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Anything like Media Browser for XBMC?

Discussion in 'Windows & Other Software' started by Columbo, 16 May 2010.

  1. Columbo

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 26 Mar 2007

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    As title really.

    Would love to change to XBMC permanently but just can't get away from how good Media Browser is for Media Center.

    Anything similar for XBMC? I've searched all the repositories I can find and a web search seems to yield no results.

    Advice appreciated :D
     
  2. csmager

    Soldato

    Joined: 30 Dec 2003

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    Location: London

    Surely XBMC is like Media Browser - isn't that one of it's main features? It has built-in scrapers and functions on the metadata.

    If you want a nicer skin, have a look at the Aeon variants - youtube has a lot of people demo-ing them.
     
  3. Columbo

    Sgarrista

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    If XBMC has them mate then they aint working for me. I've tried all sorts of plug-ins and themes etc but none of them collect Meta data like Media Browser does ie automatically.

    I've tried some of the Aeon skins and they do superb but there is no ruddy shutdown button on any of them i've tried so for..!!

    Just wondered if there was a one stop installation that would interface with XBMC rather having to mess around with scripts etc
     
  4. csmager

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    I only tried it once, but went back to media center because it wasn't quite 'right'.

    But as far as I'm aware, you add the folders and then configure them as to whether they're 'TV Shows' or 'Movies', and the scrapers get to work.
     
  5. z0mbi3

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    This. The inbuilt scrapers are very good these days. Not to say they are perfect, but I haven't needed to use anything else.
     
  6. Yakyb

    Gangster

    Joined: 8 Sep 2009

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    just grab Ember media Manager and perform all the scraping with that (loads better than Mediabrowser) than when linking XMBC up it will look for the local content first
     
  7. Pho

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    How are your files named? This explains how you should name them for TV.
     
  8. beavis

    Gangster

    Joined: 20 Oct 2002

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    Location: UK

    Make sure you set the content type (music, tv, movies) for each source and it should do all of the work for you. As Pho says you need to make sure your file names are reasonable but it's not all that fussy. If it does get something wrong, press 'i' for media info, select reload and it will give you a list of options.