Add-on:Extras

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Extras

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Author: takoi
Website: link
Type: Context menu items
Repo: Kodi.tv repo v18
Kodi.tv repo v17
Kodi.tv repo v16

License: GPL v3.0
Source: Source code
Summary: View extras and special features
Home icon grey.png   ▶ Add-ons ▶ Extras

Provides an easy way to browse and view movie and TV show extras. Extras can be accessed from the context menu in the video library.

By default, the add-on will look in the "Extras" sub-folder for content (can be changed in settings).

Tip: for how to avoid extras beings scraped to library, see http://kodi.wiki/view/Add-on:Extras

1 Installing

To install this add-on you must do so from the Add-on manager from within Kodi by going to

  1. The home screen
  2. Add-ons
  3. Download
  4. Context items
  5. Extras
  6. Install


2 Introduction

The Extras add-on allows easy access to all the bonus material that usually comes packaged with the main movie of the DVD or BluRay. Save these Extras, such as Bloopers, Cast Interviews, Production Notes, etc along with the main movie in a folder named Extras. Access theses Extras from the Context Menu of the movie.


3 Location of Extras folder

By default, the add-on will look for the folder named "Extras". The name of this folder can be changed in settings but you can only use one name. The location of the Extras folder is important as failing to locate the folder correctly will return an empty listing with only a youtube link.

Following are typical examples of correct placement


3.1 For Movies

The Extras folder must be located in the same folder as your video file. Some typical examples are listed below.


3.1.1 DVD Structure Preserved

...\Chronicles of Riddick\
...\Chronicles of Riddick\AUDIO_TS\
...\Chronicles of Riddick\VIDEO_TS\
...\Chronicles of Riddick\VIDEO_TS\Extras\


3.1.2 Bluray Structure Preserved

...\Lucy (2014)\
...\Lucy (2014)\BDMV\
...\Lucy (2014)\BDMV\Extras\
...\Lucy (2014)\CERTIFICATE\

This assumes you have index.bdmv or MovieObject.bdmv in the \BDMV\ folder. (sub-directories in the BDMV and Certificate directories are intentionally omitted)


3.1.3 Single Movie Files

...\Lucy (2014)\
...\Lucy (2014)\Extras\


3.2 For TV Shows

You are not able to use Extras per individual episode. Extras for a TV Show are located within the main TV Show folder.

...\Childhood's End
...\Childhood's End\Childhood's End S01E01
...\Childhood's End\Childhood's End S01E02
...\Childhood's End\Childhood's End S01E03
...\Childhood's End\Extras\


3.3 Usage

If you have followed these instructions correctly, selecting Extra's from the Context Menu should return a display similar to this.


4 Preventing Extras Being Added To Library

Extras are video files the same way the main feature movie is a video file. This may cause Kodi to see your Extras as additional movies. To prevent each Extras video file being scraped as a movie, and adding random or duplicated movies into your library, you must tell Kodi not to scrape the Extras folder.

A number of methods are available. A listing is found here Excluding folders and file types or use the Advancedsettings.xml method using the code below by simply copying and pasting the following code into your Advancedsettings.xml file. If you already have an advancedsettings.xml file, do not duplicate the <advancedsettings></advancedsettings> tags.

 <advancedsettings>
   <video>
      <excludefromscan>
          <regexp>[-\._ ](extrafanart|sample|trailer|extrathumbs)[-\._ ]</regexp>
      </excludefromscan>
      <excludefromlisting>
          <regexp>[-._ \\/](extrafanart|sample|trailer|extrathumbs)[-._ \\/]</regexp>
      </excludefromlisting>
      <!-- Extras: Section Start -->
      <excludefromscan action="append">
          <regexp>/extras/</regexp>
          <regexp>[\\/]extras[\\/]</regexp>
      </excludefromscan>
      <excludetvshowsfromscan action="append">
          <regexp>/extras/</regexp>
          <regexp>[\\/]extras[\\/]</regexp>
      </excludetvshowsfromscan>
      <!-- Extras: Section End -->
   </video>
 </advancedsettings>


5 Usage

Extras is accessed via the Context Menu. To view Extras:

  1. Highlight the Movie or TV Show
  2. Select the Context Menu (“c” on a keyboard, right mouse click or appropriate button on your remote control)
  3. Select Extras
  4. Select the video file you would like to play

In previous versions it could also be accessed via the Movie Information page, but has been removed from v17.


6 Known Issues

Nil


7 Bug and Issue Reports

If you experience any issues with this add-on, click here and post details of the issue to seek further assistance.


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