I’m interested in downloading the myserver and a couple of apps for the trial period to see if it’s going to meet my requirements. I currently run windows server essentials 2016 server on a four core Xeon cpu w/16 gigs of ram with all my PCs joined to the domain. I plan on adding another htpc to the domain for my bedroom.
I’m a former Windows Media Center/MyMovies user. I’ve been using the software for years but with EOL for Windows7 coming very soon, I’ve been looking for alternatives. All my movies are ripped as full folder structures from the disc. My music is ripped as MP3s. All the shares are fully accessible with the other computers joined to the domain.
I currently use my living room htpc for music and movies with tv, Netflix/Amazon/Pandora streaming dedicated to my Tivo Romeo. I certainly don’t mind doubling up on apps on my htpc for for those streaming services because if I’m already watching a movie or listening to music I can simply switch over to that app with out having to switch inputs and remotes.
The MYMovies app is set up by default to play ripped media from a hard drive are there any restriction on the software player? I currently use powerdvd 17. Are there any issues with external players not wanting to relinquish focus when I want to switch back to pick another movie? Is there a particular preference for a external player that works best? What is the mechanism if any to import MyMovies database into MyMovies app? I have a combination of movies and tv series so it’s pretty easy for me to just pick a episode to watch and it jumps right to it.
Am I able to buy/rent movies directly from the amazon app or do I have to use my iPad/safari to choose the movie I want to purchase.
I don’t mind spending the money if everything works reliably and I have access to adequate support. Initially I’d start the trial with myserver, MyMovies and mymusic. Sorry for the long post!