Hey Paul. Yeah, I'll be sticking with My Movies v4.07 in conjunction with Windows Media Center under Windows 7. I refuse to be tied at the hip to the My Movies online servers. Their mandatory sync model with My Movies v5 is a deal breaker for me. And yes, title data from the My Movies online servers is no longer accessible via My Movies v4. You can view the listings, but the actual data will no longer download. It's been turned off. As such you're limited to creating personal titles from scratch. I profile a given title in DVD Profiler first anyway, so it's just a matter of copying the data and cover art over from DVD Profiler. Takes just a couple minutes. Backdrops still download. Sometimes they don't. I replace the ones that download with my own anyway. If a backdrop doesn't download I just access the given title from the database directly. I generate a random GUID adding that value to the database in the appropriate place, then dropping my image in the backdrops folder naming accordingly. IMDB data can still be searched for and imported. You are limited to searching by IMDB ID though. To search by title or the longer IMDB ID's they're using now the DLL from My Movies v5 has to be used. It works great with My Movies v4.Pauven wrote: ↑Thu Jun 18, 2020 5:21 pmHey Frank @fdavis71,
I was starting to work on changer support, beginning with configuring a changer in My Movies so I can add some fake test discs. I hit a brick wall really quickly.
Apparently (and as you already know), the MM changer support is only installed if you have WMC, which of course I don't (and don't plan to install on Win10). So I'm not able to configure a changer for assigning discs to slots, and I can't do any testing. Arg!!!
Even worse, I read through this thread, and it seems like Binnerup's stance is that changer support is only for pre-Win10 with WMC (and not officially supported on a Win10 WMC hackinstall): https://www.mymovies.dk/forum.aspx?g=posts&m=214347
I know that Binnerup just recently turned off most of the web access for MM v4, essentially making the product end of life. Your posts seems to suggest that you are continuing with v4 in a fully manual mode, though I'm wondering if you are planning to make the leap to v5 at some point.
For me to do some development, I need sample My Movies xml metadata that include the changer slot assignment data. But since v4 files are encrypted, that means I need them from v5.
I'm also wondering what all this ultimately means for a changer user like yourself - can you ever upgrade to Win10 without having to force hackinstall WMC just to enable the changer support in MMCM? Sure seems like a lot of hoops to jump through.
As for the changer support. I no longer use My Movies for Windows Media Center to power on a given changer, then selecting the given disc. The feature only supports up to 9 com ports, even with My Movies v5. I have 15 of the Sony BDP-CX7000ES units now. I actually stopped using the feature some time ago. I still have the Collection Management application configured as if I use the feature. The disc(s) for a given title, I still assign each disc the given changer and slot number. I only do so however, so that "location" data is displayed within My Movies for Windows Media Center. When I find something to watch I then power on the given changer and select the disc in question via an activity I created for my universal remote, my universal remote also being used for general control of the changer. I additionally have my universal remote remember the power states of all my changers including the last disc selected for each. I'm using a 20-port serial switch in conjunction with my remote control system to communicate with the changers. The switch provides for controlling the changers independently or collectively. Simplifies the hardware and software side of things greatly. Using a single set of RS-232 commands to control all 15 changers in addition to single disc Sony Blu-ray player, a BDP-S5000ES which is basically the Sony BDP-CX7000ES, but without the carousel. (See here and here to learn more.)