I don't understand why you would use this program for MKV playback. There are so many third party alternatives which do this a lot better.
Myself, I'm just looking for a good blu-ray playback program which comfortably integrates into WMC (and MB). I've tried TMT5 and have had had too many issues with stability, poor playback, refresh rates, app crashing etc.
Gonna give PDVD12 a try to see if it can fulfil my requirements.
It's not that I want PDVD for MKV playback -- I use MPC-HC for that -- but I do want it to work like it's supposed to, because, let's face it, it's not cheap software. I've had more trouble with the Trial than I've had with TMT5 which, as you know, has its faults. As for BR playback, I've had a smoother time than most with TMT5 because I don't need the refresh rate option (I have an nVidia card to begin with, but also because my TV, while able to accept 24fps, always displays at 60). And, using AnyDVD's Speedmenu, everything loads up fine now, including all of those pesky titles that TMT5 had problems with. (Ironically, I have a rip of the French version of "Lost Highway" on my HDD that refuses to load with PDVD -- even using Speedmenu -- that TMT5 handles fine.) And, as for WMC integration, the only time I use WMC is for TV series playback with MyMovies and MPC-HC, so that's another headache with TMT5 that I'm able to avoid.
To be fair, I did finally resolve the media file playback issue with PDVD -- it somehow was a result of a problem with Media Center that I was able to fix. But, for me, the cons of PDVD outweigh the pros -- on my system -- and, as much as I'd like it to replace TMT5, I can't justify it. I just don't want to make the same mistake twice with regards to paying good money for software that doesn't always perform as advertised. I would love for there to be an all-in-one piece of software out there, but, unfortunately for me, PDVD isn't that beast.
Edited by bruce73 - 8/10/12 at 4:49am