And there's quite a few games for the PS2 I consider "unplayable" from DVD - i.e. Suikoden V, Valkyrie Profile 2, Shadow Hearts 2 ...
Gonna want an HDD for them; loading times kill the momentum and mood ... :(
But if SMB's your only option, jerky FMVs are the only real annoyance. It's tolerable and sure beats the BVDs off of DVDs ...
And not ALL games have bad FMV on SMB. My tests suggest it's less than half. Maybe 1/3 or 1/4. I can't remember the number I calculated earlier. Some of my data is available on this thread:
(Be aware that there are some errors on there I need to correct when I accumulate enough changes to justify asking someone to edit the main post for me.)
I'm kind of surprised and maybe even a little bit sad that the author of PS2ESDL showed up and didn't even recommend his own program. :wow: