I have a PC which runs WMC under Win7. Since I also use it for emails and web browsing I probably should look at buying a new Win10 laptop for the latter, or find a replacement for WMC which will be supported on W10. Two possibilities seem to be MediaPortal and NextPVR. The former appears to offer the option of searching for programs by genre as one can in WMC. I'm uncertain if the latter does? Both output video and audio in a .ts file, and metadata in a parallel .xml file. This is messy and I would like to end up with a single container for each archive recording as WMC achieves with .dvr-ms and .wtv. I have my own library structure for edited recordings and do not allow WMC to attempt to index that. My workflow is simple, basic and largely manual and I prefer to keep it that way! So, WMC saves to "Recorded TV", I edit the files there using VRD with minimal re-coding, the metadata is transferred automatically within VRD6 and I move the edited files into my library. I then delete the originals from within WMC. .wtv files have a field called "Program description" which is readable and editable in Win Explorer, and that is the information I particularly need to preserve. It is uploaded initially from the EPG (I use EPG123 who in turn I believe use Schedules Direct), though there may be some extra data gleaned from the internet. I know there are many tools including VAP which can search for extra data, fan art etc. to add to files but that is not something I need. My preference therefore would be to use VRD6 to edit the .ts file from say MediaPortal, and save it as an .mp4 (or possibly an .mkv), whilst acquiring and appending the metadata from the companion .xml file (or at least the Program description). Is that possible? There is a second issue in that Explorer does not seem to recognise a Program description field in .mp4 files though it does see a "Comments" field that can be written to with a limited string length (or longer strings from within VLC player for some reason!). I don't know if this has been improved in Win 10? Any guidance and ideas on these issues would be greatly appreciated.