DIRECTV2PC Media Center Integration

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by jzoomer, Nov 5, 2008.

  1. Nov 5, 2008 #1 of 43
    jzoomer

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    Anyone take a stab at integrating the DIRECTV2PC program into media center yet? It should be possible.

    For instance, mynetflix integrates the netflix player into media center so that you can click on a menu to start the viewer from with media center.
     
  2. Nov 5, 2008 #2 of 43
    Grentz

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    Might be tough with this one as there is a lot of copy protection within the Directv2PC application (not by choice, but by content rights owners requirements...)
     
  3. Nov 5, 2008 #3 of 43
    Draconis

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    That would be very nice but I do not know how they would work around the copy protection issues.

    There is also the question of WHICH versions of Media Center it would support.

    If it did come out I have a nasty suspicion that those of us with WinXP MCE would be left out and it would be Vista only.
     
  4. Nov 5, 2008 #4 of 43
    masteroffm

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    im a regular at the greenbutton, been lurking here for a while now.

    if directv were to develop integration for media center it most certainly will be vista only. also it wouldn't make sense to develop for xp as the inner workings of vista media center is very different. especially with media center in windows 7 being a slight variant of vista
     
  5. Nov 5, 2008 #5 of 43
    Draconis

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    :welcome_s to the forums masteroffm.

    I figured as much, Microsoft wants everyone to upgrade to Vista, just look at DirectX 10 (Vista only).

    I have a legitimate copy but Vista was JUST cleared to run a program I am required to use for work, so I am a little hesitant to install it.

    Slightly off-topic, I wonder what is going on with the development of the HDPC-20?
     
  6. Nov 5, 2008 #6 of 43
    Jeremy W

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    If we ever see it, it'll require Windows 7.
     
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    Draconis

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    :rolling:

    You just had to go there.
     
  8. Nov 5, 2008 #8 of 43
    loudo

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    If you were able to you would have to set it up as an extender. The DirecTV2PC software would have to generate the 8 digit setup code to link the two together. They keep adding new devices that can be added as extenders, but so far they have all been hardware devices, no software.
     
  9. Nov 5, 2008 #9 of 43
    Jeremy W

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    I think you've got it backwards. This thread isn't about using the DirecTV2PC software as an extender, it's about using DirecTV2PC from within Media Center.
     
  10. MikeW

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    Seems like it could be done easily as a plugin. Of course, that's the layman in me talking about how easy it would be.
     
  11. scuba_tim

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  12. Jeremy W

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    It works perfectly.
     
  13. loudo

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    My bad.
     
  14. scuba_tim

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    awesome. I don't have the Directv2pc app on my vista machine, downloading now at 32kbps should be a while... a nice integration piece.
     
  15. MIAMI1683

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    Is that saying with this you can get Directv2PC in to media center? If so can it now :stream: to say my XBOX360's?
     
  16. scuba_tim

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    No, basically it's an app that allows you to open and close DirecTV2PC from within Media center. So if you are using Media Center in a room you can now call the DirecTV app from within it. Helps on the integration part. And works nicely now that I got it up.
     
  17. MIAMI1683

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    Sounde like a nice app. Now bring on MRV!!
     
  18. jpelam

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    It's nice that you can use the media center remote to control Directv2PC. Integrating it within is the next logical step.
     
  19. FmrFrtDog

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    How did you get it to launch DirecTV2PC? It will either do nothing or, if I make changes to the .ini file, it minimizes MC and then quickly returns. Not much explanation of setup.
     
  20. Jeremy W

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    Just edit the INI file to point to the DirecTV2PC executable instead of PowerDVD.
     

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