Kodi (formerly XBMC) is a free and open-source media player software application developed by the XBMC Foundation, a non-profit technology consortium.
Kodi is available for multiple operating systems and hardware platforms, with a software 10-foot user interface for use with televisions and remote controls. It allows users to play and view most streaming media, such as videos, music, podcasts, and videos from the Internet, as well as all common digital media files from local and network storage media.
A deep-dive into one of the Kodi's most challenging learning curves: its music library.
How does Kodi organize your music file library? How and when does it scan and scrape your files and derive metadata? What order do these things occur in? Kodi does not import your multimedia files. It scans them and takes note of where they are and what it thinks they are. Unfortunately, this process doesn't always yield the results expected by the end user. Sometimes, in order to discover why your media collection is portrayed by Kodi as it is, it's helpful to understand how Kodi processes media. This article series focuses specifically on Kodi's process flow when scanning and scraping music files into its internal library (database).