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WIP Media importing and library integration (UPnP, Emby, ...)
This probably died. I just switched to emby backend and the emby add-on that then imports the emby library into Kodi and does sort or the same thing.

Means I can share the same library across Kodi instances with play resume and watch status.
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(2019-05-12, 17:56)rterblanche Wrote: This probably died. I just switched to emby backend and the emby add-on that then imports the emby library into Kodi and does sort or the same thing.

Means I can share the same library across Kodi instances with play resume and watch status.
Well sure, but the whole point here was that the method Emby for Kodi is using to manipulate the DB (direct SQL writes) is unsupported by Kodi - and keeping up with the undocumented database structure changes requires constant maintenance.

That said - with improvements in Kodi 18 and devices getting faster - the delta between the supported addon methodology used by 'EmbyCon' vs the database method is getting smaller.
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It would be really sad if this dies. We see a lot of complaints about 'hacky code' in these forums and on GitHub. This was/is an opportunity to do it in a structured way that is maintainable and extendable. I am sure that if he wanted to 'hack' the feature on, it would have been in already.

The last test files that he released were very close. I suspect with other changes that have gone in it might be closer now. He had gotten as far as the client plugin being in python and having significantly less code and complexity compared to the current offerings.

We should bear in mind that this is not just about Emby. It allows Kodi itself to act as a central server. That part was actually working quite well.

In addition, It would allow for functionality that does not exists any where else.
  1. One could use Emby for video and another server for music or audio books. or Plex Subsonic etc
  2. Owing to the importer being in Kodi, it offers a lower bar to entry for new servers. Compare the compexity of the plugins below as an example
Embycon
Emby Media Importer
Emby for kodi
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I did some searching but it seems to be the same answer. I have a few kodi boxes which i want to the watched status of the library synced. I guess upnp can not be scraped into it's own library (as it not having to browse files etc. Is the MYSQL method the only way still? For kodi 18.2 I mean Smile
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(2019-05-23, 22:18)thekow Wrote: Is the MYSQL method the only way still? For kodi 18.2 I mean Smile

Well I would suggest Emby for what you want to do..
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(2019-05-23, 23:35)xnappo Wrote:
(2019-05-23, 22:18)thekow Wrote: Is the MYSQL method the only way still? For kodi 18.2 I mean Smile

Well I would suggest Emby for what you want to do..

  

Will look into it.
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