How do I view recorded content on a non-MCE computer if it was recorded on an MCE system with the DualTV installed?

Answer ID 1192
Published 03/14/2006 10:56 AM
Updated 04/16/2010 12:24 PM

How do I view recorded content on a non-MCE computer if it was recorded on an MCE system with the DualTV installed?

 

 


Once you have recorded some TV shows or movies, you can take them and watch it on a non-MCE system anywhere you like. You can burn it to a DVD or watch them on a different computer. Whatever you  like the choice is up to you.  To help you get started, here are some basic tips on how to get started.

1)  Windows MCE gives you the ability to create CD and DVD. To learn how to do it, please visit the following site for detailed instructions. http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/mediacenter/using/DVD/burntvtodvd.mspx

2) Since MCE saves the recorded shows in an MPEG-2 file format (also known as DVR-MS file). Like any other file you can transfer them to another computer that is setup on a network. The file then can be play using Windows Media Player-10. If you have recorded show that is copy-protected,  please be aware that MCE has a built-in content protection feature that prevents protected files from playing on other PC that did not originally recorded the content. You can only watch them from Media Center on the Media Center PC  that originally recorded the content

3) If you don't have computers that are networked together, you can simply copy the recorded file to any removable storage device (CD, removable hard disk etc...) and play them back from any PC.  If you have recorded show that is copy-protected,  please be aware that you may not be able to play it on a non-MCE system.

 

 

 

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