Computer-Spanning Libraries

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HoboSteaux Offline
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All,

I was wondering if there is a plugin that currently exists to solve this problem:
There are two computers that I use in two different networks. I want to sync library items between them on demand, sort of like a netflix queue.

Is this possible? If not, I will start looking for alternatives.
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pko66 Offline
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maybe it is, but perhaps you should explain a little more. For example, I know that "netflix" is something that exist in USA to watch movies at home, but absolutely do not know what a "netflix queue" is and why should anyone want to "synchronize" it. I usually want to avoid queues, not synchronize them.
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Lets say I have library 'A' with 200 movies and library 'B' with 50. What I am looking for is a method for the viewer at 'B' to see the union of the two libraries and a method for them to select an object from both -

If they have it in their library it will start playing
If not it will be added to a sync queue and download from the other media center

In this fashion, the libraries will be slowly synchronized to each other by the user request to add a media item, much as the netflix queue asks for the next movie to be sent to the doorstep.
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In that case, for the "queue" thing you need to program an addon in python. XBMC assumes all media is readily available, be it as a file connection or as a stream. You could probably start with some addons people did time ago for offline files (asking for the correct DVD to insert and things like that).
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Alright I will take a look at that!

A good summer project.
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