I’m a bit let down at the moment. After dropping $50 on this program, I assumed that enabling the USB support for external drives meant that when I hooked up my 1TB mybook, I would have the same user experience as if they were streamed or synced. I figured I could go to “my movies” and it would scan the internal and external for content. as lee corso says, “not so fast my friend.”
Instead, I have to go to DVD>FILES>EXTERNAL DRIVE>MOVIES FOLDER>DISC TITLE.MP4. now, disctitle.mp4 shows up as a generic file. There’s no artwork. there’s no story summary. I didn’t waste my time with MetaX to lose all of that information. Yes, I understand that you can download a movie poster and label it disc title.jpg and it will show up. There are two problems with that: (1) I shouldn’t have to, and (2) now I have a bunch of .jpg files sitting on the drive even though the movie file already has the artwork. Even if I was okay with this, i get big green rectangles flashing around and then it starts playing. there’s also some tracking icons that show up on the screen when you skip chapters. I think the quality is also a little degraded. elf definitely did not look the same (one of the movies i tested).
Does anyone know if there is a planned fix so that the external usb content will look like synced or streamed media? I saw there was a thread about doing a bunch of work in terminal to make an alias, but I couldn’t tell if that’s going to get me what i want. Also, I almost never use terminal and have no idea what any of the language suggested means.