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Standard User janitor
(experienced) Mon 12-Sep-11 19:17:26
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Windows 7 media centre adding movies


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I am using a windows 7 pc to stream movies to my main tv. I have all my movies on a USB drive, and they all appear in the movies library, and I can watch them on the tv or on the computer through media centre. If I add movies to the computer they appear in the library, but not on the list on the tv, or media centre library. How do I add movies to media centre so I can watch them on the tv.
Standard User Guest_Again
(legend) Mon 12-Sep-11 22:05:32
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Hi there.

What you have to do is specify where the folder is that contains the movie[s].

You can go to any of the search windows in Windows 7 and just type the names of the file eg: vampire lesbians and click on search.
If you get the file name correct, it may find it.

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Standard User 12eason
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 12-Sep-11 22:26:33
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I seem to remember WMC ignoring a lot of file types, like .mkv for instance. I just switched to XMBC as there didn't appear to be any way to change it.

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Standard User Sark
(legend) Tue 13-Sep-11 09:41:54
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I use this tool to convert .mkv to .mpg for my TV's USB port.. Might be useful or might not. smile

John.
Anonymous
(Unregistered)Tue 13-Sep-11 10:31:51
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I had the same problem a while back,the way i cured it was to use nero media centre on the pc then connct to that server on your tv,it seems to find all your movies then.good luck.
Standard User 12eason
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 13-Sep-11 11:30:57
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In reply to a post by Sark:
I use this tool to convert .mkv to .mpg for my TV's USB port.. Might be useful or might not. smile
Ugh, why would you ruin a perfectly good encoding?

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Anonymous
(Unregistered)Tue 13-Sep-11 12:50:20
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If you install Haali media splitter on a Win7 MC computer WMC can play MKV and will see them in file lists
Standard User metalhead41
(knowledge is power) Tue 13-Sep-11 14:00:11
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In reply to a post by 12eason:
In reply to a post by Sark:
I use this tool to convert .mkv to .mpg for my TV's USB port.. Might be useful or might not. smile
Ugh, why would you ruin a perfectly good encoding?


Because there are a lot of devices out there that still don't support mkv's?

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Standard User janitor
(experienced) Tue 13-Sep-11 19:47:18
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Cheers everyone for the replies, last night WMC stopped working altogether, crashing out within a few seconds of starting, and the tv saying it couldn't connect to server, so have re-installed windows 7 and all seems ok again, for a little while at least.
Standard User Guest_Again
(legend) Tue 13-Sep-11 22:51:04
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Don't worry, it will all be sorted out soon. It was probably the weather too.

With Steam you can re-install games at anytime (if you've bought / loaded a demo version previously).

Trying a DEMO of a game is good too, if one's available. Always check first.

Enjoy Steam - it IS good.
It is also the only way that is safe [esp. w/the 'Doze' registry) to install multiple games / demos without lots of blue screens / crashing etc. Win7 is decent for games anyway, and steam helps keep it that way.

Ask away if you need help/advice - good folks here are normally happy to help. [smile]

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