Kodi Music Processing Phase 7: Album NFO Files

This article is Part 7 of a 10-part series exploring the Kodi multi-media player's music file scanning and metadata scraping processes via logic flow diagrams.

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Album Artist Artwork Processing

In Phase 6, album artist artwork was cleaned up and multi-disc album artwork was normalized. Phase 7 validates and scrapes album NFO files. Note at times Phase 8 feeds back into Phase 7.

Kodi Music Scan/Scrape Process Phase 7: Album NFO Processing

The bracketed numbers just below the diagram title are line numbers in Kodi's music scanning code (MusicInfoScanner.cpp) found at

Next up is Phase 8: Scrape Album Metadata