Sunday, December 12, 2010

How to get a text listing of an XBMC movies database

This outlines how to get a text listing of your XBMC movies in the format

Title (year)

Step 1)
Export the database. Instructions here

Step 2)
Grab the following xls file. Credit goes to This is their file with very few modifications.

Step 3)
Parse the xml. On ubuntu simply run:
xsltproc xsl_filename.xsl database.xml > output.txt
waldherr recommends msxsl.exe for windows

1 comment:

  1. XLS file is no longer available, could you re-upload it?