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'''1.''' [[Naming video files]]
 
* [[Naming video files/Movies|Movies]]
 
* [[Naming video files/TV shows|TV shows]]
 
* [[Naming video files/Music videos|Music videos]]
 
'''2.''' [[Adding video sources]]<br />
 
'''3.''' [[Set content and scan]]
 
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The menu on the right hand side will walk you through all of these steps.</noinclude>
 
  
 
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Revision as of 16:36, 7 December 2015

1 Preparing files

See: Video_management#Preparing_files

Now that you have your library setup and have become confident with using Kodi, you can start experimenting with modifying your library so it better suits your preferences.

This page will guide you to other wiki pages that are commonly used to modify the library.

1.1 Naming files

See: Naming video files

Kodi has the ability to display information and artwork for your video collection. As this information and artwork comes from third-party sites, video files must be placed in a certain folder structure and named correctly so accurate matches can be made with those third-party sites. These pages describe the Best Practice methods to use for the most reliable scraping process.

2 Adding media sources

See: Adding video sources

The Source is the main folder on your hard drive which contains your collection of Movies or TV Shows or Music Videos or Music. These four classes of media cannot be mixed in the one Source. Once the Sources are set up, Kodi can perform the appropriate actions to display your media. There is no limit to the number of Sources that can be added to Kodi for each media class.

3 Set the content type and scan

See: Set content and scan

The Source is the main folder on your hard drive which contains your collection of Movies or TV Shows or Music Videos or Music. These four classes of media cannot be mixed in the one Source. Once the Sources are set up, Kodi can perform the appropriate actions to display your media. There is no limit to the number of Sources that can be added to Kodi for each media class.

4 See Also