The Music 'rethink' Thread
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I have a lot of Music Concerts that I play using Kodi (with a bit of a hack)

I'd love to be able to add those to the Kodi Music Video library but I'm struggling to see how that's going to work as Concerts are more like 'albums' than the way Kodi uses Music Videos - which looks at artist and title and doesn't seem to support grouping, they are stand-alone files like 'movies'.

For convenience I've split all my concerts into individual folders per concert and into individual files per concert song. The hack is to create a M3U playlist for each concert and add of the concert's song files to the playlist. All my playlists are copied to the Userdata/Playlists/Mixed folder so now my iPad Kodi Music Remote app sees those playlists and I can play any song from any concert (and create a playlist from the Playlists).

What I'd like to do is just 'scan' the 'Music Videos' folder on my NAS with Kodi and it would recognise each concert folder as an 'album' and group each folder's files as its songs (much the same as scanning audio albums into Kodi's music library, except there's no tags. But since it is a 'concert' then use the file names as the song titles.

So my question is, is there a way to do what I want for Concert Videos using the current Music Video database and scan using nfo files? Or does there need to be a change in Kodi to support the concept of a 'group of music videos' (aka an 'album' or a 'concert')?

Lack of support for Music Concerts is my single biggest issue with Kodi for music, everything else is OK compared to this feature.

I'm quite happy to write an app to create nfo files to support something that's already in place in Kodi but seems there's limited info available in the Wiki or elsewhere. Any advice, ideas welcome please.

Dave, is there anything you can provide regarding support for grouping music videos in current Kodi 16 or upcoming 17 please?
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Messages In This Thread
The Music 'rethink' Thread - by AnalogKid - 2016-08-06, 15:15
RE: The Music 'rethink' Thread - by DaveBlake - 2016-08-06, 15:24
RE: The Music 'rethink' Thread - by bsoriano - 2016-08-06, 23:50
RE: The Music 'rethink' Thread - by DaveBlake - 2016-08-07, 00:21
RE: The Music 'rethink' Thread - by HomerJau - 2016-08-07, 07:07
RE: The Music 'rethink' Thread - by DaveBlake - 2016-08-07, 10:29
RE: The Music 'rethink' Thread - by HomerJau - 2016-08-07, 11:05
RE: The Music 'rethink' Thread - by AnalogKid - 2016-08-07, 17:04
RE: The Music 'rethink' Thread - by HomerJau - 2016-08-07, 11:12
RE: The Music 'rethink' Thread - by HomerJau - 2016-08-08, 02:20
RE: The Music 'rethink' Thread - by HomerJau - 2016-08-08, 08:37
RE: The Music 'rethink' Thread - by Ladida - 2016-08-08, 11:05
RE: The Music 'rethink' Thread - by Wanilton - 2016-08-08, 11:37
RE: The Music 'rethink' Thread - by HomerJau - 2016-08-08, 12:22
RE: The Music 'rethink' Thread - by HomerJau - 2016-08-08, 12:11
RE: The Music 'rethink' Thread - by harvey637 - 2016-08-23, 12:43
RE: The Music 'rethink' Thread - by AnalogKid - 2016-08-23, 14:00
RE: The Music 'rethink' Thread - by scott967 - 2016-08-23, 22:12
RE: The Music 'rethink' Thread - by HomerJau - 2016-08-24, 11:29
RE: The Music 'rethink' Thread - by harvey637 - 2016-08-24, 14:46
RE: The Music 'rethink' Thread - by jonheal - 2017-02-03, 05:00
RE: The Music 'rethink' Thread - by HomerJau - 2017-02-09, 04:47


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