OK, I know this is a strange question, and I honestly expect the answer to be “no.” But here it is anyway.
We watch some of our media via streaming services on other boxes (Disney+, Netflix, etc). I’d like to have those episodes/movies in my Kodi library but just have them display a dialog telling me where to find them. I actually wrote a plugin (Where Are You) to do this, but today I found an inconsistency in how Kodi handles stream files with plugin URLs in them that I had to work around in a really crappy way that I don’t like, so I’m back to my original idea of using disc stubs in Kodi to display a message. The problem with disc stubs is that Kodi won’t display the message in the stub unless you have an optical drive attached. So I’m wondering if there’s some kind of virtual optical drive I could setup on OSMC to point to nowhere (or some way to map an “empty” device to an optical drive) that would trick Kodi into thinking there is an optical drive attached.
I know there are solutions to run many of these services on OSMC/Kodi (and even get them integrated into the library), but they are mostly restricted (for now) to 720p while I can get 1080p (and even 4K) if I use the apps on my TV. So that’s why I’d rather just have a dialog box.