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Windows - HOW-TO play Blu-ray Disc with External Player and auto adjust refresh rate
#46
Just one question. I dont understand the reason for using reclock with tmt 3. As most of us use tmt3 only to play blurays, there is no reason to reclock. The problem occurs only with Pal dvds or ?
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#47
Sylus Wrote:Just one question. I dont understand the reason for using reclock with tmt 3. As most of us use tmt3 only to play blurays, there is no reason to reclock. The problem occurs only with Pal dvds or ?

If your TV/projector supports 24hz, you would want to use reclock to change the output from the 60/30hz you are using normally to 24 when watching film content.
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#48
Thx for clarification.
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#49
Hi to all, I'm a bit lost in creating a correct VBS script for running TMT,
all I need is a change of resolution from 1280x720 50, to 1920x1080 50i, and then switch back to 1280x720.
I have AnyDVD HD

Could someone please help me ?

cheers, Nik
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#50
I found a simplier solution to implement this:
http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?p=4...post486451

especially the part on the 12noon Display Changer

Nik
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#51
Something is weird about the inability to start the bluray after it goes to TMT3. Particularly, if you enter "uMCEDVDPlayer.exe g:" in a command line, it works fine. Is there something about the "arg" parameter that's screwing up the syntax? Other than file location, TMT3 does not seem arg friendly, so I can't figure out a way to test this theory...

Thanks for all the help. This is more complicated than it seemingly needs to be, but ultimately its working, and I wouldn't have gotten there w/o the guidance.

btw, needing advancedsettings.xml too was my biggest stumbling block - or at least I think that's what was screwing me up.

Jay
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#52
Ok everything it working perfectly to a point, Im trying to play mallrats HD-DVD,


Code:
<playercorefactory>
  <players>
    <player name="TMTMCEPlayer" type="ExternalPlayer" audio="false" video="true">
      <filename>C:\Program Files\ArcSoft\TotalMedia Theatre 3\uMCEDVDPlayer.exe</filename>
    <args>"D:"</args>
      <hidexbmc>true</hidexbmc>
      <hideconsole>true</hideconsole>
      <warpcursor>none</warpcursor>
    </player>
  </players>
  <rules action="prepend">
    <rule name="Blu-Ray" protocols="bd" player="TMTMCEPlayer"/>
  </rules>
</playercorefactory>

I need a rule for HD-Dvd that will launch TMTMCEPlayer,
at the moment xbmc just uses mplayer to play the first .evo file on the disc when I press play instead of recognising it has a HD-DVD disc.

I tried filename="evo" player="TMTMCEPlayer
but it didnt work.
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#53
Hi friends, i am new in XBMC, i have an asrock 330 BD-HT whit xp,and i have been setup it for some days, now i have all ok, but i want one more thing, i want open WINDVD for play Blu-ray from XBMC

Now I have the "playercorefactory" good for play MKV files with an external player, and now i want add another external player for Blu-rays.
I have try to do it but didnt work. Can anybody give me a nice "playercorefactory" for play MKV with external player and play Blu-rays with another external player as WINDVD?

Thanks!
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#54
have fun
Code:
<playercorefactory>
  <players>
    <!-- These are compiled-in as re-ordering them would break scripts
    The following aliases may also be used:
      audiodefaultplayer, videodefaultplayer, videodefaultdvdplayer
    <player name="DVDPlayer" audio="true" video="true" />

    <player name="DVDPlayer" /> placeholder for MPlayer
    <player name="PAPlayer" audio="true" />
    -->

    <player name="MPC-HC" type="ExternalPlayer" audio="false" video="true">
      <filename>C:\Program Files\MPC HomeCinema\mpc-hc.exe</filename>
      <args>"{1}" /fullscreen /close</args>
      <hidexbmc>false</hidexbmc>
      <hideconsole>false</hideconsole>
      <warpcursor>none</warpcursor>
    </player>

<player name="TMTPlayer Mount ISO" type="ExternalPlayer" audio="false" video="true">
<filename>C:\Program Files\Elaborate Bytes\VirtualCloneDrive\iso mount.exe</filename>
<args>"{1}" "C:\Program Files\Elaborate Bytes\VirtualCloneDrive\vcdmount.exe" 0 "c:\Program Files\ArcSoft\TotalMedia Theatre 3\uMCEDVDPlayer.exe"</args>
<forceontop>false</forceontop>
<hidexbmc>false</hidexbmc>
<hidecursor>false</hidecursor>
</player>

<player name="TMTMCEPlayer" type="ExternalPlayer" audio="false" video="true">
      <filename>C:\Program Files\ArcSoft\TotalMedia Theatre 3\uMCEDVDPlayer.exe</filename>
    <args>"E:"</args>
      <hidexbmc>true</hidexbmc>
      <hideconsole>true</hideconsole>
      <warpcursor>none</warpcursor>
    </player>

  </players>

<rules action="prepend">
    <rule name="Blu-Ray" protocols="bd" player="TMTMCEPlayer"/>
    <rule filetypes="iso" player="TMTPlayer Mount ISO"/>
  </rules>


  <rules name="system rules">

    <rule video="true" filetypes="mkv" player="MPC-HC" />
  

    <rule name="rtv" protocols="rtv" player="DVDPlayer"/>
    <rule name="hdhomerun/myth/rtmp/mms/udp" protocols="hdhomerun|myth|cmyth|rtmp|mms|mmsh|udp" player="DVDPlayer"/>
    <rule name="lastfm/shout" protocols="lastfm|shout" player="PAPlayer"/>

    <!-- dvdplayer can play standard rtsp streams -->
    <rule name="rtsp" protocols="rtsp" filetypes="!(rm|ra)"  player="PAPlayer" />

    <!-- Internet streams -->
    <rule name="streams" internetstream="true">
      <rule name="flv/aacp/sdp" mimetypes="video/x-flv|video-flv|audio/aacp|application/sdp" player="DVDPlayer"/>
      <rule name="mp2" mimetypes="application/octet-stream" filetypes="mp2" player="PAPlayer"/>
    </rule>

    <!-- DVDs -->
    <rule name="dvd" dvd="true" player="TMTMCEPlayer"/>
    <rule name="dvdfile" dvdfile="true" player="TMTMCEPlayer"/>
    <rule name="dvdimage" dvdimage="true" player="TMTMCEPlayer"/>

    <!-- Only dvdplayer can handle these normally -->
    <rule name="sdp/asf" filetypes="sdp|asf" player="DVDPlayer"/>

    <!-- Pass these to dvdplayer as we do not know if they are audio or video -->
    <rule name="nsv" filetypes="nsv" player="DVDPlayer"/>
  </rules>
</playercorefactory>
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#55
mindweaver Wrote:(The reason I use uMCEDVDPlayer.exe is because it seems to be made for remote control use, easier gui with bigger controls and so on. You can of course choose to use the default program .exe)
I found that PowerDVD 9 has a similar program, located in \Program Files\Cyberlink\PowerDVD9\PowerDVD Cinema\powerdvdcinema.exe

but unfortunately pressing the "back" button won't close the program

Nik
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#56
Thanks very much, i have create my own playercorefactory, that is correct?

Code:
<playercorefactory>
  <players>


   <player name="MPC-HC" type="ExternalPlayer" audio="false" video="true">
      <filename>C:\...</filename>
      <args>"{1}" /fullscreen /close</args>
      <hidexbmc>false</hidexbmc>
      <hideconsole>false</hideconsole>
      <warpcursor>none</warpcursor>
    </player>


   <player name="WINDVD" type="ExternalPlayer" audio="false" video="true">
      <filename>C:\...</filename>
    <args>"D:"</args>
      <hidexbmc>true</hidexbmc>
      <hideconsole>true</hideconsole>
      <warpcursor>none</warpcursor>
    </player>

  </players>

   <rules action="prepend">
      <rule name="Blu-Ray" protocols="bd" player="WINDVD"/>
      <rule filetypes="mkv" player="MPC-HC"/>
      

</playercorefactory>
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#57
slick2000 Wrote:I found that PowerDVD 9 has a similar program, located in \Program Files\Cyberlink\PowerDVD9\PowerDVD Cinema\powerdvdcinema.exe

but unfortunately pressing the "back" button won't close the program

Nik

Yeah, you have to bind a button on your remote to alt+f4 for this Smile or ctrl+x (which is powerdvds own close command)
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#58
Hi guys.
I´m quite new to XBMC and and followed this thread to play my Bluray discs from within XBMC, it works really well! I´m not quite satisfied just yet though.
Things yet to do are:

1. I have and low-res plasma TV as main screen for XBMC, for the bluray discs I want to launch PDVD on a second HD Projector. As far as I can figure out it´s not possible to launch PDVD directly on a second screen with a command argument. I figure it´s possible to use "Display Changer" to switch displays when launching PDVD. Could someone please help me with the correct lines in the "Runevents.vbs"-script in Re-Clock?
I saw on the Displaychanger site that you could switch displays like this:

--> dccmd.exe -monitor="Panasonic Projector" -more -primary
--> dccmd.exe -monitor="Philips Plasma TV" -apply -secondary -left

As I am not very good on scripting maybe someone could help me here? Where do I put these lines (and the reverse ones when quitting PDVD) in the RunEvent.vbs file in Reclock?

The runevent.vbs I use is the same one suggested in this thread, I just replaced lines for Display Change instead of the other tool.

2. (Bonus question) Implement menu navigation, Play, stop, pause, next/prev. chapter quit PDVD app etc. for MCE-remote. Could maybe be done with registry hack, or is Event Ghost preferred? Ideas are welcome.

Brgds
Johan
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#59
slick2000 Wrote:have fun
Code:
<playercorefactory>
  <players>
    <!-- These are compiled-in as re-ordering them would break scripts
    The following aliases may also be used:
      audiodefaultplayer, videodefaultplayer, videodefaultdvdplayer
    <player name="DVDPlayer" audio="true" video="true" />

    <player name="DVDPlayer" /> placeholder for MPlayer
    <player name="PAPlayer" audio="true" />
    -->

    <player name="MPC-HC" type="ExternalPlayer" audio="false" video="true">
      <filename>C:\Program Files\MPC HomeCinema\mpc-hc.exe</filename>
      <args>"{1}" /fullscreen /close</args>
      <hidexbmc>false</hidexbmc>
      <hideconsole>false</hideconsole>
      <warpcursor>none</warpcursor>
    </player>

<player name="TMTPlayer Mount ISO" type="ExternalPlayer" audio="false" video="true">
<filename>C:\Program Files\Elaborate Bytes\VirtualCloneDrive\iso mount.exe</filename>
<args>"{1}" "C:\Program Files\Elaborate Bytes\VirtualCloneDrive\vcdmount.exe" 0 "c:\Program Files\ArcSoft\TotalMedia Theatre 3\uMCEDVDPlayer.exe"</args>
<forceontop>false</forceontop>
<hidexbmc>false</hidexbmc>
<hidecursor>false</hidecursor>
</player>

<player name="TMTMCEPlayer" type="ExternalPlayer" audio="false" video="true">
      <filename>C:\Program Files\ArcSoft\TotalMedia Theatre 3\uMCEDVDPlayer.exe</filename>
    <args>"E:"</args>
      <hidexbmc>true</hidexbmc>
      <hideconsole>true</hideconsole>
      <warpcursor>none</warpcursor>
    </player>

  </players>

<rules action="prepend">
    <rule name="Blu-Ray" protocols="bd" player="TMTMCEPlayer"/>
    <rule filetypes="iso" player="TMTPlayer Mount ISO"/>
  </rules>


  <rules name="system rules">

    <rule video="true" filetypes="mkv" player="MPC-HC" />
  

    <rule name="rtv" protocols="rtv" player="DVDPlayer"/>
    <rule name="hdhomerun/myth/rtmp/mms/udp" protocols="hdhomerun|myth|cmyth|rtmp|mms|mmsh|udp" player="DVDPlayer"/>
    <rule name="lastfm/shout" protocols="lastfm|shout" player="PAPlayer"/>

    <!-- dvdplayer can play standard rtsp streams -->
    <rule name="rtsp" protocols="rtsp" filetypes="!(rm|ra)"  player="PAPlayer" />

    <!-- Internet streams -->
    <rule name="streams" internetstream="true">
      <rule name="flv/aacp/sdp" mimetypes="video/x-flv|video-flv|audio/aacp|application/sdp" player="DVDPlayer"/>
      <rule name="mp2" mimetypes="application/octet-stream" filetypes="mp2" player="PAPlayer"/>
    </rule>

    <!-- DVDs -->
    <rule name="dvd" dvd="true" player="TMTMCEPlayer"/>
    <rule name="dvdfile" dvdfile="true" player="TMTMCEPlayer"/>
    <rule name="dvdimage" dvdimage="true" player="TMTMCEPlayer"/>

    <!-- Only dvdplayer can handle these normally -->
    <rule name="sdp/asf" filetypes="sdp|asf" player="DVDPlayer"/>

    <!-- Pass these to dvdplayer as we do not know if they are audio or video -->
    <rule name="nsv" filetypes="nsv" player="DVDPlayer"/>
  </rules>
</playercorefactory>


MPC-HC and mkv work OK.
When I try to play BD-rip from HDD, it opens the embedded player not TMT3
Do you have any idea what might be wrong?
I checked the paths and everything is OK.
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#60
Perhaps a noob question, but why is it necessary to change your refresh rate for a bluraymovie (in MKV format and/or disc)?

What is the difference between pal/ntsc fps (sometimes 23.98 sometimes 25 sometimes 23.97)? You don't change anything to play those? Besides your lcd/plasma can view anything so why all this effort?
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