Request -  External database settings in the main Kodi GUI
#16
I use trakt.tv too as it is a good external backup, but it would be nice for it to be ‘inhouse’ as well as the face that no longer having to setup an external database, and that there would be no advanced settings file needed too, just for that.

It would be cleaner, as well being either an addon, or even better a feature for an upcoming release.
Server: Windows Server 2016 Standard Hyper-V with Ubuntu Server VM, NFS shares and MySQL
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#17
Isn't the real solution a headless / server-side Kodi that wraps whatever database solution works best?

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#18
(2018-11-29, 00:58)scott967 Wrote: Isn't the real solution a headless / server-side Kodi that wraps whatever database solution works best?

scott s.
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Are you talking about an instance of Kodi, that is launched from a web browser, that deals with all the folder shares as well as the data base? Then all the kodi front ends just hook to that?

That would be cool, as it could take out a lot of the issues that people have, especially if it was able to rename movies etc so everything could be scraped properly.

EDIT: I know we have Emby and Plex that are backends, as well as OMV etc, but something that is database driven made for Kodi out of the box would be much better, and opens up to more possibilities (a dedicated PVR backend by Kodi for example)


The only issue I could see, is that it would mean added support on the forum.....
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Kodi: 2 Raspberry Pi 3 running Libreelec
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#19
(2018-11-29, 00:58)scott967 Wrote: Isn't the real solution a headless / server-side Kodi that wraps whatever database solution works best?

scott s.
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 I would say no... but that would be nice as well Wink

Kodi should aim to be distributed, de-centralized and plug in and play.

No normal user wants to start messing with headless linux servers to share their databases. It should 'just work™' from any Kodi client on your internal network.
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#20
I use an external database and don't see how having a gui to set stuff up would be faster or easier then directly editing the file. Especially when setting up multiple devices.

I prefer the external sql server over a local database. It does have it's advantages in some situations.
I hope that it remains an option even when there is newer ways of doing it.
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