Originally Posted by hlkc
What a good looking interface! I've been using MM for few years now and have few following questions...
1) I have 500+ movies in my MM collection, do I have to sit down for a day or two to input all of them one by one? Is there a easy way such as just use MM db and import to this application?
2) When I install the MCE_Video_Browser_1_3_2_0.msi, nothing happens. What am I suppose to do next? What is salami's movie organizer and TVScout to do with this? Is there a place that can give me a high level how to put all this together? FAQ, Tutorial?
3) Can this application use VCD and launch/play BD and/or DVD iso in TMT?
If the installation went through OK you should have a "Video Browser" tile in the Pictures & Videos strip in Vista Media Center.
Video Browser looks for content by traversing your \\Videos folder. Any locations found there will be monitored. In my case, I have everything stored on my WHS as follows:
Each of these locations has a shortcut placed in the \\Videos folder. Each of the folders will be shown as a folder in the main Video Browser screen, if you place an icon in the form of a "folder.jpg" at the root of the folder, that icon is shown in the main screen as well.
Video Browser will index all supported video files, build its cache in Program Data\\Video Browser and read any metadata placed in the content folders. If there is My Movies metadata there already it will use that.
Point Salami's Movie Organizer at the root (in my example, \\Videos), and it will go look for metadata in every folder where it finds supported video files. If metadata is present, it will display it, including what it finds at imdb.com for each movie:
When metadata is missing it will display a red icon and then let you search at imdb.com for information, select and save it as metadata. If you don't like the cover art at IMDB you can replace it with your own as a folder.jpg.
TVscout works in a similar way but for TV shows.
The current version of Video Browser is AFAIK
unable to launch an external player, it will only use VMC's own player.
Hope this helps