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post #1 of 8 Old 06-09-2012, 05:12 AM - Thread Starter
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Im trying to use powerdvd as an external player in xbmc to launch and play my bdmv folders. This works with tmt, but i find TMT to be buggy and sluggish. Powerdvd i have launching from xbmc, except that it will not play bdmv folders. It launches the software then seems to want me to point to the bdmv folder manually.

I did a search and seen mce users claiming the same issues.

Im just curious if its possible to even launch bdmv folders in powerdvd using an external player like xbmc or mce, and if anyone has ever had this working?
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I haven't tried out the latest version but supposedly it had the capability to play folders. There was a bug which required a patch. You might have to search the PDVD forums for that.
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I will check it out, i can play bdmv folders with mine, but i have to manually point to them and search my drives. With tmt/xbmc i can just launch the movie and tmt automatically plays the folder.

Apparently on xbmc someone confirmed powerdvd took out the ability to play bdmv.index, preventing this from working. Supposedly it worked in power dvd 11.

Ughhhhh!!! htpc world continues to baffle me. Who removes features?
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Murilo, I use JRiver Media Center 17 and never have issues with bdmv play back. Why not use it instead? I think it's the best media player on the block IMO. You don't have to use a 3rd party plug-in either, it dose it all. smile.gif
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powerdvd removed folder play a long time ago.
i switched to xbmc and use the internal player with the HD patch or you can use the latest nightly and play what ever you want.
and yes it has full hd audio support.
also option to resume where you've last been.
just keep in mind that the nightly's are so called beta's.
and there's a bug in it when you need to use subs in blu-rays,
even when you load .srt subs with it or use one of the plugins to search for subs.
i always used TMT as external player because it supported folder playback,
but since xbmc supports full HD audio and all it works great with the HD patch.
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If you want full BD menu support with full BDMV rips, the only real choice is TMT. I have both version 3 and 5, and they both play back my ripped (to BDMV) and original movies (still on disc) fine.
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Got powerdvd working, imo its much smoother and lighter then tmt. But in some ways buggier, some movies dont play in powerdvd that work fine in tmt, and on my dune bluray player.

Powerdvd 11 works in xbmc if you use bluray folders, powerdvd 12 will not.

Basically xbmc and I think mce (never used it but im told it does) look toward the index.bdmv to launch blurays if you use a bluray folder structure.

For whatever reason with powerdvd 12 they removed that ability.

Powerdvd 11 however they do have the ability to launch a bluray folder from the index.bdmv file.

Powerdvd 12 does allow you to manually navigate and open bluray folders, but thats useless, nobody using xbmc wants to manually navigate folders to open a movie.

Anyway in my testing powerdvd 11 was much smoother, lighter, and stutter free by a mile at 23.976. If you use tmt only at 60hz, then its not an issue, but if you use proper frame rates for blurays (23.967) it has way more stuttering.
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Is there still no external player support for bdmv in powerdvd 12?
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