HD Rip playable on a MediaLounge?

Discussion in 'AnyDVD HD (Blu-ray issues)' started by Jrexi, Feb 24, 2007.

  1. Jrexi

    Jrexi Member

    Hi All,

    I just connected an XBOX HD Drive to my PC, downloaded the drivers, upgraded to AnyDVDHD and am ready to go. Now my issue is how do I rip the HD DVD to my hard drive so I can stream it through my DSM-520 MediaLounge which is HD capable?

    The 520 can play the following HD formats: MPEG4 and WMV9. I just dont know how to get the HD DVD in one of those formats. Using the King Kong HD DVD as an example, I'm assuming that the FEATURE_1.EVO and FEATURE_2.EVO files are the actual movie. I'm going to rip those files and see if they will play natively in the 520...my gut says no, but I'll try anyway.

    Can anyone offer any insight? Do I need to wait for a software package that will recode an HD DVD into an MPEG4 format?

    Thanks in advance.

  2. mick2006

    mick2006 Well-Known Member

    I have the same question. I have done quite a bit of research on this, and I have not found any media streamer out there that can play VC-1 content at this point. The newest D-link product (DSM-750) is supposed to, but it hasn't come out yet.
  3. Jrexi

    Jrexi Member

    Hey Mick, is the .evo extention a VC-1 file? Or would we still need to convert that file as well.

    Sorry if this is noob question :cool:
  4. Faye

    Faye Well-Known Member

    evo is just a container, like avi. The actual video and audio codecs used are defined on a per stream basis inside the file. Some (All?) discs will tell you the codecs being used in the XPL file, which is handy since that's plain text.

    Most HDDVD discs are VC-1.
  5. mick2006

    mick2006 Well-Known Member

    From what I have been reading you don't want to convert the file because then you will be degrading the video quality. I have heard of some converters out there, but I don't remember what they were.