Auto library update


If this is in there somewhere then apologies please point me to where.

As i understand it though, the only options are library updates are “when the device is started up”, which doesn’t make a right lot of sense since the v4k is designed to be “always on”.

Can we have some library scanning options built in? Scan every hour, every 4 hours, whatever.


I think there might be an add-on for that.


could run this from cron on another box (or localhost i guess):

curl --data-binary '{ "jsonrpc": "2.0", "method": "VideoLibrary.Scan", "id": "mybash"}' -H 'content-type: application/json;' http://verobox:8080/jsonrpc


@chamelious check this Addon


I know there’s add ons but surely such a simple feature should be a part of OSMC?


Audio or video libraries are part of Kodi, not underlying Operating System.


Hands down, this is the plugin for you. Moving from Plex, I couldn’t understand this wasn’t a part of the core functionality. The problem isn’t just limited to auto adding new content, it’s also removing deleted content. For this you need a clean, which this plugin also does.


i don’t think watchdog works on remote drives


Surely it does. I use it on my Synology. Tested with both Smb3 and Nfs. Not one hick up, just smooth sailing.


Tried Watchdog, doesn’t seem to work on OSMC


Watchdog has a history and reputation of heavy resource usage. This may have changed in recent versions, but its why I stopped using it a few versions back.

Library Auto Updater is in the official Kodi Repository and has been working great for me for several years. Allows for flexible regular scheduled update scans of video, music or both along with scheduled library cleaning (or not).



Works for me without problems. I like that content is shown AND removed instantly (can’t help it coming from Plex). Never had problems with ressource shortage.