[RELEASE] Library watchdog

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mrShpak Offline
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Post: #721
quick question. Is there any way to set watchdog to fire up artwork downloader when it finds new media? i think this would be really good as there is no option in artwork downloader to schedule it.
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telexxingou Offline
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Post: #722
hello....
where can i set a pattern exclude ? i don't want to scan "_unpack" directory ......so is possible and where to set it ?

thank for your great module Wink
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kxb3292 Offline
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Post: #723
Why does watchdog not watch for pictures that are updated (added or removed)? I need slideshow to be able to display new images as i upload them. This does not seem to work. Does anyone have any solution for this?
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Post: #724
Thanks for this useful addon. I would like to request a feature to send notifications through pushbullet when items are added to the library by watchdog, This would be great!

On another note I wanted to say that initially I had trouble with this addon monitoring network folders on my nas. I changed the polling interval to something really high, 1200 seconds to be exact. Ever since I did that I have had no problems with the addon. Hope this helps somebody that had the same problems as me.
(This post was last modified: 2016-05-31 00:26 by sea3pea0.)
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Restek99 Offline
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Post: #725
Hi, this addon used to work fine for me, but recently it's not been working. I have it set to run on startup, and it works fine. But if I add or remove things while kodi is running, the library's don't update. Any ideas how I go about troubleshooting? In the log file, I see watchdog starting, and it says it is monitoring the correct folders. But then there isn't a single other entry from watchdog until I quite Kodi, when watchdog shows as shutting down.
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Post: #726
This sadly does not work on Android. Sad
I installed it and done reboot of kodi and nothing.

Logs show python script for watchdog not finishing so it causes deadlock so kodi cant shut down cleanly.
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(2016-06-27 21:20)Nekromantik Wrote:  This sadly does not work on Android. Sad
I installed it and done reboot of kodi and nothing.

Logs show python script for watchdog not finishing so it causes deadlock so kodi cant shut down cleanly.

I reported this issue to the developer a few months ago. I think he has abandoned it.
(This post was last modified: 2016-07-31 18:24 by Blurayx.)
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snarfo Offline
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Post: #728
Has anyone found/created a viable alternative? The only other add-on close to this functionality that I could find was the library auto-updater that updates on a preset schedule... but I really prefer the way Watchdog worked.
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gate1975mlm Offline
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Post: #729
Hey guys Smile

Could someone here please explain exactly how Watchdog is supposed to work?

I installed it on my Windows 10 PC running latest Kodi 17 RC2 build and nothing happened after adding the very first TV Show.

I had to force a Library update for the TV Show to appear.

How is Watchdog different then "XBMC Library Update" add on which does actually work.

Thanks
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snarfo Offline
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Post: #730
I got it working again on my htpc just by uninstalling Watchdog and reinstalling it. The only time it doesn't pick up new media now is if I add new items when Kodi isn't running, at which time I do have to run a library update manually for things to appear. Maybe your Kodi wasn't running at the time?
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