OK I've done more tinkering and fixed a few things but not some others. I've reverted back to 12.0. That fixed the annoying sound issue and seems to have squashed the TMT6 crashes. So far things work much better and more reliable than before and Cinema Experience works great right up to launching TMT6. GUI sounds work properly as well. I recommend to anyone else using Windows, Frodo and an external player to ignore the updates after 12.0 until the sound and crash issues have been solved properly.
I also figured a "trick" to get aspect and audio format media flags (useful for CE) that requires launching all the ISO files through XBMC without the script and external player in order for XBMC to read the appropriate media flags. However all the movies have a DVD logo for the video format and still not sure, outside of renaming and re-scanning the 3D folder, how to correct that
My issues are now down to 2 things. First, since I'm not paying for software that isn't going to work properly I'm still trying to find out if only having the demo version (with the pop-up on start-up) means XBMC can't launch TMT6 directly into the main movie? Will this all work as I hope once I purchase the software?
Second, I still can not get TMT6 to use the entire screen when it launches the 3D ISO. Everything up to that point uses the entire screen but once the 3D begins the image is scaled down about 10%. Definitely not cool when you have a 65" top-of-the-line 3D plasma. Anyone have any idea if it's TMT6 or AMD HD3D or Catalyst Control that's the culprit and how to correct it?
Also tried PowerDVD 13 and got the same scaling results. Not happy right now