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#1 usul

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Posted 21 April 2015 - 11:47 PM

Got a question that I hope someone can answer.

Let's say you have 2 usb hard drives shared via NFS over network that vidon xbmc can see.
You have xbmc update library, and it inserts all cover art etc.

All good.

But.....

Now, let's say, you buy a larger hard drive and copy all the videos from the 2 hard drives you were sharing to this new big hard drive.

How does xbmc library handle this location change??
Again this new big hard drive would still be NFS that xbmc can see.

I'm just thinking of future when hard drives get cheaper and bigger, I will then merge all the small drives to this big one. And don't really want to edit a new library scan if I had to make changes to wrong cover art, title names etc.

Thanks..

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Posted 22 April 2015 - 12:29 AM

There are a few ways to handle this:-

 

1. Export the library to "One File" and then this file can be edited, searching and replacing the media path to the new one. Then import the media library.

2. Make sure that the new drive has the same IP address and directory structure as the old ones.

3. Use path substitution in the advanced settings.xml file.

 

All of these procedure are described in far more detail on the Kodi forum and I suggest you do a bit of research there.


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Posted 22 April 2015 - 03:19 AM

There are a few ways to handle this:-

1. Export the library to "One File" and then this file can be edited, searching and replacing the media path to the new one. Then import the media library.
2. Make sure that the new drive has the same IP address and directory structure as the old ones.
3. Use path substitution in the advanced settings.xml file.

All of these procedure are described in far more detail on the Kodi forum and I suggest you do a bit of research there.


Thanks for reply.

I shall do more research as you suggested in kobi forums.
Thanks again.
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