Disclaimer: Assuming you are copying one time, DVDs you purchased not rented
or borrowed from a friend...
You don't need to spend time on the dvdxml.com site. The site is slow, I
mean slow and doesn't do anything you can't do on your own faster...
Search for two programs "DVDFAB Decrypter" and "My DVD Settings"
My DVD Settings - put your personal DVD in the drive, run this program,
click the get dvd details button, it reads the dvd, grabs the ID off it,
place this txt file in the dvd directory for that specific dvd. This is what
you would get going to DVDXML.com. If you could put up with the painfully
slow site, I can't!
where mymovie.dvdid is the text file that is created from using "My Dvd
When MCE starts and you open the DVD library, MCE will use that text file to
go out to the internet and grab the DVD movie info. You do nothing more...
- DVDFAB - this will take your DVD and rip it to your hard drive.
Copy the files to your hard drive or networked drive MCE can see.
Disclaimer: If you are not familiar or comfortable editing your registry,
don't. Call a friend who can...
Open Regedit in admin mode. (Start Menu, accessories, command prompt -
right click and select "Open as Administrator".)
Search for the following key
change "value data" in Show Gallery from "Play" to "Gallery"
- Now when you click the media center icon on your remote, to the right of
the "Recorded TV" option you will see "DVD Library". Browse into that, right
click your mouse or hit I on the remote and select Add Movies, point this to
the directory you store your ripped DvDs.
There are sites like "the green button" that have more detail on this process.
> What do I do with it and how , where do I use it
> Thanks For the help
> "Buellpilot" wrote:
> > visit here.... http://www.dvdxml.com/
> > What is a dvdid.xml file?
> > Great question. A dvdid.xml file is a file containing disc information
> > (CRC64 data) about a DVD. This file is used by Windows Media Center to
> > download information about DVDs stored on your hard drive. Such information
> > is usually DVD covers, movie descriptions, actors, year made, movie rating
> > and more.
> > "ecusta" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> > news:9BB6B941-C8F8-4FF2-9B4D-94767B23B518@microsoft.com...
> > > How come I can not download movie info for the dvd library in media center
> > > for the movies I have saved on my hard drive. They are all DVD file
> > > (VOB,IFO)
> > > type files. Is their something or some how I can do this. also am I doing
> > > something wrong or do I not have something not configured right
> > > --
> > > Thanks For the help
> > > ecusta