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Set XBMC to Auto Update Library

After getting XBMC Live installed on my Revo and getting my library setup, I couldn’t find a simple option to have XBMC watch my video folder and automatically update my library. In place of this missing functionality, I figured I would setup a simple timed job to automatically update my library for me every hour.

Before I get started, I should note that there is an option to automatically update the library when the box is booted up which may work for some people. You can find this under System > Video > Update Library on Startup. This option wouldn’t work for me though as I leave my box on 24/7 or at most just put it in a standby state.

See below for the details on how to setup a timed job (cron) to update your video or music library. This consists of installing the xbmc-send application and setting up a cron job (and enabling the EventServer).

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Josh Lyon

Blogg-X No Keywords

I just realized that the new Blogg-X component I’m using doesn’t have a keywords area in it. If I could find a good way to automatically have these fields generated this component would really work great for me. The SEO tool I’m using has an option to mass generate keywords for articles, but it doesnt really do a good job. I could also just go in and manually mass add the keywords using the SEO tool, but I’m sure I would forget and would much rather do it while I’m posting the article.

I’m still on the search for the best blogging solution for me and hopefully I can find it. I should note that I tried making a post on Joomla 1.5 (which I forgot I installed on my server months ago) and the blogging features are MUCH better. There is no more intro text / full text. Instead you can insert a READ MORE horizontal rule if you want to split the post. Also, Joomla is not using the tabbed setup at the bottom of the page anymore. These settings are layed out one below another which makes it much easier to use.

Perhaps I’ll just upgrade my current install to J1.5?