HTPC software?

Discussion in 'Home Theater PC (HTPC) & Media Servers' started by AcuDefTechGuy, May 26, 2009.

  1. AcuDefTechGuy Audioholic Slumlord

    AcuDefTechGuy
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    Do we have a Software section in our HTPC area?:D

    Seems like most talk is about the hardware, but the software is just as important.

    For example, my HTPC has HDMI & Optical audio output.

    Using PowerDVD 8 or 9 Ultra, I can't get any sound from my HDMI.

    But using TotalMedia Theatre 3 (TMT3), I can get HDMI audio.

    Another example is Blu-ray vs HD DVD. I know HD DVD is dead, but there are still plenty of BD/HD DVD combo drives around and plenty of people to want to save their HD DVD movies into their hard drives.

    However, you cannot play HD DVD files with Power DVD 8 or 9. But you can play HD DVD on TMT3.

    PowerDVD 7 has HD DVD capability, but it is very limited. For me it only played back 2.0 sound.:eek:
  2. roygrady Audiophyte

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    Software section sounds interesting.

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