Music videos

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Kodi has the ability to include Music Videos in the Video and Music libraries. All scanned music videos will show up in both. Music Videos can also be part of Party Mode and Smart Playlists. Playlists containing both music and music videos should be stored in the mixed playlist subfolder under the userdata folder.

Contents

1 File structure

Its important to make use the standard file structure for music videos like so:

  C:\Kodi Sources\Mvids\Artist - Title.mkv

All music videos should be in a single folder named exactly as the above examples. NOTE: The space between the hyphen is important!

Mvids-Structure.jpg

2 Selecting the source

Once you have all your music videos named correctly we can set them up as a source in Kodi

  Videos >> Files >> Add Videos >> Browse >> Select your music video folder (in this case "Mvids")


3 Selecting the Scraper

Now we have the source folder selected we need to set a few options:

  Set content >> "Music Videos" >> Choose provider 

NOTE: Currently there are no music video scrapers on the official Kodi Repository, but you can find some here on github. Just download as a zip and install from kodis add-on browser manually:

https://github.com/tphoenix/metadata.musicvideos.imvdb

https://github.com/zag2me/metadata.musicvideos.theaudiodb.com

Make sure that user folder names for lookups is unchecked and hit OK, then update library at the next popup.

Mvids-Config.jpg


4 Music Video Views

Now we have all the music videos imported, we can go and find them from the main menu

  Music >> Music Videos >> Title

And now you should see something like this with all the artwork and metadata matched to each video!

Mvid-View.jpg

From here you can browse music videos in many different ways such as by year, title or via the album they were released on.

Mvid-nodes.jpg

This will make it much easier and quicker to find the video you want.

As an added bonus you can also search by director or even the film company that produced it. Its a really nice way of browsing the videos if you like the style of a particular director.

5 Video guides

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