Run Windows Media Center on Mac OS X Leopard Network - Step-by-step guide

Do you have a MAC Network?  Would you like to integrate Windows Media Center on it? I found an article on Ian’s blog, that refers to a step-by-step guide from hackaday.com explains “how integrate Windows Media Center into your exisitng MAC network?” MCE, as it’s commonly referred to, can play back DVDs, music, videos, and broadcast TV all […]

Do you have a MAC Network?  Would you like to integrate Windows Media Center on it? I found an article on Ian’s blog, that refers to a step-by-step guide from hackaday.com explains “how integrate Windows Media Center into your exisitng MAC network?”

MCE, as it’s commonly referred to, can play back DVDs, music, videos, and broadcast TV all from one interface using a single remote. We wanted to build a home network that would centralize all our media, provide Time Machine backups for the Apple computers, and also act as a bittorrent client and print server.

We knew we could easily set up another Windows machine to act like a server, but Time Machine only supports writing to Mac formatted drives. There is information out there that shows how to get around this, but we didn’t want to risk our backups using unsupported methods. Running a NAS box was out as well for the same reason