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Access Meta Data From Windows Media Center Recorded TV

by Limbic~Region (Chancellor)
on Apr 17, 2013 at 22:46 UTC ( #1029234=perlquestion: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??
Limbic~Region has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Does anyone know how to programmatically access the meta data from files recorded from Windows Media Center - specifically TV programs?

This link shows how to do it through wscript but I would prefer Perl (obviously) as I am doing more with this than I am comfortable with in another language.

Update: See also this link which hints at a Win32::API solution but is not complete.

Cheers - L~R

Comment on Access Meta Data From Windows Media Center Recorded TV
Re: Access Meta Data From Windows Media Center Recorded TV
by Anonymous Monk on Apr 18, 2013 at 03:12 UTC
      Anonymous Monk,
      I appreciate your response but if you had read the links I provided, the Win32::API solution doesn't work but I would be happy if you know the right incantation.

      Cheers - L~R

Re: Access Meta Data From Windows Media Center Recorded TV
by jfroebe (Vicar) on Apr 18, 2013 at 13:37 UTC

    VLC can read/play Window Media Center files (.wtv) even on Linux. You may want to take a look at the VLC source code to determine exactly how they're retrieving/parsing the metadata.

    Jason L. Froebe

    Blog, Tech Blog

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