Theater Tek problem (please help)


Novice Member

I have just loaded Theater Tek (nice and easy) now it wont let me play dvd's thats on the hard drive.

How do you point it at the stored film on the hard drive.

I have used xlobby and it has found the films and theater tek, but when i press on one of the films, it doesn't play, it sits there with the theater tek logo. I have auto start enabled.

I did have windvd, that played them across the network.

Please help iv spent a few hrs on this trying different things



Active Member
I could never figure this out myself! However it works fine when you set MyHTPC as a frontend and select Theatertek as the default player in the preferences. Works great. There is a thread in the TT forums to show you how to do this.

Hope this helps?



Novice Member
Sadly the developers refuse to make it easy, they seem to have a pathetic desire to make people jump through hoops to do this, unlike PowerDVD which provides a nice File | Open method, and refuse all requests to make it easy. :mad:

There's a detailed description of TheaterTek's command-line options here, not exactly user-friendly.


Well-known Member
Why not use Daemon Tools to set up a virtual DVD drive, load the ISO to that drive then tell TT to use that drive letter. I realise not as easy as just choosing the DVD direct within TT but does work just fine.


Novice Member

Thanks for your help guys, I got it working then i updated the xlobby software to the latest version (with update Alpha 40 - A )

Now guess what i cant get it to work again, In the movie database it points to the VIDEO_TS.ISO. like it did before.

Sad again now :-(

Thanks again i will work through it


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