Originally Posted by assassin
I don't playback from any physical discs anymore.
Sorry, I wasnt' clear. I'm having the issue with RIPPED DVD's played from my server's hard drives.
If I play a physical disc I use my Oppo which is always flawless. Due to the convenience, I use MyMovies on a WHS.
The PC client is a i5 2400 SB with an intel MB.
Compared to the Oppo, it is a PITA to deal with all of the Windows issues. But the MyMovies convenience weighs in favor of the HTPC. Working OK with BRD, but ripped DVD's I've played have always had lipsync problems. And they are WAY off, not just a little.
My video is set to 23hz (Lumagen reports 23.98), the DVD source is 29.xx IIRC, maybe that's part of the problem. But it's a pain to switch frame rates on the HTPC for every video type. Not to mention the weak user experience of having an 11' wide screen blink on and off while the PC does it's switch. And I don't know how to do it from a remote so I have to get out the mouse to deal with it. But I'm getting off topic.
TMT5 was supposed to auto-switch framerates, but I've never seen it do it. I have it turned on in settings. Not sure who to blame for the (lack of DVD) lipsync, the PC or TMT. I woudl like to correct it though as DVD's are almost unwatchable via the HTPC which is setup for 23.98 BRD.
It's issues like these that turn people off to HTPCs. I'm plenty PC literate. I bought the lastest and greatest hardware (I thought) to try and alleviate these issues on the front end. But unfortunately I find it an ongoing challenge to make the thing work right. At least make it work as seamless as any other rack mounted HT component I have and control through a control system, not with a keyboard, and mouse.