Originally Posted by Dark_Slayer
Well it is just a poll. What is your PVR integration preference for your htpc?
The options I could think of are in the poll
Yes, I'm also saying if front ends automatically moved/catalogued my recordings to my libraries (even if my wife hit record on AMC replay of the hobbit, or this weeks covert affairs, etc) . . . I would be annoyed and want it turned off. I treat my recordings like the biblical treatment of lepresy
Ah. I see. Now, I get it. Sort of.
Well, other than WMC, I don't see why any other front end can't be configured to not include the "Recordings" folder in your respective libraries? WMC makes recorded "Movies" show up in the "Movie Library", but how many of us actually use the "Movies Library" from WMC??
The way mine is setup, WMC is the front end. For recordings, I go to WMC Recorded TV, and everything is a big list, just like you want. For Movies, TV Shows, etc, I have Media Browser (2) setup to display things, the way I want, and I just select Media Browser from WMC.
Am I doing something wrong?
Edit: Sorry, I missed a step. I have a separate "conversion" server, which actually cleans up recordings, skips commercials etc and what not, and then moves the recordings to the "TV Shows" library. This conversion server is basically a hack job, of Windows tasks, custom scripts and what not, that converts things and moves them around.
The way things are setup, every night, all my WMC machines dump their recordings from local storage to a master recordings directory on the server. The master recordings directory is setup as:
Each HTPC's recordings end up in their respective folder in the master recordings directory. When the recordings have been moved to their master directory locations (this is a scheduled Windows task), the server wakes up the "conversion server" (the server is monitoring the master recordings directories for new items) and the conversion server does its thing.
If a particular recording is "encrypted", the conversion server leaves it alone in its master recording directory location. If it can convert it, it does its thing, and moves the recording to the respective Show/Season folder in the TV shows directory. From there Media Center Master picks up the newly added show (it is monitoring that location), and generates the metadata for it.
And the metadata shows up correctly in Media Browser/front end.
Each HTPC's recorded TV monitor location is set to the root Master recordings directory, so all recordings show up everywhere as such.