Submitted by mikeb on Fri, 05/24/2013 - 05:53
I use XBMC as my Home Theater PC software solution. You can add media files to the system by pointing it at a location on some storage device. It will then scan that location and scrape metadata from the internet to populate it's library database with that media information.
If you have multiple XMBC systems in your house, and wish to keep this library of information synchronized, you can manually export the library on one XMBC pc, and import it into another, using some removable media. This can get to be a hassle. The solution is to point all of your XMBC machines to a central database. This assumes all of the XMBC machines have access to the same media files.
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