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Windows 7: The Windows media center(Live TV) doesn't recognize the new location.


05 Apr 2013   #1

Windows Ultimate x86, SP1
 
 
The Windows media center(Live TV) doesn't recognize the new location.

Hi everyone!

I wish that someone could help me with stuff.

Although I moved all folders (hidden and unhidden) of the public user account from its default location 'Drivesystem\users\public' to another one via registry, I noticed Whenever I run the windows Media center. Then, I click on 'Live TV setup' as the picture below shows , Media center create only this folder Recorded TV, in the old original location, which is "Drivesystem'\Users\public\'.

However, whatever I did with Media center, I didn't see that the old path 'Drivesystem\Users\public\' is created. Only the problem while clicking on 'live TV setup' as this picture below shows

The Recorded TV folder should have been created in the new location(E:\users\public' as long as I have moved all of its folders.

These pictures shows the steps I did::



Old default location:





New location:




Modified the registry:


Should I reinstall the Windows media center again in order to recognize the new location?

It would be highly appreciated if you could help me with problem.

NB: I have moved the public folder from its default location via this article:::

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07 Apr 2013   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Why go in the registry to change WMC record location? Go settings - TV - recorder - recorder storage, and click as per attachment to change location

The Windows media center(Live TV) doesn't recognize the new location.-mediacenter.jpg


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07 Apr 2013   #3

Windows Ultimate x86, SP1
 
 

Thank you very much indeed for your kind reply.

I really moved all the user accounts(newly, default, and public user accounts) to another location as it shown in the third screenshot at the post of mine. I really would rather have all my personal stuff to be saved in another partition other than Drivesystem.

But what I quite surprised about that I didn't face any problem after moving all these users accounts, except when I click on 'live TV setup', so I see that only in this case that 'Recorded TV' folder is created in the old original location, which is "Drivesystem'\Users\public\'.

However whatever I did else I didn't see the old original location, which is "Drivesystem'\Users\public\' created. Even if I have opened a file and then saved it in the public account, I saw that the file saved in the new location.


I hope you understand me.
I would respectfully like you to let me know what the problem is.

Did you read the article of moving public user account, did you? Is it correct?

By the way, I don't have any satellite card connected to my computer. However, I only want to examine that all my personal datas of all user accounts are saved in the new location.
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07 Apr 2013   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Sorry I didn't read the article.

However re the title of your post WMC doesn't etc, how is the app gonna know where to put the recorded tv if you don't tell it? On one of my pcs I changed the WMC record default as per screenshot to the E:\ drive and and a folder called Recorded TV appeared on that HDD. The library on the C:\ drive ie C:\users\public\libraries\recordedtvlibrary points to that location. Do you want to change the library location or the WMC file location (this question applies to all your files)?

Libraries and folders are different. A library can refer to several locations. I like to keep movies, rec TV etc on a separate drive to Windows. If the library that points to the files is on the C:\ drive, so be it. Libraries confused me a bit when they first appeared . . .
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16 Apr 2013   #5

Windows Ultimate x86, SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 3D Jed View Post
Sorry I didn't read the article.

However re the title of your post WMC doesn't etc, how is the app gonna know where to put the recorded tv if you don't tell it? .
Thank you so much indeed,

But why WMC know where the other categories(Vedioes, pictures and music) of all users moved to the other locations and only didn't know Record TV.

Also, first time I run the WMC after reinstalling a clean installiaton of windows, I noticed that WMC created this folder "TempRec" as shown in this screenshot; however, all the others folders was created with preparing desktop of the user I have chosen while seting up the windows.
As a result, it maybe that WMC shold not run untill the public users be moved in order for this folder 'TempRec' is created in the new location because if WMC run before moved public account, then this folder will be created in the default location 'SystemDrive\users\". As a result, WMC will still keep in its memory that the default location as long as it run while public user is still in the default locaton.

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04 May 2013   #6

Windows Ultimate x86, SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 3D Jed View Post
Why go in the registry to change WMC record location? Go settings - TV - recorder - recorder storage, and click as per attachment to change location

Attachment 263192
I am respectfully requesting you to answer me.

Unfortunately, I didn't find such a way to change the path of WMC location inside WMC.
Finally:: There is not any path such as
Seetings\ TV\Recorder\Recorder storage


As you see in this picture:



By the way, I don't have a satellite card connected to my laptop, nor TV tuner to watch the TV on my laptop. So do you think path you mentioned did't show me because there isn't a satellite care connected to my laptop.

1- should I need to have a satellite card and TV tuner to watch the TV on my laptop computer?

2-Should I need to have a satellite care and internet to watch the TV on my laptop?
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07 May 2013   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

To watch live TV on WMC you need a tuner card installed, hooked up to the rooftop aerial, satellite dish or cable connection. For a laptop, most people use a USB tuner (still needs aerial feed). During TV setup, you need the internet to download settings for your location. The EPG (program guide) is also downloaded via the net, although this info is often included in the video stream. The exact method of acquiring the EPG data varies by country.

You can often watch live or catch up TV via the company's website. In the UK, several stations can be watched in this way, but as above, this varies by region.
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08 May 2013   #8

Windows Ultimate x86, SP1
 
 

Thanks a lot,

Do you think the path you mentioned didn't show me because there wasn't a satellite card connected to my laptop.
I know a satellite card, whose brand is called 'SKYStar'(HD), of which one end can be connected to a USB on my laptop and the other end will be connected to the satellite dish.


However, I really have never ever heard about tuner. Even when I have tried translating this word I find no equivalent in Arabic.what is TV tuner?

Whenever I have run WMC, then I clicked on "Live TV setup", I watched this message showed me.


So could you kindly be a little bit more detailed about this?
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09 May 2013   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Tuner is the generic term for any hardware that decodes a TV signal to give video + audio on the computer. The satellite card you mention sounds like what I would call a tuner. Tuning refers to selecting the station - like turning the dial on a radio to pick a program.

I think you are correct about TV features not showing up in WMC when no tuner present.

Watch TV in Windows Media Center

TV tuner card - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

edit - any tuner you use needs to be installed (install drivers from the supplied CD). This can often be done via Windows update. Windows 7 already has a lot of drivers for common hardware, so sometimes its just a case of 'plug and play'.
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10 May 2013   #10

Windows Ultimate x86, SP1
 
 

I found only this Satellite card whose some details shown below is available in my country::

Skystar USB[Techisat]
External
Digital television (HDTV)

I googled it, but I didn't find any. All the pictures of TV tuner cards in Wikipedia whose link you provided were not similar to what I found in my country
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