In preparing for my HTPC build I have been testing out XBMC and MediaBrowser setups on my laptop. It was my intent to use TMT 5 or PowerDVD 12 as an external player to play everything (discs/files) and bitstream HD audio. However, this is where the problems begin.
I tried PowerDVD first and when it launches from MB it just sits at it's main page and does nothing- won't play the selected file. Haven't tried it with XBMC. Anyone know if this is working as intended?
Next I tried TMT 5 and everything launched fine from MB. However, subtitles are always on by default and I see no way to change this in the options. I can't believe a $100 player would not let you select this option. Have I overlooked something? I looked back at the PowerDVD subtitle options, but for some reason they are all grayed out- maybe a limitation of the trial version?
I am curious how you guys have your set up if you intend to use your HTPC to play Bluray/DVD discs as well as MKV files. I thought using an external player would be the best solution to do everything, but it looks like there is always one thing wrong with any option.