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

27 Jun 2011   #21
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

The Cole2K pack only installs the codecs. Anything that is installed without an opt-out during the install is fraudulent and very dishonest, regardless of the intention. Toolbars only slow things down in my experience and may Ask for other software.

We need to see if JohnnyScience has solved his DVD not playing issue.


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27 Jun 2011   #22
Dixon Butz

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ponmayilal View Post

I would still not go to the extent of calling Askbar as system hijacker/spyware.(In fact, Ask Jeeves was one of my favourites in the early days )



You lose all your credibility from that statement.
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27 Jun 2011   #23
Ponmayilal

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dixon Butz View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ponmayilal View Post

I would still not go to the extent of calling Askbar as system hijacker/spyware.(In fact, Ask Jeeves was one of my favourites in the early days )



You lose all your credibility from that statement.
OK, but now let me know which antivirus/antispyware/antimalware software tags Ask me as a hijacker/spyware and removes it.

AVG did not tag it as a malware. MSE does not tag it as a malware. Month after month Microsoft's Malicious Software Removal Tool runs on my PC and it does not grumble and remove it. Do these lose their credibility too unable to protect my computer from such a serious threat, a hijacker/spyware?

Sorry, I am not advocating Askme (neither have I used it even once in the last five years.) I am also not entering into discussions on the puritans' view that anything installed without one's knowledge is fraudulent. I have stated my experience that I have not found anything that perturbed me to call it a hijacker/spyware and one can always uninstall it without being scared away.

I do know that many programs push Askme. That included Nero, Foxit and Symantec. Foxit even disabled some features if Askme was opted out. Symantec went to great lengths to defend the inclusion of Ask me. But then it is all business.

If Shark007 goes the licensed way, I will be the first one to buy it. He has a winner on hand and it is hightime he does it. He has to get his due without Askme.
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27 Jun 2011   #24
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ponmayilal View Post
Honestly, considering the benefits brought about by his codec packs these had never bothered me to an extent of calling them malware and shun his codec pack altogether. Revo uninstaller is always there to uninstall the unwanted intrusions.
Unwanted=spyware in my opinion. It is completely dishonest and, as you say, intrusive to force-feed a program of ANY kind with no foreknowledge that you are installing it. Period.
If it has to be sent to you in such an under-handed way, there is no way it can be safe.
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27 Jun 2011   #25
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

Could somebody please tell me what all this discussion of Shark Codecs has to do with playing Blue Ray disks, which was the original poster's question?

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27 Jun 2011   #26
Ponmayilal

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

I have since added an EDIT 2 note to my post #8 in this thread to help the OP on the blu-ray playback issue.
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28 Jun 2011   #27
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

I agree Nigel. OP has been mia for two days, hopefully will let us know of outcome.
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28 Jun 2011   #28
Ponmayilal

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JohnnyScience View Post
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.
After completely uninstalling the Shark007 codecs and the Shark007 preconfigured MPC Home Cinema (which I had mentioned earlier and which combination could play my BD), I installed Cole2k Media - Codec Pack V7.9.5 Advanced but WMP12 would not play my BD.

I then uninstalled the Cole2k codec pack and installed the current version of MPC - HC 64bit (x64) v1.5.0.2827. It was able to play my home-made BD without any problem and without any other codec packs.

So you may try the current version of the MPC Home Cinema Download Media Player Classic Home Cinema, Free Video Player Download.

Before trying this, make sure that you uninstall VLC and any other codec pack/s since too many codecs may cause problems. Again you may need a helper like DVDFab Passkey lite in case of copy-protected BDs.(All this provided your BD is not damaged and is playable on a hardware player}

Please do report after trying out this.
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28 Jun 2011   #29
Dixon Butz

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ponmayilal View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JohnnyScience View Post
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.
After completely uninstalling the Shark007 codecs and the Shark007 preconfigured MPC Home Cinema (which I had mentioned earlier and which combination could play my BD), I installed Cole2k Media - Codec Pack V7.9.5 Advanced but WMP12 would not play my BD.

I then uninstalled the Cole2k codec pack and installed the current version of MPC - HC 64bit (x64) v1.5.0.2827. It was able to play my home-made BD without any problem and without any other codec packs.

So you may try the current version of the MPC Home Cinema Download Media Player Classic Home Cinema, Free Video Player Download.

Before trying this, make sure that you uninstall VLC and any other codec pack/s since too many codecs may cause problems. Again you may need a helper like DVDFab Passkey lite in case of copy-protected BDs.

Please do report after trying out this.
Don't waste your time with this nonsense! It will not play a commercial Bluray disc.
If that sofware in post # 2 won't work, then the only alternative is a commercial software bluray player. Like the one I linked in post #10. Or post #7
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30 Jun 2011   #30
Ponmayilal

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ponmayilal View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JohnnyScience View Post
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.
After completely uninstalling the Shark007 codecs and the Shark007 preconfigured MPC Home Cinema (which I had mentioned earlier and which combination could play my BD), I installed Cole2k Media - Codec Pack V7.9.5 Advanced but WMP12 would not play my BD.

I then uninstalled the Cole2k codec pack and installed the current version of MPC - HC 64bit (x64) v1.5.0.2827. It was able to play my home-made BD without any problem and without any other codec packs.

So you may try the current version of the MPC Home Cinema Download Media Player Classic Home Cinema, Free Video Player Download.

Before trying this, make sure that you uninstall VLC and any other codec pack/s since too many codecs may cause problems. Again you may need a helper like DVDFab Passkey lite in case of copy-protected BDs.(All this provided your BD is not damaged and is playable on a hardware player}

Please do report after trying out this.
A friend of mine from Germany has confirmed that MPC Home Cinema does play commercial BDs with DVDFab Passkey lite running in the background. I haven't tried since I do not have a commercial BD and do not want to spend my USDs here on buying one.

An elegant freeware solution if that is the way you want to go.
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