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Review of My Movies for Windows Home Server 2011 2.0 Pre Release 7

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You will need to have a registered copy of AnyDVD or it cannot be used in the background.

UWHS Review - My Movies for Windows Home Server 2011 2.0 Pre Release 7

28-05-2011 17-13-05

You should also select your Country.

UWHS Review - My Movies for Windows Home Server 2011 2.0 Pre Release 7

And it’s also a good idea to enable the Disk Copy service to start automatically whenever you reboot.

UWHS Review - My Movies for Windows Home Server 2011 2.0 Pre Release 7

Then click Start in order to start the Disk Copy Service this one time.

UWHS Review - My Movies for Windows Home Server 2011 2.0 Pre Release 7UWHS Review - My Movies for Windows Home Server 2011 2.0 Pre Release 7

You can then make any other settings changes you want – but I found the default settings worked for me.

On the Music Copier tab:

UWHS Review - My Movies for Windows Home Server 2011 2.0 Pre Release 7

It’s also a good idea to enable the Disk Copy service to start automatically whenever you reboot.

UWHS Review - My Movies for Windows Home Server 2011 2.0 Pre Release 7

Then just start the Music Copy Service and make any other changes you want – again, I found the default settings worked fine for me.

On the Monitor tab:

UWHS Review - My Movies for Windows Home Server 2011 2.0 Pre Release 7

It’s also a good idea to enable the Monitor service to start automatically whenever you reboot.

UWHS Review - My Movies for Windows Home Server 2011 2.0 Pre Release 7

You can also add folders to monitor if you wish.

Andrew Edneyhttps://moviesgamesandtech.com
I am the owner and editor of this site. I have been interested in gadgets and tech since I was a little kid. I have also written a number of books on various tech subjects. I also blog for The Huffington Post and for FHM. And I am honoured to be a Microsoft MVP since January 2008 - again this year as an Xbox MVP.

45 COMMENTS

  1. Thanks for the review. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a negative review for My Movies.
    One thing that is still unclear to me is how the various components of My Movies work together. I do not have a disc drive in my home server and I only have an Atom processor, so I’m not really interested in disc ripping on my server. All I want to do is store my movies and TV series on my home server and serve them to my media centre – do I still need the WHS version of My Movies, or will it all run from the Media Centre?
    Thanks,
    Richard

  2. Hi Richard

    No, you don’t need the WHS version of My Movies to do what you want to do.

    You will need My Movies on your Media Center and also the collection management software as well.

    Then just have My Movies monitor the share on your home server for the media and thats it.

    I have the same setup but with the files stored locally on the Media Center, but it works just the same as My Movies just looks at wherever you tell it.

    Andrew

  3. I am glad to hear that you have had success. I on the other hand have not. I found bugs, installation problems, ripping problems and quality issues. I have also found the lack of support to be a deal breaker. I honestly wanted this to work for me. I was prepared to buy until I tried it out.

    I am using the My Movies for Windows Home Server 2011 Version: 2.00 Release date: June 28’th 2011. I ran into problems early so I started a thread to find that support does not exist for My Movies. I felt like I was I was not welcome on the forums and god forbid that I ran into problems.

    Here is my fair review from my experience with My Movies.

    http://forums.usingwindowshomeserver.com/topic/527-my-movies-review/

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