MyMovies 3 (MM3) Available To Beta Users On 1-Sep-09, General Public 22-Oct-09

by Damian on August 25, 2009 · 4 comments

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Member hlkc over on AVSForum has just announced that the pre-release of the much anticipated My Movies 3 will be available to a select few beta users on 1-Sep, with the general public getting access on 22-Oct (same release date as Windows 7). For those not familiar, My Movies for Microsoft Media Center 2005, Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium and Ultimate is the ultimate movie collection management and playback tool. With My Movies you are able to index your movies with automatically downloaded data from the My Movies WebService, and then browse movies, actors, directors and much more. You can share your movie database to multiple clients, and configure each client to its own parental control limitation which requires a pin # to view the full collection. My Movies is available in more than 10 different languages. With My Movies you can experience your movie collection in a way you never thought possible, filtering your collection by genres, actors, directors, MPAA parental level and much more. My Movies can even help you copy your DVD, HD-DVD or Blu-ray’s to hard drive storage for easy playback!

Rumors of MM3 have been around for a while. The current version, MyMovies 2, has been very popular among Windows Media Center users, especially for its integration with Windows Home Server. One of its best features in my opinion was the Collection Management software, which allowed users to fully index and catalogue their movie collection. However, the MM2 UI became rather outdated, especially with the introduction of Media Browser. MyMovies is a free application, but to unlock certain features users need to pay with points, which can be earned by either contributing money or contributing data to their WebService. What will be interesting with the release of MM3 is that Media Browser, a previously free application and a direct competitor with MyMovies, will be moving to a paid subscription. The release of MM3 has the potential to really shake things up and have Media Browser users wondering if it is time to switch back to MyMovies. Once MM3 is available to the general public (I doubt I will be able to get access to the pre-release but who knows) I will definitely be testing out and reporting back.

So what do you think, are you excited about the upcoming release of MM3? Does this have the potential to push Media Browser to the side? 

More details should be available on September 1, but for the time being below are some screen shots courtesy of hlkc.

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Hi, my name is Damian, and I'm tech gadget addict! Although I always had some interest in technology, it wasn't until I got my EX470 and more importantly found Mediasmartserver.net, that my interest became an addiction. My goal, aside from world domination and to see the Mets/Broncos win another championship, is to set up the perfect digital home where all my media is available at the click of a button. When I am not writing for Mediasmartserver.net you can find me over at my blog at http://www.adigitalhomeblog.com or follow me on twitter


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JohnBick August 25, 2009 at 6:43 pm

And how will this play with the Sage HD-200 and WHS? Or the PH CD-200?

JohnBick August 25, 2009 at 6:45 pm

Sorry, please revise “CD-300″ to “PCH C-200″ in the above comment…

DamianP August 26, 2009 at 2:28 am

Zero impact with the SageTV HD200 (SageTV runs with its own infrastrucuture for managing fanart, etc…). As for the PCH C-200, it should have zero effect if you decide to use the stock UI that comes with the PCH. If you decide to use a 3rd party plugin such as YAMJ (Yet Another Movie Jukebox) as your UI I think possibly the metadata (xml file) created by myMovies will be compatible.

Islander August 28, 2009 at 5:26 pm

MM server (at least the WHS variant to output for use by YAMJ but I think it is only the nfo although I could be wrong and it also does other files.

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