Settings/Media/Library

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This category provides access to the windows for source managemeent and the Library settings for the databases.

Contents


1 Manage Sources

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1.1 Videos

Settings level: Standard
Description: This provides access to where video sources can be added and otherwise managed.


1.2 Music

Settings level: Standard
Description: This provides access to where music sources can be added and otherwise managed.


1.3 Pictures

Settings level: Standard
Description: This provides access to where picture sources can be added and otherwise managed


2 Video Library

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2.1 Update library on startup

Settings level: Standard
Description: Check for new mediafiles on given sources on startup.


2.2 Hide progress of library updates

Settings level: Standard
Description: Hide the library scanning progress bar during scans.


2.3 Clean library

Settings level: Advanced
Description: Remove items from our library that can't be found (either renamed, deleted or on removable storage that is currently unplugged.


2.4 Export library

Settings level: Advanced
Description: Export the video library database to XML files. This will optionally overwrite your current XML files

2.5 Import library

Settings level: Advanced
Description: Import a XML file into the video library database


3 Music Library

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3.1 Update library on startup

Settings level: Standard
Description: Check for new media files for all connected sources at startup


3.2 Hide progress of library updates

Settings level: Standard
Description: Hide the library scanning progress bar during scans


3.3 Clean library

Settings level: Advanced
Description: Performs cleanup tasks on the Music database. Used to de-clutter the database of unused records. Used if you have moved, deleted or renamed files. If a source is located on removable storage that is not connected at the time of the Clean Library, you will be asked to choose to remove or keep the library entries from that drive.
  • Removes any songs with invalid paths
  • Removes any albums which have no references
  • Removes any artists which have no references
  • Removes any genres which have no references
  • Removes any paths which have no references


3.4 Export library

Settings level: Advanced
Description: Export the music library database to XML files. This will optionally overwrite your current XML files. Only Album and Artist data is exported and song data such as rating, play count, and last time played are not exported


3.5 Import library

Settings level: Advanced
Description: Import XML files (aka nfo files) into the music library database. The data is only imported if the library entry exists via initially scanning the source.

If it exists:

  1. It removes all current info for that entry from the database.
  2. Inserts the info for that entry from the XML file.


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