Thinking to switch to MP from Meedio...... (1 Viewer)

landshark

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  • December 23, 2008
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    Silver Spring, MD
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    hi all,

    I've been using Meedio+BeyondTV for the past 4.5yrs now. and since Meedio still staying at where it was couple years ago, and is still a bit too complicated to config, I decided wanna give MP a try. however, I do have a few questions tho....

    will MP let me use BeyondTV as my PVR? does it let me launch BTV from w/in MP? (in Meedio, I just create a new module to tell it to launch BTV .exe when selected)

    my home's setup is more like server/client type. I have a WHS box to store all my media files, then all my HTPC (2 at the moment, will grow to 4 in the near future) just access the media file from the WHS. so, do I just point MP to the WHS box's share folder to look for the files/library??

    and how's the support of playing Bluray (folder or ISO) using 3rd party player software from w/in MP??

    lastly, is there any particular file/folder naming scheme that you would suggest (or I should follow) in order for the TVseries/Movies to grab the correct info (IMDB/artwork/etc.) from the internet?? (this is where I've been having problem from Meedio...... can't get the info nor artwork.... may be I'll need to rename evverything is a certain format??)

    and where does it grab the artworks/info from? 'cos I have a large collection of Asian TV series and movies, I don't mind to make the artwork/banner for like thetvdb.org, but at least needs to know where to look for.

    many tks in advance!!
     

    Nato

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    April 18, 2006
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    Christchurch
    New Zealand New Zealand
    hi all,

    lastly, is there any particular file/folder naming scheme that you would suggest (or I should follow) in order for the TVseries/Movies to grab the correct info (IMDB/artwork/etc.) from the internet?? (this is where I've been having problem from Meedio...... can't get the info nor artwork.... may be I'll need to rename evverything is a certain format??)

    many tks in advance!!
    I have just moved to mediaportal from meedio ( had been using right from when it was released ) for the tv i used MP-Tvseries plugin , and i had 2 different naming conventions and it picked both up ( 1 of them i had to add manually (took 2 mins) ) but it all just worked.

    for the movies get the "moving picture" plugin , I have my movies in individual folders and that all seemed to just work also it got info covers and fanart for about 95% of my movies.

    I switched from meedio to mp due to the tv part as i went HD and meedio just wouldnt like my card.
    so im learning mp at the moment and searching for different plugins to see what it can do.
     

    landshark

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  • December 23, 2008
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    I've just switched to MP yesterday! I must say, the configration is a LOT easier than Meedio and by following the newcomer installation guide (great guide btw!!), I was up and running w/in a couple hours versus I would spend days if not weeks to try to config Meedio the way I want!!

    and yes, the MP-TVseries and Moving Picture picks up both of my TV series and Movies collection and grab the data in no time! while I had spent days and weeks trying to do the same in Meedio before....

    how do you like the TV part of MP? I've been a BeyondTV user for 4+yrs, and love it!
     

    Nato

    Portal Pro
    April 18, 2006
    156
    4
    Christchurch
    New Zealand New Zealand
    I've just switched to MP yesterday! I must say, the configration is a LOT easier than Meedio and by following the newcomer installation guide (great guide btw!!), I was up and running w/in a couple hours versus I would spend days if not weeks to try to config Meedio the way I want!!

    and yes, the MP-TVseries and Moving Picture picks up both of my TV series and Movies collection and grab the data in no time! while I had spent days and weeks trying to do the same in Meedio before....

    how do you like the TV part of MP? I've been a BeyondTV user for 4+yrs, and love it!
    liking the mediaportal tv part about the same as meedio so far (pretty good) i do however have the odd period where it goes funny really bad stutter after a period of time) other than than its ok.

    I could pretty much get meedio to do what i wanted with ease i only changed to mediaportal because i changed my tv card , and not alot of support for it in meedio.

    So im learning how mediaportal works and what i can tweak in the theme files etc to get what i want out of it.
     

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