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<section begin="intro" />This section covers topics and guides on playing audio, the music library, library management, ripping and scanning music in, playing music content off of the internet, and more. The Music Library allows the organization of your music collection by information stored in your music file ID tag, like title, artist, album, genre and popularity.<section end="intro" />
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<section begin="intro" />The Music section of {{kodi}} consists of a powerful and feature rich library that allows the flexible sorting and organization of your music collection.<section end="intro" />
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* Support for a countless number of formats and codecs.
 
* A full-featured customizable music library that makes it easy to organize, find and listen to your favorite music
 
* Support for [[Music Videos]]
 
* Built in ability to stream media from other computers
 
* Full support for [[Playlists]], including [[Smart playlist]]s
 
* Jaw-dropping [[Visualizations]] that add the visual element to your music experience
 
* Integrated [[CD Ripping]]
 
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  | link name 1 = Guide to Create, Modify and Re-build your Music Library
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| link name 5 = Index of Music articles
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  | description 5 = A listing of Music related pages
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  | description 11 = The main Music Library settings can be accessed from the [[Music Settings#Library|Library]] tab in [[Music Settings]]. Those can be accessed either from the [[Settings]] menu from the home screen, or via the context menu as seen above. Cleaning up the Music Library (removing invalid entries and compressing)can be done via the [[User Interface Settings]], in the [[Music Settings]] with the Clean Library option.
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  | description 6 = The Music Settings are located on various pages depending upon the function of the setting.
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Library Maintenance tasks can be found in [[Settings/Media/Library|Media>Library]]<br />
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How music is collected, stored and displayed can be set in [[Settings/Media/Music|Settings>Media>Music]]<br />
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How Audio Discs are handled can be found in [[Settings/Player/Discs|Settings>Player>Discs]]<br />
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Preferences related to music playback can be found in [[Settings/Player/Music|Settings>Player>Music]]
 
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== How-to's ==
 
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Latest revision as of 02:28, 4 April 2019

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The Music section of Kodi consists of a powerful and feature rich library that allows the flexible sorting and organization of your music collection.


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icon Guide to Create, Modify and Re-build your Music Library
The aim of these modules is to provide the required information to enable you to correctly set up, modify, and reinstate your Music library as required. As this guide is created for the new user, most pages have been created with minimal jargon and short explanations in an effort to reduce information overload and confusion. Where extra information is provided, note is made to what can be safely ignored.
icon Music Videos
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.
icon Music Navigation & Music Playback
This page will provide information to navigate around the music section and the various ways to play your music.
icon Audiobooks
Audiobooks using the .m4b or .mka format and contain two or more chapters are natively handled in Kodi without the need for additional add-ons or special setup.
icon Index of Music articles
A listing of Music related pages
icon Settings Main Page
The Music Settings are located on various pages depending upon the function of the setting.

Library Maintenance tasks can be found in Media>Library
How music is collected, stored and displayed can be set in Settings>Media>Music
How Audio Discs are handled can be found in Settings>Player>Discs
Preferences related to music playback can be found in Settings>Player>Music


2 How-to Articles

Assorted how-tos related to the music library that have been added to the wiki:

This section is auto-generated based on the following criteria. It then lists the page name and the text in the "intro" section, if provided.


HOW-TO:Create Music Library
The aim of these modules is to provide the required information to enable you to correctly set up, modify, and reinstate your Music library as required. As this guide is created for the new user, most pages have been created with minimal jargon and short explanations in an effort to reduce information overload and confusion. Where extra information is provided, note is made to what can be safely ignored.
HOW-TO:Create Video Library
The aim of these modules is to provide the required information to enable you to correctly set up, modify, and reinstate your Video library as required. As this guide is created for the new user, most pages have been created with minimal jargon and short explanations in an effort to reduce information overload and confusion. Where extra information is provided, note is made to what can be safely ignored.
HOW-TO:Share libraries using UPnP
UPnP sharing between two Kodi devices is the easiest way to share a library. You can also share multiple libraries, one from each Kodi device, to all the other devices on the same network. UPnP also takes care of file sharing, so you do not need to do anything extra even if your files are added locally to Kodi.
Ubuntu binary add-ons
How to install certain binary add-ons for Ubuntu, such as PVR, audio decoder/encoders, audio DSP, screensavers, and visualizations.