, Once again, thanks for taking the time and effort to elaborate how much you don't
Also, thanks for jumping in and replying to remarks that weren't in response to you, nor directed at you. (on the topic which you once again claim you care so little about)
And finally, thanks for disregarding the questions that were directed specifically to you.
My point has already been made, and you were kind enough to help reinforce it for me. (thanks again btw) Regardless of what playback software you choose (WMC, XBMC, MPC-HC, VLC, PDVD, XPQZ3) there is no guarantee that you will view source content properly, if it was encoded or flagged wrong. You choose to call it a feature on the software that you use and promote, and a bug on the software you don't.
For the record, I completely agree that it would be great if MS had included a means to change the default behavior (as a general preference, or on the fly, either one) but no matter how many "features" you add to deal with broken content, the problem in these scenarios is the content itself, not how the software deals with it. I can "break" an encoded video a hundred different ways, and I guarantee you that WMC, XBMC, etc won't deal with all of them gracefully. That's not a knock on any of the software. It's just the nature of any complicated system. A certain level of input accuracy is required for everything to work properly. Start with garbage and you're going to end with garbage.
And finally, you're wrong about the progressive flag in XBMC. If it didn't ignore the flag, then it would behave exactly like WMC does. But as you're so fond of pointing out... it doesn't. Instead of
using the progressive flag, it does frame analysis. If it obeyed the flag there would be no need for frame analysis. Just because the analysis agrees with the flag, doesn't mean it's obeying the flag. If I tell you to write some lame reply in response to this post and you do it, it doesn't mean you're obeying me. You're acting on your own free will. You were going to write a lame reply to this anyway. The fact that I told you to do so is merely a coincidence.