[quote=cybmole;2135722]yes - the hack is you cange a dvdsettings key using regedit - from “play” to “gallery”. but the missing info is how to make that change stick.
what happened to me today & also previously is that I’d make the change - test it - find it had not worked - go back into regedit & find that the key value has reverted back from “gallery” to “play”!.
there’s no explicit “save” command in regedit - it should save changes when you exit, so I don’t know why it was reverting back.
I was using an adminstrator account with UAC disabled.
I think my final attempt ,which worked, was do regedit then immediately logoff & log back on before testing. Maybe “Galllery” is case sensitive & I finally got the case right - dunno. Also tried googling the problem but could only find the basic hack instructions, nothing on forcing vista to save the regedit changes.
Anyway it now works. Media centre now has DVd library where it used to have play DVD and going there shows all the DVDs on Hard drive, so long as you have told media center which folders to monitor. & it picks up the cover art also if you have folder.jpg pictures in the dvd folders.
It’s a cool system, I’m a guitar teacher & I rip all my useful instructional & convert DVDs to hard drive so that I can have almost instant acess via a microsoft remote
PS the guy who wrote the how to do it guide for DVDfab in your link missed a trick. If he’d changed the target file folder destination in fab to write directly to his D:/dvd folder & switched off use of customise/main movie etc subfolders he’d have a shorter process. it’s not necessary to move files out of the VIDEO-TS folder, I leave that intact & Media Center still works fine. It ignores any subfolder structure & lists all DVDs alphabetically.[/quote]
Thought so, I have another link for that which was updated but couldn’t find it right off hand (old age you know)
You will find that you will have trouble making some changes to the system because you are running the Home version of Vista which means your account is limited even as administrator/owner
Anyway glad you have the issue fixed
Have a nice day