This has been a reoccuring question for I don't know how long... I love Plex as a library and browsing my files.. and on the go with my ipad/laptop watching my movies... however... at home with the desktop connected to my big screen LED I prefer watching my movies with MPC-HC, madvr and avisynth which gives superb picture!
I never got external player to work with PHT so I always stuck with the good old PMC which worked flawlessly with the setup. However I bought a new computer and PMC is not available anymore. The new media player app for windows doesn't allow for external player so my last bet is the OpenPHT.
I've tweaked the playercorefactory.xml and advancedsettings.xml in ...\AppData\Roaming\OpenPHT\userdata
When opening a file from the library the plex menu sound starts stuttering... then the file opens in MPC-hc like it should however it will keep playing stuttering menu sound from plex instead of the movie audio.
EDIT: I actually managed to fix this issue by editing the audio settings in openpht for some reason i had wasapi or whatever it's named instead of directsound and after changing that and enabling all the modes for hdmi the audio starts for the external player (seems like the openpht program "locked" the sound and prevented mpc-hc to start with it).
However still have two issues:
1) Theme music for tv-shows has to be turned off otherwise the program exits as soon as you browse a show (note not when I play it, but even the step before when you just enter to the show to pick which season/episode). Turning the theme music off solves this issue but it would be nice getting it to work?
2) After having watched a episode or movie, the "watched" status doesn't change. I realize I'm using an external player but with PMC this still worked. Is there anyway to set it so that it changes to watched as soon as a file is opened. I'd prefer that (even if I don't complete watching) compared to always having to manually change files to watched...
Any help to the two problems above would be very much appreciated