*** PLEASE NOTE THAT AS OF 25-JAN-2011 DSPLAYER IS NO LONGER BEING DEVELOPED*** A few weeks ago I was browsing the XBMC forums and noticed that there is an XBMC build that integrates an internal Directshow based player (called DSPlayer). This is important for two reason. The first is that that DSPlayer supports hardware acceleration […]

About a week ago I posted a guide on how to display PGS subtitles embedded in mkvs using Haali. At the time the only way to display PGS subtitles in mkvs was to use a combination of Haali and FFDShow. Since writing that guide two important changes have come out. The first is that Mosu, […]

One popular program for creating mkvs that I have written about earlier is MakeMKV, which in a few simple clicks can convert your DVD or Blu Ray disc into an mkv. The one “drawback” is that for Blu Ray discs MakeMKV keeps the subtitles (PGS format) in its original form. While this sounds great, support […]

If you have been following along with my last few posts (The Family IT Guy and Setting Up MPC) the main goal that I was working towards was to finally set up bitstreaming of HD Audio (DTS-MA and TrueHD) with my HTPC. Leading up to the last few months this was only possible by using an […]