Here is my local structure. Movies folder and Kodi portable installation folder are at the same level:
└ @MovieSet Artwork
All my paths in .\Kodi\portable_data\userdata\sources.xml are relative such as for instance:
<thumbnail pathversion="1">special://profile/vignettes/Films 02.jpg</thumbnail>
This setting among other has made my kodi setup portable along with the movies since many years. I use special protocol everywhere I can during kodi setup as long as it is supported by kody or an addon settings. Then I just have to copy/move those 2 folders in any location/drive and it is ready to go to use kodi with my movies source hassle free.
I used to use the Movie Set Artwork Automator addon to quickly import and apply movie sets customisation from E:\Medias\Films\@MovieSet Artwork to kody DB. I used this addon settings:
<setting id="artwork_folder_path" value="special://xbmc/..[email protected] Artwork" />
The artworks was properly applied but it resulted for instance in E:\Medias\Kodi\..\Films\@MovieSet Artwork\Hunger Games (Collection)-fanart.jpg in kodi database. If I used the kodi built-in feature to set a custom MovieSets Artwork, the database was ok: special://xbmc/../Films/Star Wars/Robot Chicken - Star Wars Trilogy/Robot Chicken Star Wars -fanart.jpg
Now, I've just jumped from EMM 22.214.171.124 to the last 1.4.8 release and wonder if I can use the Kodi interface feature to go further. I haven't linked the Ember source to Kodi source yet but here is a template:
Ember shares the same movies source path as kodi but refers to it with an absolute path. The green one in screenshot allows EMM to load all my Movie Sets Artwork from E:\Medias\Films\@MovieSet Artwork in EMM sets list. But I would need when I sync those artworks with Kodi that Kodi saves them in the database with a relative path: special://xbmc/..[email protected] Artwork.
- Can I set EMM to make kodi save Movie Sets Artwork with relative path ?
- Is my settings in screenshot consistent to make it work or it doesn't make sense and I should only use the absolute E:\Medias\Films\@MovieSet Artwork everywhere to avoid issue?