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).