Naming video files/Movies
|Create Video Libraries|
|1. The Basics|
|2. Source Folder|
|3. Movie Setup|
|4a. TV Show Setup|
|4b. Seasons Setup|
|4c. Episodes Setup|
|5. Music Videos Setup|
|6. Add Source & Scrape|
|7. Scraping Problems|
|Video library||Create Video Library||Movies|
There are two methods to organise your movies:
- Movie Folders- Each movie is saved in its own folder within the Source. (recommended)
- Flat Folder- All movie files are saved in the Source folder
While Kodi can be a little bit flexible, and some users have come up with "unusual" setups for their media files, Kodi will only recommend the Movie Folder method described below.
We also recommend that your media is ripped to single files, like .mkv, rather than keeping the needlessly complex structure of Bluray and DVD folders.
The naming of your files and folders is critical to ensure the scrapers can correctly identify the movie, and it is simple to achieve.
Movie Name (Year) - This is the correct naming format for both the movie files and movie folders.
Note: If you are unsure of the name or year, look it up at TheMovieDB website
This is the recommended method for organising your movies
All files and folders should be simply named with the name of the movie and the year in brackets. The name should match the name shown at the scraper site.
Each movie file is placed into its own folder which is then added to your Source.
An alternate method of storing your movies is to save all the movie files inside the Source folder and omit the Movie folder. Also known as a flat folder structure.
This method requires that the movie file is named correctly as Kodi is forced to use the movie filename to match the entry at the scraper site.
The movie filename must contain the Title with the Year in parenthesis. The name should match the name shown at the scraper site.
Split Video Files
|File Stacking for ISO files, Bluray and DVD folders is currently broken and cannot be used. See Issue report: 16109|
Also known as File Stacking, allows you to combine multiple movie files so they appear and play as a single movie.
To use this function the following steps are required:
1 Example of A, B, C, D flags (no space):
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