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John Simmons / outlaw programmer9-Nov-12 5:42
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I work on code at home, and try to include something that I've never done before. My current "big" task is my Media center PC software (I put that on the back burner when I developed an unnatural urge to re-do Anagrams as a WPF app). I'm back at it on the MAH project though, and am currently working on the back-end (SQL Server database with custom code instead of using bloatware DRM frameworks).

I do the manual coding because I like to, and see no reason to avoid it. After all, it's not like I'm on any real schedule, and my project manager is my wife, who isn't too terribly bothered by Media Portal right at the moment. On the other hand, I cringe whenever I use Media Portal, knowing full well it needs to be updated, but not wanting to deal with the process (and mostly because of the additional plugins I use).

In any case, I've gotten to the point where I can scan a "media source" (a drive on my network) for .iso and .mkv files, query an online movie database, and associate queried data with the selected file. I got to the point that I'm ready to save the movie info to the database, and realized I didn't have a database. I can also put additional DVDs into drives and usb thumb drives, on any of the systems on the network and watch those "on the fly" (they're not added to the database, but show up in the list of available movies under the genre "Removable Media").

All in all, I'm having a great time futzing around.
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