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dr-oopie Offline
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I know this has been asked before but most posts are around 3 years old so I'm looking for some fresh ideas. I have multiple home devices running Kodi. My shares are in a system running nfs via USB. My question is how can I better manage the library across all my devices? I use ember media manager to generate a XML in Kodi format and on my main device I have scrapers that I'm assuming are bumping from the XML because sometimes when I scan for new movies the scraper gets the movie title and the images wrong. Once I use ember it seems to update the move title and applies the artwork fine. I don't have a home SQL database but I do have a vps which I was using until I ran into data corruption and had to reinstall. For some reason Kodi can't access it but I'm able to login fine on Windows using the web panel and create database. I also use NFO watch state updater that works great for marking watched files when I have to remake the library. Any suggestions on better managing my library?
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Using Ember is a good way to make sure all clients get the same data. It also speeds up the scraping process on all clients since they don't have to download everything from the internet.
I have never had the situation that a scraper found different artwork than the ones that were scraped with Ember. If that happens, you could try to use the local scraper instead of the default.

Seems like you are doing a good thing regarding managing the data but you could take a look at Syncing_and_sharing (wiki) for options to share your library between clients.
I have no experience with uPNP but have been using MySQL for some years which, after some effort, works great and reliably.
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MySQL. +1

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+2. How you get the data in there is up to you, but it works well on my (counts...) ... oops... 12 different Kodi clients, if you count the 'phones.

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Please... search the forum, read the forum rules, post a debug log and useful system information if you've got a problem, and help everyone to help each other.
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(2017-03-18 09:30)PH-SYM Wrote:  Using Ember is a good way to make sure all clients get the same data. It also speeds up the scraping process on all clients since they don't have to download everything from the internet.
I have never had the situation that a scraper found different artwork than the ones that were scraped with Ember. If that happens, you could try to use the local scraper instead of the default.

Seems like you are doing a good thing regarding managing the data but you could take a look at Syncing_and_sharing (wiki) for options to share your library between clients.
I have no experience with uPNP but have been using MySQL for some years which, after some effort, works great and reliably.
If you use ember, wouldn't the scraper be set to local?
What I was trying to say about the difference in scraping is that sometimes Kodi will get the title wrong or the year incorrect giving me data for another movie. Also, when I scan for new movies it gets a random (not sure if it just gets the first image) artwork but after I scrape the movie in ember and select the artwork (I like the artwork without the credits) it gets applied to the movie without having to do anything.


(2017-03-18 23:51)Prof Yaffle Wrote:  +2. How you get the data in there is up to you, but it works well on my (counts...) ... oops... 12 different Kodi clients, if you count the 'phones.

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You use MySQL also? I was using MySQL for about 2 years but for some reason I was not able to connect to the vps from Kodi yet I was able to login fine on PC with the same Info. I was really tired of dealing with the corruption but it was easy to simply drop the advanced settings XML on each device and the share xml. I'll try it again I suppose.


What I did come to like is that using ember and selecting local did have the same days on all devices and with the NFO watch updater marking the movies is helpful for taking my drives and 1 device on the go, the only drawback as having to refresh the library on each device to update all the watch states.
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If you can't log into the mysql you probably haven't followed th instructions on the wiki exactly. So not look at other articles, eg lifehacker.

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