I have been searching for an application to scan and manage my movie collection, but it is much harder than I thought it would be.
My dream app would do the following:
* scan my movie folder, which is full of .avi files
* download some info for each movie from imdb based on the filename
* display the movies in a nice little list which I can search etc.
* let me click on a movie in the list to launch the associated file in an external player.
I have found and tried four possibilities, but they each have problems:
GCstar: Doesn't scan - have to manually add each movie and manually associate it with a file.
Griffith: Doesn't scan and can't associate movies with a file.
Mythtv with the video plugin: Couldn't get it to scan my movie folder, not sure if it downloads movie info. I don't really like this option because it's just a plugin for an app whose main function I don't use (don't need all the TV features).
XBMC: This is the best one I've tried so far, but it is still pretty unstable (it's alpha) and I couldn't see a way to correct the movies that it misidentified when it scanned my movie folder.
Are there any other apps or options that I am missing? Or do I have to accept that the app I am describing doesn't exist?
Thanks for any help