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HTPC newbie needs tip re: interface (like iTunes/Moovida)


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#1 of 4 OFFLINE   JamesFlower

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Posted October 02 2013 - 06:13 AM

Hi guys,

So I'm taking the first baby steps towards setting up my first HTPC, using a new Windows 7 laptop, and have fallen down at the first hurdle; namely, picking the right interface to list and play files through.

 

I'd like one similar to iTunes where you can see long list of your files, edit data, make playlists etc, and Moovida seemed to be exactly what I wanted - however, that program doesn't seem to work properly (I can't get it to update video information, which is pretty crucial), and Fluendo don't seem to be doing any updates/support for it anymore.

 

Does anyone have any suggestions for an alternative?  I'm really not a big fan of the Windows Media Center/XMBC model of flashy, spacious designs - something along the lines of what I've already mentioned would be ace.  Or some help whipping Moovida into shape!

 

Best wishes,

James

 

EDIT: I should add in case it wasn't obvious that all I'm really looking to do is basically have a video jukebox (e.g. for DVD/BD rips), so no need just yet for being able to access TV or other streaming services just yet.


Edited by JamesFlower, October 02 2013 - 06:20 AM.


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Posted October 02 2013 - 06:24 AM

James, have you looked at MediaBrowser?  http://www.mediabrowser3.com


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#3 of 4 OFFLINE   JamesFlower

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Posted October 02 2013 - 06:34 AM

James, have you looked at MediaBrowser?  http://www.mediabrowser3.com

 

I hadn't heard of it, but it looks very interesting.  Thanks!



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Posted November 14 2013 - 11:20 PM

I am looking to either build up a HTPC or get something like the raspberry PI android-based solution for playing movies, listen to my music collection, maybe play a game or two when I want. I would like multiple USB ports, hdmi, wifi, lan, bluetooth, etc.


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