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<section begin="intro" />When you "Set Content", you can set your video content as Music Videos, Movies, or TV Shows.  Scroll through the options until you get to the correct one. If you did not "Set Content" when you added a source, you can do so later by selecting the source and bringing up the contextual menu ({{keypress|C}} on a keyboard by default).<section end="intro" />
 
 
 
== Setting content for subfolders ==
 
You can also "set content" for subfolders, even if the parent folder has content set that is using a different setting. For example, you can have a folder for your TV shows, and in that folder have a folder for "Star Trek" that contains the different Star Trek TV shows. If you do this normally then XBMC will think that "Star Trek" is one single show, but if you set content on that specific folder, then it will scan everything in correctly.
 
 
 
Avoid adding a subfolder as a separate source, as XBMC will likely make duplicates if there are two sources that lead to the same files.
 
 
 
== Movie content options ==
 
[[File:Set content.movies.png|500px|right]]
 
;Run Automatic Scan
 
:Scans the source's files into the library after selecting 'OK'
 
;Movies are in separate folders that match the movie title
 
:If you keep each of your movies in its own folder with the movie name in it
 
:{{highlight|'''Example:''' /Movies/Big Buck Bunny/Big Buck Bunny.mkv}}
 
:If you keep all your movies in one big folder then leave this option unchecked.
 
;Scan recursively
 
:Scans sub folders for movies as well as the main folder. Great for if your movies are categorized into sub folders (e.g. genres, a-z), etc.
 
:{{highlight|'''Example:''' /Movies/Action/Big Buck Bunny.mkv}}
 
;Selected folder contains a single movie
 
:This option is intended for adding one movie at a time.
 
;Exclude path from library updates
 
:Excludes the selected path from scans and updates, even if it's a subfolder of a folder that has contents set.
 
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=== Movie scraper settings ===
 
{{see also|Add-on:The MovieDB}}
 
{{#lst:Add-on:The MovieDB|Scraper settings}}
 
 
 
== TV show content options ==
 
[[File:Set content.TV shows.png|500px|right]]
 
;Run Automatic Scan
 
:Scans the source's files into the library after selecting 'OK'
 
;Folder contains a single TV Show
 
:This option is intended for adding one TV show at a time.
 
;Exclude path from library updates
 
:Excludes the selected path from scans and updates, even if it's a subfolder of a folder that has contents set.
 
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=== TV show scraper settings ===
 
{{see also|Add-on:The TVDB}}
 
{{#lst:Add-on:The TVDB|Scraper settings}}
 
 
 
== Music video content options ==
 
[[File:Set content.music videos.png|500px|right]]
 
;Run Automatic Scan
 
:Scans the source's files into the library after selecting 'OK'
 
;Scan recursively
 
:If your music videos are categorized into sub folders (e.g. genres, a-z).
 
;Exclude path from library updates
 
:Excludes the selected path from scans and updates, even if it's a subfolder of a folder that has contents set.
 
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=== Music video scraper settings ===
 
{{see also|Add-on:Yahoo Music Videos}}
 
{{#lst:Add-on:Yahoo Music Videos|Scraper settings}}
 
 
 
== (None) content options ==
 
[[File:Set content.none.png|500px|right]]
 
Settings a scraper to <big>'''None'''</big> on folders or subfolders can be used explicitly to set '''no scraper''' so that when excluding a path that contains no valid scrapable media info, can be easily achieved. In combination with other options this maximizes the effectiveness of excluding a path from scans.
 
 
 
;The directory contains <big>(None)</big> Current scraper
 
:Ensure that the selected source '''doesn't have a content set''', works with exclude path from scans, even when it's a subfolder of a folder that has contents set.
 
:To exclude folder from scans, '''check''' the option as well.
 
:Also a intermediary choice when changing content on a source. '''''see also:''''' [[Video library/Setting content and scanning#Switching scrapers and removing sources from the library|'''Switching scrapers and removing sources from the library''']]
 
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== Scanning and updating files ==
 
<section begin="update" />There are several ways you can scan your movies into the [[Video library]]:
 
 
 
* Choose automatic scan when you set the content for the source.
 
* Select the item in file view and either press {{keypress|I}} on the keyboard, or bring up the contextual menu (press {{keypress|C}}) and select "Movie information" or "TV show information"
 
** If the file is already scanned in, you can also use the info screen to refresh/update that entry in the library.
 
* You can select the share/folder that your videos are in and choose "Scan for new content" from the contextual menu (press {{keypress|C}}), which scans all files in that share/folder.
 
* In Library view you can choose "Update library" from the contextual menu (press {{keypress|C}}).
 
* Have XBMC scan for new items upon start up by going to {{highlight|[[Settings/Video#Library|Settings -> Video -> Library -> Update library on startup]]}}
 
* [[Add-on:XBMC Library Auto Update]] can be used to schedule automatic updates to the library.
 
* [[Add-on:Library watchdog]] can be used to watch folders for new files to trigger library updates.
 
 
 
== Refreshing the library ==
 
{{Note|XBMC only scans each video once for information. The next time you update it will only add new videos, but won't download new art/summaries/etc for existing videos. }}
 
To refresh the information for existing videos:
 
;<big><u>Refresh individually</u></big>
 
# Select the item in file view and either press {{keypress|I}} on the keyboard, or bring up the contextual menu (press {{keypress|C}}).
 
# Select "Movie information" or "TV show information".
 
# Then select "Refresh".
 
 
 
When refreshing individually you can also choose to just refresh or manually select images for various views (cover art, fanart, thumbnails, etc).
 
 
 
 
 
;<big><u>Refresh by source/folder</u></big>
 
# Remove a source/folder from the library by changing the [[Adding videos to the library/Setting content and scanning|content setting]] to "None".
 
# When XBMC asks you if you want to remove those items from the library, say yes.
 
# XBMC will then show a progress bar and remove those entries.
 
# Changing it back to what it was before.
 
# XBMC will then rescan in those entries.<section end="update" />
 
 
 
== Switching scrapers and removing sources from the library ==
 
<section begin="remove source" />Setting the content back to '''(None)''' after previously having selected a scraper for a source, will prompt users if they want to remove the contents from the Library.
 
 
 
This is recommended if you wish to switch scrapers. First set content to '''(None)''' and then choose the new scraper.
 
 
 
Setting content to '''(None)''' also removes the contents of the selected folder from the Library altogether. This is useful if you want to remove the contents of an entire folder from the video library as removing entries from the contextual menu will only remove single items.<section end="remove source" />
 
 
 
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