| Video library
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.
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!
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:
Make sure that user folder names for lookups is unchecked and hit OK, then update library at the next popup.
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!
From here you can browse music videos in many different ways such as by year, title or via the album they were released on.
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
6 Known Issues
- Music Videos with apostrophes in the artist or song name will not currently work with the XML scraper
- Music Videos that do not have an entry on MusicBrainz or TheAudioDB website will not work with the current scraper. Solution is to add them to Musicbrainz and then import on TheAudioDB if possible.
7 3rd Party Apps
There is a good 3rd party app that can help create NFO files
Download = https://archive.codeplex.com/?p=popatopdad