[mythtv-users] viewing recordings via Windows - preferred solution today?
tom at redpepperracing.com
Fri Sep 28 00:58:23 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
>> 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
Careful with mythrename.pl, I use it to create links to the original
files, if you don't it will rename the file on disk. Normally not a
problem, but I prefer links.
> I suppose one could drop a periodic run of mythrename.pl into cron to
> make it automagic?
Yep, that's what I do, usually at 5 and 35 past the hour.
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