Forgive the plethora of n00b here, but wanted to make sure I wasn’t making too much of a fool of myself and/or trying to make things happen that aren’t really possible.
Got my 4K+ this morning, and absolutely LOVING it so far. Have set up all the relevant video/audio/subtitle options, and it’s working beautifully.
My setup is as such:
A WD 6Tb (formatted in NTFS - I know, I know… I’ll reformat it in ExFat soon!) is connected via USB. I’m using Optical out to go into a set of Logitech Z906’s. That side all works beautifully.
One of the main reasons I got on board the Vero train was we were interfacing the 6TB drive through our TV. The TV itself really didn’t like a 6TB drive, and also owing to the archaic interface on the TV, I had to manually switch between Dolby Digital and DTS output, depending upon what the file featured.
So, my drive is filled with 10 folders, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s, 2010s etc. all the way up to 2018. All the files are repackaged and renamed MKV files with either DTS, AC3, DTS-HD MA audio and stripped of all but the forced English subs.
From the reading I’ve been able to do so far, seems that by me doing that (removing or modifying some of the metadata and deleting the NFO file) means I’m unable to ‘scrape’ data from the online utilities to get poster artowrk/synopses etc.
My question is; is there a way around that? The files all have common sense filenames, such as Avengers Infinity War.mkv. Is there not an online facility that can use that admittedly limited metadata to bring in details?
One other (small) thing… is it possible to ‘pin’ folders from the USB HDD to the Home Menu? So, for instance, have the:
…folders present on the root/home menu? No problem if not, just something that would save a few clicks and would make it even simpler for my far less tech friendly housemates (which is one of the reasons I’ve gone down this route).
Aside from that, I’m really very happy with the box so far. It’s an absolute marvel!