Media server recommendation
daldrich at earthlink.net
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: http://www.treasure-cove.net/moviejukebox.htm
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
>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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