Click2Record web based Windows Media Center remote recording service launched


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 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, I am going to give it a try and report back.



About the author Ian Dixon:
Founder of The Digital and host of The Digital Lifestyle Show. Started podcasting in 2005, Windows Entertainment and Connected Home MVP. Lover of gadgets from the Raspberry Pi to the iPad, Android to Windows 8. Also a massive motor racing fan
  • Nico Oosterwijk
    Please let me know if the timing for the scheduled recording on your media centre system is OK, I can’t test it from here (NL) due to the timezone difference.



  • Nico Oosterwijk
    The channel-indication can now be changed from the default setting ‘by Channel Number’ to ‘by Station Name’.

    If this is set to ‘Station Name’, there is no need to order your EPG channels according the EPG’s on this site.

    WAF% goes up 😉

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