How to Add Videos and DVD Movies to Kodi (XBMC) Movie Library?

How to Add Videos and DVD Movies to Kodi (XBMC) Movie Library?

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Kodi (XBMC)

Recently, I got a e-mail in which the sender asked me how to setup Movie Library in Kodi. So, I decided to go deeper in this subject by adding movies and DVD to Kodi to composite your movie library in Kodi. With an endless range of remote controls, beautiful interface and powerful skinning engine, Kodi feels very natural to use from the couch and is the ideal solution for home theater. That’s the reason why people would like to add movies to Kodi for a movie library.



Considering although Kodi can play many kinds of movies, it has difficulty of streaming encryption DVD disc for getting stuck. So the above operation have to be devided into two parts: part one,add videos and unencryption DVD movies to Kodi; part two, stick encryption DVD to Kodi.

Now you can set up movie library in Kodi as below:

Part one: Add videos and unencryption DVD movies to Kodi

Step 1: Download and install Kodi on your computer. After that, open Kodi.

Step 2: Select “Videos” in the home screen menu.



Step 3: Seclect Files, then select “Add Videos”.



Step 4: Click on “Browse” button. From This requester you can select the location where your Movies are located on your system. You can also choose a network drive if your Movies are there, this tutorial will use the network drive option and we will select “Windows network (SMB)”.



Step 5: In the next screen you should see the directories within your selected directory. If this is the right directory select “OK”. If all is ok then select “OK” again. In the next screen is where we tell Kodi what our source directory contains, in this case its “(Movies)”. When your happy with the settings select “OK”.



Step 6: Next screen is refresh info for contents of selected directory, select “Yes”. When you’ve selected ok you will be presented with this next screen, keep an eye on very top almost to the right as this updates the database with info about the films it finds. This item can take a long time depending on how many Movies you have in your collection.



Step 7: When finished, some your movie library should be listed on the interface. 

Part two: Stick encryption DVD into Kodi

For sticking encryption DVD into Kodi, you can use Pavtube ByteCopy for Windows/for Mac to remove the copy protection from DVD and backup DVD to Kodi in a normal format like MP4, MKV, MOV, AVI, etc.

You can free download and install here:
          

Other Download:
– Pavtube old official address: http://www.pavtube.cn/bytecopy/
– Cnet Download: http://download.cnet.com/Pavtube-ByteCopy/3000-7970_4-76158512.html

Step 1: Install ByteCopy and Load DVD.

Free download Pavtube ByteCopy, install and launch it. Insert DVD into disc drive, click the “Load file(s)” icon to browse to disc drive and import DVD into this app.



Step 2: Select video format and set profile.

Choose from “Format” menu for Kodi playable video. In order to get Kodi file, you are suggested to follow the path “HD Video” > “MP4 HD Video(*.mp4)” as output format.



Tip: Parameters including video codec, video file size, bitrate, frame rate, audio sample rate, audio channels, and more in Settings can be reset to get a satisfying video/audio enjoyment on Kodi. 

Step 3: Start to backup DVD to Kodi

Click the big “Convert” to start the conversion. The conversion speed also depends on your computer configuration. My suggestion is not to play nor edit videos when it’s converting. After conversion, click “Open” or “Open output folder” to quick locate converted files.

Once you have ripped your DVD movie to the hard drive in MP4, it is time to add it to your Kodi movie library as the part one steps. After that, you just can freely enjoy all your DVD movies on Kodi.

In addition: More features about Pavtube ByteCopy (Read comparison: ByteCopy vs DVDFab vs MakeMKV)

  • ByteCopy also exports H.265, M3U8, lossless MKV format for your need.
  • Enables you to rip backup the latest and region-locked DVD/Blu-ray to many other devices, like WD TV Live Plus, iPhone 6, Surface Pro 3, etc.
  • Unique feature to perfectly create a single .srt subtitle file with chosen subtitle track from original movie.
  • Free to choose wanted language and subtitle tracks from source Blu-ray and DVD movies for better movie enjoyment.
  • Various video editing functions are available in this app to assist you with creating personal movies with customized adjustments. It allows you to trim, crop, split, merge, insert subtitles, add video effects, adjust volume, etc.

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