I'm sure some of you know about a program called MyMovies.
I think I looked at it a long time ago, but at the time I didn't bite. If you know about it, or have no interest, please skip this post. (In the back of my brain, something tells me that someone here may have mentioned this program before, but I can't recall for sure.)
After a recommendation from someone on the UnRaid thread, I downloaded and ran MyMovies. Since I'm now a regular user of Win7 Media Center, MyMovies is an amazing way of integrating my entire movie collection into a database that shows up directly inside the Media Center Interface. Got a new movie? Stick it in the computer drive and MyMovies checks its server for all the disc info. It asks if you want to add it to your own MyMovies database. Click yes and it downloads cover art, actor/crew information, screen format, etc. I've even added movies that I've recorded via OTA and satellite capture (from the Nextcom R5000, converted to Blu-ray file structure and saved as iso files). In the case of movies I've created from captures, all I have to do is type in the movie's title. It offers you options for the specific release. Pick the one that's closest to your copy. They show up in Media Center, sorted alphabetically and displayed by list or cover art. If you want, you can search your collection by genre. If the movie is saved as an iso file (or as DVD folders) and saved on your server or a local drive, Media Center loads PowerDVD (or TMT) and launches it for you with a single click. If it's a physical disc from your DVD or Blu-ray library, it prompts you to insert it.
If you're like me, and you have movies saved on a couple of servers, and even on some local drives, as well as having a disc library, this could be a piece of software that you'll find useful. Within 24 hours or so of downloading it, I had my entire Blu-ray collection loaded in. Loading all the discs was a little tedious, but from now on, I just have to deal with one at a time. There weren't very many discs that MyMovies couldn't identify when I put the disc in the drive, and even then the info was in the database. It was simply a matter of typing in the disc title.
I've wanted a solution this simple for a long time. I used a similar database movie program, but this one does even more, and it does it better. You can even manage your collection from iPhone or Android.
And it's free!