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I can't seem to find any playback software for HD DVD on PC. I tried Power DVD but apparently you need a specific version and I couldn't find that. I found references to VLC plugins but was never able to actually find a working download link. Anyone actually have any working software that can play HD DVD on PC and can share the exact version number and piece of software.

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Search for TotalMedia Theatre 3 (version 3.0.1.195) or TotalMedia Theatre5. Both are by arcsoft.
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Search for TotalMedia Theatre 3 (version 3.0.1.195) or TotalMedia Theatre5. Both are by arcsoft.

Thanks, I'll give it a try.

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Try this: Find the folder you have the movie in.

Open it and find the first VIDEO_TS.VOB try double clicking on it.

I find normally this will launch my Power dvd 14 and play the movie.

Or sometimes power DVD does not link and play I right click and choose Media Player Classic which can be found on the internet and it will play the movie.

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Search for TotalMedia Theatre 3 (version 3.0.1.195) or TotalMedia Theatre5. Both are by arcsoft.

TMT 6 plays them back too but, it's no longer available, it's been discontinued. Only way you can get TMT3 or 5 is some questionable site, it's not freeware...and you cant get it direct any more. The webpage is no longer up for the product.


I was looking at PowerDVD 14 ultra to see if it would play back HD-DVD, I will try the demo on my HTPC to see if it works...maybe tonight if I get the chance.


Yea, I still have some movies around and No need to replace them with a Blu-ray if I have the HD-dvd, as the quality is just as good.

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Or better, even. You have to remember during the war HD-DVDs were using VC1 or AVC video codecs whereas Blu-Ray used MPEG2 and were often hobbled by 25GB single layers since dual layer Blu-ray came out nearer to the end.

I just bought a catalog movie from that era and am looking to see if it was available in HD-DVD for that reason. It did oddly have dual layers but only Dolby digital audio (nothing better - no DD+, TrueHD, or DTS...).
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Or better, even. You have to remember during the war HD-DVDs were using VC1 or AVC video codecs whereas Blu-Ray used MPEG2 and were often hobbled by 25GB single layers since dual layer Blu-ray came out nearer to the end.

I just bought a catalog movie from that era and am looking to see if it was available in HD-DVD for that reason. It did oddly have dual layers but only Dolby digital audio (nothing better - no DD+, TrueHD, or DTS...).
I was thinking about ripping my HD-DVD movies, I thought they all came with DTS-HD/DD-HD audio formats on them, crap, now I have to double check.


If no HD audio, I will have to replace them, dam...(it's kind of a big deal for me)

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Well, I know a few that had superior mixes on HD-DVD - not lossless, but better. There are lists of HD-DVDs that can tell you which are superior to the Blu-ray. And now we have a couple of years of lost movies where the only playable one is not as good quality as it could've been.

As for HD-DVD playback, apparently I have a copy of WinDVD 9 which was the last version that supported it. My PowerDVD versions are too new. But I do have Xbox360s and my old HD-DVD player. Maybe I should check eBay to see if I can find some nice HD-DVD player cheap...
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PDVD 9 was the last version to include HDDVD support as I recall. TMT is another option. You could just playback the EVO files in VLC after decryption.....
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I have PDVD 9, and my LG multi reader came with tmt3 but only with 2 channel audio. And you cannot buy TMT anymore - it's no longer supported nor for sale.

Though I admit to not realizing VLC would work, as I do have AnyDVD HD.
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I have PDVD 9, and my LG multi reader came with tmt3 but only with 2 channel audio. And you cannot buy TMT anymore - it's no longer supported nor for sale.

Though I admit to not realizing VLC would work, as I do have AnyDVD HD.
I found Home Cinema (http://www.mpc-hc.org/) to be the best player for decrypted HD-DVD files (via DumpHD), it handled the multi-audio tracks well.
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Any of these support the menu system /extras?

One thing that the HD-DVDs often had over Blu-Ray was extras ...
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Any of these support the menu system /extras?

One thing that the HD-DVDs often had over Blu-Ray was extras ...
Home Cinema, and probably VLC, can only read the evo files. I do not know of any free software that supports the menus or converts them but the extras are in the evo (or should be) files and are playable but you will have to figure out what each file is by yourself.
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