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  • Windows Home Server MVP Alexander Köplinger has announced a new Add-In for both WHS v1 and Windows Home Serve 2011.  TV4Home is an Add-In that will install the free and open source Media Portal on your Windows Home Server allowing you to record TV shows, stream shows to clients, as well as view and schedule via the electronic program guide.  All via your Windows Home Server!

     

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    TV4Home installs MediaPortal TV Server on your Windows Home Server. You can then record your favorite TV shows or stream Live-TV to network clients.

     

    The installation procedure is based on easy to use wizards, which means you can get your TV Server up and running in a couple of minutes!

     

    The Add-In is available for the original Windows Home Server, as well as for the new version Windows Home Server 2011 (Vail).

     

    It integrates into the WHS Console or the WHS2011 Dashboard and provides an overview of the current TV Server status.

     

    With the Web-Interface you can schedule recordings by using the EPG (Electronic Program Guide) from any Internet-connected PC.

     

    Simply visit your WHS Remote Access Website and click on the TV4Home link.

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    You can find all this information and downloads at http://tv4home.codeplex.com/.  Alexander is looking for feedback on tuner cards and drivers that work with the Add-In and MediaPortal.  Any TV tuner supported by MediaPortal should work and Alexander has also shared some information on how to get your HDHome Run tuners to work as well.  That info is here.

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    I got this installed on my EX490. My setup is a bit different, I used an existing SQL 2005 install since I have MyMoves running. This needed a bit more after install tweaking with permission to work, thanks to the developer to get this going for me ;-) I have a HDHomeRun. The tuners showed up but I was not able to get the channel lineup visable in the addin, running a Media Portal scan did not find any channels. The channels do show up in the HD HomeRun app. This is more of an issue with Media Portal and not a failure on the addin itself.
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    I know this topic is old but I just installed mymovies (latest version) my WHS 2011 and I came across tv4home and would love to know your install steps so I can use both or should I uninstall mymovies since I haven't done anything with it yet?
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    I was having issues getting it going and had to contact the developer to get it going. The addin was never developed further than that, so I would suggest skipping it. MyMovies has a large following.
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