Originally Posted by FantaXP7
This sounds exactly where I am with my setup.
I am still going to attempt to get everything to work within mediabrowser and it's home screen. I would like to see the nicer home screen with the weather listed, recently added sections for my media, and the various lay outs. With our setups now we our limited to the only lay out that WMC has.
I am happy with it now but that is really the next hurdle for me. That would truly make it have the feel of a standalone program than an add-on (feels harsh saying that about mediabrowser) to WMC.
The thing is for me that I really dont have any interest in using the mediabrowser home screen. the reason is simply personal preference. i actually like the mc front end. its clean, its simple to navigate, and its performance has been plenty smooth.
I have little interest in seeing weather on my home page since i have an app that launches from the media front end with full weather including 5 day and radar. i also havent been interested in seeing lists of movies based on when they were added or what i have watched. i can see why others use it, but it just doesnt do anything for me.
so having said that, im pretty locked into this build. there have been a handful of lingering issues, but none that i cant fix while still using this setup (managing subtitles, occasional crashes on certain media types).
xbmc would have to offer useful addons to persuade me to switch and so far there hasnt been anything thats done that. besides, all this talk about media browser being a stand alone app seems unfair since i doubt those of you that use xbmc stick to everything stock. You make your own modifciations, add various addons, etc. XBMC has a bigger dev commuinty and a larger range of addons, so thats why i still have it installed on another pc to play with. Apps may come that sway me to it.