Originally Posted by mrfattbill
Ok I gotta ask, why not just use something like Mezzmo and create a Horror playlist then you don't have to touch the actual data at all.
Thanks for the reply and suggestion. I guess the short and easy answer is I don't have any experience with mezzmo like you suggest. I'll try to explain a little more and I'm open to some suggestions as I'm always looking to improve my HTPC experience.
Where to start ??? Hmmm...
The "project" of creating a dedicated horror movie folder stems from wife's sister who often visits and watches them with us. One day we were watching a scary movie (the girls are super babies and scream and close their eyes lol ) and having some drinks and somehow decided that for every scary scene or happening in the movie we would have to take a drink. Kinda like a drinking game. It was fun and stuck so now it's a tradition, we've shared with others, and continue. We call it "Oh Sh|t " night and for every "Oh Sh! T" moment you take a drink. It's just one of the ways my wife and I enjoy this hobby.
Traditionally I've had my media grouped into types. Example: HD movies, Bluray rips, non HD movies, TV shows, Disney /kids etc...
My collection of horror has grown to a size that I'd like to remove it from the population and give it it's own dedicated folder and dedicated category in my front end browser. The reasoning for this is I find times when I want to watch a horror movie is a specific time like oh Sh!t night and I only want to browse horror movies to pick one. It's hard to navigate from bluray to HD to non HD to see them all and the other media just gets in the way. I do understand genres and playlists, but since I'm talking about many TBs of data it just made sense to move if into its own thing.
MB3 theater is pretty awesome with genres btw
but that's a new development since I started this and different story
I guess I will end up around 6 or 7 TB of horror when I'm all said and done , but I just started so I could be way off. I'm am curious to see the size.
If was a couple hundred gigs I would do the playlist thing but given the size of the data it seemed best to actually seperate it.
On the flip side of things I find few other times I want to watch a horror movie. I don't want all those horror movies mixed into my general collection because it's unlikely I want to see any of them when browsing for a movie to snuggle up and settle in and watch with wifey. When I want a horror I will seek it out specific and only want to see those when browsing. Other times I'd like to see a mix of other stuff like drama and action and comedy and sci fi but no horror.
I don't thing I want to seperate out my whole collection by genre - I think I would prefer to use front end genre mgmt or playlists for that. But horror I do want in its own.
That said ....
Feedback or advice ? Tell me more about mezzmo (or anything else )