Elementum is able to integrate with Kodi’s library. Using the library is a great way to keep all your favorite shows and movies organized on your device. When enabling library integration, Elementum periodically checks for new episodes of the shows in your library.

In this tutorial we are going to integrate Elementum with the library. If you need help installing Elementum please read How to install Elementum on Kodi before continuing.


Creating a folder for the library

First we need to create a folder to store the library files, if you’ve been following our tutorial you should already have an elementum folder created, use it to create a library sub-folder in it. We’ll use C:\elementum\library\ for demonstration purposes.

1. Highlight the Add-ons tab, open the Context Menu on Elementum and select Settings. (To open the Context Menu use C on the keyboard, right-click on the mouse, long-press on touch devices or the menu key on the remote). open Elementum settings on Kodi
2. Make sure the General tab is selected, click on Library path and select the library folder you just created. setting Elementum library integration on Kodi

Now restart Kodi. Elementum will automatically create 2 sub-folders called Movies and Shows inside your library folder.  The files stored in these folders are small .strm files that contain instructions for the addon, they are not video files.


Linking Elementum folders to the library

Let’s link the Shows folder to the library.

3. Press the TV Shows tab on the Home Screen. TV Shows library tab on Kodi
4. Select Add videos… adding a folder as media source for Kodi library
5. Navigate to your library folder, you’ll see the 2 new folders added by Elementum. Click on the Shows folder.  set up library's tv shows section using Elementum and Kodi
6. Once inside the Shows folder press OKconfirm TV shows folder for Elementum library integration
7. Check that the information is correct and press OK to continue. set up Elementum library integration
8. Set the folder’s content type. Click on This directory contains and select TV Shows. Press OK to continue. set TV shows as the folder's content on Kodi
9. Select Yes to refresh the information. refresh the contents of kodi's library

The TV Shows tab on the Home Screen will display all the shows you add to your library. Repeat the process to link the Movies folder with the library.


Adding items to the library using Elementum

Now let’s add some items to the library, in this example we’ll be adding TV shows but the process is the same for movies.

10. Open ElementumElementum and Elementum Burst on Kodi Home Screen
11. Select TV ShowsTV shows category on Elementum Kodi addon
12. Select Trendingtrending tv shows category on Elementum Kodi addon
13. Open the Context Menu on an item and select Add to Library. (Long-press, right-click or use the C key to open the Context Menu.) add item to library with Elementum and Kodi
14. You’ll be asked to re-scan the library. Press No if you plan to add more items to the library. Otherwise press Yes and wait while Kodi scans the folder and adds the items to the library. refresh path after adding items to Kodi library with Elementum
15. Go back to the Home Screen and highlight the TV Shows tab to see an overview of your library. Elementum Kodi library integration


Elementum will periodically check for new episodes and automatically update the library. To manually re-scan library folders open the Context Menu on Elementum and select Settings > Advanced tab > Update library.

You can access your Trakt account and synchronize your collection with the library using Elementum, please read How to use Trakt with Elementum for more information. If you want to use subtitles with please read How to enable automatic subtitles on Kodi.


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Library integration with Elementum Kodi Addon
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