Wanted..MCE app to help manage recorded TV across multiple MCEs and a 1TB shared media drive

Discussion in 'Windows Media Center' started by Robert Desel, Dec 1, 2004.

  1. Robert Desel

    Robert Desel Guest

    Here is my situation.

    I have 3 MCE's
    They each record various shows and series with a fair amount of overlap
    between then (e.g. i record Lost on all three).
    I use the share recorded TV app to shre the recorded TV folders between
    these machines

    I am looking for the following....

    1) Some way to tell when looking at recorded TV on which machine the show
    2) Some way to automatically move certain shows or types of shows (e.g.
    movies) to a common shared (1TB) drive that I have. I want to keep the
    series on each machine.
    3) A way to automatically reconnect these machines. Currently I need to
    dust off the mouse and run teh share recorded TV each time I need to reboot
    or the network goes down. I have tried putting the shortcuts in the startup
    folder but then they run before the network is connected, and I have tried
    putting a short cut in my videos to run inside of MCE but the share recorded
    TV app will not run if MCE is already running.

    I know that someone will recommend an MCX but I have tried these and they
    just dont work for me....I still need a MCE for each MCX (my MCE's can
    handle Live tv plus acting as a file server even though they have 1GB of
    memory and 3ghz pentiums) in addition relying on network hubs and other PCs
    and racks of STBs creates too many potential weak links).

    Any ideas/
    Robert Desel, Dec 1, 2004
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