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Kodi: Eminence Skin: How to Clean the Movie Library Tips, Tricks and Tutorials 20 NOV 2015

The excellent Kodi (formerly known as XBMC) is my preferred media server at home, on top of which I run the gorgeous Eminence skin.

kodi eminence skin screenshot

At first it is not very apparent how to clean up your video library (i.e. remove duplicates are deleted items), despite the Update Library button being so visible. (Hint, standard settings mean that the Update Library action doesn’t actually clean the library).

No, to clean your library you will need to go to Settings via the main menu options, and from there head over to the Videos section, and finally the Library option.

The trick here is to then spot the label reading either Basic Settings or Standard Settings, and click on it until it reads either Advanced Settings or Expert Settings.

Once this is done, you can now scroll down the main menu item list and you should spot a item marked Clean library… which wasn’t there before.

Needless to say, clicking it will result in a shiny clean library, free of duplicates and missing items!

Related Links: Kodi | Eminence

Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830: View Your MAC Address CodeUnit 06 JUL 2011

The Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830 is a nice mid-range Android phone running 2.2 Froyo with Touchwiz 3.0 on top. Sometimes it is useful to know what your device’s MAC address is and to locate it on the phone isn’t always that intuitive.

First, select the Settings application from the main menu and once loaded, select the Wireless and networks menu option. Once loaded, enter the Wi-Fi settings menu option. The trick now is to hit the menu button, which will bring up a new contextual menu with one of the options being Advanced. Click on Advanced and the new screen will finally read return your MAC address to you.

And now you know.

What is my iPhone’s current IP Address? CodeUnit 28 MAR 2011

To find out what the current IP address assigned to your iPhone is turns out to be pretty simple if you know where to look.

First, select Settings from your SpringBoard. Next, select Wi-Fi from the resulting Settings menu. This results in a list of available networks being displayed under the Choose a Network… label. To the right of each listed network is a right-arrow icon. Find the network you are currently connected to in the list (it has a tick next to it) and click on the right-arrow icon.

This will bring up the detailed network information, listing among other things the IP address your iPhone is currently assigned with from that network’s DHCP server.

Nifty.