Originally Posted by gsr
Once you're sure the media files have the appropriate tags for series name, season number, episode number, episode name, etc. you would need to create a view that makes use of this info to present the shows in the way you want. The easiest way to look at the tags is to wonder over to the standard view and look at your list of files there as you can see a list view with columns for any tag items you want to see.
You'll get a LOT more help if you post on JRiver's board (they call it Interact - http://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php
) in the subforum for the version you're using as that's where lots of JRiver users (and the development team) talk about the product.
JRiver can be very tedious to get configured the way you want. Once that's done, it's a very nice product and well worth the price. Don't give up yet.
I see. So there was additional configuration involved to get the "view" the way I would want it.
That's another thing I just didn't care for. I found the configuration un-intuitive, and for a product that I paid money for, I found it a bit ridiculous that I had to dig through forums to find answers.
To my knowledge, I could not find a "one stop setup" page that explains how to set up every major aspect of the software, step-by-step. I found the wiki, but the way it's organized, it's as though you need to know what you are looking for before-hand, instead of having a guided walk-through.
I use xbmc, and I'm definitely an advanced user. I have an sql backend to organize my media, use mpc-hc as an exernal player, etc. So I don't think I classify as a total newb.
From all the frustration I am having, I definitely see potential in me liking jriver, if I can get all the functionality I need. Obviously, it's fantastic for music, and I love that it supports madvr natively. The theater view looks nice too.
If there's a post that sums up where I can find all the configuration info I need to do to have a fully functional media center, that'd be enough, honestly. I am smart enough to follow a written guide, but I did not like how I had to google search and dig around to set up a program I just paid money for.
I'd be happy to replace xbmc, mainly b/c xbmc doesn't support madvr and doesn't seem to ever intend on doing so.