HOW-TO:Share libraries using UPnP

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For a more complex method of sharing using MySQL see HOW-TO:Share libraries using MySQL

UPnP sharing between two XBMC devices is the easiest way to share a library. You can also share multiple libraries, one from each XBMC device, to all the other XBMC devices on the same network. UPnP also takes care of file sharing, so you do not need to do anything extra even if your files are added locally to XBMC.


  1. For XBMC device A (the "server") go to:
  2. Enable the UPnP server (Share video and music libraries through UPnP)
    Share libraries using UPnP - Main - 2 - 12.0 Frodo.png

  3. For XBMC device B (the "client") you will add device A as a media source: VideosFilesAdd Videos...Browse(scroll down to) UPnP Devices
    Share libraries using UPnP - Browse UPnP devices.png

  4. XBMC A show up there. Open the share and then hit OK.
  5. Give the new video source from XBMC A a name.
  6. You should now be able to see everything as it is set up on XBMC A on XBMC B.


Editor note: Needs pretty pictures. Maybe pro's and con's/compare to MySQL sharing.
Editor note: Also need to note additional features that v12 (Frodo) will bring

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1.1 Video guides

UPnP sharing (as seen in XBMC v12, Frodo)

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