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Windows 7: Will a blu-ray rom drive play blu-rays with wmc?

31 May 2010   #1

windows 7 home 64-bit
Will a blu-ray rom drive play blu-rays with wmc?

If i buy a cheap blu-ray drive for my computer will it be able to play blu-rays? will there be any blu-rays i cant play?


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31 May 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1

Windows can't play bluray. You'll need software that can. I use Cyberlink Power DVD 10.

This is the player that I bought and have had no problems..Samsung SH-B083L 8x BD Combo Drive. SH-B083L - Optical Disk Drives - Optical Disk Drives | SAMSUNG
some people have reported issues with cheaper drives.
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31 May 2010   #3

windows 7 home 64-bit

thanks, i guess i will just buy a cheap blu-ray player for this tv instead of buying the drive.
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31 May 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 | OSX Lion 10.7 x64

If you install CyberLink PowerDVD, I believe you should be able to. There is a big "CyberLink PowerDVD" option on my WMC, which plays whatever disc I throw in. All from inside WMC. Unsure if the newer versions -- Blu Ray compatible -- can also be embeeded.

BTW I'm running PowerDVD 9.

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