AirPlay Target support for Windows 7 Media Center
Install Bonjour first, then the AirPlay plugin. No other configuration is required. Once you are done with the installation, try streaming a video from your iDevice (has to be on the same wireless network as your HTPC) to your Windows Media Center HTPC (7MC needs to be running or else you will not have the option to stream).
Automatic Blu Ray ripping on your HTPC
This plugin can copy your entire Blu Ray disk to your hardrive (iso or BD folder structure), or just the main movie, you can select/deselect audio tracks, subtitles etc. Even remux it to an .mkv container. All directly from your Media Center Interface.
Apendix : Video & Audio test samples
Video samples :
- 1080p video (download)
- Color Levels test (download) : To ensure you are getting the proper color levels (no double expansion or washed out colors), you can use the test after you finished setting up your playback software.[/b]
Audio samples :
I. Basic Ripping1) Ripping to Blu Ray folder structures/ISO
DVD Fab HD Decrypter is the free version of DVD Fab, with basic ripping options (main movie or full movie) for DVD and Blu Ray disks
-> Select Blu Ray Copy from the left menu and select either Full movie or Main Movie if you just want the movie without menus and extra features
-> Under Source select your Blu Ray disk drive letter and for Output select a path where you want to put the ripped movies. DVD Fab will automatically create a folder inside it named after your movie name.
-> After you click Analyze, DVD Fab will take between 20 seconds or so to analyze the disk. After that, from the right menu you can disable the unecesarry audio tracks and if you only want the lossy DTS/DD core from the HD audio tracks there is a "remove HD audio" for this.
-> Select Next and Start.2) Ripping to MKV
-> Upon first run of MakeMKV you will have the option to choose the source you want to use. If you have a disc in your ROM drive you can simply select the correct ROM drive from the Source and click the DVD disc icon. If the source is files already saved on your computer you will need to select from “File” on the toolbar.
-> Once MakeMKV is done analyzing the disc, a list of all available titles to choose from will appear. The longest title (and the ones with most chapters) is the main movie based on the description. Uncheck the rest of the titles.
-> For audio, select the lossless DTS-HD/True HD track or the lossye DTS core if you don have a HD audio capable receiver + the subtitles you need.
-> Under the output folder select the location you want to have the movie MKV stored, a drive with enough space available
-> Press the "MakeMKV button" on the right, and the demuxing/remuxing process will begin
Special thanks to dbone @ mediasmartserver for providing the information
for this guidePart 1 : Ripping to Blu Ray folder structure/Blu ray ISO images
Important Notes :
- Clown_BD (download) - Download the nr 3 link, it`s the entire package (eac3to/tsmuxer/bd2sup)
- DVD Passkey (download) or AnyDVD HD (download)
- (Optional]) ImBurn (download) - for ISO burning, if you plan to use BR folder structures directly on the HDD, don`t download.
-You need to have Java installed for BD2Sup to work
-You need to have DVD Decryter/AnyDVD HD running in the background. BD_Clown does not remove BD protection, so you need DVD Passkey or AnyDVD HD.
Next up is the initial setup :Options screen
-> Select the TSMuxer & EAC3To locations (execs) & the ImgBurn location (if you want to rip to ISO, otherwise disable it)Step 1
-> Select your Demux and Remux locations. These are the places where Clown_BD stores the demuxed files and the final output file. Be careful, the demuxed files can take up even 30-40GB (depending on BR size) and the resulting BD folder/image the same. Have these on a drive with some 80-90Gb free.
-> Movie location is the drive where you have your Blu Ray inserted.
-> Choose Next
-> Now Clown_BD will analyze the disk
-> You will be presented with a playlist selection screen . The first one should be the Main Movie. For box sets with indiviual episodes (TV Series like True Blood for ex), choose the episodes you need.
-> You will be presented with a list of video/audio/subtitle stream available in the movie.
-> Select the video/audio/subtitle stream and the chapters you want to keep in the rip. For example the main English DTS-HD Master Audio or TrueHD tracks and the English subtitles.
-> The Output Audio Format offers a range of options :
- Unconverted -> This will keep the audio selected as is.
- Core -> Select this if you want to extract the DTS or AC3 core from a the DTS-HD/True HD tracks.
- AC3 -> Select this if you want to convert the selected audio stream(s) to AC3.
- DTS -> Select this if you want to convert the selected audio stream(s) to DTS.
-> The Movie Output option allows you to select the type of structure or container you will output.
-> For Blu Ray folder structures select Blu Ray, for Blu Ray ISO images select Blu Ray + ISO/
-> Click next and Clown_BD will start processing. The main GUI dissapears and a couple of progress bars will appear, first the eac3to bar, then the TS muxer bar.
Once Clown_BD is finished navigate to your selected output folder and get your movie.
Important note : Clown_BD does not delete the temporary files, so you have to do it manualySpecial thanks to dbone @ mediasmartserver for providing this useful info