One of these features is using Kodi to play locally stored movies and TV shows from a home library.
This means movies from DVDs, home movies, or even from Torrents can be stored and played anytime.
Having a home library of videos is a nice thing to have since there is no finding links or buffering with videos On-Demand anytime.
The basic setup is to create a Folder to store all your videos in and give Kodi the Path to the Folder.
The Path can be stored locally on a hard-drive, Flash drive, or even on the network from a dedicated server.
Create a Storage Folder
The first step is to create a Folder and copy all your videos to it.
For example here a Folder called Videos was created on a Windows 10 PC and a MP3 video copied to it.
This can be done many ways such as using a flash drive with an Android TV box or another Windows 10 computer setup as a dedicated server.
Many routers also have USB ports which can be setup with a Flash Drive.
Steps To Save a Folder Path (Add Videos) In Kodi
- From the main menu go to Videos
- Click Files
- Click Add videos
- Click Browse
- The next step is to click the correct Path to use for the video library Folder location.
- Once the Path is found Click OK again to save it.
- Click OK again to set the content
- Once the Path is set the videos are ready to be played. Here the Folder I created called Videos is set.
- Any videos copied to the Folder can be watched anytime On-Demand.
The most common method is to store the videos in a local Folder but they can also be stored on the network.
Setting Kodi up with locally stored movies and TV shows is a nice thing to have.
Old DVD libraries can be saved to a Folder and watched from any Kodi device on the home network.
Videos can be watched even if there is no internet as it is all stored locally.