Boxee: All in one Perfect Media Center Solution for Windows Linux & Mac
How many times have we tried managing our huge multimedia collection? I have around 2TB of Media which includes Movies, TV Shows and Music Videos so, was trying different Software to organize library with proper Media info. Boxee is one of the promising solution.
To start with, and tell you what Boxee is, in one line, then Boxee is a media center application that scans and tags all your media from IMDB with subtitles support from opensubtitles.org. Good thing is it’s a cross platform and is natively supported on Linux, Windows and Macintosh.
It has plenty of worthy features to check out. Let’s get an overview of it by scrolling down with screenshots:
On first start, Boxee will scan complete hard Disk for media files and will try to list the files according to it’s own intelligence and getting info from IMDB. This scan time depends on your size of your Media Library; It took 2 hours to scan my system.
Main screen just after logging in to your account. Featured Tab fetches content from pre-defined sources like Netflix, Colleghumor, etc. Category wise tabs for your Media is given at top for fast access.
Browsing Hard Disk is a breeze with inbuilt File Browser for Media Files. This is helpful in case, some files are not listed automatically in Boxee library (maybe because of bad filename) So, you can add them manually.
This is how Movie Library looks alongwith Information and Thumbnails of selected movie. Information includes movie poster thumbnails, parental rating, plot, star rating, cast, director etc.
Hover your mouse to the left of the screen to reveal the library management menu that allows you to organise and search the library as well as define new sources for the library.
First scan may have not identified some files correctly. So, you can manually specify proper name and file could be identified and placed in library in organized manner.
Here, “Add Parts” is an interesting option. Sometimes we have a single movie comprising of 2-3 files depending on the size. This is where you can add those files so that multiple part files of the same movie are tagged together.
Even TV shows can be sorted according to season.
It’s not just Media Organizer but also consist of inbuilt Media Player with various Audio and Video Settings to configure while playback.
Inbuilt Subtitle search feature lets you download subtitles for Movies and TV shows in language you prefer.
Last but not least and which everyone will love to use. Boxee lets you share What you are watching on Social Networks instantly right from Player interface.
Download Boxee – You need to signup and obtain download link.
Thanks Ajitem Sahasrabuddhe [ @GreatDharmatma ] for the tip!