HTTP Client with remote control

I just bought a Raspberry Pi 3 with OSMC installed. I’m new to this, and I’m wondering if it’s possible to install a client that is able to download http-links via the network similar to what can be done with Transmission and torrents.
I guess it can be done with SSH and some terminal code, but is there a solution with a GUI?


why not try with add source?

I have no idea! :smiley: I am so gonna try later!

Well tried adding video source and from add source in settings:
http://whatever/video.mp4 … It totally crashed kodi!

also I tried adding video source and from add source in settings:
http://whatever/ directly but then it can not index it so no movies either…

Maybe there is a plugin out there that allows it??
Any other ideas anyone?

However the video server you want to link to is it in your home network?

Or do you want to know if you can remote control kodi itself?

Thanks for your reply.

I want to be able to connect to Kodi from a remote computer and download a file from http to it.

But I found a way! I installed Aria2 which can download files via the terminal, and then I added a webUI to it. Took me awhile to get it to work, and right now I’m struggling with keeping Aria2 open and accessible from the UI.

Ok I am gonna play with that too now thank you :smiley:

There’s a torrent client in MyOSMC>Store and you can also use wget to download files

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Yes, I know about the torrent client. I’ve looked at wget, but can it be remote controlled from a UI?

If you consider the terminal as an UI then the answer is yes :slight_smile:


Well if you ssh into your osmcbox sure yes! :smiley: you are directly downloading it to there.



Sure, but the thing is, I’m trying to make it as user friendly as possible. But I think the solution with Arya2 and the webUI is pretty good.

Here is a link for those who is interested:

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I was looking at that before… But what do you mean by:

Sometimes the WebUI losses the connection with Aria. Everytime the system reboots, I have to start Aria from the terminal manually. Trying to find a way so the Aria command line gets executed when the system starts.

using /etc/init.d/ is one way!

You are aware that Debian Jessie is using systemd and that /etc/init.d is just being supported via a conversion program and it is not the best way to run services in jessie.

Is suppose that is true … wait // I am double checking that …

Thank you, I’ll give it a try later.