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Windows 7: Media Center- Setup Movie Library

05 Mar 2010   #110
mikinho
Microsoft MVP

6x W2K8 R2 (x64), 6x W7 7600 (x64), 2x Gentoo (x64), 1x Ubuntu 9.04 (x64), 1x pfSense (FreeBSD)
 
 

The folders view is still available under "Video Library". The Movie Library is the evolved DVD Gallery from Vista Media Center, which also did not have a folder view.

Any Yammm questions feel free to ask. Some of the internals have changed greatly in v2 but I'll have a separate post for that when available.


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06 Mar 2010   #111
cosmiqeddie

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

windows media center doesnt show all the thumbnails of the video, sometimes showing all, sometimes showing only 1, even though all are from the same folder with the same folder.jpg thumbnail, why is it so?


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06 Mar 2010   #112
mikinho
Microsoft MVP

6x W2K8 R2 (x64), 6x W7 7600 (x64), 2x Gentoo (x64), 1x Ubuntu 9.04 (x64), 1x pfSense (FreeBSD)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cosmiqeddie View Post
windows media center doesnt show all the thumbnails of the video, sometimes showing all, sometimes showing only 1, even though all are from the same folder with the same folder.jpg thumbnail, why is it so?
Since they are in the same folder there is a race condition to access the image file that can occur. If Media Center errors on accessing the image or it takes too long it skips it.
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06 Mar 2010   #113
cosmiqeddie

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mikinho View Post

Since they are in the same folder there is a race condition to access the image file that can occur. If Media Center errors on accessing the image or it takes too long it skips it.
so what are the possible solutions?
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06 Mar 2010   #114
mikinho
Microsoft MVP

6x W2K8 R2 (x64), 6x W7 7600 (x64), 2x Gentoo (x64), 1x Ubuntu 9.04 (x64), 1x pfSense (FreeBSD)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cosmiqeddie View Post
so what are the possible solutions?
1- put them in their own folder. for episodes it isn't a very good solution.

2- remove them from the Movie Library and use Video Library (or another 3rd party like Media Browser, OML, ...)
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07 Mar 2010   #115
cosmiqeddie

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

thanks.
but is there any tutorials that i can read up about setting up media browser coz i cant seem to get it working, after including the folder in my media collection.
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09 Mar 2010   #116
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cosmiqeddie View Post
thanks.
but is there any tutorials that i can read up about setting up media browser coz i cant seem to get it working, after including the folder in my media collection.
Is that english? LOL!
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09 Mar 2010   #117
CBers

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cosmiqeddie View Post
thanks.
but is there any tutorials that i can read up about setting up media browser coz i cant seem to get it working, after including the folder in my media collection.
Have you read this ??
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11 Mar 2010   #118
Demonz

 
 

Great tutorial.
My Movies is on an external 500GB hard drive. I downloaded the Yammm but nothing is happening.
My movies are AVI in 5 folders (Action,Comedy,Drama,Family and Horror.
I only use the Media Center on my Xbox 360.

Do I need file2folder to put each movie in it's own folder first ?
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11 Mar 2010   #119
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Demonz View Post
Great tutorial.
My Movies is on an external 500GB hard drive. I downloaded the Yammm but nothing is happening.
My movies are AVI in 5 folders (Action,Comedy,Drama,Family and Horror.
I only use the Media Center on my Xbox 360.

Do I need file2folder to put each movie in it's own folder first ?
Perhaps mikenho can comment on this but I believe you do... otherwise the meta data and images would all end up in the same folder which wont work.

Also, have you set the folder path(s) through the YAMMM config?

Furthermore, no need to catagorize your folders as you have...just lump em all in a folder called movies or similar. Once you have all the meta data, WMC will allow you to sort by title, genre, year, parental rating, type, and date added.

This should be your result in WMC:
Media Center- Setup Movie Library-wmc-movies.jpg


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