Originally Posted by azula
Is there any kind of reference material or a guide someone could point me to on how to set this up and what SMB is? Complete newbie here.
Here is a specific FAQ on the ISO via SMB trick: How do you play Blu-ray ISO files over SMB?
SMB is a network file system, very common on Network Attached Storage (NAS) appliances and also for file sharing from the PC desktop. It was originally an MS Windows service but you can provide it in other ways: I use Samba on a Linux system.
Note that BDMV folders work on local storage now, and BDMV folders nested within AVCHD folders work now on SMB, but I always caution people that this can go away at any time. I have no inside or advance knowledge, just an appreciation of how much the studios hate this capability, and how much pressure they can exert.