I've bee lurking on here for a couple of weeks and figured I would post up my soon to be gaming PC converted to HTPC.
Case: Silverstone Full ATX HTPC
MoBo: GIGabyte P45UD3R
CPU: Wolfdale E8400
Memory: 4GB DDR2 800
PSU: OCZ 600W
GPU: Planning on a GT 430
Storage: 2 WD green (1 @ 2TB, 1 @ 1.5TB)
Boot Drive: 64GB SATA II SSD.
Disc Drive: Lite-on Blu Ray
I plan on running XBMC (Eden RC2) controlled by a harmony 650. I also plan on getting the lenovo mini keyboard + mouse combo. I would like this setup to be able bitstream all HD audio (dolby truHD and DTS-MA) through HDMI. Do you guys have suggestions on software for watching and Ripping Blur Rays? Will this be enough processor for BR rips? Thanks for you help, suggestions, and time. This site is a treasure trove of information.
New to XBMC
Joined: Apr 2012
2012-04-18 20:36 Post: #1
Joined: Nov 2010
2012-04-19 03:40 Post: #2
your going to be fine with your setup.
XBMC + ANYDVD HD can let u play bluray discs.
but note that u wont get bd menus and bonus's...
u'll see the movie and thats it.
if u want bd menus and stuff,
many use TotalMediaTheater
You can rip your blurays discs using ANYDVD HD + MAKEMKV
Joined: May 2011
2012-04-19 04:37 Post: #3
AMD HD6570 over Nvidia GT430....
(2012-04-18 20:36)iCanCount2Derp Wrote: I would like this setup to be able bitstream all HD audio (dolby truHD and DTS-MA) through HDMI.For bitstreaming, check out this thread- Windows How to Bitstreaming using XBMC.........
For ripping software, this one have the most options and it's very friendly too- DVDFab Blu-ray Ripper
>Alienware X51- do it all HTPC
>Simplify XBMC configurations
>HOW-TO Bitstreaming using XBMC
I refused to watch movie without bitstreaming HD audio!