Registered: Oct 2002
Location: Houston, TX
Originally posted by Knative
So you still have to wait for the computer to boot up, right? I mean, that's where they're being stored.
All of my pictures are on a home server, which is always on. I have to wait for my desktop PC to boot up because no, I do not have a computer next to the TV and the server does not have a monitor.
But, if the Tivo were to do this I would simply run a network cable from one of my routers to the Tivo and let it read the photos from the server.
As far as the folders go. Media Center only allows you to see pictures in two folders : My Pictures and Shared Pictures. Of course, it allows you to follow folder shortcuts that you place within those two. So, the Tivo would not be organizing the photos....they would already be organized in the source system.
BTW, I am working on a clone of Media Center that will have an alpha release soon. It already supports viewing photos like Media Center ( and even a little bit better ) and has built in support for any remote control.
My idea is that you should not have to buy a whole new computer to get what Media Center does, you may only need a video card with TV out and an optional IR receiver. It's a front end for a Home Theater PC.
It will also support, e-mail, video, music, web browsing, etc. And, I will be borrowing heavily from the Tivo UI.....I love it!
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