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G'day folks

So i've been using XBMC (really good btw) on my HTPC (in sig) but recently i've been also playing videos on the laptop/other tv's via laptop + HDMI.

I've been doing this by directly accessing the files over the network.

Now i thought of putting XBMC windows on my laptops (theres 2 floating around) and sync'ing them all up that way but figured out that they'd effectively be 3 seperate self contained installs.

What im looking to do is have my main HTPC store all the files, do all the "scraping" and keeping the info on that box, aswell as keeping the collective "Have watched" list in 1 central location, ie if i watch a show on the HTPC, it ticks it off as watched across all "front ends", then i or someone else watches a show on the laptop, it'll also show up watched across all "front ends"

Is this possible?

I know XBMC has the option to be a front end for MythTV. would this do what i want?

Also the HTPC is a Ubuntu Linux box where the 2 laptops are on Windows 7. So that would be 2 windows clients + 1 linux client (probably XBMC again) + 1 linux backend

any help would be great!
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Look on their forums for SQL database. For watched status you should use trakt.tv plugin that way if you ever loose your database it will know which shows have been watched or not.
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You can check out the guide(s) to sync XBMC installs at these various links

http://lifehacker.com/5634515/how-to-synchronize-your-xbmc-media-center-across-every-room-in-the-house
http://wiki.xbmc.org/index.php?title=HOW-TO:Sync_multiple_libraries
http://wiki.xbmc.org/index.php?title=HOW-TO:Sync_multiple_libraries/Sync_thumbails_and_fanart

Or, you could use Plex. Plex is basically XBMC with a server backend. With the latest releases, it's Windows capable and built off of XBMC Dharma.
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