I'm trying to figure some stuff out, and have hopes that someone here might have some advice on what might work for my situation.
Background - I have been using NPVR for a long time, back to the GB-PVR days, with my WinTV HVR-1250 card installed in my main desktop computer in the den, recording clear QAM programs as a supplement to the Comcast DVR attached to the HDTV in the family room. I stream those recordings via TVersity (a DNLA server, if you aren't familiar with it) to the PS3 in the family room, and this has worked well for quite some time. I recently added the DCR-2650 cablecard tuner to my system in the hopes of replacing the DVR, not only saving the cost of the DVR, but putting the recordings under my control.
One thing I miss about recording on the DVR is having access to the show titles and summary, so I've been looking at what I can do in that regard. It looks like a XBox 360 is in my future, so this could be used as a Windows Media Extender to stream the files from my computer. I would prefer to continue recording using NPVR - I'm familiar with it, it works well, it records in ts format which is easier for me to work with in VideoReDo cutting commercials, and it allows me to record two shows at the same time with the HVR-1250 when things are on the same frequency.
So, I'm looking for a good method to get metadata to display in WMC. All the plugins and add-ons I have found for WMC need at a minimum filenames with SxxExx info. I have been experimenting a bit with Imagegrablite, but I haven't fully figured out what I need to do with the metadata and images there to use with WMC, and the fact that the renaming has been rather hit-or-miss so far, I'm not sure that is what I need. I've looked at a few other things, VidImport and GuidePlus, but I'm not sure if they are going to give me what I need, either. Most things, understandably, are geared towards viewing recordings with NPVR, so I sometimes get a little confused with it.
So, if anyone has suggestions, comments, or a full blown solution, I would certainly appreciate it.
Thanks in advance.