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Discussion in 'Tips and Tricks' started by mickyblue, March 19, 2006.

  1. cheezey

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    Just a couple of things about your great install guide....

    Windows 1.6. Remote Administration software
    I (and others in the MP community) use RDP to remotely control the HTPC, it's fine so long as you don't run the MP client. I also use the Sala terminal services patch to allow multiple logons to the HTPC, this way I can do admin even when it's in use.

    Windows 1.7. Network Drive Mapping
    I use UNC paths for all shared content, I create a share which is read-only to everyone, that way no drive mappings are required.

    Windows 1.8. Daemon Tools
    This section looks a bit light ;)

    Mediaportal 2.2. MPTray
    It might be good to link to this from the Mediaportal downloads section https://www.team-mediaportal.com/files/Download/Plugins/Input/MPTray/
    and reference the install detailed in that zip file, that way if this component ever changes you shouldn't need to update the instructions.

    Mediaportal 2.3. Skins
    A link to the skins pages on the MP homepage would be good.

    Mediaportal 2.4. Wallpaper
    Detail the location of the skin background file (<Skin>\Media\background.png).

    Mediaportal 2.5. TV Logos
    A link to the appropriate location on the MP downloads would be good https://www.team-mediaportal.com/files/Download/Plugins/EPGorTV/

    Mediaportal 2.6 TV Guide Data
    A link to the WebEPG setup would be good http://wiki.team-mediaportal.com/MediaPortalSetup_WebEPG



    Cosmetic Upgrades
    I also change the windows sound scheme to "No sounds", it adds to the feeling that it's not a windows PC underneath.

    Keep up the great work, more documentation is always welcome.
     
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  3. mickyblue

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    Cheers for the tips will add them in, i realise theres multiple ways to do most things with windows etc so its always good to have alternative methods aswell,
     
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