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Poll Results: What front end do you rock

 
  • 42% (27)
    Windows Media Center
  • 22% (14)
    XBMC
  • 7% (5)
    Media Portal
  • 26% (17)
    I am a noob and dont use a front end
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post #31 of 41
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Look up ember media manager revisted. Only way I found the revisited version was in the xbmc forums. I find it 10000000x better than media center master for meta data
Works with media browser also.
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post #32 of 41
Quote:
Originally Posted by hick View Post
Look up ember media manager revisted. Only way I found the revisited version was in the xbmc forums. I find it 10000000x better than media center master for meta data
Works with media browser also.
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post #33 of 41
Thread Starter 
http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?t=90682

If you have issues with sql or whatever on first use look at post #206
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post #34 of 41
for those with large libraries, and i dont mean like 50+, im talking about HUNDREDS -> possible thousands....how can you guys stand to use 7mc? it lags soooo much on big libraries like that... :-/
post #35 of 41
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Quote:
Originally Posted by hick View Post
I used to use WMC 7 and media browser but it is slower with large collections.
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Well I was bored and gave WMC + media browser another try. Still to dang slow.


I have 650 movies and around 45 seasons of tv
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post #36 of 41
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Originally Posted by r3skyline View Post
for those with large libraries, and i dont mean like 50+, im talking about HUNDREDS -> possible thousands....how can you guys stand to use 7mc? it lags soooo much on big libraries like that... :-/
Yeah I had to make the switch to xbmc because of that. The only reason why I never used it before was because I couldn't not configure it previously to work properly.

Currently just shy of 1000 movies and over 100 different series.
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post #37 of 41
Using 7mc here. It's just very intuitive, hence meeting with spousal approval. I tried out mediaportal and another front end when starting out, but WMC was just much more polished and responsive. Having said that...

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for those with large libraries, and i dont mean like 50+, im talking about HUNDREDS -> possible thousands....how can you guys stand to use 7mc? it lags soooo much on big libraries like that... :-/
Yeah, this is the single largest problem with WMC. Installing an SSD as boot drive cleared up my lag issues with the tv guide and libraries, but it's still not as quick as it ought to be with large libraries. But since my primary use is as a PVR, it doesn't bother me as much.
post #38 of 41
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Originally Posted by blupupher View Post
WMC and MyMovies.

The idea of sharing tuners is nice, but I am too lazy to figure it out (and I have tuners in each computer now anyway).

Heck, I just got WHS up and am trying to figure out how to get that to share everything correctly through that.
This is what I'm using. I only have one TV and one tuner, so the client/server question hasn't been addressed yet.

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Originally Posted by r3skyline View Post
for those with large libraries, and i dont mean like 50+, im talking about HUNDREDS -> possible thousands....how can you guys stand to use 7mc? it lags soooo much on big libraries like that... :-/
I'm finally over halfway through adding my movie collection - probably about 120 DVD movies and ~15 more Blu-Rays. I do notice a delay of a couple seconds when opening the Movies tab - is this the lag you're talking about? To be honest, I haven't noticed any delays getting longer as I add more movies, so I'm not sure where to look for lag. (It's all a lot faster than walking to the shelf, finding a movie, putting the disc in the tray, and navigating the interminable DVD menus; so even a sizable lag would be an acceptable tradeoff for having the whole collection available at once!)
    
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post #39 of 41
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Originally Posted by hick View Post
http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?t=90682

If you have issues with sql or whatever on first use look at post #206
HOw do I get this to install I extracted the rar and when I click ember mida manager icon it says "could not load file or assembely
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post #40 of 41
media portal all the way, never really like windows media. The Portal offers so much more.
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