Ok, let me give you some direction here...
1. Yes, all of your movies need to be in individual folders. Your movies directory should look something like this:
M:\Movies\The Dark Knight\Video_TS\Video_TS.ifo, etc.
2. The Backgrounds are currently downloaded from http://www.themoviedb.org
, and they MUST be written EXACTLY as they are on themoviedb.org
WRONG -> M:\Movies\Batman - The Dark Knight\Batman - The Dark Knight.mpg
RIGHT -> M:\Movies\The Dark Knight\The Dark Knight.mpg
3. Yes, Virtual Folders are just text files that have the extensions changed from .txt to .vf . Here's how I have mine set up:
"Movies.vf" contains this text:
The image points to a picture of a Director's Cut board... I think I found that here on the forums somewhere...
"TV Series.vf" contains this text:
folder: D:\TV Series
As you can see, my TV Series are stored on a different hard drive.
4. In MediaBrowser, my "Initial Location" is set to M:\Media , this means that when I start Media Browser, I have two options -- "Movies" or "TV Series".
5. I used Salami's Movie Organizer to retrieve all of the album art for my DVDs, as well as the metadata, and this is stored in each movie's individual folder. The backdrop files on ALMOST all of my movies is automatically downloaded after I roll over the movie from within MediaBrowser.
6. I used TVScout to retrieve the Metadata and folder images, metadata, etc. for my TV Series. Again, the backdrop is automatically downloaded if the folders are named correctly. I would like to try out MediaScout, but I don't know where to download it from.. I think I'll put up a post about this in the forum. The zip file is broken in the MediaScout post in the TVScout forum.
I hope that info helps get you started! I still think that this software will take off when it becomes more beginner-user friendly, but for now it runs GREAT once you get it all set up.