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post #1 of 3 Old 07-05-2013, 05:43 PM - Thread Starter
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I currently have a fairly nice HTPC setup.
-Mac Mini 2009
--Windows 7
--HDHomeRun Prime
----(soon to be upgraded to current i5 model)

and two Xbox 360's running as media extenders. I have a few laptops running Windows 7 laying around, and I was wondering how I would go about setting them up as extenders running from the Mac Mini, just like I do currently with my Xbox 360's.

Any help is welcomed!

Thanks!

2x HDHomeRun Prime - 3CC
Sharp 65" TV; Sharp 46" TV; Panasonic 42" TV; Sony 40" TV; Sony 32" TV
WMC HTPC Server: Intel Celeron G1840, 4GB RAM, MSI H81M-P33, 1TB
Main HTPC: Mac Mini 2.3Ghz i5, 8GB RAM, 500GB, 1TB, 2TB, 3TB
XB360 WMC Extender, Ceton Echo, Roku 3, Apple TV 3
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Only an extender can be an extender. The only extenders on the market today are XBox 360 and Ceton Echo.

There is no extender functionality available for any Windows, Macintosh, or Unix/Linux end-user operating systems.

What you *can* do from a remote Windows computer is play the recorded TV shows that are stored on the Mini--as long as the content isn't protected by DRM. Win7 (Media Player or Media Center) can play .wtv content natively. Win8 requires the Media Center add-on. Just share out the folder and view it from the remote computer.

You can also use something like MCEBuddy or some other freeware tools to convert the .wtv file to a plain old MPEG-2 or other type of file that you can do whatever you want with--again, provided the content is not protected by DRM.
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