Originally Posted by hotrodbob1976
I followed many of your guides and have been to your blog numerous times. Your knowledge is well respected by me, for sure. In your opinion, do you think or like My Movies better than Media Browser? Is there distinct advantages and disadvantages to both? Thanks.
Good question. I will state that I use Media Browser. The reasons for me at least are:
- Ability to create virtual folders. This really helps me to sort out my media collection and separate My Movies from Kids movies from Sports, etc.. really increases the WAF. Of course this is useful to me because the way my folder structure is I separate out already (I put HD Movies in one folder, Kids movies in another folder, etc...). If you don't do this and just put all your movies in one main Videos folder then obviously there is no benefit to this
- Music support
- TV Show support. This is HUGE for me. I think Brian over at MyMovies is working on eventually adding, but until this is supported I cannot consider MyMovies
- The new plugin architecture, a lot of nice options and potential
- Great user community
Now all that being said MyMovies is still a great application and Collection Management is second to none (I actually still use collection management to gather my metadata initially so I can get the hi res Blu Ray covers). It is simplistic compared to all the moving parts of MediaaBrowser which for some is a good thing.
Funny enough, I was talking with someone else yesterday about Media Browser. He had noticed that Media Browser seemed to be getting more buggy with each release, and to be honest I have had more weird/buggy issues come up with the newer releases. Maybe it is because there are more hands in the pot, plugins, etc...not sure. I also do not like the fact that they killed the local trailer feature (i.e. referencing in the xml). The Trailer subfolder is nice, but they should have left you to choose either way. Since I test out a lot of different software and have multiple players in my house adding a Trailer folder with each movie causes havoc with my other players.
So for me Media Browser is still my top choice for the reasons I listed. The developers and community have done a great job, I just hope they don't over develop it if that makes any sense.
However, I do keep myself open to the other players out there such as MyMovies, XBMC, SageTV, etc... and if another player meets my needs I will have no problems switching over.
Probably the next thing I got my eye on is SageTV. The UI is hideous right now but MyMovies implementation is getting worked on which looks great, and hopefully a complete facelift is coming (some pics of a possible new UI, not part of version 7)