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

01 Jul 2011   #31
Dixon Butz

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

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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?

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.
With DVDFab Passkey you can play the .m2ts files but you can not use any menus. That can be cofusing as many blurays have many files in the stream folder that are randomly numbered. So playing the chapters in order can be frustrating. So it is not elegant for an average user.
Better to rip with passkey and make a .mkv with Handbreak or something similiar.

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