Originally Posted by nickbuol
You make valid points that I completely agree with. It is just unfortunate that the menu is so slow/clumbsy that really hurts the great collection of clips. I would have rather just had a simple graphic background with a text listing in alphbetical order than what is there.
I totally agree with that. I recon that making blu-ray menu is an art, and not an easy one. I can't even comment on the Ultimate Bass Disc menu since XBMC chokes on it and I don't have a blu-ray burner. On one hand, I appreciate that the menu is part of what the disc is (while the menu in the Reference 2 blu-ray is not perfect
you have to admit that it gives an awesome presence to each segment; I still have that snowboarding movie soundtrack playing in my head, and the idea of having HT setup of members shown as background images is absolutely fantastic). On the other, I just have to spend 10 min renaming the .m2ts files and getting rid of the blu-ray directory structure to have exactly what you're suggesting inside any media player that supports the formats.
Better yet, I know what I'll do. I'm currently in the process of setting up an HTPC running Linux. It will be easy to make a folder full of correctly-named symbolic links to the .m2ts files inside the bluray structure. Best of both worlds!
As for blu-ray menus, maybe XBMC 13 support will be better. Perhaps menus for the Reference and Ultimate discs could be tweaked and re-posted here to fix any problem? Maybe not in an official fashion, but just an alternate option. I really don't know how to program menus though.