I have sussed it out. All you have to is subst a drive to the movie directory and start TT and away you go.
That will do for now until I have a go with MainLobby. Had a quick look at ML, seems good but I have no literature and seems a little tricky. Can't believe I said that I program SQL databases in my real life.
The SUBST method works as you have discovered, however there are easier ways ... have a read of this guide to TT's command-line arugments, you can set up shortcuts or if you have a read you may find how to create registry entries to allow you simply to double-click.
Certainly one of TT's weaknesses compated to PDVD for example is you can't simply File | Open. (
I took a look at ML some time back and decided it was all too much hassle for me ... I didn't really need it as I use Alcohol to mount ripped ISO images so with auto-play I simply mount the image and TT gets started automatically. But ML probably is easier than that if you invest the time to learn it.
Have to agree once fully set up myHTPC is superb. One click on cover art lets you play both Music and DVD's. Looks excellent as well having Album/DVD covers to browse through before choosing which one to play.