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Create TV shows/movies without having the files - agre - 2016-11-09

Hi,

is there a way to create TV shows/movies without having the actual video files? I want to fill my library/database with "dummy" entries. I haven't found anything in the wiki about that.


RE: Create TV shows/movies without having the files - DarrenHill - 2016-11-09

Just put a correctly named folder and a fake empty file in your source and scrape it.

Kodi just works from the folder and file names, it doesn't look in the file itself to see what it is.


RE: Create TV shows/movies without having the files - agre - 2016-11-09

Is there a more automated way to achieve this? By automated I mean that the folder/file creation is done by Kodi.


RE: Create TV shows/movies without having the files - DarrenHill - 2016-11-09

No


RE: Create TV shows/movies without having the files - jjd-uk - 2016-11-09

This may do what you want media_stubs (wiki) and you could look if any of the media managers support creating these, for example it appears Media Companion does, see https://mediacompanion.codeplex.com/wikipage?title=MediaStubs


RE: Create TV shows/movies without having the files - Ned Scott - 2016-11-09

Samples (wiki)

Scroll down till you see "Ned's test library". 1,000 dummy movies of various data types, used for testing. I've been meaning to make a TV one, but haven't done it yet.


RE: Create TV shows/movies without having the files - Gracus - 2016-11-09

(2016-11-09, 12:47)DarrenHill Wrote: Just put a correctly named folder and a fake empty file in your source and scrape it.

Kodi just works from the folder and file names, it doesn't look in the file itself to see what it is.

For TV shows, it is not even needed to create a fake empty file

You just have to create a properly named folder for this "dummy" TV show and enable "show empty TV shows" in kodi settings


RE: Create TV shows/movies without having the files - agre - 2016-11-10

I didn't know about the settings entry. Thanks for that!

The test library is very helpful as well!