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Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-27-2014, 12:24 PM
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Posted By skibum5000
I mostly use MPC with add-ons (including old TMT...

I mostly use MPC with add-ons (including old TMT Master Audio decoders to get around downsampling) for DVD and blu-ray movies, but it's a pain for episodic material so I use PowerDVD for that and...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-27-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,111
Posted By skibum5000
Thanks. Yeah they have some, it's still extremely...

Thanks. Yeah they have some, it's still extremely limited for some genres compared to what iTunes has though and vastly compared to CD. But it looks like they have a bit more variety than when I...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-24-2014, 10:42 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,111
Posted By skibum5000
Even the music industry still doesn't have it...

Even the music industry still doesn't have it 100% right, they still refuse to allow no-compressed digital downloads unless they have DRM. So stupid. They lose soooo many more sales by that than they...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-24-2014, 10:38 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,111
Posted By skibum5000
Exactly they really know how to shoot themselves...

Exactly they really know how to shoot themselves in the foot.

Like the absurd PAP or downsample audio nonsense, yeah because pirates spreading about compressed MP3 really give a about 24bits vs...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-24-2014, 10:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 261
Posted By skibum5000
PowerDVD 14 menus won't go away, etc.

If I use PowerDVD to play DVDs or Blu-rays it behaves normally, but if I use it to play video files off a HD the dumb program puts up a semi-transparent flash screen over the video for like the first...
Forum: Latest Industry News   05-08-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 31,688
Posted By skibum5000
Man what a shame! Will OLED never arrive??? Man,...

Man what a shame! Will OLED never arrive??? Man, THIS is the tech people actually HAVE been waiting for. Will shuttering the plant really help get the prices down?? Bah.
Especially since all the...
Forum: HDTV Software Media Discussion   11-26-2013, 05:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 961
Posted By skibum5000
BB is shutting down and from what I hear Netflix...

BB is shutting down and from what I hear Netflix is rapidly heading there.

And all so our internet bandwidth can get chocked and money wasted on trying to lay more cable and so on to keep up with...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   11-26-2013, 05:32 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,503
Posted By skibum5000
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Fanboyz http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1496542/blu-rays-with-incorrectly-encoded-for-rgb-pc-levels/30#post_23944280)

No, when...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   11-26-2013, 04:58 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,503
Posted By skibum5000
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Fanboyz http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1496542/blu-rays-with-incorrectly-encoded-for-rgb-pc-levels#post_23878442)

What I mean...
Forum: Community News & Polls   04-22-2013, 02:52 PM
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Views: 31,761
Posted By skibum5000
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by pgwalsh http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1466999/is-the-end-of-physical-media-inevitable/300#post_23233124)

Wow... You must...
Forum: Community News & Polls   04-22-2013, 02:47 PM
Replies: 919
Views: 31,761
Posted By skibum5000
I hope to heck not for a million reasons: ...

I hope to heck not for a million reasons:

1. what a frickin tragic waste of internet bandwidth. Everyone has to suffer from miserable speeds for things that wouldn't make sense for physical...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-03-2013, 09:43 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,861
Posted By skibum5000
Well there is actually a pretty painless way to...

Well there is actually a pretty painless way to get full audio quality out (without being forced to bitstream or use PAP, talking getting it out over high quality analog multi-channel sound card)...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-25-2013, 06:11 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,861
Posted By skibum5000
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by renethx http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1462990/decoding-dts-hd-ma/30#post_23118209)

dtsdecoderdll.dll (1.1.0.8) of...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-23-2013, 04:40 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,861
Posted By skibum5000
I guess I could convert it to LCPM and then...

I guess I could convert it to LCPM and then examine the files to check whether it maintained 24bits or chopped it down to 16bits (unless the program decides to dither or tosses in random junk in the...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-22-2013, 09:58 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,861
Posted By skibum5000
Quote:Originally Posted by cheeky...

Quote:Originally Posted by cheeky chappie http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1462990/decoding-dts-hd-ma/30#post_23098766)

MakeMKV will also losslessly...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-18-2013, 07:39 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,861
Posted By skibum5000
Quote:Originally Posted by cheeky...

Quote:Originally Posted by cheeky chappie http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1462990/decoding-dts-hd-ma/30#post_23093737)

For greatest compatibility convert...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-17-2013, 11:43 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,861
Posted By skibum5000
Anyway I take it that PowerDVD 12, even for...

Anyway I take it that PowerDVD 12, even for analog out, downsamples anything more than 16bits or 48kHz (for absolutely ZERO sensible reason, only ones that actually backfire against the studios) for...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-17-2013, 11:38 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,861
Posted By skibum5000
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by steelman1991 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1462990/decoding-dts-hd-ma#post_23090017)

Agreed - care to post a link to that...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-17-2013, 01:37 AM
Replies: 3,205
Views: 593,509
Posted By skibum5000
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by steelman1991 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1294647/xbmc-media-center-setup-guide-knowlege-base-support/2910#post_23089988)
...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-17-2013, 01:33 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,861
Posted By skibum5000
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by steelman1991 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1462990/decoding-dts-hd-ma#post_23089996)

C'mon skibum - no they weren't. Perhaps...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-16-2013, 10:09 PM
Replies: 3,205
Views: 593,509
Posted By skibum5000
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by jmmesch http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1294647/xbmc-media-center-setup-guide-knowlege-base-support/2610#post_22601290)

Well...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-16-2013, 10:07 PM
Replies: 3,205
Views: 593,509
Posted By skibum5000
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by steelman1991 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1294647/xbmc-media-center-setup-guide-knowlege-base-support/2610#post_22600887)
...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-16-2013, 09:58 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,861
Posted By skibum5000
Quote:Originally Posted by cheeky...

Quote:Originally Posted by cheeky chappie http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1462990/decoding-dts-hd-ma#post_23078972)

XBMC can only decode the DTS Core 5.1...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   03-16-2013, 02:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 252
Posted By skibum5000
Yeah it's awesome news.

Yeah it's awesome news.
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   03-16-2013, 02:13 AM
Replies: 286
Views: 5,896
Posted By skibum5000
Quote:Originally Posted by Josh...

Quote:Originally Posted by Josh Z http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1422876/prometheus-sequel-due-out-in-2014-or-2015/120#post_23080511)

I've practically...
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