Do not scan inside archives
#1
Hello,

I have the habit of saving music I digitally bought into a zip file (or save the zip file that I downloaded). The extractet music file I normalize according to my naming scheme etc. Therefore I have stores some music twice. Kodi scans inside archives, which makes the music also appears twice in the library.

How can I disable scanning inside archives?

Thanks!
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#2
it can be controlled through an advancedsettings file.

the 'excludefromscan' option should do what you need:
http://kodi.wiki/view/Advancedsettings.xml#audio

another option that might work is to remove the .zip extension for music files:
http://kodi.wiki/view/Advancedsettings.x...extensions
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#3
Thanks!

Code:
<advancedsettings>
  <musicextensions>
    <remove>.zip</remove>
  </musicextensions>
</advancedsettings>

Works fine.

But it also seems to have an effect on removing music. That's what I did:

- Quit Kodi
- Modify (create) advancedsettings.xml
- Refresh / Cleanup library -> No effect
- Remove source -> All tracks were removed, only the ones inside the zip file not.
- Delete ~/.kodi/userdata/Database/MyVideos99.db
- Readd source, rescan, no tracks from inside zip files anymore.

Seems to work...
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