Add rar2fs binary

  • rar2fs is nice. Was using it around 2010. But who is using rars in 2019 :)

    Done giving support here because of last events.

  • For whatever reason more ppl then you would expect.

    Seems true. And this program is still maintained.

    And I remembered I know the author :)

    Done giving support here because of last events.

  • Seems to be working with sample rar file I have.

    Done giving support here because of last events.

  • Testing with the Plex docker plugin and no problems so far.

    Note that I'm even mounting an already mounted sshfs location.

    Plex is scanning surprisingly fast and indexing all content.

    Streaming 1080p works perfectly fine both through the Plex Web and the Plex App on my iPhone.

    I'm very pleased, thanks a lot :)

  • could someone paste me an short howto how you used it ?

    I want to reproduce it at ARM if it works there too but I have really no idea :D Packaging an video into an rar archive is no problem.

  • I was using

    1. mkdir /media/rar2fs
    2. rar2fs -o allow_other --seek-length=0 /<dir containing rar files> /media/rar2fs

    Done giving support here because of last events.

  • Thanks for the addon. As Kodi 18 & LobreElec 9 does not play rar files (i already tested GitHub - xbmc/vfs.rar: RAR VFS addon for Kodi) i tried your addon. Unfortunaly it wont work:

    1. 11:04:12.179 T:139901954431104 NOTICE: VideoPlayer::OpenFile: rar://smb%3a%2f%2fBERT103%2fdata-read%2fMovies%2ftest%2test.rar/test.mkv
    2. 11:04:12.184 T:139900648752896 NOTICE: Creating InputStream
    3. 11:04:14.580 T:139900648752896 WARNING: CreateLoader - unsupported protocol(rar) in rar://smb%3a%2f%2fBERT103%2fdata-read%2fMovies%2ftest%2test.rar/test.mkv
    4. 11:04:14.580 T:139900648752896 ERROR: CVideoPlayer::OpenInputStream - error opening [rar://smb%3a%2f%2fBERT103%2fdata-read%2fMovies%2ftest%2test.rar/test.mkv]
    5. 11:04:14.580 T:139900648752896 NOTICE: CVideoPlayer::OnExit()
    6. 11:04:15.083 T:139901954431104 NOTICE: CVideoPlayer::CloseFile()
    7. 11:04:15.083 T:139901954431104 NOTICE: VideoPlayer: waiting for threads to exit
    8. 11:04:15.083 T:139901954431104 NOTICE: VideoPlayer: finished waiting

    Some have a tip or can help?

  • Kodi supports 2 archive addons: RAR Archive Support and Archive support. Maybe both needs to be enabled?

    Done giving support here because of last events.