Solved

Change default recording folder XP Media Center Edition...

Posted on 2006-11-09
6
2,243 Views
Last Modified: 2008-09-10
Does anyone know how to change the default TV recording folder to point to a different local drive?  I haven't installed the OS yet, but will be doing so this afternoon and need to get this answered ASAP.  Thanks!
0
Comment
Question by:mbbuechler
  • 3
  • 3
6 Comments
 
LVL 70

Accepted Solution

by:
Merete earned 250 total points
ID: 17920302
Look in the record settings of the media recorder.
Recordings are stored as regular files in the Recorded TV folder under Shared Documents just cut them out of here once done.
A. By default, XP MCE 2005 stores all recorded programs in the Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents\Recorded TV folder on the system drive.
Default save location of the Recorded Content
Within MCE, Settings, TV, Recorder, Recorder Storage.
Change the Record on Drive option.
Using this method, the Recorded TV will be stored under the <drive
letter>:\Recorded TV directory.

If you want more control, you can either use TweakMCE or edit the registry
directly.
However, make sure that whatever directory you choose, the Local System
Account has permission to write to it, and also add this same directory to
your Watched Folder registry entry, so that MCE will look to that new
location for your recorded tv content (all this is done automatically if you
do it within Media Center as mentioned above).


It's also worth mentioning that recordings you make with Media Center can be backed up to recordable DVD
http://www.winsupersite.com/showcase/windowsxp_mediacenter_copy.asp

Full coverage of Media center.
http://www.winsupersite.com/reviews/windowsxp_mediacenter.asp

Hope thi shelps you
Regards M


0
 

Expert Comment

by:knight1fox3
ID: 22438857
Hello,

Would it be possible to change the recording directory to a mapped network drive (say like a NAS) so that you could watch the recording from any PC on the same network?  I've tried setting the registry to record to a network drive (drive Z:/ in my case) and whenever I restart MC, the directory is automatically changed back to the default.  I'm thinking this has to do with the settings in the recorder section of MC in which I cannot select a network drive but only a local drive.  Any thoughts on this?  Thanks.
0
 

Expert Comment

by:knight1fox3
ID: 22439033
Another thought I had was if I change the appropriate registry keys to \\<network device>\<folder> instead of the mapped drive letter location (i.e. Z:/<folder>/recorded tv).  I will try this.
0
Courses: Start Training Online With Pros, Today

Brush up on the basics or master the advanced techniques required to earn essential industry certifications, with Courses. Enroll in a course and start learning today. Training topics range from Android App Dev to the Xen Virtualization Platform.

 
LVL 70

Expert Comment

by:Merete
ID: 22444613
knight1fox3 I would not recomend attempting that> recording to a mapped drive, if you want to share your recordings just share the folder of the finalised videos.
Drag it to allocated shared folder.
 If someone were to access the video while in use or attempt to modify it hmm sounds like more problems than you need.
0
 

Expert Comment

by:knight1fox3
ID: 22445406
Ok well my thought above did work.  I am now able to record directly to my NAS.

Hi Merete, the laptop that does the recording isn't always on so sharing a folder on that computer wouldn't always be ideal.  Since it is a small home network, there shouldn't be any problems with accessing files during the recording process.  Thanks for the tip.
0
 
LVL 70

Expert Comment

by:Merete
ID: 22446715
Hey no probs glad to hear you sorted it too. Thanks for posting back :)
0

Featured Post

Courses: Start Training Online With Pros, Today

Brush up on the basics or master the advanced techniques required to earn essential industry certifications, with Courses. Enroll in a course and start learning today. Training topics range from Android App Dev to the Xen Virtualization Platform.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
IT Director 7 28
How to open external drive that have files from MACBook into Windows? 3 96
AS400 user directory 6 111
How to Create Bootable Mac OS X USB Drive 8 126
Occasionally Windows/Microsoft Updates will fail to update. We have found a code that will delete all temporary files and re-register all dll's related to Windows/Microsoft Updates! This works 99% of the time to get the updates working again! The…
Windows 10 is here and for most admins this means frustration and challenges getting that first working Windows 10 image. As in my previous sysprep articles, I've put together a simple help guide to get you through this process. The aim is to achiev…
This is used to tweak the memory usage for your computer, it is used for servers more so than workstations but just be careful editing registry settings as it may cause irreversible results. I hold no responsibility for anything you do to the regist…
Hi friends,  in this video  I'll show you how new windows 10 user can learn the using of windows 10. Thank you.

774 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question