- BD-J based menus aren't supported - all BD-J based Blu-ray discs need to be played in Title based mode.
- Text based subtitles aren't supported - only a small minority of Blu-ray discs seems to use text-based subtitles.
- MediaPortal now fully supports playing unencrypted Blu-ray discs (with the exception of BD-J discs using Java menus - for which MediaPortal will display a list of Titles for the user to access instead of displaying the Java menus). If the user wishes to play a commercial disc, then they will need to use a 3rd party on-the-fly decrypter such as AnyDVD HD or DVDFab Passkey Lite.
- Windows Vista (or above) is needed for this feature to work. This is because the EVR Renderer is used, which only works software based in Windows XP.
- LAV Video + VC-1 interlaced video does not work with Software Decoding.
- 3D Blu-ray movies aren't supported (yet). Libbluray needs to fully support this before it will work with MediaPortal's internal player.
For full menu support :
- It's needed to install 1.16 Final version along with the newest 32 bit version of the Oracle Java Runtime Environment (JRE) or at least the one confirmed working 7 and/or 8 (current link : https://www.java.com/fr/download/)
- BD-J (Java support for bluray) was added in this version (not all BD-J can be played but most of them), that means that menu access/navigation should now work for almost all Blu-Rays.
- Install the newest 32 bit version of the Oracle Java Runtime Environment (JRE) or at least the one confirmed working 7 and/or 8 (current link : https://www.java.com/fr/download/)
So what does this feature actually do? Well, it replaces your stand-alone Blu-ray player, since (if your Blu-ray disc is supported) you can simply play it from inside MediaPortal (using a Blu-ray drive connected to your computer). When you play the disc, you'll see the same menu as if you were playing the disc with a separate Blu-ray player. It will show you the Root Menu on start-up, you can select a chapter to watch, you can set your preferred Audio and Subtitle language and it even supports the Popup Menu!