i have allready running one XBMC client under Win7 and one under Openelec on a raspberry with a centrale MySQL-database on a synology-nas -
now i want to add a further XBMC client under Win7 on a laptop
Which files from my current XBMC-installation i should copy?
It´s clear for me to copy the advancedsettings.xml.
Should i copy more files (eg. source.xml) or is this not necessary?
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2013-10-04 10:11 Post: #1
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2013-10-04 17:32 Post: #2
sources.xml is not necessary unless you want your file view to be in sync between the systems.
if all you want is your library to be in sync advancedsettings.xml is all you should need.
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2013-10-05 03:11 Post: #3
I'm not sure but I think the above advice is wrong. The sources need to be the same on each system (same paths) - or the mysql syncing won't work. Otherwise you can use pathsubstitution but if all the clients are the smae or at least using the same mounting (e.g.) NFS, it's easiest to just sync your sources.xml across installs.
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2013-10-05 03:24 Post: #4
You technically only need the advancedsettings.xml file.
However, I would include the initial sources.xml file (they can be changed later on, if one wishes), due to a possible bug where "clean library" from a "client" that doesn't have sources.xml might wipe out the library.
If you have SMB shares with passwords then you might also need passwords.xml
You can make easy links to the XBMC wiki using double brackets around common XBMC words: [[debug log]] = debug log, [[Video library]] = Video library, [[SMB]] = SMB , [[userdata]] = userdata, etc