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[MYSQL] HOW-TO: 5 User XBMC
(2018-08-09, 12:33)calibos Wrote: Have the Devs still not made database sharing other than via UPNP intregrated into the latest version of Kodi? We still need to do this complicated MySQL thing?? Must never be happening at this stage. Must be too hard to do or require a full rewrite of the Library code and they believe that UPNP is good enough for most who probably just have a PC Kodi install and a Kodi box under their TV. Sucks for us with 6 Kodi machines in our house! ;-)
 I have 5 kodi instances in my house.  MySql is pretty much essential for the way I have my media shared !  Kids stuff is shared over smb and my own stuff is shared over nfs.  If I were to use uPnp, my own movie and music libraries would be shared to my kids devices (which is not what I want at all).  The way I have things set up, my kids can only access their own media, whereas I can access it all. Implementing uPnP would negate this.  The only other way would be to use Kodi's own sqlite db's and forget about watched status etc.  That kind of negates the reason for using a shared db.  The way I have it at the minute, I can see what I have watched, what my kids have watched, stop and resume my stuff in several rooms and keep it all separate from my kids stuff whilst still keeping an eye on what they have access to.

Personally, I think MySql (or derivatives) are much more flexible than uPnP and I would be more than gutted if Kodi ever dropped support for MySql.
Learning Linux the hard way !!
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After running into several of the known issues with Kodi 17 (esp. with Sony ATV2), I gave the lates V18-Beta5 a try on all my clients - with success. Leia fixes a lot of issues.

Has anyone migrated this Multi-User-SQL-thingy to V18 already AND is willing to write a Fool-Proof-Guide?

I have no knowledge whatsoever about SQL and only the purest-basic-idea about Linux. 

I am running a central SQL-Kodi-Database on one of my Synology-NAS (old DS-413j-low-power-energy-saving model).
That's slow, but stable, and I REALLY REALLY would give my twen-daughter her own watched-status-capability without her needing to maintain the library on her Kodi-Clients herself.
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I'm doing this for the second time Wink new setup Smile thanks for this.
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