Originally Posted by djsecrist
We aren't likely to get much help from Arcsoft on this one... Not only is it TMT5, but they appear to have dropped Total Media Theater completely, including the latest TMT6! I started a new thread on the Arcsoft forum about it. The product has completely disappeared from their website. http://www.arcsoft.com/forum/forum_p...ID=54364#54364
Has anyone tried TMT3 or TMT6? Or the latest version of TMT5? I haven't since I don't want to mess with Cinevia.
Yeah noticed that too, they have a listing now of "current products they support" and TMT is all-of-a-sudden not one of them. No wonder they had a sale on TMT just recently. Looks like the joke is on consumers. In their support forum it's not even mentioned either--very weird.
It's funny the way these companies work--so fly by night as it were. I mean I started out using PDVD and with the various issues and whatnot I eventually switched to TMT. Then TMT started to suck and back to PDVD I went for BD playback. While it's not perfect it's at least better than before. They're pretty bad for the updates too, both of them. Instead of updating AACS keys as any company would, they just eventually stop supporting older versions and just make a new one instead
While the new versions are fine you'd at least expect them to release AACS updtates for every version just like consumer electronics BD player makers have to. I mean you can still play every BD on an old skool Sony or Panasonic, etc. player despite the fact that they're many model years on now. Not so with PDVD at least. Have to use AnyDVD if you want to use the old versions.
Corel's WinDVD did at least issues plain AACS updates IIRC, though it's not too popular a program outside of OEM and never seemed to have as many config options to me.
It's ashame MS doesn't offer some kind of BD playback pack for Windows at least; put these companies like Cyberlink and Arcsoft out to pasture.