[Blog] - On the Couch: fforde

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    On the Couch: fforde

    #2 (11/7/2011)​

    This week we have John Conrad (fforde) on the couch. Most of you already know him, or his awesome work on the MovingPictures plugin, but today we get a chance to take a closer peek at Mr. Conrad.


     
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    Keep them coming, I'm enjoying these on a monday morning.

    Thanks FForde & everyone for Moving Pictures as well; I remember using MPTVSeries which is what really set MP apart for me at the time and wishing there was a Movies plugin that was similar. I've been using Moving Pictures since it was first released and never looked back - I didn't have to muck around managing my movies myself anymore - it just worked. It was at this point where the wife could finally use MP on her own without me having to interfere at all :)

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    AW: On the Couch: fforde

    nice blog, very detailed and interesting to read. you made me curious about this channel plugin idea so +1 for this one to develop next ;)
     
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    Re: AW: On the Couch: fforde

    The "channels" plugin is something I have been dreaming about for years! Like you said, it would be perfect to have your own syndicated channels for "vegging out". I hope somebody ends up running with this idea!
     
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    Wanted to clarify, in the post when talking about Avalon I mentioned it could use a bit of polish in a few places. What I was really trying to convey was that the skin is young but getting rapid updates that add further polish (which is kind of exciting because it already looks so great). I think in editing I cut some important text from there or something because rereading now that's not how it comes across to me. ><

    So my apologies to the Avalon guys, you'r skin rocks. I can't recommend it enough.
     
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    Defiantly a +1 for the Channels plug in, I've been hoping for something like that for years! Especially with my little one getting closer to the point to actually watching TV, having a Cartoon channels plug in with his movies and cartoons on a random schedule would be amazing, less work for me haha.

    Keep up the good work!
     
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    Very coherent and informative. Helps to explain the quality of Moving Pictures. Mr Conrad is clearly a thinker. Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us. And that channels plugin is a brilliant idea. Imagine the kids get to choose what to to watch (from what has been chosen for them. Real parental control)
     
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    This sounds like the greatest plugin of all time! def a +1 from me :D
     
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    Yeah, great plugin idea. Sometimes when wanting to watch a movie it is very enoying that you have to choose one. I only got 300 movies, there are people having a thousand and more, before they chose a movie to watch the night must be over. So +1 for that great idea!
     
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    As a collector and someone who has over 2500 movies..... I can say that MovPic can make it VERY easy to browse your large movie collection. It just takes time. What I have done is make custom categories in the MovPic config and it breaks down like so:

    Recently Added (not custom)
    Actors (custom as the built in actors will present ALL actors, I have the top 200 listed instead)
    Characters (custom in here have the name of a character to represent a series ie R2D2 for Star Wars movies, Jason Bourne..etc)
    Alphabetical (custom)
    Genre (not custom)
    Year (custom list of movies by decade)
    Hi-Def (custom only HD movies separated by 720p or 1080p)
    All Movies (not custom)

    With a setup somewhat like this one, u can find what u want went u want it =)
     
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