Originally Posted by archibael
Bingo! If there was a way to do this in the GUI, I would never have to "exit to DOS" as it were.
A few of the 'adjustments' (like interlace, etc) are available from within MP's SETTINGS tab yet others are accessable from within the configuration application/filters. Oh, and while you may have to exit MP and open MP-Configuration, you never have to "exit to DOS" ;-)
On Videos -- if a drive is mapped from inside MP-Configuration and it is not ready when you're running MP, it will wait for a timeout. Be certain you have only the drives mapped that you have active or you'll run into delays.
For MKVs, be sure you add the extension to the MP-Configuration/video/extensions.
For Recorded TV viewing -- although you CAN watch them via Videos, using the TV path gives access to the metadata the database is keeping for you. i.e. TV show name & episode information. Oh, and there are options for filename assignments to use the episode name in the raw filename, whether it be a Series or a Movie.
For those times when you select something to playback and it doesn't run... you may need to check the priority of the filter, conflict between audio & video codecs, or the attributes/settings of the codec you want to use. When MP triggers a codec and it can't run, it will hang! Adjusting the priority may help troubleshoot this -- YMMV.