Originally Posted by uncertainty
You're missing the point of this thread, ie xlobby and meedios both when commericial which is what J River Media Center is...
It did cross my mind when i posted my recommendation. The OP later confirmed that it was okay.
The 30 day trial was free and allowed downloading the newest version at any time. I too didn't want to pay for my organiser, btu after the trial I was hooked. It takes some time to learn some of the features, and I still know less than 50% of it!
It's good value at $40. One of the features I love is the combining playlists. I can make playlists of movies from several different drives and just combine them into one "All Movies" list. Or I can create any type of field I want and label accordingly, even use these labels to rename the files on the hard drive too.
Now all my movie files appear as [Movie name] [resolution] [source] [video codec] [audio codec] [number of channels].
e.g. G:\\Movies\\The Chronicles of Riddick 1080p HD-DVD h264 AC3 5.1.mkv
In the future should I lose my settings I can just use the "fill in properties from filename command" for all my media after I define how I name my files.
One problem with the software is that it doesn't play ISO files without mounting them first, which is somethign a lot of people want to see in the next major release. It does a great job with video_ts folders though.