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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 '''[[Databases#Database_Versions|Version table]]''' for more info. }}
[[File:settings_levels.jpg|400px|right]]<section begin="intro" />This section covers Kodi's various settings and where to find them.
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:''For simple library sharing see: '''[[HOW-TO:Share libraries using UPnP]]'''''
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{{See also|Databases}}
  
Note that there are four tiered settings levels where each level unlocks more settings, the levels are:
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* Basic
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;<big><u>Introduction</u></big>
* Standard (Default)
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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 shared library databases allows you to store information for either your video or music library in a central database, so that multiple devices can access the same information at the same time.<section end="intro"/>
* Advanced
 
* Expert
 
  
The "Settings level" can be changed using the button in the bottom left which shows the currently selected level.<section end="intro" />
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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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== System Settings ==
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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.
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== Advanced settings ==
 
{{main|advancedsettings.xml}}
 
{{#lst:advancedsettings.xml|intro}}
 
  
== Resetting Kodi settings to default ==
 
{{see also|userdata}}
 
Delete your [[userdata]] folder and the parent "Kodi" folder (sometimes named ".Kodi") to remove all Kodi settings and library databases. Deleting some individual files/folders in the [[userdata]] folder will also selectively reset those files to a default state.
 
  
== Other settings related pages ==
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{{next|[[MySQL/Setting up MySQL|Setting up MySQL]]}}
* [[Audio]]
 
  
== See also ==
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* [[Backup]]
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Latest revision as of 00:33, 19 January 2020

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 shared library databases allows you to store information for either your video or music 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