Microsoft introduced a Click-To-Record EPG with Windows Vista but very few services have taken advantage of the feature but a new web service is making good use of it. With the website www.click2record.co.uk you can browse the Freeview HD EPG and then select a TVShow to be recorded by you media centre system. A special formatted E-mail message (.C2R-file) is created and put in your C2R-Mailbox. The service will check your C2R-Mailbox and the message schedules Windows Media Center’s EPG to record the TV Show plus you can also add manual recordings.
To get started you have to install the service on your local machine and signup for a free account at www.click2record.com, I am going to give it a try and report back.
Ian Dixon is a Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional), founder of TheDigitalLifestyle.com tech site and producer of the weekly The Digital Lifestyle Show podcast. Ian has been writing and talking about Windows for over 10 years and has over 20 years in IT as an IT Manager. Ian thousands of followers on Twitter and Facebook and over 4 million views on his YouTube channel.