Nice. Will try that out.
Another slight difficulty, though: I initially downloaded and installed much of the freeware you recommend but have since downloaded some more premium software to play my backup rips (including TMT5) and now the whole WMC playback process seems to be completely disjointed. (Used to press play and .mkv quickly started. Now mounting software and WMC processes are all shown before TMT5 finally clicks in and plays .mkv, .iso, or .vob files...sometimes with sound, sometimes without.) Have ensured that the extender/iso settings are correct but haven't been able to track down the problem. Is there any of the freeware that might be causing this (perhaps some file access conflicts) or is this just an unavoidable, necessary evil?
BTW, have finally entered the 21st century (aka: the land of torrents) thanks to your guides. Thx, again.