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What is My Movies 3?

Menu Integrations

Blu-ray and HD DVD Integrations

Users of My Movies 2 will remember that My Movies had it's own integration of HD players, which My Movies 3 only have to some extend. Previously, the ArcSoft TotalMedia Theatre 2 and PowerDVD 8 only had integrations that did not work well, or did not have integrations with Media Center at all - because of this, My Movies 2 had a HD Integration setting with it's own application as a middle layer.

The latest versions of these players, ArcSoft TotalMedia Theatre 3 and PowerDVD 9 have well functioning integrations for both inserted original discs, and image files (ISO, IMG, ect.). Because of this, My Movies 3 no longer creates it's own integration, but instead, ArcSoft and PowerDVD's own integration will be used directly by Media Center's autoplay, while My Movies detects and uses them automatically when you press the "Play Disc" button in the My Movies strip.

For playback of BDMV and HV_DVD folders (Blu-ray and HD DVD folders), My Movies 3 now automatically detects ArcSoft TotalMedia Theatre 2 or 3, and launches this player directly without the middle layer that My Movies 2 had.

The unfortunate outcome of this new approch is that My Movies is no longer involved in the playback process of original Blu-ray or HD DVD discs, and is only involved in mounting image files, not in the playback process of these. This also means that the option to unmount an ISO file after playback no longer exists, and the option disable AnyDVD before playback of a HD title is removed also. For image files, it should not be problematic

Image File (ISO, IMG, ect.) Integrations

Users who have previously been using image files in My Movies 2 will see some changes in My Movies 3. We recommend using Virtual CloneDrive for mounting image files, but the usage of Daemon Tools Lite is also possible. The major change from My Movies 2 to My Movies 3 is that the programs will now be identified on a per-usage basis, meaning that you no longer need to configure anything regarding these.

Should you try to play an image file, without having a supported image mounter installed, the system will simply let you know about this. Secondly, images mounted in Virtual CloneDrive or Daemon Tools will no longer show up as part of the "Disc In Drives" in the start of your movie title list, as they are considered as titles you can start from the title in your collection.