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Media Share on the computer

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by BubblePuppy, Mar 2, 2009.

  1. Mar 2, 2009 #1 of 26
    BubblePuppy

    BubblePuppy Good night dear Smoke... love you & "got your butt

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    I don't know if this topic has been posted.
    I wish there was some way to access media share on the computer instead of from just the tv. I use MS alot and I would like to be able to turn the tv off and to able to access MS from the computer. Sure would save electricity.
     
  2. Mar 2, 2009 #2 of 26
    DennisG

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    Maybe I am confused :confused:, but MediaShare lets you watch the stuff on your computer on the TV... why would you need MediaShare to work on your computer as the stuff is already there?

    Could it be that you want to watch the stuff recorded on your HRxx DVR on the computer?

    The program for that is DIRECTV2PC and is available from DirecTV at the following link:

    http://www.directv.com/DTVAPP/global...setId=P4920044

    There are also a couple of sticky threads above with more info.
     
  3. Mar 2, 2009 #3 of 26
    BubblePuppy

    BubblePuppy Good night dear Smoke... love you & "got your butt

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    Media Share is on the HR units, which allows for listening to the music that is stored on your computer, either through your tv or av system. DirectTV2pc is not the same thing.
     
  4. Mar 2, 2009 #4 of 26
    DrummerBoy523

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    uhh, isnt that was DennisG just said?
     
  5. Mar 2, 2009 #5 of 26
    BubblePuppy

    BubblePuppy Good night dear Smoke... love you & "got your butt

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    To access media share, you do it through the tv. I would like to have a version on the computer, so I don't have to have the tv on. I only use media share to listen to music, not view anything.
     
  6. Mar 2, 2009 #6 of 26
    armophob

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    you might be able to use the composite out of the dvr to your video card
     
  7. Mar 2, 2009 #7 of 26
    armophob

    armophob Difficulty Concen........

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    I think you may be a candidate for a slingbox. I don't have one, but I think that is what they do.
     
  8. Mar 2, 2009 #8 of 26
    BubblePuppy

    BubblePuppy Good night dear Smoke... love you & "got your butt

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    My system is wireless, plus my computer is in another room.
     
  9. Mar 2, 2009 #9 of 26
    David MacLeod

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    you do have a version on a windows pc. called windows media player.
    are you meaning you'd like that style gui for it on the pc?
     
  10. DennisG

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    The music is already on your computer. You can use Windows Media Player to listen on your computer.

    Is that what you want to do?
     
  11. BubblePuppy

    BubblePuppy Good night dear Smoke... love you & "got your butt

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    Nope, I want to listen through my av system, just like when I can using Media Share through my dvr.
     
  12. BubblePuppy

    BubblePuppy Good night dear Smoke... love you & "got your butt

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    But will Windows Media Player send the music, via wireless to my av or my dvr?
     
  13. Sackett

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    You still need a media player. If you want to just listen to music, I think they make just music media players. Like the Roku Soundbridge system hooked up to your A/V System.
     
  14. DennisG

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    Not without additional hardware. You can always turn the TV off once you get your music going and leave the HRxx going to serve the music to your AV system. It uses very little extra energy in "on" vs "standby".
     
  15. BubblePuppy

    BubblePuppy Good night dear Smoke... love you & "got your butt

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    Well I thought about, but I would hate to have to turn the tv off and on to keep listening to a bunch of albums.
     
  16. BubblePuppy

    BubblePuppy Good night dear Smoke... love you & "got your butt

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    Just checked it out. That would work, but it's $200. Might have to save for it. Thanks for the advice. :)
     
  17. bhelton71

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    So I am not exactly sure what you are interested in so here goes some multiple choices :D

    The method of connecting to a media server from a PC can vary depending on media server. Basically you may be asking about a Soft DMA and there are several both commercial and free. On the free side WMP has some capabilities, Mezzmo Player is free (packaged with the server which is not free), and XBMC has UPnP capabilities. TVersity also has a flash interface for use with a wii for example.

    If you have a hardware UPnP client then you can use a UPnP controller application to send audio to it - something like Cidero. How that works is you open Cidero and it maps your server and your h/w client. Then you can place items from the server into the clients queue without having to actually interact with the client.

    Also some newer a/v receivers have a upnp renderer built-in - which I think you could be asking about. And again you could use something like Cidero from a laptop to remotely load tracks to it.

    Ideally this type of technology would work with an HR2x also but the Set Content URI method was not implemented :(.
     
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  20. dodge boy

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    You can make a playlist on your computer with media player and then on the DVR select the playlist and then kill the tv.. Personally I just let it cycle through some pics on the
    TV while the music is playing.
     

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