Originally Posted by Sammy2
Personally, I want to watch the movie, not the menus and all the other crap the studios put on a Blu-ray disc. I hardly have time to watch movies these days and going through the menu, five trailers and three or four warning screens before the movie starts is not acceptable.
Well for me menus are not a distraction, their a connivance, I enjoy skipping to scenes in some cases easily, and having a timeline with pictures, in some movies if i want to rewatch a plot point earlier but have no idea when it occured, the timeline with pictures are quite a nice reference to use. , i enjoy that simple navigation, i also like easily navigating to extras if i want.. However doing the main movie has advantages to.
Im quite curious how many of you decided you dont want menus, and how many made the decision awhile back when menu playback simply was to problematic.
Couple notes I dont know if its clear, i have 15 tb of blurays ripped using the full folder structure. If i go down this road, I will simply pull out the main mt2s file, i wont be using an extra steps, if it requires remuxing (seamless branch title) i will use tsmuxer, and someone also suggested i use eac3to with it to avoid audio issues.
Im leaning toward keeping everything though as it is now, simply because it works. But i really am torn, each has its advantages. I also dont want to use two players for bluray depending on how I feel, because a seamless branch title will work fine in tmt, but if my wife uses it and I dont have tmt set up as an external player by default, she will have no idea whats going on. its either i go xbmc for bluray, or stay with tmt for bluray. That is the easiest way i can make sure everything works, and put my full focus on one player. I also notice their is instances where xbmc plays the wrong playlist as well, so i will either keep full folders with menu, or go single mt2s file with xbmc.
The only way for me to ever be completely satisfied would be if xbmc could play full bluray structure (as well as bd-lite like my old dune) but i dont think I will ever see the former happen so I will have to make a decision. It may also come down to me simply having issues crop up as well with tmt. knowing its expendable, but so far i have worked everything out and its playing fine.