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Overview

Add, remove or edit folders that contain the video files you wish to add into video database, display and play in MediaPortal.

Settings

Select Video folders to determine:

  1. Which folders display when you browse your media using Videos Shares view  - you can choose a display name for the folder as well as several options
  2. Which folders are available when you wish to Scan your media files using Video Database Settings

You may also configure these settings using the MediaPortal Configuration Tool, see Configuration > VIdeos > Video Folders

Select the Folders option from the Videos Settings menu:

The left menu buttons provide the 'actions' you can perform (Add, Remove, Edit, Reset) for each folder you select under Folders. So first you select a folder, then an action you wish to perform.

The Folder Info section displays the current settings for the selected folder, and whatever changes you make using Add or Edit.

The Options section offers 'global' options that apply to all your video folders.

Add a folder

  1. Press the "Add" button
  2. Several options are available for each folder you choose to add:  Name and Path are required.

  1. Name (required)
    • add your description for folder (name of the folder which will display in MediaPortal)

  1. Path (required)
    • select local drive or path (you can also add network drives\paths by choosing "Network" label -> manual entry will be available in case nothing is found )

  • Once you have highlighted your target drive or path chose the "Select" button to confirm your choice (the selected drive\path will be in different color and also visible as label on top)

  1. Create Thumbs - this option only displays if you have enabled the 'Auto Create Thumbs' in GUI > Thumbnail Settings. otherwise the Folder info will display "Video thumbs disabled globally'. If you have enabled this feature, you may choose to create thumbs or not separately for each folder.
  2. Each folder is movie
    • Use this option if every sub folder of the selected folder is a unique movie folder - i.e. contains only one movie per folder.
  3. Pin (optional)
    • add Pin to protect folder from unauthorized access
  1. When all is set up, just exit the options menu and you're done (on the right side you can see yours added folder information)

Edit an existing folder

Select a folder in the folder list and press the "Edit" button where you can edit name, path or pin.

Remove an existing folder

Select folder in folder list and press the "Remove" button.

Reset

Press the 'Reset' button to delete your folder list or add your optical drives (if "Add optical drives" option is selected) and default Windows music folder (you will be asked to confirm your action).

Options

Remember last folder - Default=off
When enabled, MediaPortal will remember the last used folder, so hitting the back button will return to the last folder used, rather than to the top of the list. This option must be enabled in the skin you are using, and may only be enabled for some windows (See Configuration > GUI > GUI Settings Section  - Allow remember last focused item on supported window/skin Default=off). 

Add optical drives - Default=off
Enable this option to include optical drive letters in the list of folders 

Switch to removablesDefault=off
 Enable this option to automatically switch to removables drives such as DVD, Blu-Ray, USB or external HDD drives. whenever the drive is connected or media is inserted.

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