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Link?

Mar 12, 2015 at 12:31 PM
Hi

Using the latest version of MC I have the XBMC Link set up and everything gets a green tick. However I am not sure how this works , maybe someone can explain.
What do I put in the section that requests Movie Folder Mappings? The folder I am using MC to scan is the same folder that XBMC/Kodi uses to create its database. Under what circumsatnces would it be different? I am assuming therefore that I just check "same" under Configure MC>XBMC mappings.

If that is correct do I need to already have scanned movies into the xbmc database file (userdata folder) in order for MC to update any of them?
Then when I change/update OR add a movie into the movie server folder and rescan with MC will it update the xbmc database if I press the Link button ? Or if not what do I have to do to add/update /change

Hope someone can clarify please
Mar 12, 2015 at 5:56 PM
I have to apologise, but I am not up with the functionality of XBMC Link feature.

Regarding folder mapping, if you point MC to a movie source as X:\Media\Movies, but XBMC/Kodi uses something like smb://NAS/Media/Movies, you need to stipulate the difference so the paths are mapped correctly between what MC see's and what XBMC/Kodi needs to see.

Documentation

Other Discussions:
https://mediacompanion.codeplex.com/discussions/454340
https://mediacompanion.codeplex.com/workitem/994
https://mediacompanion.codeplex.com/discussions/569621
https://mediacompanion.codeplex.com/discussions/451460

I hope one of these links may be of help.
Mar 12, 2015 at 8:14 PM
Thanks for the response. I've been playing around with this for a couple of hours and the end result was not good I'm afraid. It appears it can't find 75% of the movies in the XBMC database to update them and as a consequence I went from having 1000+ movies in the database to only 256!. The Link does work but is very flakey , popping up intermittently to advise it is updating something. Anyway at the end of a long afternoon testing this I had to go the xbmc box and do a clean and rescan, which I am sorry to say is a far better method than relying on the Link.
Thanks again for the doc links but they didn't throw much light on things. I think its back to the drawing board for this function.