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I recently tried to catalog and organize my movies which I had scattered across 6 separate hard drives. I have all my HD movies separated from my DVD movies.

In one drive I have a Horror folder, Comedy folder, and a war movies folder. In each of those folders the movies are separated into folders HD & DVD.

In another drive I have all HD movies separated #-G, H-L, M-R, S-Z. In that same drive I have a folder named New Releases where I keep newer releases for about 3 months and then catalog them by either comedy, horror, and war genre or alphabetical.

In another drive I have a ton of kid's movies separated into folders HD & DVD. I also have a large folder which contains boxsets

In another drive I have all DVD movies separated #-G, H-L, M-R, S-Z. In that same drive I have a folder named New Releases where I keep newer releases for about 3 months and then catalog them by either comedy, horror, and war genre or alphabetical.

Across 2 drives I have all my television programming.

One of the reasons I have it organized like this is to add genre categories in Media Browser. When MB opens my wife and kids see the options as 1.New Releases, 2.All Movies, 3.Kids Movies, 4.Television Shows, 5.Horror Movies, 6.Comedys, 7.War movies,8.Foreign Movies, 9. Box Sets, Home videos

How do you organize your movies? feel free to criticize my cluster f**k
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I don't really organize my movies. My frontend does that. I just stick them wherever I have room and make sure my frontend knows about that drive/path. From there on out, I use the frontend to sort by genre or whatever. I also don't keep HD and SD movies separate.

Granted, I don't have nearly as many as you do, but if I did, I'd probably keep them sorted across the drives alphabetically but again, for me it doesn't matter (e.g drive 1: A - D, drive 2: E - blah blah).
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i wrote a script that creates links in the Videos folder in my user account. this started out much simpler and i just kept adding things over a long time.

it also creates links in a MyMovies folder which provides a single folder to use for the MyMovies data.

i don't want any apps putting files on my media drives unless i tell them to. mymovies and vista media center treat all the links as if the files were local on c:.

i can have multiple links to the same file. so, under different folders on c: i can have different layouts. for example, all mkv files in the same place or all mpg files together or a mixture of mpg/mkv that eliminates same titles (overlap).

of course this script is not generic and is setup for my own particular needs (modified below for privacy reasons). however, somebody else might look at it and get an idea of how they might want to organize their data.

each individual disk has an _movies folder which has subfolder for A, B, C, D, etc.

all of the files are presorted to be in the correct letter folder.

i can pull a disc from the server (hot swap) and attach to a portable player (like wdtv) and take the movies with me. the A, B, C... organization on the disk helps to navigate to a particular move faster if you know what you want.

mymovies database on the main pc is nice for cover art, info. etc. and this script can also copy the cover art jpg files back to the separate drives for use with wdtv (and it can create .tbn files for xbmc).

Code:
@echo off
SET regen_links=N
ECHO Do you want to regenerate links?
CHOICE
IF NOT ERRORLEVEL 2 SET regen_links=Y

SET copy_jpgs=N
ECHO Do you want to copy jpgs?
CHOICE
IF NOT ERRORLEVEL 2 SET copy_jpgs=Y

c:
cd C:\\Users\\my_user_name\\Videos
set mymovies_d=c:\\MyMovies

REM ---- hd movies
if "%copy_jpgs%"=="Y" goto skip_hd_movies


set source_d=K:\\_movies
CALL :make_links_movies

set source_d=K:
call :make_links_folder COLLECTION1
call :make_links_folder COLLECTION2
call :make_links_folder COLLECTION3

set source_d=L:\\_movies
CALL :make_links_movies

set source_d=L:
call :make_links_folder COLLECTION2


set source_d=m:\\_movies
CALL :make_links_movies

REM note that this pixar folder has mpg also.
set source_d=Y:
call :make_links_folder COLLECTION2

:skip_hd_movies

REM ---- Captured Files (laserdisc, vhs, dvd recorder, etc.)

set source_d=y:\\_movies
CALL :make_links_movies

set source_d=y:
call :make_links_folder COLLECTION2

REM ---- reencoded hd movies

set source_d=z:\\_movies
CALL :make_links_movies

set source_d=z:
call :make_links_folder COLLECTION3

REM ---- DVD rips.

call :make_links_folder COLLECTION1

pause
exit

REM ----------------------------------------
:make_links_movies

call :make_links_folder 001
call :make_links_folder a
call :make_links_folder b
call :make_links_folder c
call :make_links_folder d
call :make_links_folder e
call :make_links_folder f
call :make_links_folder g
call :make_links_folder h
call :make_links_folder i
call :make_links_folder j
call :make_links_folder k
call :make_links_folder l
call :make_links_folder m
call :make_links_folder n
call :make_links_folder o
call :make_links_folder p
call :make_links_folder q
call :make_links_folder r
call :make_links_folder s
call :make_links_folder t
call :make_links_folder u
call :make_links_folder v
call :make_links_folder w
call :make_links_folder x
call :make_links_folder y
call :make_links_folder z

GOTO :EOF



REM ----------------------------------------
:make_links_folder 
REM This adds the links to the secified folder AND the _ALL folders.

REM main _movies folder + _ALL folders

CD _movies

CD %1
CALL :make_links %1 mkv
CALL :make_links %1 mpg
CD ..

call :make_links_folder_ALL %1

CALL :make_links_mymovies %1 mkv
CALL :make_links_mymovies %1 mpg

CD ..

REM _movies for hd files

CD _movies_hd
CD %1
CALL :make_links %1 mkv
CD ..
CD ..

REM _movies for sd files

CD _movies_sd
CD %1
CALL :make_links %1 mpg
CD ..
CD ..

GOTO :EOF


REM ----------------------------------------
:make_links_folder_ALL 
REM This adds the links to the _ALL folders.

cd _all
CALL :make_links %1 mkv
CALL :make_links %1 mpg
CD ..

cd "_all_MKV_Files"
CALL :make_links %1 mkv
CD ..

cd "_all_MPG_Files"
CALL :make_links %1 mpg
CD ..


GOTO :EOF


REM ----------------------------------------
:make_links

for %%f in ("%source_d%\\%1\\*.%2") do CALL :mklinks %%~nf %2 %1

GOTO :EOF


REM ----------------------------------------
:make_links_mymovies

for %%f in ("%source_d%\\%1\\*.%2") do CALL :mklinks_MyMovies %%~nf %2 %1

GOTO :EOF


REM ----------------------------------------
:mklinks

if NOT EXIST "%source_d%\\%3\\%1.jpg" CALL :Copy_jpg "c:\\mymovies_clean\\%1\\%1.jpg" "%source_d%\\%3\\%1.jpg"
if NOT EXIST "%source_d%\\%3\\%1.tbn" CALL :Copy_jpg "c:\\mymovies_clean\\%1\\%1.jpg" "%source_d%\\%3\\%1.tbn"

REM don't create mpg or mkv if mkv already exists

if EXIST "%1.mkv" GOTO mkv_done

rem if the current link doesn't exist create it (mpg or mkv)

if NOT EXIST "%1.%2" mklink "%1.%2" "%source_d%\\%3\\%1.%2"

rem if there still is no mkv then it was an mpg or an error

If NOT EXIST "%1.mkv" GOTO mkv_done

rem mpg image might be there if we just created mkv link so delete mpg file image if it exists 

if exist "%1.jpg" del "%1.jpg"

:mkv_done

rem add jpg if they don't exist already

if EXIST "%1.jpg" goto skip_jpg
if EXIST "%source_d%\\%3\\%1.jpg" mklink "%1.jpg" "%source_d%\\%3\\%1.jpg"
:skip_jpg

:mklinks_done
GOTO :EOF

:copy_jpg

if "%copy_jpgs%"=="N" goto copy_jpg_done 

IF EXIST %1 copy %1 %2

:copy_jpg_done

GOTO :EOF

REM ----------------------------------------
:mklinks_MyMovies

if EXIST "%mymovies_d%_CLEAN\\%1\\%1.mkv" GOTO mklinks_MyMovies_done

if EXIST "%mymovies_d%_CLEAN\\%1\\%1.%2" GOTO mklinks_MyMovies_done

rem the _CLEAN tree matches filenames to folders so only new ones will be added
mkdir "%mymovies_d%_CLEAN\\%1"
if "%regen_links%"=="N" mkdir "%mymovies_d%\\%1"

mklink "%mymovies_d%_CLEAN\\%1\\%1.%2" "%source_d%\\%3\\%1.%2"
if "%regen_links%"=="N" mklink "%mymovies_d%\\%1\\%1.%2" "%source_d%\\%3\\%1.%2"

:mklinks_MyMovies_done

if NOT EXIST "%mymovies_d%_CLEAN\\%1\\source_file.bat" ECHO SET source_file="%source_d%\\%3\\%1.%2" > "%mymovies_d%_CLEAN\\%1\\source_file.bat"

GOTO :EOF
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I use WHS to pool all my drives to appear as one big drive. All movies go in a Video folder. My Movies for WHS gets all the meta data for them and Media Browser sorts and does all the work.

I would not want to manual sort all my movies. I have about 230 and it would take some time. can't imagine trying to sort 600.
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600 movies on hard drives... WOW.
I'm such an infant at this, just starting to put our most watched on the hard drive (If you have kids you know what I'm talking about)
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i have about 1000 files to manage. all done with scripts. having some sort of logical data organization makes scripts easy.

i can completely change the layout in the videos folder in media center by deleting the links and rerun the script with changed layout.

it currently look similar to this Videos folder layout...

Code:
_movies
  _all
  _all_mkv
  _all_mpg
  001
  007
  A
  ALIEN
  B
  BATMAN
  C
  ...

_movies_hd
  001
  007
  A
  ALIEN
  B
  BATMAN
  ...

_movies_sd
  001
  007
  A
  ALIEN
  B
  BATMAN
  ...
the above folder layout is lightning fast for getting to specific things by title, hd vs. sd, or big series which end up with their own folder (eg. 007). in standard media center videos library.

i can get at the same files using mymovies (or media browser if preferred) also and sort (for example by genre) on the fly (slow).

these folders are also usefull to locate files when streaming to a media player (eg. ps3 or xbox360). you can go directly to a folder that has the hd or sd file you want.

there isn't any time required to sort manually. i have to put the file someplace when i add it.
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I just buy a hard drive, fill it with movies and add that drive to mediaportal.
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i use whs to pool all my drives to appear as one big drive. All movies go in a video folder. My movies for whs gets all the meta data for them and media browser sorts and does all the work.

I would not want to manual sort all my movies. I have about 230 and it would take some time. Can't imagine trying to sort 600.

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I have about 15 drivers of various capacities that I load via a 3.5 drive dock/tray that allows me to plug the sata drive of choice in to get PnPlay drive functionality. Of course the sata controller you use must support hot-swapping. I use NTFS mount points to get away from "what drive letter" to use and instead always have an assigned static path.

About ~250 movies so far 50/50 dvd/bluray. A combination of ISO images and M2TS files.

I wrote a program I called "Movie Archiver" that I'll be releasing eventually that allows me to automate and easily manage my movie files via a graphical front end.

It's an SQL CE baed app that uses Imdb.com and blu-ray.com to "lookup" movie details, pics, etc. It has various methods to add movies, my fav is to "scan" a disk. It'll search any location and subfolders for m2ts and iso files and then lookup each in turn based upon the file name, via imdb or blu-ray.

The movie view supports launching of the file via the "Open" explorer command verb. So what ever you have setup for m2ts or iso could auto launch your image drive and then your player with a simple click. Also supports a link directly to the blu-ray.com or imdb.com page for the movie.



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I use WHS to pool all my drives to appear as one big drive. All movies go in a Video folder. My Movies for WHS gets all the meta data for them and Media Browser sorts and does all the work.

I would not want to manual sort all my movies. I have about 230 and it would take some time. can't imagine trying to sort 600.

I agree I don't want to manually sort my movies either. There is really no need to create a drive pool using WHS... Media Browser will pool all volumes together as one. I just rip the file where ever I have space.




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I agree I don't want to manually sort my movies either. There is really no need to create a drive pool using WHS... Media Browser will pool all volumes together as one. I just rip the file where ever I have space.
Mike

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Same here...I let media browser pool them

I do

\\\\server\\media_1, \\\\server\\media_2, \\\\server\\media_3, etc.

then on each disk

\\movies
\\blu_ray
\\dvd

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Same here...I let media browser pool them

I do

\\\\server\\media_1, \\\\server\\media_2, \\\\server\\media_3, etc.

then on each disk

\\movies
\\blu_ray
\\dvd

\ v
\\blu_ray
\\dvd

Oh yeah...It will take UNC's too...The screen shot I posted was from my server/ripper box. You don't need mapped drives, they can even be shares on different computers.


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I have about 15 drivers of various capacities that I load via a 3.5 drive dock/tray that allows me to plug the sata drive of choice in to get PnPlay drive functionality. Of course the sata controller you use must support hot-swapping. I use NTFS mount points to get away from "what drive letter" to use and instead always have an assigned static path.

About ~250 movies so far 50/50 dvd/bluray. A combination of ISO images and M2TS files.

I wrote a program I called "Movie Archiver" that I'll be releasing eventually that allows me to automate and easily manage my movie files via a graphical front end.

It's an SQL CE baed app that uses Imdb.com and blu-ray.com to "lookup" movie details, pics, etc. It has various methods to add movies, my fav is to "scan" a disk. It'll search any location and subfolders for m2ts and iso files and then lookup each in turn based upon the file name, via imdb or blu-ray.

The movie view supports launching of the file via the "Open" explorer command verb. So what ever you have setup for m2ts or iso could auto launch your image drive and then your player with a simple click. Also supports a link directly to the blu-ray.com or imdb.com page for the movie.


Please release this to the general public.
I'm very intrested in a utility which organizes iso's, BD/DVD folder rips, ts, mkv's, etc... all stored on HDD's.
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Media Browser seems very nice if you use MCE.


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Currently I am at a growing ~700+ HD/BD ISO's and a diminishing amount of ~1000+ DVD's spread over ~33 HDD's on two servers. I just use Xlobby and they are auto sorted alphabetically. I could have gone fancy and store each movie in sub folders by category, but I just have too much to store and managing each sub Dir and HDD capacity was just a nightmare so I just let Xlobby do it for me. Nothing fancy, just thumb's and auto launch, no other fluff.

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The following is a sub dir folder




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I went back to a very basic approach after fumbling thru media center, My Movies, etc in browsing for movies..it was more hassle than it was worth. I have 6, 2TB drives. Drive 1 has movies A-D, Drive 2, E-H, etc. I have desk top icons for each drive labled A-D, etc. Click on the drive, a list of tiltes display on a single screen via explorer, double click the desired title (ISO) and the movie plays via Power DVD. I have a single page printout with the movies titles listed alphabetically for "browsing". I simply hand that list to anyone wanting to pick a movie. Not very sexy but quick and effective.
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Just pointing a smart media manager like XBMC or media browser at a collection of drives is fine for a while, but once you really have a lot of media, it doesn't cut it. Use software that is designed specifically for this task: WHS, unRAID, or FlexRAID-view. Do it the right way and you won't have to worry about it.
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I understand why a lot of you guys would rather consolidate all your drives into one drive and have one large directory, but I couldn't find any other way to organize my movies this way in Media Browser (see attached pics). Once I got above 400 movies i found scrolling through all my movies very inconvenient, and organizing by genre in Media Browser was very cumbersome (and if you're using the vanilla theme it requires a keyboard shortcut to even get to the menu which is annoying). So I did it as follows.

please excuse the bad iphone photos.

In this picture you can see how I have an entrance to just the latest new releases, which is usually movies that are no older than 2 or 3 months. This is better than the "sort by date" option because I load new movies all the time when i find a sale on dvds, these tend to be older movies and whenever I wanted to watch a new release I had to weed through all of these. Also in this shot is the "All Movies" category that allows me to weed through every single movie in my library. I'm not exaggerating when I say that the "Kids Movies" category has made my life 500 times easier.



This next shot shows my Television shows and my boxset movie collection. I love the option to be able enter this category and have all my star war movies one spot. The other picture is of the graphics I use for my boxsets.



Here are the last of the genres. The horror category also gets a lot of play in my house.


All the genres you see there can all be browsed in the "All Movies" category as well, which I use to keep track of the number of movies in my collection. I know it sounds like a pain in the *ss but it's made my life at home way easier when it comes to the "other people"
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Yes...If your browsing all 600 movies that is cumbersome. From within the movie folder you should be able to navigate to the menus across the top with the remote and select several different ways to group the movies. Now I'm only working with 100 movies or so at this point I've noticed no performance issues with the grouping by catagory perhaps with 600 it could be slow, I don't know.



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The problem with any system that relies on multiple logical drives is "What happens when one drive is full?" Sure, you can split up your collection alphabetically or by genre or however you like, but what do you do when your A-G hard drive fills up and you want to add Boondock Saints? Shuffling dozens (or hundreds) of files around to make room is a huge pain in the ass, and you'll eventually have to do it again.

With a pseudo-RAID setup, that is never an issue. You can stick all your movies in one folder, or separate them out however you wish. The important thing is that the actual size of the individual drives will never be a limitation.
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can you create a raid setup using external drives? I have 2 external WD 1TB drives.
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You can't create a "RAID" setup, but you can do pseudo-RAID. Both WHS and FlexRAID support USB drives. unRAID does not.
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Yes...If your browsing all 600 movies that is cumbersome. From within the movie folder you should be able to navigate to the menus across the top with the remote and select several different ways to group the movies. Now I'm only working with 100 movies or so at this point I've noticed no performance issues with the grouping by catagory perhaps with 600 it could be slow, I don't know.

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that menu isn't available if you use the vanilla theme in MB
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I've found MediaBrowser and the different metadata grabbing programs add some time up front but they organize everything better.


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In this picture you can see how I have an entrance to just the latest new releases, which is usually movies that are no older than 2 or 3 months. This is better than the "sort by date" option because I load new movies all the time when i find a sale on dvds, these tend to be older movies and whenever I wanted to watch a new release I had to weed through all of these.

I assume you manually stick this Genre info into the data for each movie? That's why you use #, 1, 2, 3, etc as part of the genre so they appear at the beginning of the list

If so, How do you keep the new releases up to date by dropping the Genre from the new releases once they have been released a few months?

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I've found MediaBrowser and the different metadata grabbing programs add some time up front but they organize everything better.




I assume you manually stick this Genre info into the data for each movie? That's why you use #, 1, 2, 3, etc as part of the genre so they appear at the beginning of the list

If so, How do you keep the new releases up to date by dropping the Genre from the new releases once they have been released a few months?

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I do everything manually in the physical drives.If i add a new release movie I put it in the New Release folder which is directed to the new release category in MB.

An overview of my drives
E:\\Boxsets
E:\\Documentaries and Music Concerts
E:\\War Movies
F:\\DVD Movies\\#-G
F:\\DVD Movies\\H-L
F:\\DVD Movies\\M-R
F:\\DVD Movies\\S-Z
G:\\HD Movies\\#-G
G:\\HD Movies\\H-L
G:\\HD Movies\\M-R
G:\\HD Movies\\S-Z
G:\\New Releases
H:\\TV
I:\\Comedies\\HD
I:\\Comedies\\DVD
I:\\Kid's Movies\\HD
I:\\Kid's Movies\\DVD
I:\\Horror\\HD
I:Horror\\DVD
J:\\TV 2
J:\\P90X
J:\\Home Videos


After reading I'm thinking about combining all DVD and HD movies, and I'm looking into the Raid setup.
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So you drop the new movie in the new releases folder and then move it again to the final resting place later down the road??

As for the actual file organization - I use unRAID and just stick my movies on the server in a "share" which presently 2 x 1T drives and my TV into another share which is on a 1T drive. I can add hard drives or replace smaller drives with larger drives and expand the space as it's required. I started with 3 x 500gig in the server but have updated to 3x1T with a 1.5T parity leaving room for more 1.5T drives once I need one and they will be selling real cheap by then.

I have seen some scripts for modifying the genre data in the metadata xml files. I haven't spent the time to try it yet but some time soon I want to run these scripts on my movie share and see if I can cut the seemingly 100's of genre's down into just the basic types.

http://tobias-tobin.blogspot.com/200...genres-in.html

This is why I have believed you'd changed the genre's to be the different types you use and then use a sort by genre to get those views. Now, I see that you actually save the different types in different directories and then add these to MediaBrowser seperately.

I don't understand why you have F: drive divided up into 4 different DVD movie groups. Maybe you can expand on why you did this? It doesn' seem like you are using these groups when I look at your main screen shots you posted.

You do know that you can use a letter - like a keyboard letter or I believe you can single/double/triple tap on the number keys of a MCE remote to enter a letter and jump to the movies that start with that letter.

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I need to step my HTPC game up. This thread is a tad bit over my head. Got the jist of what's going on. It would be nice if we could just have a program to organizes all of our movie content like iTunes does with our music.
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One easy way to organize is to create a shared folder called DVD or such on one of the hard drives.

Create folders inside this shared folder called Action, Romance, TV, etc. Whatever organizational names you like.

Create shortcuts to your movies inside each of these folders. The easy way to do this is to copy the movie folder and then right click and choose Paste Shotcut. Rename the shortcut, removing the "- shortcut" from the end of it.

It is a bit of work the first time, but then each time you add a new movie you just take the extra step and do the shortcut.

You then only ever have to go to the one shared folder and you have access to all your movies. The shortcuts take up almost no space, so no worries there.

You can point MediaBrowser to the shortcut and get all your movies.
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the script i posted in post 3 creates links like that automatically.

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showp...54&postcount=3

wouldn't be that hard for a clever person to modify it to create genre(s) view. just need a file with the media file that lists the genre it belongs to.
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This is one of the reasons I'm looking forward to the Apple Tablet. I plan to use it as a robust remote control for my media center. The onscreen keyboard of the tablet will make it easy to jump to a specific movie just by typing in the first few letters of the title. (The big question will be whether or not the multitouch functions work through VNC apps).

That way, I can use the simple MediaBrowser pooling method to scroll through all of my movies very quickly without breaking them down into alphabetical categories, or otherwise.

My existing folder structure is identical on every HDD in the server. I just point the various 7MC or MediaBrowser sections to the multiple locations for each:
  • \\DVD MOVIES\\\\MovieFile.ISO
  • \\HD MOVIES\\\\MovieFile.ISO
  • \\KIDS MOVIES\\\\MovieFile.ISO
  • \\MISC IMAGES\\*.*
  • \\MISC VIDEOS\\*.*
  • \\MUSIC\\\\\\*.MP3
  • \\PHOTOS\\\\*.*
  • \\TV SERIES\\\\\\\\SeriesName-Season#-Episode#.ISO

I may also separate out the "BOX SETS" genre in the future after seeing the icons James_stewart is using. I like that idea a lot.


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