Vista Ultimate Media Center question

Discussion in 'Third Party Products' started by Zeratul, May 1, 2008.

  1. Zeratul

    Zeratul Well-Known Member

    i have a question that some of you more knowledgeable than me might be able to help with. i have vista ultimate and i would like to use the included media center program for a HTPC (dvd and video files only, unfortunately).

    i would like to put all of my movies on a large hard drive and select which one i want with media center. so far that part works great. the part i am having issues with is the parental controls. i would like to have it block pg-13+ movies from being played without a password, as there are younger children around the house. so far this feature works great with dvds, but i cant get it to work at all with video files. :bang:

    i found that with .wmv extension files, you can click details in Vista and manually type in a rating, but that rating doesnt have any effect in WMP or WMC. also, you can only do that with .wmv files afaik.

    do any of you know how i might go about adding in ratings on my video files (.avi, .mp4, .divx, etc) that WMC or WMP will respect?

    thanks for the help,
    Z