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Adding Your Own Media Files to Your Kodi Library (16.1 Jarvis or Below)

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Kodi is actually intended to be used as a media player, to play your own local or network stored media files, anything from downloaded or ripped movies, to television shows, even music and music videos. It can even be used to play your home movies! It is designed for this specific purpose, so the functionality is pretty simple, works right out of the box.

Everything will be organized and categorized neatly with full cover art and metadata information. Once you’ve transferred media onto your Kodi device’s hard drive, or have your computer already connected to your network storage device, just follow the quick process below to add your media files to your Kodi library.

Required: Local or Network Stored Media Files and Kodi 16.1 Jarvis or Below

Step 1: Navigate to the Files tab under the VIDEOS menu.

Step 2: Click on the Add videos… function.

Step 3: Click on the Browse button.

Please Note: Alternatively, you can input a direct source link such as a web or SMB server address by clicking where it says <None> by default.

Step 4: Choose the folder that contains your media files, then click on the OK button.

Step 5: Click on the OK button at the bottom of the window.

Step 6: Under the This directory contains field, select the media type you are adding.

Step 7: Click on the OK button at the bottom of the window.

Step 8: Press the Yes button to proceed with adding content to your Kodi library.

Step 9: Select the name of the media source you just added.

Step 10: You’re done! You should see all your content listed there.

You should now have no problem at all watching your local or networked stored media files through your Kodi device.

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