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Play Blu-Ray Disk copy on XBMC or Boxee?

Postby almaz » Mon Sep 02, 2013 5:35 pm

Can a folder with Blu-Ray disk content be played on XBMC or Boxee? I could go into the STREAM and find the biggest one to play, but this is a hassle.

Also not sure how to play 3D content - STREAM has a subdir SSIF with the parallel file. Obviously, when you select a file in STREAM it will not connect SSIF for 3D playback.
Does Boxee or XBMC on Asustor support 3D playback? Is HDMI interface fully supportive of that as well?
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Re: Play Blu-Ray Disk copy on XBMC or Boxee?

Postby yogi » Mon Sep 02, 2013 10:40 pm

i can play the main .m2ts movie file on boxee
which is not helpful if the movie is splitted into several .m2ts files,
often the case if there are different versions on that blu-ray like director's cut etc.
or you wanna watch the bonus content.

if you store your blu-rays in .iso files like i do you need to unpack them to access those .m2ts files,
mounting the .iso did not work with boxee ...

3D blu-rays do have a differrent file structure thus they need to be stored as .iso always because the
content is inside the SSIF folder and the stream folder is just a mirror,
so my guess is boxee can't handle them since he can't handle mounted .iso ...

not sure what xbmc can do since i am on 608,
but anyway i would recommend a media player that can handle all .iso like Dune or Fantec,
even though boxee plays .m2ts the output is quite poor due to our hardware,
remember it is a storage device, not a media player...
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Re: Play Blu-Ray Disk copy on XBMC or Boxee?

Postby almaz » Tue Sep 03, 2013 3:40 pm

Thank you a lot for a comprehensive response! This is very helpful!

yogi wrote:even though boxee plays .m2ts the output is quite poor due to our hardware,
remember it is a storage device, not a media player...


Well ... the sole reason I got interested in this device is due to its appealing combination of storage plus processing. The players lack disc capacity and the classic NAS cannot play. So, this seemed to be the optimal combination for me...

You mentioned that "output is quite poor". Could you, please, elaborate on this? I currently use Sony network player I bought for $80 or so, and it handles m2ts quite nicely (maybe I miss here something).

Also, you mentioned that "mounting the .iso did not work with boxee ...". So, you did manage to mount but Boxee could not pick it up and play?
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Re: Play Blu-Ray Disk copy on XBMC or Boxee?

Postby Allen@AST » Wed Sep 04, 2013 6:03 pm

Hi almaz,

Yes, we support the playback of Blu-Ray content and 3D content as well. Our HDMI version is 1.4 so 3D is supported.

I’m sorry to say that we currently we do not support the playing of Blu-Ray ISO files.

For your reference, here are the media formats that are supported by Boxee and XBMC:

Boxee

Audio formats supported:
MP3
WAV
PCM
LPCM
WMA
AIF/AIFF
AC3/AAC
OGG
FLAC
DTS
Dolby Digital/Dolby True HD

Video formats supported:
H.264 AVC (TS/AVI/MKV/MOV/M2TS/MP4)
VC-1 (TS/AVI/MKV/WMV)
MPEG-1 (DAT/MPG/MPEG)
MPEG-2 (MPG/MPEG/VOB/TS/TP/ISO/IFO)
MPEG-4 (MP4/AVI/MOV)
DivX 3/4/5/6 (AVI/MKV)
Xvid (AVI/MKV)
WMV9 (WMV/ASF/DVR-MS)
RMVB (RV8/RV9) up to 720@30p

Image formats supported:
JPEG
PNG
GIF
BMP
TIFF

XBMC

Audio formats supported:
MP3
WAV
WMA
AIFF
AC3
AAC
OGG
FLAC
APE
MP2
M4A

Video formats supported:
Adobe Flash
FLV/On2 VP6 (FLV/FV4/M4V)
H.264 AVC (TS/AVI/MKV/MOV/M2TS/MP4)
VC-1 (TS/AVI/MKV/WMV)
MPEG-1 (DAT/MPG/MPEG)
MPEG-2 (MPG/MPEG/VOB/TS/TP/ISO/IFO)
MPEG-4 (MP4/AVI/MOV)
DivX 3/4/5/6 (AVI/MKV)
DivX HD
Xvid (AVI/MKV)
WMV9 (WMV/ASF/DVR-MS)
RMVB (RV8/RV9) up to 720@30p

Image formats supported:
RAW image formats
BMP
JPEG
GIF
PNG
TIFF
MNG
ICO
PCX and Targa/TGA

Please let me know if you have any additional questions.

Thanks,

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Re: Play Blu-Ray Disk copy on XBMC or Boxee?

Postby almaz » Wed Sep 04, 2013 6:31 pm

Allen@AST wrote:Hi almaz,
I’m sorry to say that we currently we do not support the playing of Blu-Ray ISO files.


Thank you! Let me clarify. This week I downloaded the latest XBMC for Windows and it was able to play Blu-Ray ISO. The reference of the supported formats provided above is incomplete, i.e. does not outline containers like ISO or the Blu-Ray ISO is not supported in Asustor version of XBMC?
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Re: Play Blu-Ray Disk copy on XBMC or Boxee?

Postby Allen@AST » Thu Sep 05, 2013 4:20 pm

Hi almaz,

That is correct. Blu-Ray ISO files are not supported on the ASUSTOR version of XBMC.

Please let me know if you have any additional questions.

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Re: Play Blu-Ray Disk copy on XBMC or Boxee?

Postby almaz » Wed Sep 18, 2013 9:03 pm

Allen@AST wrote:Yes, we support the playback of Blu-Ray content and 3D content as well. Our HDMI version is 1.4 so 3D is supported.
I’m sorry to say that we currently we do not support the playing of Blu-Ray ISO files.


Can you, please, help me understand how exactly I could play 3D content? I am hearing that ISO is a requirement for 3D content and at the same time that ISO cannot be played at this moment neither by Boxee nor by XBMC...
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Re: Play Blu-Ray Disk copy on XBMC or Boxee?

Postby ho66es » Thu Sep 19, 2013 2:56 am

why won't it play if ripped to mkv? my tv supports mkv files
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Re: Play Blu-Ray Disk copy on XBMC or Boxee?

Postby Allen@AST » Tue Sep 24, 2013 3:47 pm

Hi almaz,

3D content can be played via MKV files. I have attached a photo of what 3D content will look like while being played with the NAS.

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Please let me know if you have any further questions.

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Re: Play Blu-Ray Disk copy on XBMC or Boxee?

Postby yogi » Wed Sep 25, 2013 8:17 pm

allen, your display shows a SBS encode, almaz is talking about a bd rip.
both could be .mkv file format, but complete different stuff ... ;)
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