Windows Media 10, Sony Vaio MCE and Portable Players

Discussion in 'Windows Media Center' started by Lee, Nov 21, 2004.

  1. Lee

    Lee Guest

    OK, here's the deal, and I'm hoping there is an easy
    (haha) answer to my question. I have a Sony Vaio 710G
    running MCE 2004 without any problems. I have installed
    Media Player 10 which also seems to work just fine. I
    have the ability to purchase a rca lyra audio/video
    player at a great price. I want to be able to transfer
    the tv shows I record on to the device. I figured that
    the easiest way to do that would be to use Media Player
    10 and the "sync" function.

    Here's the problem, media player 10 cannot seem to find
    the tv shows that I recorded and I do not know where to
    tell media player to look. Sony does not use media
    player 10 to view recorded tv shows or dvd's (I'm pretty
    sure about the tv shows, I *know* that sony uses
    intervideo to view dvds in media center). Does anyone
    have any idea where recorded tv is stored on sony media
    systems and what I would need to do in order to have
    medial player 10 find the shows? I figure that if I can
    have media player 10 find the shows then I can figure out
    how to have the lyra sync with player 10 so that the
    shows will appear on the portable device.

    Sorry that the question is so long and I am hoping that
    there is a simple solution or someone might be able to
    point me in the right direction.

    Lee, Nov 21, 2004
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  2. Lee

    Jeff Griffin Guest

    TV files are stored in C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Shared
    Documents\Recorded TV\

    Jeff Griffin
    Windows XP Media Center Edition MVP
    Jeff Griffin, Nov 21, 2004
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  3. You do not have an "All TV" section in the WMP library tab? That's weird.
    Have you tried re-installing WMP10 from the Microsoft download site to see
    if it detects your TV shows?
    Michel Bordeleau [MCE-MVP], Nov 21, 2004
  4. Lee

    Lee Guest

    Thanks for the assistance!! Once I found out where the
    Recorded TV was stored in the Shared Documents folder, I
    was able to add that folder to the list of folders for
    Windows Media 10 was looking for content. Media 10 was
    then able to pick up the programs and make them available
    for viewing.

    It was counterintuitive, at least on the Sony system,
    because Media 10 is not the native player and my recorded
    tv programs did not initially show when searching for
    media content. Once I manually triggered the search, it
    found the content.

    This forum is teriffic! Thanks again for the help!
    Lee, Nov 21, 2004
  5. I had to manually point WMP10 to watch my Recorded TV folder before it
    showed any programs in the library.

    Peter Near [MCE MVP], Nov 21, 2004
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