Kodi Music Processing Phase 8: Scrape Album Metadata

This article is Part 8 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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Scrape Album Metadata

In Phase 7, album NFO files were validated and scraped. Phase 8 scrapes any missing album metadata.

Kodi Music Scan/Scrape Process Phase 8: Scrape Album Metadata

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 9: Scrape New Album Artists