Originally Posted by jason_j_a
I posted last week that I tested moving protected OCUR content to a NAS and a remote share on a XP machine and both played back fine on the Vista machine thru Media Player. I couldn't figure out how to do it from within the Media Center interface because none of my nonlocal drives would show up as source/destination drives in the Media Center. These seems normal and there are workarounds for it.
Thanks Jason. I saw your post and appreciated it, but it was only a subset of what has been asked. I know there were some workarounds in MCE 2005, but confirmation of the same or alternative workarounds in Vista would be great. I think this states succinctly what people are interested in confirming regarding storage:
"1. Best possible world would be direct recording to a NAS target or network share that is recognized by the DCT system, all the proper protected path signatures and source system tags etc. are maintained, and then upon playback those are compared to the playback system and if they match, and all is a go. If you have a second machine and grab that file, the sigs don't match and the playback fails (damn drm). This is likely too good to be true.
2. Second best would be that you cannot record directly to the network target, but the recorded file could be moved to NAS and playback would work as above.
3. Tolerable would be you must record locally (internal IDE/SATA or external direct-attached eSATA/SCSI/Firewire/USB), you could then move the files off to network storage and re-copy back local for playback, all while keeping the recorded content data such as time, date, channel, title, intact."
From your testing, number 1 does not seem like it is a default capability, the question remains is whether there is a workaround. It seems you have confirmed number 2, but with the caveat of not seeing the recordings in the MCE playlist (or whatever it is calledsorry, I have never used MCE of any flavor).