Seamless BD Integration w/HTPC and Media Center

villianvillian Posts: 412
edited June 2014 in Going Digital
Has anyone accomplished this? If so which software did you use to integrate BD playback seamlessly into Windows Media Center or Media Player? Crazy how poorly BD is supported due to its high liscensing costs. HD-DVD would have been a much better option, but leave it to the marketing gimmicks of BD to smash HD-DVD.
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  • billbillwbillbillw Posts: 5,850
    edited June 2014
    I have mine setup and it is seamless.

    If you install PowerDVD or TotalMedia Theater, it will seamlessly integrate with Windows Media Center. It will have its own line above Movies, TV, etc. I had freezing issues with PowerDVD10 (OEM bundled version), but TotalMedia Theater 5 rocks, and it plays HD-DVD back perfectly too (with XBox 360 HD-DVD drive attached). You just have to stick to the older or older to retain HD-DVD.

    It pretty much works like a regular DVD/Bluray player. If you put a movie in the drive, it will spin up and the software will launch automatically within Media Center. Just be aware that there are separate settings for the software within Media Center vs the stand alone software (stuff like bitstreaming, auto refresh rate change etc.)
    Main 2-ch:
    Sony SS-M9; LSA Statement Amplifier; VPI HW-19 Mk3/Sumiko Premier FT-4/Audio Technica AT15SA; Pass Labs DIY Pearl Phono; Sony SCD-C333ES SACD Changer; TEAC UD-301 DAC; Dell/WYSE 5010 (running Daphile); Sony ST-SA5ES Tuner; Nanotec Golden Strada speaker cables (SR+#79 Shotgun); Audioquest Coral interconnects
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