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Adding videos to the library/Contents 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 (C on a keyboard by default).

1 Content options

1.1 Movies

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(Option) Movies are in separate folders that match the movie title Scan Recursively Selected Folder Contains a Single Movie
(Explanation) If you keep each of your movies in its own folder with the movie name in it If your movies are categorized into sub folders (e.g. genres, a-z). This option is intended exclusively for adding one movie at a time.
(Example) C:\Movies\Big Buck Bunny\Big Buck Bunny.avi

C:\Movies\Action\Big Buck Bunny.avi
C:\Movies\B\Big Buck Bunny\Big Buck Bunny.avi

'C:\Movies\Big Buck Bunny\Big Buck Bunny.avi'

If you keep all your movies in one big folder, like this:

C:\Movies\Big Buck Bunny.avi
C:\Movies\Big Buck Bunny II: Rise of the Lepus.avi

Then leave all options unchecked.

1.2 TV shows

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1.3 Music videos

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1.4 None

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2 Scraper settings

Some scrapers like the IMDb scraper allow the user to change options related to that scraper.

2.1 The MovieDB

Add-on:The MovieDB

2.2 TheTVDB

Note: When DVD Order and Absolute Order are disabled, Aired Order will be used.

Use DVD order
Uses the episode order on the DVD/Bluray instead of the Aired Order.
Note: If no DVD Order details exist for the TV Show, the scraper will fall back to using Aired Order.
Use absolute ordering (single season)
Treat show as having only one season so that file names only require episode numbers. Often used for single series and anime. See here for how to name such files.
Note: The Absolute Order data for the TV Show must exist at the TVDB in order to use this. There is no fallback when using this option and missing data means this show will not scrape.
Enable fanart
Download Fanart or not.
Language to use for summaries and other metadata.

2.3 Season ordering

To get a match for episodes you need to understand thetvdb.com data has 3 different ways of ordering the episode numbers;

  • DVD Order
  • Absolute Order (aka Single Season)
  • Aired Order

In the configuration of the TVDB Addon if neither of the 2 tick boxes for DVD Order or Absolute Ordering are ticked then the order of episodes will be in Aired Order and this is the default listing order for the the TVDB addon.

You can see these options on thetvdb.com at the bottom of the page and when trying to match the order with how your files are named, you can confirm it with the page URL eg. http://www.thetvdb.com/index.php?tab=seasonall&id=71361&lid=7&order=absolute the other options in this case were DVD and aired.

Note: Even if you set the above for a global/parent folder/source for one setting, each folder, such as an individual TV show folder, can also have it's own content settings, which can be checked via Video->Files->"highlight show folder"-> context menu-> change content-> settings. The folder's setting has precedence over the global setting.

It is also important to understand thetvdb.com does not have absolute ordering for some shows and thus ticking the Absolute Order button may result in the episode number not being found and thus no match found or an incorrect match. Additionally whilst absolute ordering may exist on thetvdb.com, that data may not be available to the scraper due to the way thetvdb.com feeds that data out - see the section on debugging show matching (yet to be completed).

3 Scanning and updating files

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 I on the keyboard, or bring up the contextual menu (press 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, which scans all files in that share/folder.
  • In Library view you can choose "Update library" from the contextaul menu.
  • Have XBMC scan for new items upon start up by going to Settings -> Video -> Library -> Update library on startup
  • Add-on:XBMC Library Auto Update can be used to schedule automatic updates to the library.

4 Switching scrapers and removing sources from the library

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.