Revision as of 07:25, 29 April 2009 by Neeltje57
- This section explains how these media sources work. Media Sources are virtual links to the content you wish XBMC to use. When you enter any of the Programs, Videos, Music, Pictures or the Filemanager, you will see an entry for "Add Sources"
- If you select "Add sources" a dialog appears, where you may manually input a path, or browse to a source that contains media that you would like XBMC to use and display. As an example, if you enter the Music section, you could tell XBMC where it should look for your music. This can be as simple as selecting a folder on your computer or you can also choose to browse your home network for media. These two options would be the most widely used places for sources.
- Remember that XBMC will add everything that lies inside the folder you select. So if you choose to add your C-disk, XBMC will have access to your entire C-disk for content by default. You can select as many sources you like if you have content in different places. When you have finished browsing and found the folder you would like, you should input a name for your source. This name will be displayed when you browse your sources. To finish, simply confirm by selecting "OK". You will now see a new entry in the list with the name you gave it.
- Remember you can always add, edit or delete sources anytime you want to via the Context Menu. When you delete a source you only delete the link to that source within XBMC - your files will remain intact.
- You can add Media Sources in two ways:
- Through the User Interface;
- By editing the xml-files with an ordinary editor.
- There are many Types of Media Sources, which will be explained on this page.
- NOTE! As of SVN build 9523 of XBMC the 'Bookmark' tag has been deprecated and has been replaced with the 'Source' tag.
- The Bookmark tag will function for the foreseeable future, but the documentation has been moved to only describe the current 'Source' tag.