I’ve created a small simple utility to create an HTML summary document listing all the movies I’ve recorded using Vista Media Center.
I did this to get a compact record which I can browse without firing up Media Center, and which I can print out to give to visitors that are not familiar with Media Center.
This is what the output looks like:
The links you can see are links to IMDB.
When you run the utility you can choose the directories it should look in, and the name of the output file:
The first checkbox lets you tell the utility to only output films that it has found duplicated — I added this so that I could easily find films that I’d recorded twice by accident. The second checkbox tells it to also output the locations of the media files so that you can see where they are.
This tool is free, unsupported, and is to be used entirely at your own risk. You can download it here.
You might also want to check out this other utility which you can use to download image files for your films so that the images appear in generated html and also in Windows Media Center.