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Windows 7: Trying to play Blu-ray discs & cant get it to work. Tried VLC, no dice

25 Jun 2011   #1
JohnnyScience

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 
Trying to play Blu-ray discs & cant get it to work. Tried VLC, no dice

I have a bluray player, just put a real disc in there & cant seem to get it to work.

I downloaded VLC & it still isnt working. Any ideas on what to try?

VLC gives me an error & tells me to check the Log, but I cant find the log?

Thanks.


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25 Jun 2011   #2
Zepher

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

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25 Jun 2011   #3
JohnnyScience

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

Just downloaded it & tried to play it then it gave me errors & closed down.

Ideas?
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25 Jun 2011   #4
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Cole2k Media - Codec Pack V7.9.5 Advanced

This codec pack may help you out too.
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25 Jun 2011   #5
Zepher

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

you have any other discs you can try or just that one?
What disc is it?
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25 Jun 2011   #6
JohnnyScience

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

It's the only blu-ray disc I have. I just rented it from redbox. It's Shrek forever after (for the kid)

I just installed that codex successfully & it's still not playing in DAplayer?
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25 Jun 2011   #7
Zepher

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

I guess you can try the commercial programs then, they have 14 day and 30 day trials.
The Blu-ray Player for All Media on PC, Device, Home & Social Cloud
TotalMedia Theatre 5 — The all-in-one media player, and more

After you try either or both of the above, don't uninstall them and then see if the DAplayer and VLC work.
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25 Jun 2011   #8
Ponmayilal

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Download and install Shark 007 codecs Shark007.net - Windows 7 Codecs - WMP12 Codecs. If your OS is 64bit, you should also download and install the X64 components Shark007.net - Windows 7 x64 Codecs - WMP12 Codecs .

Next download and install MPC Home Cinema 32bit or 64bit as the case may be and only from the Tools section of Shark's website Shark007.net - Tools for Windows 7 codecs .

Open the Shark's Settings Application 32bit or 64bit as applicable to you, as an administrator. In the Settings application "SWAP" tab, check "Use FFDshow for VC1" (Disable Windows Media Foundation will automatically get checked)

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For copy-protected BDs, you may also need to run the free version of DVDFab's Passkey Lite Passkey Lite -- Free and Lite version of Passkey for DVD & Blu-ray .(I haven't used it and so I have no idea whatsoever as to how effective it is.)

After all this, try to play your blu-ray disc with MPC Home Cinema.

I had played my home-made BD on this setup successfully. Breaking News: Free BD/DVD player software

EDIT 1: Rented discs are subject to abuse. Do make sure that the disc is playable on a hardware player.

EDIT 2: 06/27/2011 22:26 ET

On Shark007 Codec pack for Windows 7, please do have a look at the following threads in his forum:

http://shark007.net/forum/Thread-So-...omatically-now

http://shark007.net/forum/Thread-Ask...-installations

(Thanks to derekimo who has provided the links in his post #15. I have repeated here so that it goes in one parcel for any future reference)

These and other discussions in this thread should help you in deciding on the issue.

In case you decide to give it a try, please do go through the EULA (which we normally do not do and confirm that the installation of Ask Toolbar is indicated therein) before you accept.

In case you decide otherwise, your options will be togo with the trial versions of Total Media Theater 5 by Arcsoft or Cyberlink's Power DVD.

Good luck.

EDIT 3:06/28/2011 21:09 ET

Today I could successfully play my home-made BD with the current version of MPC Home Cinema without any other codec packs installed. You may try this. http://mpc-hc.sourceforge.net/downlo...lassic-hc.html


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25 Jun 2011   #9
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Remove other codec packs before installing new ones.

What happens if you try to use Windows Media Player?
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26 Jun 2011   #10
Dixon Butz

Win7 x64 X2, Win 8.0 x64, Win8.1 x64, Quad Boot
 
 

Stay away form Shark's codecs unless you like drive by installs of toolbars and other malware.
How can that be recommended anymore?

You can get a 30 day free trial of PowerDVD11. No codecs or other crap to install.
Multimedia Software, video editing software, Blu-ray playback software Free Trial - Cyberlink
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