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Windows 7: i looking for a blue ray player

07 Nov 2010   #1
thomas242

windows 7
 
 
i looking for a blue ray player

any one out their have a decent blue ray played i just turned my old pc in to a media center and put a blue ray player in it. I have tried several players and cant get them to play blue rays.


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07 Nov 2010   #2
Ponmayilal

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Old PC??? Download Cyberlink BD and 3D Advisor from here and check whether it meets the requirements to play Blu-ray disks.

If it does meet, then again you will need a software BD player like Arcsoft's Total Media Theatre or Cyberlink's Power DVD 9/10 (usually bundled with the BD ROM optical drive you buy).

Apart from your PC meeting certain minimum requirements, your display with DVI/HDMI input should be HDCP compliant.
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08 Nov 2010   #3
Ponmayilal

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

To add punch to what I had stated above, the system requirements as spelt out on the box of Plextor PX-B120U BD-ROM BD player, which I got just an hour back.

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08 Nov 2010   #4
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I think a lot of people miss the fact that their playback equipment has to support HDCP. Many old displays, video cards and the like simply do not...and thus won't playback bluray movies. Things aren't as easy as they should be sometimes.
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08 Nov 2010   #5
thomas242

windows 7
 
 

sorry the specks on my old pc are
AMD 5200x2 with 4gigs ram 1tb hd 850w PSU and I just bought a gtx460 with HDMI out to mt 42'' tv in my bed room. and my blue ray player did not come with any soft where i bought an oem off newegg
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08 Nov 2010   #6
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thomas242 View Post
and my blue ray player did not come with any soft where i bought an oem off newegg
Yeah, with bluray players...you typically don't want to do OEM for this very reason. Without the software, which is licensed for BluRay playback...you cannot play the BluRays.

You will likely need to purchase an application which will allow you to play back BR's.
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08 Nov 2010   #7
Ponmayilal

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

@ thomas242, For Blu-ray playback AMD Athlon64 X2 Dual core processor 4200+ or above should suffice. Assuming that what you have is 5200+ in the above family, you are good to go and you seem to have a compliant system. In any case run Cyberlink BD advisor and make sure.

Next, even if you do not have a BD software player, you can still play your BDs in full glory by converting your BDs into one single .mkv file.

Just download Makemkv from here, go through the tutorials and you can make the mkv file in just two or three clicks. It is still in beta and during beta stage conversion of BD to mkv feature is free. ( I am so much impressed with it, that I have already purchased the license.)

Makemkv is only a transcoder and just dumps all data in DVDs and BDs into the mkv container without changing anything. So your mkv file will be as large as the DVDs and BDs and you only need to have a large real estate in the form of high capacity external HDDs to store them and play.

And then you need to install Shark 007's Windows 7 codecs for 7MC to play mkv files. Download from here. Good luck.
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13 Jan 2011   #8
Corpsecrank

Win7 64bit Ultimate
 
 

I actually tried playing a blu-ray disc with the copy of cyberlink powerdvd 9 bundled with my blu-ray burner and it does nothing but crash every time it tried to load the disc. Using bundled software is like driving a million dollar car with 4 flat tires.

I am still looking for a good piece of software to play discs with. I already know I meet all of the requirements to play blu-ray I just don't have software to make it happen.

Microsoft was to cheap to add support within windows.

After my experience with cyberlink I refuse to install anything they offer. I have used enough of their products both bundled and paid to know what they are about.

Can someone compile a good list of known blu-ray playback software? I think it would be great to see a sticky with a list of software for this here on the forum.

On a somewhat related side note. I would love to see a video only discussion area for several reasons.
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13 Jan 2011   #9
Zepher

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Total Media Theater, WinDVD, Nero, and Cyberlink are the mainstream ones.

I use Cyberlink since it came bundled with the 4 OEM drives I have purchased, 2 for me and 2 for clients.
They are LG and Lite-On drives.

Total Media Theater offers a 30 day trial on their software so you can try it out.
I personally use a Panasonic BD-60 to watch Blurays now since it is more reliable, on the PC it is hit or miss with some titles.
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13 Jan 2011   #10
Zepher

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
I think a lot of people miss the fact that their playback equipment has to support HDCP. Many old displays, video cards and the like simply do not...and thus won't playback bluray movies. Things aren't as easy as they should be sometimes.
you only need HDCP compliance if if you are using all digital connections.
using an analog connection like VGA doesn't require HDCP compliant monitors.

And MS probably won't support BD since they were part of the HD-DVD Alliance during the war.
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