Custom home items
A common question people have after setting up their library is how can they separate their library so not everything is just in one big section, and how to have that as an option on the home screen in XBMC.
XBMC can already filter and separate library items using a number of methods mentioned above, but here's a quick and easy way to get the results a lot of people are looking for:
The trick is to use something like smart playlists or video library tags (or even those two together) and create a list for each special type (like anime) and create one for "general TV shows". Basically, "TV shows" becomes a smart playlist where it's all TV shows except for the ones with special playlists. Then grab a skin that lets you use custom home items, such as Transparency! or Hybrid, and set those as home buttons while hiding the original "TV shows" button.
Some skins even let you use custom video nodes (which are based on smart playlists) to automatically alter what is displayed on the home screen.
If you want to completely separate the library you can also use profiles, where each profile has their own XBMC library and settings.
- AEON Nox example