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Topic # 84514 1-Jun-2011 15:18
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Hi,

Just got a new panasonic twin tuner freeview recorder (DMR-BW880) and I can't figure out how to watch tv recorded on the panasonic from windows media centre.
It's connected to my network ok and I can see "DMR-BW880" in the network from windows explorer (it allows me to view propererties but I can't do anything else).
I can see how to allow other DLNA devices to watch content from the HTPC by setting the options from the streaming menu in media player.

But how do I use media centre to watch tv recorded on the panasonic? I feel like I'm missing something really basic.

Thanks,
Phil

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  Reply # 476821 1-Jun-2011 19:44
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I don't think you can.
I have the same model but I think you can only stream media to the Recorder and not from it.
I would have to read the manual again to confirm.

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  Reply # 476832 1-Jun-2011 20:19
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The Pana BluRay player will send content to a laptop... but I've only ever done it on a Mac, using Twonky MediaServer - which isn't a help as you're on Windows.
Sorry.

But, it IS a DLNA server, so in theory, it should work.
If Windows Media Centre doesn't work, try another DLNA tool perhaps?



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  Reply # 476867 1-Jun-2011 22:14
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Is there a DLNA player you can get for windows that might play content from the DMR-BW880?

The DMR-BW880 manual says other dlna devices can play it's content but it can't play content from other devices (not what I was expecting from a device that has dlna logo all over it). So I assume it's a dlna server but not a dnla player.

Thanks,
Phil

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  Reply # 476870 1-Jun-2011 22:18
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Yes, it is a server, not a player.
Hopefully the 2011 rendition is both... like the new Samsung BluRay recorder.

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  Reply # 476943 2-Jun-2011 09:18
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I've re-read the manual and learnt a few things. It states "titles with remote access restriction (e.g. copy protection) signals sent from broadcasters are not available for this function.
Perhaps because it is a certified Freeview Appliance this could be the problem?
Have you tried accessing recordings from the AV input (i.e. non-Freeview)?
I haven't hooked up my network (PC and Recorder in different rooms) yet so can't try it out.

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  Reply # 476954 2-Jun-2011 09:50
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philanyware: Is there a DLNA player you can get for windows that might play content from the DMR-BW880?

The DMR-BW880 manual says other dlna devices can play it's content but it can't play content from other devices (not what I was expecting from a device that has dlna logo all over it). So I assume it's a dlna server but not a dnla player.

Thanks,
Phil


The panny is a Server only, I have one downstairs,

I use XBMC on a mac upstairs ( so the PC version should do it also ) and I can stream saved content off it,
*but* I only get Audio on TV3 recordings because the current Darma  (10.0) version of XBMC uses an older version of ffmpeg that doesn't do HEAAC audio - it does Dolby fine. - Video works for all recordings.

The Eden (11.0) build of XBMC expected at the end of the year will incorporate the current ffmpeg and should do it no probs.



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  Reply # 477791 4-Jun-2011 17:57
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Thanks for the info.
I downloaded xbmc and I can play the recorded shows from the panasonic. Looks like a very nice player so far. Perfect video and sound for all the channels I tried (1,2,3&4).

But the play controls don't work for recorded tv. I can pause and play, but I can't fast forward or rewind. The controls work for regular video files (avi, mkv, mp4 & divx) but not content on the panasonic recorded from freeview.
Any ideas how to make them work?

If I can get xbmc working well I'll probably change from mce.

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