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Windows 7: Blu-ray software that works on Windows 7 RC?

21 Jun 2009   #1
BCXtreme

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Blu-ray software that works on Windows 7 RC?

So far I've tried InterActual and Corel WinDVD 9 Plus, and neither will function on Windows 7. I have two computers with Blu-ray drives that I upgraded from Vista to 7 with the assumption that the above vista BD software would work on 7. That's obviously not the case, so what programs do still work on Win 7?

Thanks in advance...


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21 Jun 2009   #2
Captain Zero

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Corel WinDVD is a must-avoid as are most of their products. They have especially draconian DRM measures that are a nightmare to rid a system of, once infected. So far, the best solution is Cyberlink's PowerDVD Ultra. Currently at version 9. Until Orion's DirectDVD 9 is available (version 8 is fantastic and leaps above the competition - but it does not support Blu-ray), it's the only player for Windows and it does work well under 7.
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22 Jun 2009   #3
BCXtreme

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Okay, so I downloaded the free trial of PowerDVD 9, and it works great! Would you mind answering two more questions for me?

1. What's the chance that something between builds 7100 and RTM will break the program, and Cyberlink will decide to charge for the compatibility upgrade?

2. Does PowerDVD have a DRM that would prevent me from using one license key on two computers (both for personal use)?

Thanks!
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22 Jun 2009   #4
rmp459

Win7 RC1
 
 

PowerDVD and WMC seems to be my favorite so far... although its really annoying compared to player choices im used to...
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23 Jun 2009   #5
gmemore

Windows 7 Home Premium x64,
 
 

I remember reading that MS and Cyberlink were "working together" so to speak for Blu Ray playback in W7 at the last CES Show. Though MS will not have native playback, it will behave as it does now. Google the subject for more on that part. As for "breaking" in order to charge more, I believe that is "off the table". What is it, like $80-90 for the license as it is?

you will need a seperate license for each machine.

If I can find the links again I will post them here

here is one
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09 Sep 2009   #6
sometechieguy

Windows XP, Vista, Ubuntu
 
 

You should try Arc Softs blu ray software
Around $90 for a license. Power DVD's alright but I prefer this one to Power DVD.
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11 Sep 2009   #7
UKMedia

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit (SP 1)
 
 

I'm using the official release of 7 (7600) 32 bit from technet and PowerDVD 7 Ultra works fine. I've never had any problems with it at all and can recommend it. I only have it installed on one PC so can't answer your question RE: DRM

Regards
UKMedia
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11 Sep 2009   #8
johngalt

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UKMedia View Post
I'm using the official release of 7 (7600) 32 bit from technet and PowerDVD 7 Ultra works fine. I've never had any problems with it at all and can recommend it. I only have it installed on one PC so can't answer your question RE: DRM

Regards
UKMedia
Does PowerDVD 7 Ultra support Blu-Ray?
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11 Sep 2009   #9
UKMedia

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit (SP 1)
 
 

Yep, BD and HD. My understanding is that HD support is not continued with the latest version of PowerDVD, which is why I haven't upgraded.

UKMedia
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11 Sep 2009   #10
johngalt

 

Holy Crap - I thought it was only with 8 and 9 that BD was supported. I know I have a license for 7 somewhere that I never used....

*goes hunting....*
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