Ok guys, since the demise of Genesis I’m sure a lot of you will now be looking to either re-vamp or set up your libraries with another add-on.
Here I’m going to show you how to do just that and I will use S.A.L.T.S as the example alternative add-on.
If you dont alrerady have S.A.L.T.S on your set up, click hereto see how to get it
The method for adding items to your library remains the same. Hit that menu key or “c” on your keyboard to open up the context menu for the particular item and select “Add to Library”.
I use Libraries for both TV shows and Movies, in this blog we will concentrate on just TV shows.
You need access to a couple of menu items that are usually only available from a basic set up.
I, like most of you I’m sure have overwritten these basic menu items with alternatives. For example, below I am using the latest Wookie build which has done away with what we want. Therefore we need to create a new menu item first before we get going.
We need to go to the setings for the the Main Menu item of your choice, I am using System, and then, manage the submenu items. Add a new item, I have called it FILES.
If you are unsure about this, check out Part SIX of the Create your own build series by clicking here.
Set the label as FILES and change action to Video Library / Files
We now have an extra item on the System submenu called FILES, we will need that later.
Ok here we go.
Let’s go into S.A.L.T.S and click on Settings, then Add On Settings.
Click on Library Integration, and we will change a few settings in here.
Turn on Automatically Update Subscriptions.
Turn on During Startup
Change the slider for update interval to 12 hours.
Turn on Update Library Afterward.
Make sure you click on OK to save the changes.
Now it’s time to use that new submenu item we just created on our System Menu.(FILES)
Ok, hit it and select Add Videos.
Click on Browse
Now navigate to the location of of the S.A.L.T.S TV shows, once in there, click OK.
Now you can enter a name for the source, I called mine SALTS TV
Once again, make sure you click OK to save your edits.
Now scroll through the options of menu contents using the lettle arrows until you reach TV shows. This tells Kodi which scraper to use when searching.
And again, click OK.
If you get the option to Refresh information for items in this path, select YES.
You will now see a notification as the scraper will starts to scan all the content within the directory you have selected. Wait for it to complete. It could take a while if you have added a lot of shows to the S.A.L.T.S library, mine was quick as I only have a few items in there right now.
As I’m using the Wookie build, I’m going to add a couple more submenu items now to give us some shortcuts to the Library.
I will call these TV SHOWS and RECENT EPISODES and I will place them in the submenu for TV Shows, its up to you where you place yours.
For TV SHOWS use the menu path Video Library/TV Shows/Title
For RECENT EPISODES use the menu path Video Library/Recently Added Episodes