When you "Set Content", you can set your video content as Music Videos, Movies, or TV Shows.
Scroll through the options until you get to the correct one.
Some people rarely, if ever, restart Kodi, putting the computer to sleep instead of shutting it down.
If that’s you, re-scanning the library probably isn’t good enough.
Kodi can make your massive media collection easy to browse and play, but adding new media is a bit of a chore. Here they are, listed in terms of how easy they are to set up: None of these methods are particularly complicated, but the two add-ons are going to require a bit more effort, with Watchdog being the most work.
By default, you need to manually tell the program to re-scan your folders every time you add something, which is annoying if you add new media regularly. In exchange for more complication, each option gives more flexibility than the last, so it’s worth going over all three.
I have recently done a fresh install of Open Elec 6.0.3 running Kodi 15.2.
It works fine except for two library related issues. When I go into TV Shows and select "Scan for new content" from the context menu, it only scans for new content in the folder of the selected show. Since it doesn't show up in the TV Shows list before it's scanned, I have to go back up and into Videos - Files and scan for new content on the actual source of my TV Shows.
Kodi can, without any add-ons, re-scan your library every time it starts up.
Installation was simple, adding TV Shows and Movies very straightforward.
I use Media Companion on my PC to scrape everything for movies and TV Shows.
In my previous version (xbmc 12 or 13 I think) it scanned the entire library for new content. It's also a hassle if I have added a bunch of new episodes to multiple shows.
Now I need to scan for new content on each of them, or do the Videos- Library settings I have checked the "Update library on startup" and unchecked "Hide progress of library updates", but still there is no indication that it scans the library on startup.
Toggle those two options and your done: Kodi will now update the library every time you start it up.