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The games database is a fantastic thing to have, but given the nature of Launchbox and how easy it is to get it to launch a player and watch any movie, would a movie database be possible? Or maybe a connection to The Open Movie Database API? Seems a bit silly, since Launchbox is mainly a game-focused launcher, but I want to know if there's any chance of putting movies into the mix.

 

...Or books...

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My living room pc starts up with Kodi, then i launch BigBox from within Kodi, with the plugin that is on the download page :)
Kodi does movies and tv-shows great, and BigBox compliments that with a great way to handle games - obviously :)

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I tried kodi once and could never get it to even show boxart.  It was not intuitive to me anyways.  I gave up.  It looked great though from what I saw on everyone's setups. 

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you wouldn't need to make your own DB you would just need to connect to one of the existing ones API but either way its pretty firmly been stated before that there won't be any additional media types being supported by the program unless it in the distant future so the point is moot

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On 23/03/2017 at 8:03 PM, walter10h said:

The games database is a fantastic thing to have, but given the nature of Launchbox and how easy it is to get it to launch a player and watch any movie, would a movie database be possible? Or maybe a connection to The Open Movie Database API? Seems a bit silly, since Launchbox is mainly a game-focused launcher, but I want to know if there's any chance of putting movies into the mix.

 

...Or books...

There is a third-party app called LaunchMovies(you can find it in the Downloads section) which does that by using theMovieDB's database. I tested it and it works just fine.

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On 30/03/2017 at 2:45 PM, Styphelus said:

We can't even get the Games DB complete, never mind a movie database. Kodi and Ember is the way to go as lordmonkus mentioned.

Haha, I was going to say this. Let's finish one thing first, or "concentrate all our fire" on the Games Database. (Quote from Yoda AOTC). 

 

Edited by JamesBond@ge

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Thank you guys for all your answers. In the end, I guess I'll stick with kodi for my movie needs. :)

 

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