Originally Posted by kweisen
So I have my unraid box fully up and running with about 5tb of media so far on it and before I transfer anymore I would like to get xbmc configured. What ways are people accessing all of their media on unraid? It appears a lot of people are using mysql but im completely new and dont even know what that is. Could anyone point me in the right direction? I only have one htpc for the foreseeable future if that helps
For most users, XBMC is installed on the client (your HTPC, in this case) not on the server. XBMC can be seen as a middle man between your tv and your content. It manages fanart, episodes, watched or unwatched. All that stuff.
before you install XBMC. Adjust your folder names for tv and confirm the release year on films. Battlestar Galactica (2003), Da Ali G Show (US), Castle (2009), all make a difference. For tv, make sure special episodes like making of are named correctly. the.office.s00e02.webisodes.kevin's.bank.loan.mkv is one example. I believe this was a season five release, but it won't scrape when it's named the.office.s05e00.webisodes.kevin's.bank.loan.mkv.
Spend some time getting things prepared before installing XBMC.