I'm just getting into the HTPC hobby at the moment, but I'm have a slight conundrum. I can't find the right software for me. I've tried XBMC and MediaPortal, but neither seem to fit what I want from a media manager.
Let me clarify. I use MediaMonkey for my music. Its fast, only slightly buggy, and has library features coming out of everywhere. I can organise, tag and play, all in the same window. I'm hoping there's some media centre software out there similar to it. To get to the point, I'm looking for media centre software that will allow me to get into its guts and let me really scan for my media files. XBMC and MediaPortal both only pick up about half of my media library (not counting music), and unsurprisingly, they both pick up different things.
I want something that has great library management and (hopefully - although the YaMMM plugin does this to great effect) tagging facilities, along with the ability to throw a skin over the top so my non-techie housemates can use it.
Any bones that can be thrown, please throw them!