Originally Posted by FuzzRaven
a. Zappiti releases an update to the Media Center to give us a more flexible way of customizing our videos
b. Someone figures out a successful way to link Kodi to an external player
The request to Zappiti for more customization in their ZMC software never materialized. There were requests to open the DB with SQLite but again no dice. For example the Star trek TV show Enterprise is locked on theTVDB and there is no way of adding the extras that are on the BD discs. That was the reason for me to request customization in 2013.
It also looks like that a few of us here have large collections and try to find an intelligent display of our media. In my experience the ZMC is just barely sufficient for that. You can group movies into collections, but if you have a share called documentaries and under that share you have movies and TV shows, you have to select one category. I selected TV shows so everything under documentaries is interpreted by ZMC as TV shows. If I have movies under that share I have to create a separate folder path for scraping each of them with the category Movie. What that does is it creates a lot of duplicates in the scraper that can't be resolved.
The video wall that I have is 7 across by 3 rows, which is doable but not as good as what I had on my HTPC with EMBY (former Media Browser) and the Throgsoft themes for which you pay. The downside is that at the moment Windows Media center is a requirement until he adopts the themes to the EMBY theater player. Just to give you an idea what I try to achieve I post a few of the screen shots from the past (3 years ago) and since the skins are now working with the latest EMBY clients I am trying to get back to that. If anyone know of similar skins/themes in KODI I would appreciate any feedback. Notice the Graphic Logo and Cleart representation on the screens. You scroll along the video wall and once you hover over the poster on the left all pertinent information pops up, Very quick, smooth and fast to browse your collection with informative feedback. Once you click for playback, EMBY decides what your selected player is. I use Media Player Classic with madVR & LAV filters for all content except BD discs for which I select Power DVD. There is a way with scripts and trickery to start an external player like the Dune but too much of a hassle and definitely no WAF.
Home Screen with newly added releases.
TV Show Video Wall with Downton Abbey
Season, Episode and detail Level:
Movie Wall with hovered movie poster and detail