Background: finaly getting around to taking advantage of Media Center.
Found out how to get vob files to play by letting MC see them as movies not just video. That part seems retarded, but still cannot get mkv files to play. I am using Sharks Codec pack - recomended settings - and mkv files play great with Media Player. Media Center, sees them as far as the "box", but says they are not there.
The goal is to remote up and use MC, then comes the new 5770/5750 and 3rd. monitor/screen. Work out ther media kinks first.