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{{divbox|orange||<big>'''NOTICE:''' This is considered an advanced (complicated) and experimental feature.</big>}}
{{See also|Backup}}
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{{divbox|red||{{huge|'''NOTICE:''' Every {{kodi}} "client" '''must''' run the same version of {{kodi}}.}}<br />Otherwise they will not be sharing the same library. There can even be differences between [[development builds]], so make sure you always use the same build dates. See '''[[XBMC databases/Version table|Version table]]''' for more info. }}
<section begin="intro" />{{big|This section covers Kodi's various settings and where to find them.}}<section end="intro" />
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{{:MySQL/Contents}}
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:''For simple library sharing see: '''[[HOW-TO:Share libraries using UPnP]]'''''
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{{See also|Databases}}
  
== Settings ==
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[[File:Network.png|200px|left]]
For Version 16 and below see '''[[Settings_legacy|Settings legacy]]'''
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;<big><u>Introduction</u></big>
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<section begin="intro"/>If you have more than one {{kodi}} device on your local network then you might want to synchronize them by sharing the Kodi Library databases via the MySQL protocol. Using a shared library allows you to store information about your whole video library in a central database, so that multiple devices can access the same information at the same time.<section end="intro"/>
  
Choosing Settings from the Home Screen opens the Settings Window. In this window, you are able to configure Kodi's options.<br>
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This gives you the ability to do things like:
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* Share watched and unwatched status for your media on all devices
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* Stop watching a movie or TV show in one room then finish watching it in another room automatically
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* Only one library to maintain for all devices
 
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|[[File:Settings Main Player Settings.jpg ‎ |200px|centeralt=Alt text|Player Settings|link=Settings/Player]] || [[File:Settings_Main_Media_Settings.jpg|200px|centrealt=Alt text|Media Settings|link=Settings/Media]] || [[File:Settings_Main_PVR_Settings.jpg|200px|centrealt=Alt text|PVR & Live TV settings|link=Settings/Live_TV]] || [[File:Settings_Main_Service_Settings.jpg|200px|centrealt=Alt text|Service settings|link=Settings/Services]]
 
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|[[File:Settings_Main_Interface_Settings.jpg|200px|centrealt=Alt text|Interface Settings|link=Settings/Interface]] || [[File:Settings_Main_Skin_Settings.jpg|200px|centrealt=Alt text|Skin Settings|link=Skin_settings]] || [[File:Settings_Main_Profile_Settings.jpg|200px|centrealt=Alt text|Profile settings|link=Profiles#Profile_settings]] || [[File:Settings_Main_System_Settings.jpg|200px|centrealt=Alt text|System settings|link=Settings/System]]
 
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|[[File:Settings_Main_System_Information.jpg |200px|centrealt=Alt text|System Information|link=]] || [[File:Settings_Main_Event_Log.jpg|200px|centrealt=Alt text|Event Log|link=]] || [[File:Settings_Main_File_Manager.jpg|200px|centrealt=Alt text|File Manager|link=File_manager]] ||
 
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Click on the relevant icon to navigate to the wiki page describing the settings for that section e.g. click player settings icon to be taken to page describing the player settings:
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;{{big|MySQL Protocol & MariaDB}}
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When setting up shared Library databases either MySQL or Maria DB can be used as they both use the same MySQL protocol. Since many Linux distributions have dropped including MySQL and now instead now ship MariaDB it is being more common to use MariaDB for shared Library databases.
== Settings Level ==
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{{next|[[MySQL/Setting up MySQL|Setting up MySQL]]}}
There are four tiered settings levels where each level unlocks more settings, the levels are:
 
* Basic
 
* Standard (Default)
 
* Advanced
 
* Expert
 
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The "Settings level" can be changed using the button in the bottom left which shows the currently selected level.
 
  
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== Advanced settings ==
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[[Category:How-to]]
{{main|advancedsettings.xml}}
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[[Category:File sharing]]
{{#lst:advancedsettings.xml|intro}}
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[[Category:Guides]]
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[[Category:Advanced topics]]

Revision as of 11:30, 21 February 2018

Share libraries w/MySQL, guide:

  1. Introduction
  2. Setting up MySQL
  3. Setting up Kodi
For simple library sharing see: HOW-TO:Share libraries using UPnP
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Introduction

If you have more than one Kodi device on your local network then you might want to synchronize them by sharing the Kodi Library databases via the MySQL protocol. Using a shared library allows you to store information about your whole video library in a central database, so that multiple devices can access the same information at the same time.

This gives you the ability to do things like:

  • Share watched and unwatched status for your media on all devices
  • Stop watching a movie or TV show in one room then finish watching it in another room automatically
  • Only one library to maintain for all devices


MySQL Protocol & MariaDB

When setting up shared Library databases either MySQL or Maria DB can be used as they both use the same MySQL protocol. Since many Linux distributions have dropped including MySQL and now instead now ship MariaDB it is being more common to use MariaDB for shared Library databases.


Next step: Setting up MySQL