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I've been using Windows Media Center w/ the DIVX codec for all of my MKV files but as I continue to add my DVD library to my HTPC it is getting a bit overwhelming. I'd like to find a way to put different items into different folders, for example 14 seasons of the Simpsons takes up a lot of space and if I want to watch Tron I have to scroll past all of that. Any suggestions?
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Have you checked iTunes?
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Have you looked at XBMC? Best HTPC program ever imo. Groups your media into TV, Movies, and whatever other category you want (I have an Anime category). It also gives you movie info, and cover art.
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iTunes is pretty good with organizing via metadata.
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I like to organize my own library.
Do not see the need for software to do that for me.
I've always kept them organized anyway.

Used Media Player Classic Home Cinema for a few years now.
It is included in this all in one codec pack. Check it out.

http://www.cccp-project.net/
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post #6 of 32
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Quote:
Originally Posted by dee.cheytac408 View Post
Have you checked iTunes?
Um, that's not happening.

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Originally Posted by raiderxx View Post
Have you looked at XBMC? Best HTPC program ever imo. Groups your media into TV, Movies, and whatever other category you want (I have an Anime category). It also gives you movie info, and cover art.
I'll check it out.

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Originally Posted by Precision_PC View Post
I like to organize my own library.
Do not see the need for software to do that for me.
I've always kept them organized anyway.

Used Media Player Classic Home Cinema for a few years now.
It is included in this all in one codec pack. Check it out.

http://www.cccp-project.net/
I have my library nicely organized, it's just that within WMC it just shows the files and not a folder tree, so instead of 10 categories I just get 1100 files to look through. I'll check it out.
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post #7 of 32
Give KMPlayer a shot, looks fantastic, gonna go check on the sorting right now, I always browse my drives and "open with", brb to let ya know!

*edit* Yep, you can sort to show only said folder, make sure to have the latest adobe flash plugin for ie, that's what it runs off, looks great. I'm pretty sure this is the function you are looking for. Say you have 10 different shows in your "tv" folder, you can add each shows folder, or to get really in there, add just the seasons folder etc etc.


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I love Splayer. It automatically downloads subtitles and is just very sleak and fast. I dropped both media player classic and vlc for Splayer.

http://www.splayer.org/index.en.html
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Quote:
Originally Posted by raiderxx View Post
Have you looked at XBMC? Best HTPC program ever imo. Groups your media into TV, Movies, and whatever other category you want (I have an Anime category). It also gives you movie info, and cover art.
This is all you need.

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Quote:
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I love Splayer. It automatically downloads subtitles and is just very sleak and fast. I dropped both media player classic and vlc for Splayer.

http://www.splayer.org/index.en.html
Dude that thing is amazing. It add subtitles to things that didn't come with sub titles and the only thing that vlc had over anything else was that i could put the volume to 400% and this goes up to 1000%
Edited by AK-47 - 6/12/11 at 7:07pm
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