Best Windows 8 Apps
30 March 2013
Ist doesnt Play DVD Images - so dont waste your time with installing this app just for this purpose
27 February 2013
I'd like to thank the people who wrote this app, I think its great. I have over 1000 movies that I've collected and us a WDTV Live hub to watch them with. I love the hub, but what I really needed was a software so I could view my library on my PC. This does a great job...
I'd like to be able to add different file types even if they are not all playable on the PC, ex: .mkv .iso Also It would nice to be able to view by folder. I classify my genres buy putting them in folder like Horror-Thriller
16 February 2013
Exactly what I needed to watch my movies on my HTPC. Good options too. Much better than the one that comes with Windows.
23 April 2013
But wish there was a way to add TV shows and keep the episodes organized within each show. Maybe even a way to track which of your episodes have and haven't been watched. There are a few other apps out there that already claim to do so, but have to many bugs and glitches right nit to call any of them king. Any app that can do this, could easily take the place of the horrid Xbox Video and probably when over a lot of purchases.
Update: App update does everything I asked for and more! Amen!
27 May 2014
Could not get this app to play .vob files from a folder on a USB drive. Doesn't even show them in a file manager list.
21 April 2013
Useless, useless, useless.
30 June 2013
Now I need something similar for my music. Just one request. I have two versions of a lot of movies. Some 3d. But on mouse over it's impossible to tell which ones which. Are there 3d movie posters you can make available? Or have it display the name of the file on mouse over? Thanks. I will be purchasing this one
12 June 2014
Great free app. Only request is the ability to play MKV files.
20 July 2013
I have been looking for an app just like this. I did not want to look at movies in a folder view but as a poster view-this did it, it grouped the TV shows together in 1 group with the poster view for the series. I purchased the Premier -($6). This allowed me to group items, make my own groups & for the titles that were not identified a quick title change to the correct title and they were recognized. Love it!
The only thing that is missing is a way to mark individual TV episodes as watched.
28 November 2014
cannot insert a DVD into the drive and have it play.
This app is awful and its developers should be ashamed.
15 September 2014
This is a great app! Works very easily and is very accurate. A Windows Phone app of this would always be welcome! ;-)
25 May 2013
I purchased the plus account so I could make my own groups and get all future upgrades - it was worth every penny!!! I would love a music app just like this.
24 May 2013
This is easily the best movie app in the store. I have a large collection and it found and matched almost everything right away. The items I did have to modify were done with a simple title edit. I had no issues with the "smarts" at all and have many movies in the same folders and separate folders. Playback of my mp4's from my nas was smooth.
Only feature I would request is parental controls to limit what the kids can see. Keep up the great work!!!!
28 April 2013
Had some initial issues with setup, but once I got things worked out - this app is great. Support was very quick and helpful. I really like being able to choose my own home page.
Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a better alternative to the default Windows 8 app. Having tried the other free movie apps out there - this one has the best support, options, and seems to be updated regularly with new features and fixes.
19 April 2013
Nice interface, can add sections such as HD movies, Home Movies, Concerts etc.. smooth scrolling while accessing. Server set up was easy.
However, mkv formats all seem to be transcoded on the fly and if you are wanting full 1080P content to play smoothly, you have to down rez it and that just ain't right. Still playing with it and like it even w/o having direct mkv playback.
14 March 2013
I like this much better than the built-in video app. It's pretty, does better categorization of movies, and is focused on the movies I own rather than on what the app wants to sell me.
I only have two small complaints.
1. The app is slow to start up even after syncing all content.
2. Some of the movies aren't recognized correctly and I can't find a way to fix them. For example, I have a children's animated Xmas special named Jack Frost which is shown as an R rated horror film.
20 February 2013
Does not handle TV episodes/series at all. Does not handle existing folder and backdrop images very well. Does not handle Box sets or collections (i.e.: it will just show each move as a seperate item and not as a collection. Thus for those with large movie collections it is to cluttered.. Also, a main issue for me; there is no good remote support., you can browse but not start a movie, nor can you select any genre from within a detail screen..
20 October 2013
Awsome! I was looking for a simple yet beautiful app to display my collection or movies and this fits the bill perfectly! The default videos app more pushes the store down our throats and does not have any simple features to beautify and play your collection. Of course there are some things that could be added in the future to make it even better such as more views and things but this is great! Definatlly deserves 5 starts! Keep up the great development on this!
15 June 2013
I cant do any editing on here so there is not a point to this app .
12 May 2013
There is no volume control! This app uses folder names to get video information which is unreliable for this type of app. (this type of content frequently has an ID, folder names is usually a fallback when all else fails) The app doesn't have any smarts about what to do when multiple files exist in the same folder for all the file types I tried. The app frequently can't play content that is perfectly good. Basically this app is a pretty UI with very basic playback capabilities.
15 April 2013
If this could include recorded t.v. which is recorded in .wtv format with WMC, I'd say this app is perfect!
10 March 2013
This is a fantastic app, and as others have said, very close to perfect. The only thing I would like is an easy way to edit either the file name or details in the app so that I can fix any movies that are 'Unknown' without having to look through the explorer. Awesome stuff though!
2 March 2013
I use this to manage all the movies both on my hard drive and my network. Works great and does a great job of capturing the Windows 8 feel!
10 September 2014
I wonder how to download posters and artwork...
Youtube videos are obsolete.
6 September 2014
I put in a DVD and all I get is a black screen. WASTE OF Time. No help menu, no instructions. No good.
19 July 2014
Easy to load, but then wouldn't play anything! I loaded a DVD and nothing happened! Tried to find it on the DVD drive - nothing! Absolutely horrible app!
5 May 2014
This update has problems. If you move the bar to the end of the movie, then when you replay it, the movie does not reset to the beginning.
27 April 2014
I've been looking for an program or app like this since I got my very first digital movie.......... Found it!
Fills in info, actors, crew, covers and all you have to do is have the title of the movie right!
It's defiantly worth the extra cash to become a Premium Member!
You are able to edit it all yourself with a lot more options!
22 April 2014
Since updating to include support for TV Shows this app is now everything I was looking for, an inexpensive way to organize all my content, complete with Trailers even for some titles. Very nice work, and well worth the price for the upgrade. Thank you so Much!
16 February 2014
I just want a simple function to play DVD, couldn't figure it out and have to remove it