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Location: W Simsbury, CT, USA
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Someone previously asked about Blu-ray .iso files. I had already posted that I can play Blu-ray .iso files, but this is main movie only (multiple audio tracks). So I can't comment on menu support (I'm guessing it can't do that).
I previously reported that streaming my 40GB Blu-ray .iso file across my 100Mbps network did not work well. I got stuttering after a few seconds. Unwatchable. I just tried connecting my external hard drive directly to the WDTV Live, and it plays it fine that way, but I'd like to hear from others who may have had success streaming a full rip (no added compression) .iso file. Or, if they've been successful in doing so once converting the video to another format (but still with no added compression).
Also, just to point out again...it has been reported that the WDTV Live will bitstream Dolby TrueHD, but I have seen that it will not downconvert that to regular Dolby Digital 5.1 or stereo on-the-fly. In my test case, the movie I ripped had one English soundtrack (Dolby TrueHD) and 2-3 other non-TrueHD soundtracks in other languages. So this is unworkable for me, as I want to rip my movie and play it in my home theater (in Dolby TrueHD), but also be able to play it in a bedroom connected directly to an LCD TV (stereo).
It has been pointed out that I can use tsMuxeR to convert the Dolby TrueHD soundtrack to DD 5.1 during ripping, but I'd ideally want to keep the original Dolby TrueHD track and also get a new downconverted track. Is that possible with tsMuxeR?
I'd much rather watch a great movie in B&W at 240 lines of resolution than a lousy movie in 1080p with lossless audio.