Media server recommendation

Dan Aldrich daldrich at
Sat Jun 29 09:25:06 PDT 2013

 From what you're describing, I'd look for products that can work 
with imdb to pull down the movie info and build a local db of your 
collection. XBMC does something like that with movie scraper add-ons. 
Given time and a better processor XBMC could have worked for me.

I have the original Popcorn Hour, A-100. It's limited to IDE drives, 
so never got to put all my media on it. Instead, I share it from the 
mac using SMB.  It is a very neat little box. One person has a video 
jukebox that works with it:


At 12:21 AM 6/29/2013, you wrote:
>"External Video Players (mplayer, xine, VLC) will not work with videos hosted
>on an [MythTV Storage Groups.]"
>I'm looking for something that can simply host a video library with some
>cross-platform/cross-client metadata tags, so people could browse 
>"samurai movies"
>or "black & white movies" or "music videos directed by Australians" without
>being tied to Myth or XBMC or iTunes clients.  Is there anything that will
>provide this out of the box, or am I looking at customizing a generic CMS?

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