Originally Posted by danconti
Hey, thanks for the detailed info.
First off, i haven't gone through all of the already answered questions, but truehd will stay as multichannel PCM until we have some of the details worked out with that. If you have LPCM 7.1 enabled you should get the full audio experience.
Second, BR ISO is difficult because it stresses a lot of the mediums (older USB disks, slower networks, etc will have trouble with it). We have been working a lot to get the buffering scheme perfect for this but for some content we still hit issues.
Are you playing over a network or a local disk?
Hi Dan. I have sent links to sample files to Avner but can send you the email too if you would like to test them. All of my BD media is ripped to MKV file with the original lossless audio track, original video, etc.
This is much smaller than a BD ISO file and is lower bitrate, but I'm still seeing lots of buffer issues when an HD audio track is selected (DTS-MA or True-HD)... on many of my titles this is the only audio track I've included.
All of these movies play fine on the Popcorn Hour line of machines as well as XBMC and Boxee running on my various Mac and PC clients around the house, so I don't think the files themselves or the network is the culprit.
I've also included some other observed problems in the first post of the thread, you can also see a Youtube video I've created in which Casino Royale causes a total lockup of the Boxee Box.
Along with other suggestions made for enhancements I would ask that movie titles that include a prefix "the dark knight, etc" be categorized the way they are in XBMC, with the prefix removed for browsing purposes ('the dark knight' shows up as 'the dark knight' but shows up in the "d" part of the alphabet).
As I said in my video review, you guys have a product on your hand with truly amazing potential, the software just needs some work. With software fixes and a relatively small number of enhancements (go into standby automatically after a certain number of minutes, etc) this product can be a real home run and the top gun for many of us AV enthusiasts going into 2011.