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Windows 7: WMC and win7 libraries

01 Feb 2011   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64
WMC and win7 libraries

Hi folks

I don't quite understand the Media Center.
Windows 7 introduced the (in my eyes) very useful libraries to have a central point for all my files, regardless of where they are on my system.
Is it possible to configure the Media Center in a way, that it uses those (standard) libraries?
I don't know how and I didn't find an option, I can only select folders in the Media Center library. Why should I maintain 2 indexes of where I store my video/audio files (win7 library and media center library)?

Or did I just overlook something?

thanks for helping me

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01 Feb 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise

Hello Tyd,

I do not use Media Center, but you might take a look at this to see if it may be helpful for what you are wanting to do. You might be able to select a library to use at step 4 for this.

Media Center- Setup Movie Library

Hope this may help some,
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02 Feb 2011   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64

Thanks for your answer Shawn
but unfortunately I cannot select any of my "windows 7 libraries", only "real" folders in the filesystem.

I only wanted to use the media center because it's impossible to rewind/fast forward .mkv files with ffdshow (shark007 codec pack) in the media player (there the libraries work as expected) but it's supposedly possible in the media center with a plugin.

WMP is very useful except with this ffdshow incompatibility, WMC did not convince me at all xD
I really like the libraries, I'd love a different good media player with integration (like WMP) but without problems with .mkv files

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02 Feb 2011   #4

Windows 7 pro 64bit

WMP tip: Make sure you have no corrupt media files or you'll soon discover WMP eating all your Processors resources.
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