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How to Change the Content Type for a Library


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Shutdown Emby Server. Do not do any part of this with Emby Server running.

Your library info will be stored in a path similar to this on Windows. Change the bolded text to be the username Emby runs under.
C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Roaming\Emby-Server\programdata\root\default. If you need help locating this path on another platform ask.

You will see a folder for each Library on your system.  Here is an example:
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To change the content type for a particular library enter the folder and you will find a file called options.xml (copy it to have as a backup, just in case).

Open options.xml in a text editor.

Scroll down until you find "ContentType".

If you wanted to change the content type to a Music library the line should be

<ContentType>music</ContentType>

After changing the content type, save the file and restart Emby Server.

Note: if the content line is missing, you can add it but take care in doing so.

Valid Content Types

Audio books
<ContentType>audiobooks</ContentType>

Camera Uploads
<ContentType>homevideos</ContentType>

Collections
<ContentType>boxsets</ContentType>

Home videos & photos
<ContentType>homevideos</ContentType>

Movies
<ContentType>movies</ContentType>

Music
<ContentType>music</ContentType>

Music Videos
<ContentType>musicvideos</ContentType>

Playlists
<ContentType>playlists</ContentType>

TV shows
<ContentType>tvshows</ContentType>

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