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The Library Updater will update your music and/or video libraries according to times specified by you. Thanks to pkscuot for several small tweaks to this addon! General Settings: Startup Delay - if an update should run on startup (dependant on the time the last update has ran) this will delay it from running for a few minutes to allow other XBMC process to function. Show Notifications - shows notifications when the updater will run again Run During Playback - should the addon run when you are playing media Only run when idle - restricts the scanning process to when the screensaver is active Update video - updates video library update music - updates music library Video path - updates a specific video path. DISCLAIMER - the path you select must already be in the video database and have content selected. The path must also match your source path exactly. Timer Options: Standard Timer - specify an interval to run the library update process. It will be launched every X hours within the interval unless on of the conditions specified by you as been met (don't run during media playback, etc) in which case it will be run at the next earliest convenience. Advanced Timer - specify a cron expression to use as an interval for the update process. By default the expression will run at the top of every hour. More advanced expressions can be configured such as: .--------------- minute (0 - 59) | .------------ hour (0 - 23) | | .--------- day of month (1 - 31) | | | .------ month (1 - 12) or Jan, Feb ... Dec | | | | .---- day of week (0 - 6) or Sun(0 or 7), Mon(1) ... Sat(6) V V V V V * * * * * Example: 0 */5 ** 1-5 - runs update every five hours Monday - Friday 0,15,30,45 0,15-18 * * * - runs update every quarter hour during midnight hour and 3pm-6pm Read up on cron (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cron) for more information on how to create these expressions Cleaning the Library: Cleaning the Music/Video Libraries is not enabled by default. If you choose to do this you can select from a few options to try and reduce the likelyhood that a DB clean wile hose your database. Library to Clean - You can clean your video library, music library, or both. Verify Sources Before Clean - Frodo only! This feature is no longer needed with Kodi Gotham and beyond. This will verify all of your media paths (music or video) before running a clean operation. If any of these paths are inaccessible the clean operation will not continue and an error will be logged Prompt User Before Cleaning - you must confirm that you want to clean the library before it will happen. Really only useful for "After Update" as a condition. Frequency - There are several frequency options. "After Update" will run a clean immediately following a scan on the selected library. The Day/Week/Month options will schedule a clean task to happen. Cleaning the Video Library is hardcoded for midnight and the music library at 2am. Weekly updates occur on Sunday and Monthly updates occur on the first of each month - these values are hardcoded. You can also choose to enter a custom cron timer for video and music library cleaning. These work the same as any of the other cron timers for the other schedules. Advanced Custom Paths: There are cases where the default number of custom video paths built in to the settings are not enough. In this case you can create a custom_paths.xml file that the program will read in on startup. This potentially gives you the option to make as many custom path schedules as you'd like. The format of the file is as follows: <custom_paths> <video> <path name="path 1" cron="0 */5 * * *">C:\video</path> <path name="path 2" cron="15 */10 * * 1-5">C:\video2</path> </video> <music> <path name="music 1" cron = "0 0 * * *">smb://192.168.0.100/sharename/music</path> </music> </custom_paths> Save this file as "custom_paths.xml" in the addon_data folder for the service.libraryautoupdate addon. Make sure the paths are the same ones set in your Kodi sources file. If you don't have any music or video paths you don't need to put those nodes in to the file.