My Movies for Windows Home Server Now Available


my movies whs disc copier screenshot

Ok, so My Movies for Windows Home Server is finally out (we talked a little bit about it last week). What’s interesting, now that we’re able to see how it’s meant to work, is that it appears that it’s geared more towards folks who are planning on building a custom WHS rig of their own or to system builders. The reason I say this is because My Movies for Windows Home Server is a special server version of My Movies (sans a PC client) which requires a WHS setup to either have a built-in DVD / Blu-ray / HD DVD drive or an external player that can connect via USB, Firewire, or eSATA. In addition, My Movies for Windows Home Server also requires a copy of AnyDVD to be installed, as well as, a special UDF 2.5 driver to copy and read Blu-ray and HD DVD discs. Take away from all this: You better be competent at tweaking your WHS system and have an external disc player handy. If you don’t think you’re up to the task, stick with the PC version of My Movies or keep an eye out for an adventurous system builder who is willing to put a setup like this on the market.

Related: Podcast interview with Brian Binnerup on My Movies for Windows Home Server




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  • thebasa

    i only wish i was building a custom WHS rig of my own. whs is not available on msdn. boo.

  • Duramaximus

    “The reason I say this is because My Movies for Windows Home Server is a special server version of My Movies (sans a PC client) which requires a WHS setup to either have a built-in DVD / Blu-ray / HD DVD drive or an external player that can connect via USB, Firewire, or eSATA”

    This statement is not entirely true. I do not have a built-in DVD / Blu-ray / HD DVD drive or an external player that can connect via USB, Firewire, or eSATA and I am still able to watch DVD/Bluray/HD DVD’s to all my clients around the house via HP Mediasmart server. I have a bluray drive on my main client computer and use it to rip my movies to my server.

    One of the reasons why I purchased my HP Mediasmart Server was to be able to turn it into a media server. With this software I have accomplished what I wanted to do.

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  • Aaron
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