Originally Posted by Don Landis
While not as convenient as handling a single iso file, what you are doing seems to work and offers those additional advantages. Probably similar to my HiMedia 900 box that has to use the universal menu. I'm glad you posted this as it will help a lot of people who can't find the limited edition OPPO players.
I'm sure you can access the movie with a folder structure on the hard drive. Is it a pretty simple process? What file do you bring up on the OPPO USB menu to begin playing the disk in file format?
Don, Yes it was a very simple process, but it takes a little time.
Any DVD Settings:
Video Blu-Ray : Check the "Enable blu ray support" and uncheck all the others in the top section. Check the "Remove region code" in the bottom section and have it at "Automatic".
Video Blu-Ray->SpeedMenu : "Always Enabled" | "Sexy"
1) Insert Disc
2) AnyDvd -> Rip To Image ( remove copy protection here )
4) Mount ripped image
5) Copy BDMV Folder to your external USB Drive (Put them inside a parent folder on your drive so you can identify which movie it is, like "Prometheus_3D" or something)
***I ripped them all and put the BDMV folders on my NAS so I don't have to re-rip later and move them to USB as needed***
6) Insert USB device to Oppo and Enjoy!
That's it. It will load quickly and play 3D from the USB on the Oppo no problem. Yes, it is about twice the size of the ISO, but at least 3D collections are very small. I don't see any "cover art" since I just play off of the USB and select the folder and it plays, but it does play and plays well, and doesn't require a special firmware. The whole point of ISO/Folder is that you don't have to play from the disc, either way it works, and the only real difference between the two is that one is smaller and requires 1 extra step. I wouldn't lose any sleep trying to find a special firmware, instead you can be up to date playing all of the latest stuff and still play 3D backups without any problem.