Originally Posted by Somewhatlost
I don't need/use the 'front end' part.... how does the 'back end'/collection management compare to MM? also, can it share the library info with home automation controllers?
external players as in TMT/PDVD or external players as in Dune, Sage HDx00's,PCH,etc?
that seems like a rather large oversight... local storage is cheap, especially the only couple of MB that metadata needs...
good that there is MCM as a work around... but kind of silly that a work around is even needed in the first place...
The front end's the most important part, otherwise I wouldn't use Media Center at all, I could simply use the mouse to open up the files and play them. The front-end is what allows the use of a remote control.
Don't know how MB would work with home automation controllers, never had the need to investigate that. Maybe in the future.
External software players like TMT etc.
Its not an oversight, a limitation perhaps, since it does pull and display meta-data.
And MCM cannot be called a workaround for MB (when it is specifically designed to obtain metadata).
A workaround would be defined as a solution to a hindrance or a problem, kinda like using ISO format to fool the software BD players to play ripped BDs.
MB does not hinder or prohibit metadata.
My Movies has been around for quite a while and has expanded into doing quite a few things. Its kind of an all-in-one package, while MB is a specialty front-end.
MM can do what MB does but MB cannot do all that MM does. However, it has deep customization options, more than MM.
And personally, I like it that way. I like to have more options and more control over what I do. Currently I have no need of MM but who knows, in the future, I may have an application where only MyMovies may work....home automation sounds intriguing.