Set content and scan

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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 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.

2 Movie content options

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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
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
If your movies are categorized into sub folders (e.g. genres, a-z).
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.


2.1 Movie scraper settings

Add-on:The MovieDB

3 TV show content options

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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.


3.1 TV show scraper settings

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
Language to use for summaries and other metadata.


4 Music video content options

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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.


4.1 Music video scraper settings

Add-on:Yahoo Music Videos

5 (None) content options

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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.


6 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 (press C), which scans all files in that share/folder.
  • In Library view you can choose "Update library" from the contextaul menu (press C).
  • 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.
  • Add-on:Library watchdog can be used to watch local folders (or locally mounted network shares) for new files to trigger library updates.

7 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.