I am Legend Choppy playback from folder

Discussion in 'AnyDVD HD (Blu-ray issues)' started by shane4242, Mar 20, 2008.

  1. shane4242

    shane4242 Member

    Anyone else experience this? 3319a
  2. andy o

    andy o Well-Known Member

    Have you tried newer builds of PowerDVD? Some newer titles don't play well with older versions because of Profile 1.1 and other bugs.
  3. shane4242

    shane4242 Member

    nEWER versions dont play from the hd right?
  4. 3r1c

    3r1c Well-Known Member

    They play from iso, just make an iso from your files and mount it.
    Since bd+ cracked you can use newer powerdvd now.
  5. andy o

    andy o Well-Known Member

    yeah, but that's something you'll have to live with. 3319a doesn't play well with some newer movies anyway. This might or might not be the case with I am legend though, but it's possible. In any case, you can just play from ISO, not much difference there.
  6. Adbear

    Adbear Well-Known Member

    Plays perfectly from a folder for me, have you checked CPU usage?
  7. hlkc

    hlkc Well-Known Member

    I have been using 3319a for long time and the only movie I have problem is Hitman BD+ and peer is working on that. To answer your question, I used the latest AnyDVD 6.4 "back up movie in HDD" function and I have no problem using 3319a play this BD title.
  8. shane4242

    shane4242 Member

    I am not sure what it was but I uninstalled and reinstalled Power dvd and BOOM! Perfect.

    FYI, for those of us using mymovies. ISO mounting is not really an option. Unless someone knows differently........
  9. hlkc

    hlkc Well-Known Member

    Glad it work out now. Btw, I only use My Movies for my DVD and when I play BD, I will minimize MCE, launched PDVD and play the movie I want. I have not update My Movies for a while. About 6 months ago, they still can't launch menu instead they go straight to play the BD movie. Is it still the same case today?
  10. shane4242

    shane4242 Member

    Yes, it is still the same with the latest version. That actually might be part of the problem with my playback........

    Scratch that. Just tried it and That IS the problem. Thank you for putting that in my head. Something about mymovies starting the movie from the main title instaed of the menu is causing the choppy playback. When I go straight into the folder from PDVD it plays just fine.

    Any ideas as to why?

    One thing that can be nice about mymovies starting from the main title is movies like 3:10 to yuma that do not support a mouse without the latest version of PDVD (wich does not support playback from the HDD) So the menu does not respond.
    So the only way I can watch the movie is through mymovies because it goes straight to the main title.
  11. scmeis1

    scmeis1 Well-Known Member

    I completely disagree with that. You can use the playmee plugin and it mounts your iso then plays the movie through what ever player you want, then unmounts your iso.
  12. shane4242

    shane4242 Member

    Thanks for the response.

    I took a quick look at that and I am not sure playmee will work. MyMovies is not a player. It is a media management/Library management add-on for MCE. When you play a BD from MyMovies it directs PowerDVD to open the folder where the movie is stored. It looks like with Playmee you would still need to mount and unmount the drive which ruins the one-click play functionality of mymovies. Correct me if I am wrong
  13. PrincipalityFusion

    PrincipalityFusion Well-Known Member

    MyMovies Does Handle ISOs

    If you open up the MyMovies library management application, you can set it to use Daemon Tools to process ISOs. Then when you click on a title in the Media Center MyMovies menu, it will mount the ISO using Daemon tools (Daemaon tools needs to be active of course). The autostart function in XP/Vista will take over from there and open up PowerDVD and play the ISO. When you close PowerDVD and maximize media center, the ISO will be unmounted.

    Let me know if you need more specifics and i can attach some screenies.
  14. hlkc

    hlkc Well-Known Member

    This is interesting and I heard a lot of this mount/unmount and imgburn/Daemon lite a lot.

    As I stated in this thread before, I use MCE/My Movies to play DVD and when the time to play BD, I will minimize MCE/My Movies and open up PDVD 3319a and choose the folder of the BD I want to play and hit "Play". In this case, I can play around the menu and set up if need.

    I used AnyDVD to back up all my DVD & BD movies to my HDD folders. I have about 300+ DVD and about 50 BD movies, so far only 1 Hitman I can't play but I used imgburn convert back to iso and ready to do it again when AnyDVD capable Hitman BD+ in the near future.

    My questions are why do you need to do it your way versus my way? Did I miss anything? Is it better to do it your way? For example, files will be smaller or the quality will be better? Please educate me.

    Many thanks in advance,
    Last edited: Mar 21, 2008
  15. shane4242

    shane4242 Member

    Wow that is good to hear. Thanks.

    So, does mymovies still start the movie or goto menu?
  16. PrincipalityFusion

    PrincipalityFusion Well-Known Member

    MyMovies will use Daemon tools to load the ISO and then autostart will start PowerDVD which will then play the movie.
  17. PrincipalityFusion

    PrincipalityFusion Well-Known Member

    It's not that my way is better than yours, so I apologize if you got that impression. Basically, if you want to use the latest version of PowerDVD which is becoming more necessary with profile 1.1, then ISOs are the way to go. Also, the newest version of MyMovies relies on using ISO for high definition media. I think he added back in the choice to use the folders, but is encouraging everyone to use ISO as opposed to playing from folder.
  18. shane4242

    shane4242 Member

    So what program is your favorite for creating isos?
  19. Maltese

    Maltese Well-Known Member

    Just throwing in my .02 cents. I prefer Ultra ISO as my ISO program of choice. It's not free like some of the others.
  20. profcolli

    profcolli Well-Known Member

    CloneCD - too bad they still haven't updated it to create an ISO automatically, but it only takes a couple of extra steps to change from the default .dvd to an image file. Works fine on BD+ titles as well with AnyDVD (thanks Slysoft!)