My Movies Wiki

Downloading My Movies

Modified: 2009/10/11 03:55 by mattardo - Categorized as: New User Guide
Go to and choose the download that best matches your OS.

Downloads Page

The following image is what the V3 Downloads will look like:

Beta Download

Which Version Should I Download?
This all depends on how you plan on using the program, so consider the following:
-Standalone Version is what a user will download who just wants to catalog and manage their collection and doesn't need the fancy My Movies MC-Interface - it just downloads Collection Management.
-Server/Client Version is what you need to run My Movies on your computer to catalog and manage your collection AND access your collection in Media Center using the My Movies MC-Interface. This is the software you will use on your main computer and it consist of Collection Management and the My Movies Media Center Interface. This is also for users who will be using My Movies as a Server and distributing their online movies throughout their home, and it will be the main Server computer.
-Client Version is what you would install on the other computers throughout your home, and they will connect to the main Server computer. This will enable you to watch movies on those Client computers, even if the actual movies are located on the main Server computer.

What Are Servers And Clients?!
This may be common sense to some people, but you can learn more about them here:
Servers and Clients

Choose The Correct Version
To continue with Downloading, choose one of the Editions of the program (note that with V3 all versions will be combined in one download, and upon installation you will have the choice of any of these). Next, choose your Operating System (OS).

What The Heck is x86 and x64? I AM FRIGHTENED!
Make Sure that you have chosen your correct version of Windows - x86 or x64. These are 2 different versions of Windows available, one having twice as much useable memory than the other (x86 is 32bit, and x64 is 64bit) and if you are unsure of what version of Windows you have, you probably have x86 - as this is the standard version of Windows. x64 is a specialized version of Windows and if you have that version, you will almost certainly be aware of that - because it requires a completely different installation of Windows. While it is possible for a new computer to ship with x64 as the OS Type, it's pretty rare and you will probably remember it if you were paying attention. For the majority of users - x86 is the correct version to choose.
If you're still unsure of what version of you have, there are various ways in which to determine this - and in that case, Google will be your helpful friend.

Okay - I Think I'm Ready To Download It.
Download it using the Link on the right with the nice graphical picture. When you have finished downloading it, make sure to Extract All Files.

From The FAQ at FAQ Link:
'"My Movies" exists in both a "Server" and a "Client" version, and for both x86 and x64 architecture, as well as in a special version for Windows Home Server. The "Server" installation contains both the server and the client tools, so if you do not require to run "My Movies" in more than one zone in your house, you only need to install the "Server" version on your machine.

If you plan to run "My Movies" on multiple machines you should install the "Server" version on the machine you would like to act as a server, which can be a standard Media Center PC or a Windows 2003 Server, and install the "Client" version on all other machines.

My Movies exists in a special version for Windows Home Server, that users of Windows Home Server will be able to install on any version of Windows Home Server.

If you would like multiple machines to be connected to a NAS device, and do not have a machine that can act as a server, you must install the "Server" version on all machines, and use folder monitoring to share data between the machines by monitoring the same file areas on the NAS device - you can in this situation not share offline stored titles.

The platform refers to the version of your Operating System, and not your processor technology. If you are unsure of which platform you are running, you are almost certainly running x86.'