I have an HTPC and I use TMT5 for playback (launched as external player from XBMC) of blu-rays.
I am thinking of remuxing everything to mkv and use MPC-HC as an external player. This would be done to save space and since I have other players in the house using the same files (mede8er and dune later on) mkv would be better because of he seamless branching problem. Also, I don't mind losing menus and extras as I can always use the disc if I want to see extras.
So to summarize... I would like to switch from TMT5 playing full BD ISO to MPC-HC playing mkv file with main movie and subs only.
What I need:
- Best picture quality possible (should be as good as playing the full disc in TMT5)
- at least 2 subtitle tracks - forced english sub and full english subtitles (i watch all my movies with full english subs)
- Bitstream DTS HD or True HD to my Denon AVR-4520
What is worrying me the most are forced subs. I am used to TMT5 so what happens is this. Example: Avatar - forced subs are on automatically and I turn on the English subtitle track manually. TMT5 will display forced subs where necessary and English subtitles throughout the whole movie.
Can MPC-HC do this, i.e. having multiple subs (one forced, one normal) running at the same time?
Also, what do I need in terms of software (besides MPC-HC) to meet the above expectaions and also to remux my collection to mkv with HD audio and 2 subtitle streams?