I have been searching around on here and have learned a lot...thanks! Usually I am the guy helping others with tech things, but this time I need the help. Currently I am looking for an alternative to Windows Media Center as my media server. I run Windows 7 32 bit as my home share. I have several laptops(mac & win), tablets, phones, xbox, ps3, etc... that all play videos from my old laptop which holds my films and music. I want to switch to boxee. Recently I got a used one from Amazon which seems to be a good working machine.
My problem I cannot seem to resolve - Boxee Box sees my share drives, plays the videos, and will put DvD art and other info correctly to each video. However all of this is only under the "files" section of Boxee Box menu options. And it only appears in a list with no art visible.
What I would like is for the movies and TV shows to fall under the appropriate icon and have the appearance of netflix like cataloging similar to other boxee images I have seen. After two days I cannot seem to get the search to find the files on the drives under movies or TV shows all while showing up fine, but listed under files.
Can I do this under movies and TVshows? Or can I make the files show up in a different view with art?
I have follow all the directions on here that I have found to date including the naming conventions, share for everyone, firewall, etc... All my other machines do this with ease, but on windows media center.
Would someone give me a walk through or point me to the proper directions here on the forum?
My network - All wired to include Boxee Box except portable laptops and phones. I have one linksys router wired in and wireless WP2 with two 8 port trendnet switches over a wimax connection sometimes switched to a verizon 3g connection.
Thank you for your time!