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Old 08-03-2008, 08:16 PM
Halstead Halstead is offline
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Full Blu-Ray disc playback solutions?

Does anyone have a decent solution for passing a Blu-ray folder to a 3rd party player such as TMT or PowerDVD? Both seem to handle folder-based disc playback (including all BD-J and movie mode interactivity). I know there are several options for playing back hi-def video files (re-muxed m2ts, et. all), but I'm looking for a way to do the following:
  1. Allow the video library to recognize a blu-ray disc folder the same way it does a DVD folder
  2. pass the contents of the BDMV folder to the player of your choice (the blu-ray equivalent of a Video_TS folder)

My networked HTPC setup is all Vista PCs for clients, with no extenders.

I've been brainstorming creating a playlist file and putting it in the movie root directory, but I don't know what the right playlist format would be. There's also the option of doing an .iso mount, but I'd rather not add that additional layer of complexity.

Does anyone have thoughts on this?
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Old 08-05-2008, 11:10 AM
osburnfamily osburnfamily is offline
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I'd LOVE to see a solution for this as well!
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Old 08-08-2008, 07:57 AM
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I spent alot of time trying to figure out how to do this without having to mount an iso, but in the end I caved. This post somewhat describes how I do it:

Here are a few differences to the way that I do it:
1. I don't need to rename my iso's to .bluray, since I only use iso's for this purpose. I don't think it makes a difference either way.

2. I don't use a vbscript. I installed daemon tools, then pointed my external dvd player to it. When I edited the cmd file, I had the first line generate an unmount command and the second line just a regular mount.

3. I directed the autoplay for that virtual drive to start up power dvd.

It's not seemless, but it does all happen very smoothly. My prime objective was to integrate my blu-ray movies with Sage's video library. This way got that done for me.

I'm using SageMC but as long as you have an addon that lets you use an external dvd player, you can do this without SageMC.

Hope this helps
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