Originally Posted by Trickworth
Thank you for this. My lip sync issues mostly went away after I turned off hardware acceleration although what appears to happen when I play blurry rips (iso) is that the lip sync starts to drift by a millisecond or so but then almost imperceptibly stutters and jumps back into sync. It's kind of odd and this is that best way that I can describe it. It's certainly better than before though not perfect. With your use of the Shark007 Audio Codec, is this with TMTand WMC through Media Browser playing iso rips as I am? If so and you feel that it helps, I will investigate this too.
I also fell foul of upgrading TMT and discovered that there are any number of my blu ray rips that don't play now, which I gather is Cinevia. I rolled back to the earlier build of TMT because of that. I do find myself wondering whethe it is simply going to get harder and harder to backup blu-rays to an image and playback easily via an HTPC. I too have read that Windows 8 has some issues with Media Browser and obviously it doesn't have media centre as a standard. I'm certainly going to hold off upgrading my HTPC and concentrate on getting the best performance out of my current W7 system.
I don't believe I'm using TMT, because I don't know what the acronym stands for.
I used the program "MakeMKV" (followed Assassin's FREE guide, in fact, so you can go see exactly what I did without the $25 investment) to make .mkv files.
I'm attempting to view through MediaBrowser within Windows Media Center. My HTPC is attached to a smaller, less-used LCD TV. The majority of TV/movie viewing occurs on one of two larger screens, both of which are attached to XBox 360's (and one has a PS3 for BluRay, as I only started ripping BluRays 36 hours ago). I found this link today that suggests M2TS is a better format for Xbox: http://community.mediabrowser.tv/permalinks/3953/xbox-360-video-problems%5DXbox%20360%20Media%20Playback%20problems?
But I also read something at some point today (not sure when/where) that indicated that this works best using the "My Videos" section of WMC. I'm not sure how the M2TS will do within MediaBrowser. I'm going to try either tonight or (more likely) over the weekend, and will report my findings here, if interested: http://www.avsforum.com/t/1436570/assassins-guides
Bottom line: what I'm gathering is that MKV has a number of things going for it, but "playback on Xbox 360" ain't one of them. Hopefully Ceton's Echo will handle MKV better.