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Blu-Ray on PC Video Demo

Blu-Ray on PC Video DemoBack on Episode 116 of Entertainment 2.0 we were discussing watching Blu-ray movies on a PC versus watching them using a stand-alone player. James uses his PlayStation 3 as his Blu-ray player, and I’ve begun using my Windows Media Center PC for Blu-ray playback. James put forth the argument that there still isn’t a solution for watching our beloved high-definition discs on a computer that feels truly integrated, and offers a really great user experience. A listener who goes by Twitter handle VinylFreak was in the live chat for the show and didn’t agree with James at all. James challenged him to prove it, and so he did just that. VinylFreak created a video of his setup which incorporates ripped Blu-rays (as ISO files) along with ArcSoft TotalMedia Theatre 5, My Movies 3, and, of course, Windows Media Center. The video displays a pretty compelling user experience. Check it out, and let VinylFreak know what you think! Thanks for putting the video together!

MyMovies 3 / Total Media Theater 5 / 7 MC Demo from vinylfreak on Vimeo.

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Josh Pollard

Josh has been writing software since his parents brought home their first computer. His love for gadgets and technology eventually spurred a passion for home theater technology. After starting the DMZ, he received Microsoft’s MVP award for Windows Media Center. Even though the beloved home theater PC platform is all but dead he continues to tinker with consumer entertainment technology. He’s a life-long gamer and DIY smart home enthusiast. He co-hosts the Entertainment 2.0 podcast with Richard Gunther and the DMZ’s gaming podcast, Story Players, with Joe DeStazio.