Originally Posted by GreenEyez
What type of rips are you adding ? MKVs, Blu Ray folder rips, ISOs ? Are they each in a separate folders or just one big folder with all files in them ? Also, after you selected Movies as the type for the source, you press OK and a dialog box comes up asking you "Do you want to refresh bla bla.... " , did you select OK/Yes for that? If you didn`t, the automatic scanning won`t start, and you`ll need to manually do it (when in file mode, got to the source folder, and press "c" to get the context menu, select "Scan for new content".
Dark_Slayer and GreenEyez. Thanks for replying. The movies are MKV's and each movie is in it's own folder. I did select for it to refresh and the exclude path was set for disabled.
What it ended up being was the fact that I was trying to hide the movies, the best of my ability for the kiddos, by burying it in a few subfolders. Well one of those subfolders I named Microsoft Sample Folder, and I guess XMBC looks for certain text strings and will exclude that string. So it picked up the Sample in my folder name, and excluded the folder from being scanned. This makes sense, because I guess you really wouldn't want any files scanned, for instance sample.mkv
I asked over in the XBMC forum if there is a list of all the text strings that may be excluded.
Thanks for the suggestions. It has been driving me crazy for a while now, and I couldn't believe it was the name of the folder that has been making it go crazy. If they point me towards a list of text strings that is excluded, i will post here if anyone is interested.