Posted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 8:38 pm Post subject: need some advice with WHS
I posted something similar over in the Tivo forum but thought I'd ask the experts here as well, as I could use some advice. At the very basic level I'd like to have my home videos and backed up dvds available to watch on my tivos. I currently have an S3 and 1 active S2 (a second is inactive right now) and would also like to use a desktop/server to play some movies (preferably in HD) on my projector. All the movies will be stored on the windows home server (an HP Mediasmart).
I've installed Tivo publisher on the WHS but that doesn't really help me. The dvds are .vob files and the home movies are either in .avi or .mov. I'm also limited to one folder down. So that led me to pytivo.
Given my setup - am I better off installing pytivo directly onto the WHS (some seem to have done that) or onto the desktop/server with pytivo pointed to net share on the WHS?
How does playing the occasional movie on the desktop/server factor in, if at all?
Any suggestions on organizing the folders once I do get pytivo working? Right now the share on the WHS is videos. Under that are home movies and dvds, then each dvd has a folder below that. I think that is too many layers for tivo to go down to.
Thanks. Looking forward to finally making full use of my entire networked setup.
Posted: Sat Jun 07, 2008 1:35 pm Post subject: Install on WHS
If you install on the desktop that means that the videos get transferred on your network twice. From server to desktop to TiVo. If you are installed on the WHS, it only transfers from server to TiVo. If you a wireless, you will definitely benefit from that configuration.
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