I recently ripped movies from my DVD collection and have it neatly organized in a folder on my Windows desktop. Is there any media that will list out all the videos in that folder, movie poster and the movie's synopsis similar with a DVR / PVR-like interface?

Additional details: all my videos are in MP4 format and my desktop is a Windows 7 Home Premium.

  • Welcome to Software Recommendations. Please do explain what you means with "DVR / PVR-like interface" for thoose who don't know the terms. Commented Apr 14, 2014 at 15:06

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XBMC and Plex are two great ones.

Both are forked from the same code base, with XBMC being the "original," I think.

They can access files of almost any format, automatically retrieve the metadata and more, and it all works in a fantastic interface suitable for Keyboard/Mouse, Gamepad, or Remote Controls.

  • Do those have a P/DVR like interface? Commented Apr 14, 2014 at 18:47
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    In my experience, yes. I use both Plex and XBMC on a regular basis, and my grandmother, who is used to using a DVR from Dish Network (Sorry, I don't know the models) even told me that this is very similar. Also, if you install the proper plugins, I understand that you can even use it AS a DVR. There are several different layouts available, but here is an example of one
    – ZLHysong
    Commented Apr 14, 2014 at 18:50

Smovault is a software that you are looking for exactly. It is free for personal use. It uses TMDb to download movie data like cast, crew, posters, etc and also provides movie recommendations based on your taste. It has a bulk import feature which requires folders to be named similar to a movie, which it then searches for correct movie match on TMDb. It does all of this in a user friendly manner.

[DISCLOSURE] - I am the developer of Smovault.

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