Still glad I have the 800X3D but starting to bump into some stuff that makes me wonder if the extra cost for the Mede8er products is worth it.
Here's an example.
The internal scraper is probably the best I've ever seen. Really easy to use. Easy to edit. Obviously a lot of work has been done on it.
BUT it doesn't create the movie_name.jpg. So if Kill Bill Volume 1.mkv when you use the internal scaper it doesn't make Kill Bill Volume 1.jpg.
As a result some of the simple movie walls do not display the mkv associated jpg. It can't, there is no jpg to display.
Even Thumbgen using Mede8er templates, we're talking Thumbgen here-open source-simple-been around a long time, creates the movie_name.jpg. Previous media players I've used also create the movie_name.jpg.
Not having it is not a big deal. However it would be nice to have all the types of movie icons needed so as to have the end user on screen display be as complete as it can be. The default movie name icon is not set in stone and having the movie icon display completes the movie wall look and feel.
I let support know on the Mede8er forum.
I was told I can gladly make the missing icon myself or use Thumbgen.
Which again is fine. If I have to do so glad to do so.
Why did I pay the extra dollars to have a product with a well developed internal scraper IF I have to make this simple graphic image, a graphic image even the likes of Thumbgen creates, myself? Why pay 225 dollars and be back to square one using Thumbgen?
It is a small matter. Absolutely. But at the end of the day the justification for the extra money for a product like the Mede8er products is small matters have been attended to and end users have a more complete end user experience.
If I have to do these kinds of things myself, I might as well buy a KDLinks 1186 product.
It is this kind of thing that starts to add up and makes spending the extra money for an X3D uncertain.
One pix after using the internal scraper. The other after I manually created the movie_name.jpg.
Added the file folder listing. Some times it is easier to see a thing than explain it. Internal scraper no Kill Bill Volume1.jpg created.
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Last edited by jsmiddleton4; 06-28-2014 at 07:26 AM.