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#1 livin OFFLINE  

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Posted 24 August 2018 - 07:42 PM

I just started looking at (just installed) Emby. So far, very impressed. I have been using MySQL to share DB between multiple Kodi instances.

 

Important to my setup is separate kids stuff, movies & tv episodes.

 

I currently use 4 separate storage folders on my NAS for this:

TV

Movies

Kids TV

Kids Movies

 

Is there a way for Emby to use my current storage structure

OR

is there an easy way to use the 2 standard storage folders (TV & Movies) but label the kids videos so that I can still separate them into 4 menu labels inside Kodi's skin?



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Posted 24 August 2018 - 07:44 PM

Use the emby nodes instead of Kodi's defaults. Everything that is added is also tagged with the emby library name they belong to, so you can easily separate them with smart playlists. I hope that was your question

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Posted 25 August 2018 - 12:08 AM

Makes sense. Thank you for the help

Btw, (and hope it helps others)..

At first I wasn't getting the results I expected but after giving it 15 minutes it started acting like native kodi data.

At first...

Kodi didn't think video sources were set

Set skin's main menu shortcuts to point to Emby nodes in the kodi databases.

Onscreen widgets didn't work.

Choosing a main menu item (TV, movies, etc)... kodi shows full emby node structure (tv shows, recently added, genres, etc)

Edited by livin, 25 August 2018 - 12:16 AM.


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Posted 25 August 2018 - 01:01 AM

Make 2 smart playlists like something like this:

 

emby automatically creates a smart playlist of your nodes (folders)

 

so you create a smart playlist saying it contains misc and in the rules, you set smart playlist is your emby movies node and smart playlist is emby series node in a new rule

 

you do another just like it for kids movies node and kids series node

 

then if your skin allows it you set it up as your menu items and for widgets and it will show the posters of your smart playlist contents.

 

i use eminence, and i have sorted as, movies, animation movies, documentaries, short movies, short animation movies, series, animation series... they match my folders on my nas and that's my menu folders also.

 

Also i have setup my hubs like, movies, recent movies, watching, unwatched, genders, directors, actors, studios, countries, year and collections.

 

All with smartplaylists from my nodes... i have a lot of them eheheh, but everything is really well organized.



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Posted 25 August 2018 - 11:31 AM

Its easily done without messing with metadata or Kodi Smartlists...

 

Inside Emby:

 

Create 4 Libraries*: TV Shows, Movies, Kids TV Shows, Kids Movies.

  * each Library points to a different storage folder on my NAS. This allows me to easily separate Kids 'stuff' without messing with Metadata or Smartlists.

 

Inside Kodi:

 

edit the Main Menu's (inside skin settings) edit existing, or create new, shortcuts (menu choices) to point to the Emby nodes inside the kodi database (after the Emby addon finishes syncing)

 

 

DONE

 

All native Kodi features will work, including widgets, and it will act exactly as expect. No rule / smartlist or meta data tagging needed. Simply copy your videos to the correct folder.  And, if you want to further divide based on metadata, you of course still can.



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Posted 25 August 2018 - 03:03 PM

.... if it is easily done and you are saying you don´t need playlists and you had it all figured out why did you open the thread? 



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Posted 26 August 2018 - 12:56 PM

.... if it is easily done and you are saying you don´t need playlists and you had it all figured out why did you open the thread? 

 

If you'd read the thread you'll see I asked a question and both you and an admin posted methods. After playing with it I figured out how I wanted to use it and how it can work in Emby for my method... then 4 hours later I posted how it worked for me and the next day I posted my method in case anyone else had the question in the future.






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