Quote: Originally Posted by Bearcatrp
Don't use WMC. Convert the video to MP4 or M4V and import into iTunes. Handbrake (free) can convert it. Fairly simple to do.
That's fine for copy-freely recordings, but copy-once and copy-never can't be converted - at least I've not seen the software that can break that encryption.
However, the OP does use WMC to record TV, so that's the constraints we must operate within.
To the OP: there really isn't a cheap extender solution that I've found. You could build a cheap HTPC that could play the copy-freely recordings from the original HTPC, but the price might be more than an XBOX.