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post #211 of 4042
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Originally Posted by mkedda View Post

I have isos working with clone drive. you just need to download the latest branch and make a one line code change. if there is that much interest i can upload my setup.msi to some site.

i cant get virtual clone drive to work in my setup. any help would be much appreciated.....
post #212 of 4042
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Originally Posted by staab29 View Post

i cant get virtual clone drive to work in my setup. any help would be much appreciated.....


+1

I cant get VCD to quit giving the error when trying to mount in the background. My inability to get BD iso files to mount with VCD in MB is the one thing keeping this from being my killer app.
post #213 of 4042
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Originally Posted by staab29 View Post

i cant get virtual clone drive to work in my setup. any help would be much appreciated.....

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Originally Posted by hifiaudio2 View Post

+1

I cant get VCD to quit giving the error when trying to mount in the background. My inability to get BD iso files to mount with VCD in MB is the one thing keeping this from being my killer app.

I'm in the same boat as well...

I don't think the developers have gotten around to officially adding support for VCD, just daemon tools.
post #214 of 4042
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Originally Posted by staab29 View Post

i cant get virtual clone drive to work in my setup. any help would be much appreciated.....

At this point I believe it still requires you to edit the code and compile the SVN yourself if you want to use VCD. It's not very complicated, but I would wait a few weeks if you feel uncomfortable with that process.
post #215 of 4042
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Originally Posted by ryaneverett View Post

At this point I believe it still requires you to edit the code and compile the SVN yourself if you want to use VCD. It's not very complicated, but I would wait a few weeks if you feel uncomfortable with that process.

im willing to try it if i had a step by step process to follow
post #216 of 4042
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Originally Posted by pclausen View Post

That's awesome! How are you identifying which of your titles are BD and which are DVD? Are you using the MM back end (which does create Metadata with this info), and then added code to parse this additional data? If so, would it be possible to add code to also parse the sort titles from the MM XML? That would allow us to finally sort movie series in the proper order.

I took the liberty of posting your screenshots over on the MB forum in the hopes that they will add this feature to a future build.

I am using the XML files created by MM so I started with the route of attempting to read the metadata that is already there. However, I obviously haven't figured out exactly how it is getting this data because my efforts to add the additional reads don't work (doesn't blow up, just doesn't get the data).

So, I went another route. There are methods already inside one of the objects that check to see if a title is a BD or HDDVD by looking at the content of the folders (so this will only work for folder structures, not isos). I piggybacked off of those methods to add to the metadatastore of the item objects and got the info I needed to display the frames. It only looks at the folder structures the first time so as not to slow everything down everytime you page through. After that, it has the flag already set and can just refer to it.

Been out of town for a week but I'm going to look at this again tomorrow to see if I can get it to read the metadata - unless of course the real developers have already implemented this. Those guys have been pretty quick with the improvements.
post #217 of 4042
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Originally Posted by ryaneverett View Post

At this point I believe it still requires you to edit the code and compile the SVN yourself if you want to use VCD. It's not very complicated, but I would wait a few weeks if you feel uncomfortable with that process.

I know they're working on this because Paul asked about it when he posted the changes for BD/HDDVD structures. Maybe they've even already done it - I haven't looked yet to see if there's a new rev. In any case, I'm pretty sure this will be coming soon.
post #218 of 4042
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Originally Posted by jdubbs23 View Post

I'm in the same boat as well...

I don't think the developers have gotten around to officially adding support for VCD, just daemon tools.

I didnt realize Daemon worked and VCD didnt. I dont really care which of those mounting tools I use. I changed over to Daemon last night and mounting ISOS worked great. Thanks!
post #219 of 4042
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Originally Posted by ebr View Post

You shouldn't have to wait long...this is a beta version recognizing my BD folder structure of TDK

How are you playing back BD folder structure?
post #220 of 4042
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Originally Posted by hifiaudio2 View Post

I didnt realize Daemon worked and VCD didnt. I dont really care which of those mounting tools I use. I changed over to Daemon last night and mounting ISOS worked great. Thanks!

Be aware that Daemon Tools has issues with some blu-ray ISOs and that's probably why they added blu-ray folder structure recognition into the next build.
post #221 of 4042
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Originally Posted by hifiaudio2 View Post

How are you playing back BD folder structure?

Its a beta version. Don't know when it will be out officially, but it allows not only folder structures but also support for other external players.
post #222 of 4042
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Originally Posted by ebr View Post

Its a beta version. Don't know when it will be out officially, but it allows not only folder structures but also support for other external players.

Which external players will play back BD folder structure? I was unaware of this.
post #223 of 4042
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Originally Posted by hifiaudio2 View Post

Which external players will play back BD folder structure? I was unaware of this.

Arcsoft TMT
post #224 of 4042
oh it will? well thats great... crazy i didnt know .. thought i had seen somewhere that it didnt....

so then once MB supports folder structure there is no reason to rip to ISO anymore?
post #225 of 4042
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Originally Posted by hifiaudio2 View Post

oh it will? well thats great... crazy i didnt know .. thought i had seen somewhere that it didnt....

so then once MB supports folder structure there is no reason to rip to ISO anymore?

Well to be "future-proof" I'd personally say ripping to ISO is still better, because no one really knows if/when the ability might be removed from TMT due to pressure from the studios and such. If it is the same file size, I'd personally say ISO is by far the better way to go.
post #226 of 4042
Since ISO can mount and play with most of the players, but file folder structure only plays with one, I would say ISO is still the way to go for BR and HDDVD. You also can easily mount an ISO later and rip the file contents from it, while going the other is possible too, I think that is a little trickier since some things are preserved when you rip stright to image that are difficult to add back in properly when making a "new" ISO from files.
post #227 of 4042
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Originally Posted by DraZtiK View Post

Read Here and see if it helps. Basically you'll need to assign an image and create new .vf files for each folder is one way.

i read the faq but was unable to find a way to give the individual folders the images, they did talk about genre images but i am looking to just place images for a few categories.
post #228 of 4042
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Originally Posted by denyart View Post

Since ISO can mount and play with most of the players, but file folder structure only plays with one, I would say ISO is still the way to go for BR and HDDVD. You also can easily mount an ISO later and rip the file contents from it, while going the other is possible too, I think that is a little trickier since some things are preserved when you rip stright to image that are difficult to add back in properly when making a "new" ISO from files.

I prefer folders and haven't found a drawback to them yet. No mounting needed and no weird interface issues with MB. I'm probably just stuck on them because that's how I always did my DVDs but there it is.

In my very limited experience, it appears folder ripping is smaller than ISO as well but this may have just been the disc I tested with (28gb folders but 48gb ISO).
post #229 of 4042
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Originally Posted by ebr View Post

I prefer folders and haven't found a drawback to them yet. No mounting needed and no weird interface issues with MB. I'm probably just stuck on them because that's how I always did my DVDs but there it is.

In my very limited experience, it appears folder ripping is smaller than ISO as well but this may have just been the disc I tested with (28gb folders but 48gb ISO).

I would prefer folders too if I had your sweet beta version of MB!

That is really surprising on the size, I will have to try that... I figured they would be the same.
post #230 of 4042
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Originally Posted by MoNkLorD View Post

i read the faq but was unable to find a way to give the individual folders the images, they did talk about genre images but i am looking to just place images for a few categories.

Do you mean you have organized your movies into folders for different categories and you want those to have custom images?

If so, just stick a "folder.jpg" in the respective folder and it will become the image.
post #231 of 4042
By the way, the new version is out now on the site. ROCKS!
post #232 of 4042
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Originally Posted by ebr View Post

Do you mean you have organized your movies into folders for different categories and you want those to have custom images?

If so, just stick a "folder.jpg" in the respective folder and it will become the image.

yup that is exactly what i am trying to do. i did try to change the image name as you suggested and placed it in the movies folder but still nothing.
this is what mine looks like (has changed some)
post #233 of 4042
Are you using virtual folders? If so you need to have a line link to the image in each .vf file. So your Sports.vf should have a line that says image: C:\\Videos\\sports.jpg
post #234 of 4042
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Originally Posted by bigsid05 View Post

Are you using virtual folders? If so you need to have a line link to the image in each .vf file. So your Sports.vf should have a line that says image: C:\\Videos\\sports.jpg

no vf
each category is a shortcut placed into the default video folder
post #235 of 4042
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Originally Posted by MoNkLorD View Post

no vf
each category is a shortcut placed into the default video folder

That's probably why, I doubt it will recognize a folder.jpg in another folder when using a shortcut. Use virtual folders instead.
post #236 of 4042
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Originally Posted by bigsid05 View Post

That's probably why, I doubt it will recognize a folder.jpg in another folder when using a shortcut. Use virtual folders instead.

thanks i will play with the vf folders and give that a shot....what if i just have all the categories directly in the videos folder would it work then?
post #237 of 4042
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Originally Posted by MoNkLorD View Post

thanks i will play with the vf folders and give that a shot....what if i just have all the categories directly in the videos folder would it work then?

Yes, I think if all the folders are localized within the main videos folder it will work fine with a folder.jpg in each subfolder. Not positive though since I haven't tried that exact configuration.
post #238 of 4042
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Originally Posted by bigsid05 View Post

Yes, I think if all the folders are localized within the main videos folder it will work fine with a folder.jpg in each subfolder. Not positive though since I haven't tried that exact configuration.

OK i tried the vf files. i created one for each category (learned the hard way that they had to be individual files)

each with the commands

image: d:\\HD\ v\\folder.jpg
folder: d:\\HD\ v


i close out of media center, re-open and still nothing
not sure what else it could be
post #239 of 4042
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Originally Posted by MoNkLorD View Post

OK i tried the vf files. i created one for each category (learned the hard way that they had to be individual files)

each with the commands

image: d:\\HD\ v\\folder.jpg
folder: d:\\HD\ v


i close out of media center, re-open and still nothing
not sure what else it could be

Hm, that syntax looks correct. Perhaps try clearing the cache?
post #240 of 4042
So I finally got to try out the newest version that was just uploaded with native blu ray folders (and TMT). It wont play. I have the folder that Anydvdhd created in the my videos folder just like the other movies - both dvd native and iso structure. Am I maybe supposed to have the specific folder that only has the m2ts files in it directly under the folder with the movie name rather than buried in the BDMV folder, or does that matter?
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