Win HOW TO - Kodi 2D - 3D - UHD (4k) HDR Guide Internal & External Players
This is just a quick post to mention that I was able to fix Kodi’s “In Progress” status of externally played content. It could be that folks already know about this, but I could never find an answer posted anywhere. I think it would be handy to add this to the HOW TO guides for external players, as well. I use MPC for playing 4k UHD movies, so this was a big deal for me.

Background: External players do not update Kodi with progress, and therefore runtime is always NULL. These movies will then never show in the out-of-box 'In Progress' list in the Kodi interface.

The fix is accomplished by editing the XML file 'inprogress_movies.xsp' (found in Program Files -> Kodi -> addons -> skin.estuary - playlists). Keep in mind this only works with the default Estuary skin. In the XML code you need to remove the existing rule and add two new ones. The list will then use the combined ‘lastplayed’ time stamp and ‘unwatched’ status to filter its results. Set the duration value of the lastplayed to your own preference (I chose 3 weeks).

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="yes" ?>
<smartplaylist type="movies">
    <name>In-progress movies</name>
    <match>all</match>
    <rule field="lastplayed" operator="inthelast">
    <value>3 weeks</value>
    </rule>
    <rule field="playcount" operator="lessthan">
    <value>1</value>
    </rule>

    <limit>15</limit>
    <order direction="descending">lastplayed</order>
</smartplaylist>


I really hope this helps someone else in eliminating one more nagging downside of external players.
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RE: Kodi 3D Guide - by brazen1 - 2015-06-15, 22:20
RE: Kodi 3D Guide - by brazen1 - 2015-06-15, 22:29
RE: Kodi 3D Guide - by michaelsammler - 2015-06-22, 00:38
RE: Kodi 3D Guide - by brazen1 - 2015-06-23, 17:15
RE: Kodi 3D Guide - by michaelsammler - 2015-06-24, 02:23
RE: Kodi 3D Guide - by brazen1 - 2015-06-24, 17:22
RE: Kodi 3D Guide - by michaelsammler - 2015-06-25, 09:26
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