Originally Posted by dbone1026
You can run metabrowser to automatically scan your video collection and add metadata as it is added. Also, MediaBrowser does this when loading as well (similar to how XBMC handles), so I don't understand where the incomplete solution is?
Also, I am not sure what you mean about some shows here and some shows there? Media Browser will have its own link in WMC (either on a strip or in the Extra Programs sections). All your video collection that you have set up in WMC will show under media browser, there is no reason why you would need to go back and forth between mediabrowser and any other app in WMC to view your collection.
WMC has folders for "TV" and "Movies". Shouldn't the files that Media Browser finds go under there? The way I'm looking at it now, locally-recorded and live tv shows up under the TV menu, but shows saved to the server (DVD rips, etc) go in a separate Media Browser folder. The same goes for movies. Is there some way to fix this, so all the media goes into the proper folders automatically?
As far as Media Scout goes... all my content is currently saved like this:
/TV Shows/Show Name/Show Name S01E01.avi
Movies are either
XBMC has no problem with that. It finds and indexes them all.
Media Scout wants to move and rename all of that stuff to suit its own scheme. It wants a separate folder for each season of a show, for example. Well, that breaks the XBMC boxes I already have. Their libraries will all have to be wiped and recreated just to satisfy Media Scout. It screws up my backup server, too.
The only thing Media Scout has been able to do so far is to create an xml file for each TV show. There's no episode information, and it crashes every time it tries to index the films.
Does that make more sense? I understand that WMC will work differently from XBMC. I'm honestly hoping it's better. But in order to get far enough along to decide whether or not to migrate, it first needs to work with the system I already have.