My Movies 4 Released To The Public.

by Damian on May 6, 2011 · 8 comments

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A few months ago I wrote about My Movies 4, an update to the popular Media Management software for Windows Media Center as well as other platforms. The most notable change (from my viewpoint) to My Movies 4 was the addition of TV Show support. At the time My Movies 4 was only available to contributors, but as of today it has been released to the public. My Movies has quickly become one of the most diverse Media Management software packages I have come across, building off its success with Windows Media Center to also encompass support for mobile devices just to name a few (you can find out more information on the iPxx App and Remote Control features here and here). Below is the newsletter from the My Movies developers talking about the public release.

Introduction

It is with great pleasure that we today can write that we have released My Movies for Windows Media Center and My Movies Collection Management 4.00, which brings extended TV Series support to My Movies.

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TV Series support is added for both individual episode files in a folder structure, and exclusively for My Movies, for TV Series on DVD, stored as full DVD folders.

Extended TV Series support adds the option for browsing through your TV Series by seasons and individual episodes, with direct playback of individual episodes and handling of watch status per episode.

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We have created an introduction page that gives you a full introduction to the release, which you can by clicking here.

Trial Reset

As with previous versions of My Movies for Windows Media Center and My Movies Collection Management, the main functionality of My Movies 4.00 is free, with some advanced features requiring points – points which can either be purchased or received when contributing data.

We would like to give everyone a chance to try the full functionality of My Movies 4.00 by resetting all previously created trials. This means that no matter if you previously have created a trial; you can now create a new 21-day trial on our website.

If you have previously evaluated My Movies, we hope that you will use this opportunity to evaluate it again. We also hope that you will recommend friends and family to give the software a test run.

Free Mobile Software’s

Both My Movies for iPhone, My Movies for iPad and My Movies for Android have since our last newsletter been released in Free versions, which are feature wise identical to the Pro versions, except for being limited to 50 titles, and a few other minor limitations.

Our applications are among the highest rated on both the iTunes App Store and on Android Market for a reason, and these versions give everyone the option to try the full functionality and see for themselves, something we hope that many of you will take advantage of.

In relation to the today released My Movies for Windows Media Center 4.00, users of this software really should try the awesome remote control functionalities in the mobile software’s.

My Movies for Windows Home Server

Windows Home Server 2011 (previously known as VAIL) has been released on TechNet, and will soon be available through various resellers on pre-build products.

My Movies for Windows Home Server 2011 including TV Series support have been made available as a Pre Release, and will be available as a public release within the next 2-3 weeks.

You can see details about this by clicking here.

My Movies Collection Management for Mac

Since the release of our software for iPhone and iPad, we have had many requests for a Mac OS X based software, which many of you will be happy to know is currently in development, planned for a first release during the summer.

Compared to the PC version, the Mac version will be created with more focus on a graphical presentation of the movie collection, as Mac users at least initially will not get a front-end such as My Movies for Windows Media Center for presentation.

The software will be released in two steps – the first version will allow for collection browsing and management of the movie collection, while the second version will operate with media stored on hard drives and storage devices, and will store meta-data for third party software and media players similar to the Collection Management program on PC.

There will be a lot more details on this Mac OS X software later on.

Contribution Help

The support for TV Series on DVD requires a mapping of TV Series episodes to the title and chapter structure on the DVD. We hope that as many of you as possible will help us contribute these mappings for your TV Series on DVD, allowing the TV Series support to be quickly functional for all users. We have created an instruction video on how to contribute this information, which you can see by clicking here.

Future Plans

Having shipped My Movies 4.00, and soon My Movies for Windows Home Server 2011, we will take a period with focus on both videos and written tutorials to improve instructions for our entire software suite. We have also already mentioned that a Mac OS X software will be the next big thing over the summer, and we are sure that with the release of the new products, there already are and will be many requests for improvements, which we will also be looking at.

Our focus on mobile software continues – My Movies for Android will soon receive an update including personal data options and Dune remote control functionality – My Movies for iPad will be updated with barcode scanning on iPad 2, while both My Movies for iPhone and My Movies for iPad will receive various updates such as Twitter integration.

Be sure to become a fan of My Movies on Facebook to be kept up to date with all the details of our products before anyone else.

Best regards,

Rasmus Johansen and Brian Binnerup
My Movies





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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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Stiwi May 7, 2011 at 12:16 pm

Damian, so how does My Movies 4 compare to Media Browser? Would be great to get some comparison, since both utilize WMC.

Damian May 7, 2011 at 3:40 pm

It is on my list :-) I need to first do my writeup on the latest Media Browser. I would say off the top of my head My Movies has more of a WMC feel to it where Media Browser almost feels like a completely different application. Obviously the biggest different are the My Movies servers and integration of Collection Management.

Stiwi May 7, 2011 at 11:53 pm

I don’t know if they introduced it in 2.3.1 or 2.3.2 but there is a smooth transition now between MB and MPC-HC (no desktop is shown). I turn MB on from time to time, I would prefer it to be as standalone app and not WMC plugin. For me it is hard to beat XBMC in terms of speed, however I have never tried Media Portal and have no idea how does it compare.

Damian May 10, 2011 at 8:35 am

I tried Media Portal a while back but just found it more complicated then I really wanted to deal with.

I doubt we will ever see a MB standalone App as that would require the developers to actual develop their own internal player. For me though the biggest drawback to both MB and My Movies is that they both rely on the WMC internal player, or use of a 3rd party player, both of which add to instabilities IMO.

helocast May 8, 2011 at 9:54 am

“which you can see by clicking here” link is not valid. Please check the link to the instruction video. Thank you.

Damian May 8, 2011 at 10:00 am

Fixed, thx

Nick May 16, 2011 at 6:10 am

I concur Damian – an integrated player, similar to XBMC would make my movies almost perfect. I am still having many pains watching content on my new fusion board that I have given up with trying to watch my movies outside of XBMC. It is the only player that gives me great playback, all of the time. No other player and/codec packs seems to work.

Damian May 17, 2011 at 8:49 am

I believe in the coming weeks an XBMC build should finally be released with the new audio engine that will support HD Audio from the internal XBMC player

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