Join Date: May 2002
Location: Brisbane, Australia
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I ordered TMT5 last week, (updating from PowerDVD v7) and have used it a couple of times so far. I have similar requests to the others in this thread and a couple of questions, as I am not entirely happy with TMT5 yet. My needs are pretty simple, pop in a blu-ray and the movie should just launch, but that goal is not met yet. For a program aimed at HTPC use, there are some fairly basic features missing (eg. command line parameters, starting full screen).
1) TMT5 should have the option to open full screen not a window
2) Please have the option to remove the initial screen that shows the drives and last played. A blank screen would be better.
3) On some discs the mouse won't disappear. I have not detected a pattern, it seems to be random (and not at chapter changes either), and sometimes the mouse will disappear then reappear.
4) On one disk I got a message that the disk does not support windows mouse and now TMT displays an applet on the screen to do cursor movement. I have not been able to work out how to remove this option, as it comes up on all my disks now and I have to manually click exit on the applet to remove it
5) I can't pass any command line parameters to TMT so to tell it to start playing automatically. I can't locate any help about command line parameters. All I want to do is pass it the disk drive name and have it play that name after TMT has started. If TMT does not accept command line parameters, how can I get it to autostart (and in full screen)?
6) I can't get reclock to work correctly. The audio lags, sometimes up to a second. Ideally I don't want reclock to re-sample or stretch the audio to ensure I can maintain audio quality, however with both re-sampling & no resampling I get an audio lag. This is probably a reclock issue or my fault with not configuring reclock correctly, but I thought I'd mention it here.
7) There is no feature to auto-switch refresh rates, and for a program aimed at HTPCs this is an obvious feature.
8) Is there a way to show the volume level when changing the volume? Power DVD does this and its a useful facility when using a remote.
As I use analog audio output from the soundcard, I want to use reclock to trick TMT into not downsampling the audio, which is documented in the TMT3 thread as requiring a video card that does audio over HDMI. Does anyone know the minimum specification video card that this trick will work on, and if an AMD or Nvidia card is better for this?