[mythtv-users] viewing recordings via Windows - preferred solution today?

Todd mythtv at vbref.org
Thu Sep 27 21:38:19 UTC 2007

Tom Lichti <tom at redpepperracing.com> writes:

> Todd wrote:
> > Greetings again, 
> >
> > I have another nagging question over my 2 months of MythTV use that
> > neither google nor a browse of the past 2 months of archives here has
> > helped me much with. 
> >
> > Say I have a Windows XP machine on the LAN -- what is considered the
> > most elegant (i.e. non-techie-wife-friendly once isntalled) way to
> > allow recordings to be viewed from such a box?
> >
> > Is there a well behaved MythTV frontend for Windows?  
> >
> > I was able to find WinMyth and http://www.sudu.dk/mythtvplayer/ and
> > several others that seem like they might skin this cat, but it's hard
> > to judge from the masses which is going to be the least drama for a
> > midrange user.
> >
> > Thanks in advance for narrowing the choices down and sharing
> > experience. 
> >   
> Honestly, I just use Samba to map a drive to the directory where I have
> mythrename.pl put links to the shows by name, and use Explorer and VLC
> to play them. However I'm the only person who does this in the house, so
> it's not a huge priority for me...

Indeed, this seems simple enough....  I learned 2 things from ya:
mythrename.pl and that VLC will play the format Myth uses.  Thanks

I suppose one could drop a periodic run of mythrename.pl into cron to
make it automagic?

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