I was looking at using XBMC instead of WMC7 for most things, I've heard of JRiver but haven't done much research on it. Are there vast advantages over XBMC or WMC7?Question 2, No spooling up, or looking for that disc your kid just lent out without asking either.
I use and recommend WMC7, MyMovies*, AnyDVD HD, KMplayer*, Virtual Clone Drive*, Gyration MCE remote Also see JRiver Media Center as a possible replacement for WMC7, Kmplayer & MyMovies.
JRiver has audiophile level control built in and features that surpass anything else I have tried but they lack a book and are still not quite user friendly and simple to use for other members of the family.
(*Free full or basic functionality) See 181Fm for a streaming audio player I love
Yes, this method works well. Also, DVD rips (non-ISO) will work with Apple's DVD Player too...just tell it where the folder is. It's not Blu-Ray but it's a pretty respectable playback mechanism for DVDs.Thanks for the note! I did a quick search and came up with this info from:http://installingcats.com/2007/12/11/how-to-play-watch-iso-dvd-movie-files-in-mac-os-x-leopard/
Thought others might like to see how easy they make this sound.
From that link:
"To play a movie that is saved in ISO file format on Mac OS X, start the built-in DVD Player (find it in the Applications Folder, it won’t be on the Dock at the bottom of your screen by default).
Then in Finder (or on your Desktop) double click the ISO file to “mount” the ISO movie file. Apple DVD Player will automatically recognize that a movie DVD has been loaded and will start playing the movie immediately.
That’s all there is to playing movie DVD’s saved as ISO files on your Mac with Leopard OS X."
Guess I'll have to give this a try!