Originally Posted by GreenEyez
-> Automatically rename and sort your movie/TV show collection
-> Stores local metadata
-> Brings down a better/more comprehensive synopsis than the XBMC scrapper
-> You can edit metadata manually if you don`t like a specific poster or backdrop or things like that
It`s not mandatory, but it`s a great addition to a HTPC.
I tried it out yesterday, not sure if I like it yet.
One thing I did when I started putting my movies on my WHS was create folders based on type of movie. I mean my action folder has more than 100 movies in it without individual folders, some sub-folders for movie series aka Die Hard has a folder in Action with all its movies in it.
I did it like this, as I am using WD Live media streamer throughout my house and it is the easiest way to navigate movies.
Now since I redid my avr room I am getting a dedicated HTPC for it, while still keeping all my movies on my WHS.
I found out yesterday that XBMC does not need each individual movie to have it own folder which is great for me, except I already converted 25% of my collection into folders.(I found a script to do it easily)
Also the XBMC scrapper can be changed (But I do believe that you said the default scrapper on XBMC is not as good)
XBMC can change backdrop posters and covers.
I do like the trailer download of MCM, but XBMC sees it a movie being in the same folder. ( I know I can download trailers through XBMC, but I believe it stores them in a data file)
Anyways I am new to HTPC interfaces, I have been using WD-Live for the past few years.