Post by Oft
View live or recorded TV.
Win 7 Pro with Media Center and Dual TV Tuner to roof antenna.
High speed internet up and down.
Win 7 Pro PC
medium speed download internet.
what are ways to get
1) Media Center recordings from Location 1 to Location 2
2) Live TV from Location 1 to Location 2
Please consider all possible methods including buying additional
software and hardware.
I use VLC to watch all my .wtv time-shifted files.
Shouldn't be any problem with watching a remote file.
VLC has the ability to speed up the playback. I watch
at 1.7X and skip the commercials.
You can watch while it's recording. Not exactly real-time,
but can be a short delay.
VLC has the ability to stream, but I've never been successful
making that work.
Media center should be able to play a file while recording.
I don't use it because I can't speed it up.
Part of your problem is finding your remote PC.
You probably don't have a fixed external IP address.
You can fix that with FREE DNS and mooo.com.
Start with mooo.com for instructions.
Not sure your concept of high speed and medium speed internet.
.wtv files are HUGE. IRRC, it takes almost 20Mbps to play
one competently without hesitation.
Laptops and tablets I've tried tend to bottleneck at the
network. Playing .wtv takes most of the CPU. Add network
access and encryption and antivirus and firewall to the
mix and there just isn't enough CPU to make it all work.
.wtv is very efficient. With a dual-core 2.8GHz PC, I can
record 4 channels and play a file simultaneously, but it
maxes out the CPU. If you're trying to compress two
TV channels to a highly compressed format
then decode it back out to the network,
It'll take a lot more horsepower. Some external tuners
do the compression internally. That can ease the PC task
Handbrake can be used to convert .wtv to something lighter.
IIRC, it takes about as long to convert a file as it does
to watch it.
Somewhere around here I have a HomeRun tuner that records in
a format that's much more space-efficient. But, to get that,
I'd have to use their recording application. I really like
the freedom from motion artifacts that I get with .wtv format.
I stick with mediacenter for recording because the program
recording scheduler and EPG are very easy to use. Never found
anything close (and free) for setting up scheduled recordings.
If I needed to watch it over the internet, I might have to reconsider.
I picked the programs referenced above because they're all
easy to setup and use. I've tried a lot of others that turned
out to be a nightmare to setup and use. Linux looks like
an alternative, but I've never made any Linux TV recording apps