myContent Installation

Welcome to the myContent App for use with myServer

myContent allows you to manage your Movie, Music, Recipe, Drinks, Wine, Art, Photos content from a full Windows application for ease of use.  You can install the App on the myServer PC or on a Remote PC for ease of use.

You will find the myContent app in the myInstaller App

Commercial movie DVDs and Blu-rays have copy protections, software like AnyDVD would be required to make backups.  Please note that depending on your local laws, making backup copies of commercial DVDs and Blu-rays may not be allowed.  (AnyDVD has been renamed to RedFox.)

 System Requirements

  • myServer version 5. or later on same or separate PC
  • Microsoft Windows (Vista, 7, 8, 10)
  • PC with persistent Internet connection (optional - to update coverart and lyrics)

Installation

  1. Download and run the App from myInstaller on the primary myServer PC.  You can also install on a workstation PC, but start on the primary myServer PC for simplicity.
  2. Open the myContent by clicking the icon on the desktop
  3. myContent communicates on port 6789 as a server (myServer is the client in this connection). This port is not configurable. Ensure that your PC firewall has this port open for outgoing messages. Your firewall may ask if it's OK to allow communications the first time myContent is started.



Setting up a Movie Library

  1. Within the myContent App, click on the Movie Browser tab.
  2. If you have used a competing movie management system you can Import Movies, here you can optionally bring in a movie library from a competing movie playback system.  Typically you would do this once, and then use Add Movies after the initial import from the 3rd party movie players.  After you have imported, continue to Step 3:
  3. If you are not importing your library from a competing system (most users) Click on Add Movies. Select Scan Network Folders.
  4. Configure your shared network path for where your movies are located like "\\SERVER\Videos"
  5. Click on "Auto Import Selected Media"
  6. Most libraries you should have "Use Folder Name as Movie Title" checked.  This is where your library is setup: "\\SERVER\Videos\Avatar\Avatar.mkv"  The auto import will see the name "Avatar" and will look up the metadata and coverart using this as it's search parameter.
  7. Click on Scan for New Media
  8. Your movies will be brought in and a displayed in the New Media section.  Click the Select All checkbox.  Deselect any movies you don't want to be looked up or added.  Click the down arrow button to start the lookup.  Depending on how many movies you have and your Internet connection, this process can take a while.
  9. Click on Movie Settings to edit your Auto Rip selections.
  10. Select Add Movie.  Here you can have myContent look in a folder for new or deleted movies.  Note that you can also select Auto Import.  This feature will automatically look up the movie by folder name, and automatically import the closest match including coverart and movie meta-data.  You can later review and manually edit or re-import if the Auto function didn't bring in the correct movie.  For most movies, the Auto Import does a great job.


Next Step:  Let's setup myMovies now that you have a database of movies to play!  Click HERE

Setting up Remote Media Players

  1. Select Media tab.
  2. If setting up a Arcsoft TMT as a Remote media player, install Arcsoft TMT on the Remote PC that is running myAVAgent. Note that Arcsoft TMT player is no longer supported by Arcsoft. Recommended is to use Media Player Classic instead.
  3. Optionally click on the Media Player Classic Tab. If setting up Media Player Classic, install that on the myAVAgent PC. You can also install the Media Player Black Edition.
  4. Browse to locate the mpc-hc.exe player.
  5. Open Media Player Classic app and go to "Options / Player / Web interface". Turn on networking on port 13579. You may also allow this port through the firewall of the myAVAgent PC.
  6. Optionally click on the Netflix / Amazon Tab.
  7. If you want to setup Netflix or Amazon movies, you must ensure that Internet Explorer (or Edge) are installed on the myAVAgent PC. Using IE, try playing a movie from Netflix or Amazon to ensure your PC will play a movie by going to their web site directly and logging in.
  8. Optionally click on the PowerDVD Tab.
  9. If setting up PowerDVD Player, install that on the myAVAgent PC.
  10. Browse to locate the PowerDVD player on the PowerDVD tab.
  11. Optionally click on the VLC Tab.
  12. If setting up VLC Player, install that on the myAVAgent PC.
  13. Browse to locate the VLC player on the VLC tab.
  14. myAVAgent is setup to network to VLC on port 6905 via VLC startup options. You may also allow this port through the firewall of the myAVAgent PC.
  15. Optionally click on the Zoom Player Tab.
  16. If setting up Zoom Player, install that on the myAVAgent PC.
  17. Browse to locate the Zoom Player on the Zoom Player tab.
  18. myAVAgent is setup to network to Zoom Player on port 4769 via VLC startup options. Open Zoom Player and enable this port in "Advanced Options / System". You may also allow this port through the firewall of the myAVAgent PC.



myAVAgent enables the ability to automate ripping of a movie on the Remote PC. Allonis LLC does not provide any ripping utilities but does simplify launching and automating the ripping app.

Setting up ISO / Archiving Support

  1. Select ISO / Archiving Support tab.
  2. To have myAVAgent facilitate automatically mount ISO ripped movies for playback, download and install Virtual CloneDrive
  3. .
  4. Browse to locate the VCD on the ISO / Archiving tab.
  5. Select which virtual drive letter is assigned from within VCD.
  6. Set the launch delay. Experiment on how long it takes your Remote PC to launch the VCD app.
  7. To have myAVAgent facilitate automating media archiving, install either AnyDVD HD or DVDFab.
  8. Browse to locate the Archiver to setup the full path.
  9. Select your archiving options
  10. Choose to archive to files (recommended) or to archive to ISO files.
  11. Check myMovie App in myServer and make sure the "Monitor" checkbox is unchecked for all your network folders.
  12. Install the AVDriver in myServer.
  13. Go into myServer's Family Manager and create new AVDriver devices that point to each PC where ripping will be done.
  14. Restart myAVAgent. You can now place a DVD into the optical drive of the Remote PC and it will be ripped to your content folder and be added to the myMovie database.


Next:  For Ultimate / Trial installation, install myMovies.  Click HERE

Checking existing Sessions

  1. Select the Sessions tab.
  2. View which audio apps are currently connected to myAVAgent
  3. You may need to start an audio session by selecting the Remote player from a myServer client for the sessions to populate.