Originally Posted by DavidinCT
Here's a few questions about PowerDVD 14 that maybe someone can answer who has it... Still using TMT 6 but, as it's no more, support is gone too...might be time to upgrade...
1. Does it still come with a Windows Media Center interface plugin that can be fully controlled with a remote ?
2. I know a old topic but, does PDVD 14 still play back HD-DVD movies or is that feature completely gone from the new versions (still have some movies around) ?
I think this thread was actually originally for PDVD 7.x, lol. There are newer threads for the newer versions but clearly they were never as active as this thread was.
Anyway as we are "here" already...
1. Hmm well I just started up WMC (which I never use) and yeah I do see a PDVD entry in there and I can start it up from within WMC. I didn't try playing anything but yeah looks like it's there. Given I can control PDVD (desktop mode) fine with my remote I'm thinking the same should work for the WMC applet or whatever you call it.
2. No, unfortunately not. Last PDVD that played HD-DVD was PDVD 7.5. You can still leave that version installed if you have it though, it will co-exist beside any newer version you install. As a side note I know TMT supported HD-DVD "unofficially" in version 5 (version 3 was the last with official support) but I'm unsure if it still worked in 6 or not.
Really your best bet with HD-DVD is either rip them and keep them on HDD/storage, or convert them to BDs using BD-R discs. The other problem with HD-DVD as I've read, is many of the discs "go bad" over the years and develop playback problems. I have about 5-6 myself but haven't tried them in some time. I'm probably going to pick up some BD-Rs to convert mine myself, if they're even still playable that is!