Library watchdog can be used to watch folders for new files to trigger library updates. For larger libraries this can be quite a lengthy and unnecessary process.
It is possible to reduce the duration of this process by scanning a single source only. Call up the Information page for the video by pressing i on your remote or keyboard. Follow the same steps as above Select Scan for new content instead 4 Refresh Library The Refresh options are used to modify existing library entries.
You would use these options when The NFO File has been modified and you would like that change to show in the Library The information at the site of the Information Provider has changed, and you would like the new metadata or artwork in the library These methods will not work in the following situations as they are seen as new titles.
The Add To Library options above must be used: The path to the entry has changed. The file format has been changed. Select Yes The entries will be removed from the library. Go back and change the content setting back to its previous setting using Set Content in the context menu Kodi will ask Do you want to refresh information for all items within this path?
Answer Yes Kodi will scan the Source and scrape the videos with the new information. It is also possible to Refresh the Source by changing the Scraper in use.
Navigate to and enter Files Highlight the source to be refreshed Call up the Context Menu Select Change content Select the required scraper add-on Select OK Kodi will ask Do you want to refresh information for all items within this path?
Select Yes if you want to refresh all entries in the library Select No if you do not want to refresh all entries. All new titles added from this point on will use the new scraper Be aware that many users have misused this option and overwritten their library when that was not their intent. If you are changing the scraper to enable you to scrape one title, then this is the wrong method. Create a new Source folder which is set to use the new scraper.
This ensures that you are not at risk of overwriting your library the next time you have a title that requires a particular scraper If you do not want to create a new Source, then follow the above steps but navigate to the actual video and Set Content on that video folder, not the Source folder. Press on the remote control or keyboard to call up the Informatio Page see image Select Refresh This will update the library data with the new information.
See Step 7 To remove a source, follow these steps: Yes- Will remove the video titles in the Source from the library. Use this option No- Will keep the library listing of all video titles that are in that source. The source will be removed from File View, but not Library View and all titles will remain. If you answered No but would now like to remove the items from the library Re-add the Source in the same manner you first added the source.
Adding Video Sources Answer No when asked Do you want to add the media from this source to your library Now repeat these instructions from Step 1 ensuring in Step 6 you select Yes to the question Do you want to remove all items within this path from your library? Be aware that the deletion setting will only delete the video file.
Any artwork, nfo files, trailers, extras, movie folder etc, will not be deleted from the hard disk. The process can also be used to include additional file types. A list of additional file-extensions to allow add or exclude remove in the My Video windows.
Using the file browser of your operating system locate the folder to be excluded Inside the folder to be excluded, place an empty text file and name it as follows: Create an empty text file. Rename the text file to the above name with the leading and trailing period. Windows will notify you that changing the file extension will make the file unuseable.
When Windows saves the name change, it will remove the last period and the new name will be.