Thanks for your guide and your help previously with 108024p! To make a long story short, I nuked and paved Windows 7 and reset up MPC-HC according to your guide (using ffdShow), but added ReClock into the mix. Everything is working great now, though I have not tried 24p again, as I really messed up my system trying to do so the last time...
I have never used any kind of front end before (including 7MC), so I installed Media Browser (no plugins yet) as recommended in your guide. I started out by creating a test location for my movies like this:
F:\\Movies\\Beauty and the Beast (2009)\\Beauty and the Beast.FLAC.DTS.mkv
etc. (one movie per folder, all of them .MKV)
I have a total of 26 movies that I put in this area in order to test out MB's meta data retrieval. I only included the year in parentheses for a couple of the movies that might confuse MB (like Sherlock Holmes and Mysterious Island). When MB was finished downloading, I only had 6 entries in the window out of 26. I tried using the "update Library" tool, but that didn't help.
Do you have any idea why MB found only 6 of the titles (and BTW, the ones it found did not have a date)?
Another question - Is Media Center Master an alternative
to Media Browser or something that should be installed in addition