(cool) Hector wrote:
There are so many of these media player boxes for sale now that allow you to play your movie collection, but the navigation is so basic with just folders and no pictures or additional info.
I think that most of those boxes already include Kodi, and I suppose (haven't tested it in a box) that it does a great job at displaying movie posters and additional info.
Nonetheless Coollector could become a good alternative to Kodi (thanks to its recommendations, movie discovery, full cast, Netflix listings, etc...).
Kodi is used on these boxes I think mostly for streaming online content and playing it. When used to access local content however (i.e. video files on an attached hard drive), as far as I can tell it is unable to detect video files by their titles in order to display posters and info the way Coolector does, so being able to use a hypothetical Coolector app for the purpose of browsing
one's own collection would be superior to doing so using Kodi alone. Kodi, as a media player could be used to play the movies themselves, so if you could find a way to link the two that would be potentially quite awesome I think, where one would browse using Coolector, then play a linked video using Kodi (or any other decent media player app/program supported by the box).