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Watched Status Import

Or, How to get XBMC to recognize the watched status from Media Companion

So, if anyone has ever set the watched status for a Movie or TV Show, they will note that this is not imported automatically into XBMC/Kodi anymore. (Yes, it use to do this)

Now, the XBMC user is required to add the following lines to their advancedsettings.xml file.


Note: replace XBMC for Kodi depending on your installed flavor of XBMC/Kodi.

The advancedsettings.xml is located in the following directory, depending on your platform:

  • Windows XP: Documents and Settings\%userprofile%\Application Data\XBMC\userdata\
  • Vista/Windows 7: Users\%userprofile%\AppData\Roaming\XBMC\userdata\
  • Mac OS X: /Users/<yourusername>/Library/Application Support/XBMC/userdata/
  • iOS: /private/var/mobile/Library/Preferences/XBMC/userdata/
  • Linux: $HOME/.xbmc/userdata/

The advancedsettings.xml file may not exist, in which case you will need to create it manually. Note: Use of Notepad++ or similar to create a compatible file for Linux systems.

Format for the advancedsettings.xml is as follows:


Reboot XBMC/Kodi and from then on if the watched status is set, it will be imported by XBMC.

Just for making life easier, here is an already created advancedsettings.xml. Just download and transfer to the correct directory for your system.


Last edited Apr 20, 2017 at 1:03 AM by vbat99, version 8