VLC, while a fine player is no frontend. For me I took the old filing cabinet approach and my videos are in folders by subject, type and date. So my TV series starts at TV (natch?) and in there is BonBon John and in that Season 1, etc.
In the Movies series I created 36 folders from A to Z and 0 to 9. Then movies are in alphabetical.
For Home movies, that's that's in the HM folder with content by date or rather season. So each year has a folder and in each folder if it's needed Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall.
I use VLC/Mac. I've got a ton of home videos. Sometimes I may want to watch about old fishing trips, or one of my daughter's events, etc.
What I want is someway to list them, add keywords, then to list them by searching on one or more keywords.
Is there a way to do this in VLC? Can I somehow add keywords to meta information in the file and search for them? Do I need a database? If so, how do get the results of that query and create a playlist quickly?
And to complicate matters. I don't want to buy anything.