I’m running XBMC today, and I’m generally happy with the functionality and performance, but like many others I think the GUI is a little clunky. From the screenshots I’ve seen, aTV Flash (black) looks really nice, and I like the way it integrates into the native ATV menus (like PLEX does).
Before buying I’d like to check if it satisfies my requirements. The blog/forum did not answer all my questions…
*** Support for DVD “bitmap” subtitles (VOBSUB) embedded in MKV (direct copy from DVD using MakeMKV). I read in the Beta6 / 0.6 blog posts that DVD subs were added/fixed, but then I saw that SRT subs were just added in 0.7, so it seemed strange that VOBSUB were already supported… Just to confirm.
*** Support for Blu-Ray subtitles (PGS?) (direct copy from BR using MakeMKV)
*** Playback of MKV with MPEG2 video (direct DVD rip, not transcoded/compressed)
*** Proper presentation of TV shows with seasons and episodes
*** Support for waking up remote computer (Wake on LAN)
*** AirPlay working while aTV Flash running