Well, I've now got about 8 3D-BR discs
Something that I've noticed about PDVD13, is that it will play each disc fine from the drive but refuses to play a decrypted iso. However, MakeMKV supports ripping MVC video into an mkv with your audio tracks and subtitles. PDVD13 will play the mkv just fine, and 2D or 3D of course
For each of the 3D discs in my collection, I just went ahead and made mvc mkv rips and let XBMC organize them
To use PDVD as an external player you need to copy the following code into notepad and then save it to your userdata folder with the filename "playercorefactory.xml"
<player name="PowerDVD" type="ExternalPlayer" audio="false" video="true">
<filename>C:\Program Files (x86)\CyberLink\PowerDVD13\PDVDLP.exe</filename>
If you are familiar with using external players in XBMC, most of the time the playercorefactory will use rules to prepend the playback order for filenames, filetypes, video codec types, etc. I don't use that, because I really don't want to name these 3d-bd or something silly
Instead of prepending with rules, just put the above playercorefactory in your userdata folder and then open the context menu instead of clicking play in XBMC. Context menu is the Info button (I think) on WMC remotes or "c" on your keyboard. In the context menu you should see "Play Using" and after selecting this option you can choose either default or PDVD13
When I choose PDVD and toggle 3D it toggles my TV to 3D mode (set to auto-detect)
What's the cool part?
I did try just pressing play for these MVC mkv files in XBMC (using the default player) a while back (Gotham alphas) but it would only play the audio and no video whatsoever. Yesterday, I clicked one again just for kicks, and it played everything back just fine
So XBMC now supports MVC MKV files, 2D only. (Not sure where I missed this announcement)
Now I can just drop a 3D mkv in and have it played back 2D in XBMC, or if we actually want to watch it in 3D (usually just to show off) then I can context click and select PDVD