I’ve read a bunch of threads and google searches. Everyone has their own ways, and most of these threads just end up in an argument between Pro’s, in language a noob can’t grasp.
I’m looking to rip BD’s to view on extenders (echo’s). I want the minimalist option. If I have to spend a few bucks, for ease of rip, quality, and WMC integration, I’m fine with that. I’m also fine with doing a little work, if it’s reliable, free, and good quality. Least possible software, codec, splitter addition preferred. Just adding MyMovies has already caused new glitching. I don’t really care what format I use, as long as my rips are BD quality and my sound is 5.1.
What I’ve done is rip two test movies via PavTube, to a shared folder on the HTPC, in .WMV (One is AVC1 and the other is WMC3. Both are AC3.) In my reading, I found PavTube to claim .WMV was the answer because it was natively supported, and bd quality. On My HTPC, it looks great, so I tend to believe that part….. however,
What I have:
LG Blu Ray Drive
WMC 7 x64
Recorded TV HD
PavTube Trial Version
Echo’s running on MoCA (Channel Master devices)
I use WMC for Recorded TV, Live Tv, Ripped DVD’s, Music, Pictures, and Home videos.
I can see the ripped BD’s in Windows Explorer.
I can watch the ripped BD’s with WMC via right click, open with WMC, on the HTPC.
BD Rips show up in MyMovies
What does not work:
BD Rips do not show up in WMC Movies, Videos Library, or Recorded TV HD Movies section. (Yes, I’ve added the folders to the libraries.)
On extender, in MyMovies: e
When playing one movie (Guardians of the Galaxy), I click play, screen goes black, and sound is audible. Never obtains video.
When playing the other (Mocking Jay part 1), I click play, a pop up appears asking Blu Ray or DVD:
Blu Ray choice results in pop up telling me to insert disc.
DVD choice results in same situation as Guardians of the Galaxy, black screen with sound.
Optionals: I'd like to be able to rwd, ffwd, paus, skip scenes. I'd like to have the option to include extras. Menus, extended cuts, games, etc.