Wow. 30 to 40G for a movie.
Here is I think how I am going to proceed with the Blu-Ray issue. LMCE is in fact not only a media center, but a media control station. I have it on a pretty good track, that I am getting a Blu-Ray/Netflix player for Christmas. I noticed this when one of my Netflix mailing covers went missing, (yes I will create a template
)as I do not have HD TV Yet, and my big screen TV is far from ready to fail, I may just use a capture or pvr card to get the signal from the Bul-Ray player into my system, and let LMCE and my USB-UIRT control it.
I can remember the first time I ripped a normal DVD with LMCE. 7G. I was not expecting this. But now 30 to 40G. I know storage is cheap, but wow. Perhaps going forward, when the bits are written to have a css and dvdread piece of software for Blu-Ray players, I will get one for inside an MD or a Core. But as I have had a wonderful experience with LMCE controlling external components still using the LMCE UI, I will most likely just do that for now.
Just my thoughts. I am guilty a lot for not fully realizing this platforms media powers, as to control and ease of use, And I know I won't get the full beauty and power of the Blu-Ray media using my old-school non-HD sets, but I can still enjoy LMCE's "One Pane Of Glass" ease of use.
Best of luck, and Kindest Regards,