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.



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