I am doing research into various media front-ends for use in a future HTPC build which will be running Win7 HP 64-bit.
My question has to do with which one (if any) will be able to work with my media organization as it stands today. I realize that I may have to change it for compatibility with the front-end I end up going with, but hopefully not
Anyway, my library consists solely of TV shows recorded OTA via my current HTPC/PVR.
I take the raw recordings, then edit them with VideReDo to remove the commercials. Then I create folders, and archive all my favorite shows onto a storage HDD.
The current folder structure and file naming scheme goes like this:
The SHOWTITLE_XxYZ folders contain my edited video clips, saved in MPG format, for the original program. The editing is done so that the show is "chopped" into segments, with the segments being named as follows:
This was done for portability. If the segments were joined into a single mpeg file, it may exceed 4GB in size, and thus not be playable in standalone devices that only recognize FAT32 for attached storage devices, like SD cards or USB flash drives. All such standalones (the ones I've experienced personally, at least) can read the files and play them one-by-one in correct order, seamlessly, so the viewing experience is the same as if the episode was stored a single mpeg file.
So I was reading that XBMC, at the moment, is not compatible with this setup for establishing a TV show library. It wants folders to contain only *one* video file per episode.
Does anyone here know of a media front-end/browser that will be able to work with the file organization I've described here? Thanks in advance.