New Updates For My Movies Now Available

by Damian on December 15, 2011 · 10 comments

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My Movies for Windows Media Center 4.02, My Movies Collection Management 4.02 and My Movies for Windows Home Server 2011 2.10 have now been released. You can get the downloads here. You may notice that Windows Home Server v1 is not included in this update. It is my understanding that going forward the My Movies development team will be solely focusing on Windows Home Server 2011. See below for a full changelog (I could not locate one for 2.10 update)

My Movies for Windows Media Center and My Movies Collection Management 4.02

Added: Check for TV Series with lost connection to disc title.
Added: Handling of discs that were unidentified during copying. Upcoming functionality for Windows Home Server.
Added: TV Episodes and disc titles that have only been partially watched now have a partially watched icon rather than a watched icon. This is only supported when using the internal Media Center player, and not on ISO files.
Added: Rolling backdrops is now functional also on TV Episodes.
Added: TV Series configuration section in Windows Media Center.
Added: Various setting options in Windows Media Center.
Added: Option to select main movie on DVD’s. This will later on be used in situations where the automatic selection fails..
Added: Mapping of TV Series on Blu-ray discs. It is not yet possible for us to provide instructions on how to see what is playing in a player.
Added: Contributing of chapter titles on Blu-ray discs
Added: In add titles, pressing <enter> while typing in a search field, will now start the search.
Added: Support for launching ISO files and drive playback for devices where autoplay in Media Center have been configured to be disabled.
Added: Option to debug playback by adding DWORD “PlayBackDebug” in HKLM\Software\My Movies and setting it to 1.
Added: “certification” node to NFO XML for YAMJ
Added: TV Series are now synchronized to and from the webserver.
Added: Only added/deleted/changed titles are updated on database sync.
Added: Option to mark a disc as being a bonus disc. This is to be used for TV Series mapping instructions and for future option of displaying bonus discs in Windows Media Center.
Added: There is now a digital copy checkbox in the discs dialog. If discs are marked as such, they do not require a disc id for the title to be complete.

Change: “Actions” page is now placed after synopsis for easier access.
Change: The tabs on the details pages is repeated scrollable, which means you can press “left” from initial page to access the “actions” page, avoiding having to scroll though all pages.
Change: mymovies.xml file is now encrypted.
Change: Warning not to set language on items that should have been neutral when setting language on images.
Change: Playing TV Series on DVD episodes now stops playback when the specific episode stops playback.
Change: Series search now uses language search on server.
Change: Folder monitoring now checks if titles on UNC paths that no longer exists have the above folder existing, and if so, removes the title, where it previously was kept.
Change: DVD Profiler import changed to new online import option. This deprecates the option to import just data.
Change: Print Report changed to online option. This deprecates existing print report option.

Update: MediaInfo DLL files updated.

Fix: ArcSoft TotalMedia Theatre update broke playback using this player.
Fix: Incorrect point requirement message.
Fix: Depending on DB size, an SQL Sentence could take too long to execute due to a missing index.
Fix: Issue where categories and genres entry pages always opened both movies and tv series when opening a sub category, even when you entered only movie or tv serie library.
Fix: Blu-ray and HD DVD prefixes on folder name to force BD or HD detection were case sensitive, they are no longer.
Fix: Now stores dvdid.xml file inside VIDEO_TS folder, to work around problem where SP1 broke display of meta-data for VIDEO_TS folders in the info screen when playing.
Fix: Special characters in episode names could cause them not to be included in the Dune index.
Fix: Folder monitoring did not correctly identify titles as Blu-ray based on ISO files or media types.
Fix: Sort by title did not make sense on TV Seasons view, and have been removed.
Fix: TV type parental rating showed as normal rating in preview screen.
Fix: Category assign or remove problem if you right click to add or remove categories on a title you are editing, and then save the title you are editing.
Fix: Data for inserted discs did not function as it should.
Fix: Personal title and sort title could remain when using change data function.
Fix: Data for inserted discs did not always follow cover profile looks.
Fix: The “Play All” functionality is now able to mark individual played episodes as watched.
Fix: Adjustments to improve speed of browsing on list and details as well as cover row and details screens, especially on extenders.
Fix: Navigation menu color overlay did not display right on extenders with overscan present.
Fix: Can now read DVD IFO files with errors in cell mapping structure.
Fix: Reading of DVD structure on discs where the index of the discstructure map is missing.
Fix: Not all subtitles were read on DVD discs.
Fix: Main movie detection is now based on time instead of filesizes.
Fix: Wait cursor did not hide when receiving a playback error on TV Series and Seasons.
Fix: Invalid mappings are now removed upon TV Serie data download for discs.
Fix: folder.tbn renamed to movie.tbn for VIDEO_TS folders to display data correctly in XBMC.
Fix: Stop now stops playback correctly instead of leaving playback in lower left corner.
Fix: NFO for XBMC and BDMV folders are now stored differently.
Fix: XBMC meta-data now stores tbn files and not jpg files.
Fix: Connection was not closed, causing load of TV Episodes to be slow.
Fix: Dune index was broken due to some changes in Windows Home Server part.
Fix: Playback with TMT5 did not mark watched.
Fix: Unidentified disc dialog could come up when it should not.
Fix: Issue with automatic update of online collection.
Fix: Exception could occur when uploading collection changes if database became unavailable.
Fix: Exception could occur when inserting a damaged disc.
Fix: Incorrect attempt to display a dialog if user already exited application.
Fix: Exception could occur if network drive became unavailable.
Fix: Error in TVUpdateStatus when changing lock on possible updates.
Fix: Minor error when changing banner on TV Series.
Fix: Season view in CM now shows multiple episodes with same episodenumber, if these are present.
Fix: Not all instructions in ‘Report Invalid Data’ was visible.
Fix: Some paths could cause a crash when uploading online collection.
Fix: Not owned episodes that have been removed on the server are now removed upon update of a TV Series.
Fix: DiscConnections to TV series are now removed when folder monitoring deletes a title.
Fix: Better handling of databases in incorrect states.
Fix: Missing check in folder monitoring and updating of TV Series.
Fix: Handshake timeout could time out when synching online collection
Fix: Better error messages when downloading not owned episode.
Fix: TV Series accepts that there is no country information.
Fix: Improved synchronization speed.
Fix: Ensuring that unidentified discs could not hammer service.
Fix: Issue with reset of collection numbers.
Fix: Exception in SQL sentense that could give issues syncing online collection.
Fix: The automatic location changer may have had problems with letter casing.
Fix: Connect to server exception.
Fix: An incorrect date in an XML file could cause an installation to stop monitoring.
Fix: Due to a database change, Collection Management was able to start up even when not being connected to the service.
Fix: MediaInfo did not display correct in some audio channel configurations.
Fix: Titles with mediainfo of 1080 height did not display right if the width was not 1920.
Fix: Ratings for TV Series and TV Episodes are now automatically contributed to webservice.
Fix: Minor sync errors.
Fix: Minor bug when creating connection between Disc Title and TV Series

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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, 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 you can find me over at my blog at or follow me on twitter


Cubanblood December 16, 2011 at 7:26 am

WOW! For being a free s/w they sure take into account our feedbacks. A lot of new and very useful additions, specially being able to upload tv series to the webpage.

Dave December 17, 2011 at 10:48 am

I wouldn’t really call it “free,” to use the really good features you need to pay or collect enough points by submitting movie covers, etc. and that’s hard to do these days.

I also think it’s a mistake for them to drop WHS V.1 support…

Dave December 24, 2011 at 1:01 pm

Before I installed this new version I managed my collection with My Movies and used Media Browser to find and watch movies, and Media Browser showed the movie information from My Movies.
After the upgrade, Media Browser does not show that information.

Any ideas?

carl December 25, 2011 at 7:55 am


The reason why is simple, media browser fault
they were asked repeatedly to not use the internal files of mymovies, i.e. mymovies.xml. they had no place using those files.

they refused repeatedly, the file is now encrypted.

you should consider using mymovies front end, and if any features you enjoy that mymovies does not have then make a feature request and who knows.


Dave December 25, 2011 at 1:16 pm


Thanks for your prompt answer.
The main reason I use Media Browser is the ability to arrange my movies In folders and sub-folders, such as “home video”, “Movies”, “Children”, etc.
If I had such functionality in My Movies, I don’t need MB any more.
Is that a reasonable request?

carl December 25, 2011 at 3:19 pm

you can arrange your files however you like

for monitor there are limits but if you wanted to split your stuff up just put monitor at the sub folders not the main. can all work

as for personal movie you can create entrys and even upload them as personal titles.

there is no issue in doing that if you do it properly

communicate with me on mm forum and i will go over the details with you based on your structure.

carl2005 (my mm forum name)

Damian December 25, 2011 at 3:26 pm

Hi Cral,

Thanks for the feedback. I was aware of the issue with Media Browser and that Brian had asked the developers a while back to stop using the mymovies.xml. I understand why the MediaBrowser devs started using mymovies.xml but I do agree with Brian, and the devs should have stopped using when asked.

As far as Dave’s request, I think possibly what he is talking about is the ability to create virtual folders which you can access right from the main home page. I don’t believe there is such an ability with MM (there isn’t the “main page” in MM that there is in Media Browser)


carl December 25, 2011 at 3:50 pm

perhaps damian

lets find out and go from there

Dave December 26, 2011 at 1:43 am


I have more than 200 movies. Under “My Videos” library I created sub-folders for a few categories (Adult movies, children, home movies, TV series, etc.).
Each category may split to sub-folders again (TV series A, TV series B) and so on.

I prefer to arrange my movies this way on the hard drive, rather than all in one folder.
My Movies ignores the hierarchy and shows all movies mixed. Media Browser shows the folders as organized and allows easy drill down.


carl December 27, 2011 at 4:29 am

several ways to work with that dave, as i said contact me on mm website via forum pm, easier for me to check then coming back here.

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