Hello, guys. First I am gonna say this forum is on a upper level with some genius people. I am a simple noob just trying to share a small trick that can help may b somebody.
This trick has been tested in Win 10.
First we need 2 programs
- WinFsp (install it in default drive, doesn’t take too space)
- rClone ( Download the win. version) (extract it in a folder)
Now in the rClone extracting folder, execute CMD. You can do it simply by typing cmd in windows path option.
A new cmd window will popup. Now type and press Enter
type n for new remote & give it a name (any you like but remember it). Press Enter
Now type 15> google drive for google drive option and press Enter for 2 times.
Then in scope option type 1 and press Enter for 2 times and type n for Edit Advanced Config? and also type y for Use auto config . Press Enter
A new page will auto open in a browser and select the gmail account which you going to use for stream. Then click Sign in and in the next page a Success! window will come. Close the tab & get back on rClone cmd window.
Now if you want to use shared team drive type y for Configure this as a Shared Drive (Team Drive)? option.
For config_team_drive> option type the shared drive number and press Enter.
Now type y and press Enter. Type q to quit the config editing. (Don’t close this cmd window)
Congrats! You’ve successfully mounted your drive with rClone for streaming. Now we need to create a local drive to show our google drive/shared drive in windows explorer. To do that go back to cmd window and type this command
rclone mount yourdrive:/ driveletter: –buffer-size=20000M –vfs-cache-max-size 5G
Explaining the Code:
yourdrive: type the name you gave in rclone config starting.
driveletter: must be a non-occupied drive letter.
buffersize: this is the network speed in MB. I just gave it to max so that it use my full network speed. You can set it default if you’ve 10MBps of download speed.
cache-max-size: it will cache the file means that It will cache upto 5Gb so that it can load faster.
after typing the above code hit Enter and you will see a drivename with the given later has been popupped in windows explorer.(refresh if you don’t see). Don’t close the cmd window yet. You’ve to keep it running in background to stream file. Now you can see and browse through your google drive. Now click any video and wait for 20-30Sec to load the video in default player. It will load faster if you have good stable internet connection.
*Note: With this command trick rclone will not use any local drive space to stream video from gdrive.
**\***To stop the service just close cmd window. And again type the last mentioned rclone mount command to start the service.