would like to do this on my phone (since it would be much faster for me to get to the right files) and tell kodi the smb path to play.
I am not indexing any libraries in kodi and I do not want to. I just like to old school play my files.
googling arround I get the impression that yatse is very cool but needs a kodie server as backend cannot do this? I hope I am mistaken.
If it cannot is there any suggestion I might accompish this?
I bought chrome cast dongles and use them via vlc to play my files on teh samba share. Which works but since it is wifi they stop sometimes and vlc cannot sort file by date for some weird reason. So I went back to my android box that has a wired connection.