Got numerous TV shows lined up on your PC and don’t know which one to start first? Forgot the last episode you watched of Game of Thrones? Well, its quite an annoyance when we have an umpteen number of TV shows on our PC and we don’t have any clue where to start. And then, even when we pick one, we often forget the last episode where we left off. One way would be to create a playlist on your default media player. The other however, is to use Episode Player instead. The application keeps track of all your favorite downloaded shows and lets you know what was the last episode you were watching. Whether you like Dexter or Spartacus, House M.D or Lost, and Supernatural or Lost, it will keep every show in order, so that you can easily check whether you have missed an episode or not. It automatically recognizes all the available media players on your computer and provides their shortcuts, allowing you to play the episode in your favorite media player. Not only does it automatically detect all built-in applications such as Windows Media Player, Windows Media Center etc., it also adds third-party players such as KMPlayer, VLC and MPC. Details to follow after the jump.
Although the application is quite simple looking, the obvious focus here is its functionality. When you launch the application, the first thing you need is to add the source directory of your TV shows. Click Open Folder at the bottom left and select the source directory. You will see that all the available episodes get listed in the left panel, in order of episode number. Furthermore, the application will scan your PC for installed media players and place their shortcuts in the right sidebar. To begin, select the episode, followed by your preferred media player and click Play to start watching it. The application will let you know which episode you’ve already watched by fading the episodes name and highlighting it with a checkmark.
Despite being an awesome episode tracker, the application does have a few hiccups. For instance, it would have been better if it allowed users to easily select already added folders instead of manually selecting them each time they want to switch to a different show. We hope the developer will implement this function in future updates. It works on Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8. Both 32-bit and 64-bit OS editions are supported.