I have a Pi 2 Model B, running Kodi on OSMC with the Confluence skin.
I have all my photos, music and videos stored on an external hard drive, formatted with NTFS, plugged directly into a USB port.
The music files correctly display the metadata tags I have defined when I select them. However, the whole user experience is akin to manually browsing the file system in Windows Explorer, and manually selecting files to play.
You have your folders and files properly arranged and named.
If you don’t, please do yourself a favor and go back to the second part of the tutorial to learn how to do this and then do it before trying these steps. Now, it is time to introduce all that lovely media to their new partner.
This is a simple guide, meaning you don't have to be an expert.
Also, you don't need paid subscriptions on newsgroups and if you don't know what that means, you are in the right place because we are not even going to talk about that after this intro - No need for a (paid) subscription on newsgroups.- No need for postprocessing of the files (extracting and unparring), this saves precious CPU and memory resources on the RPI.
- By prioritising the processes on the RPi, this solution is "light" enough to run on the same RPi that runs XBMC simultaneously!