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r0k0 May 12, 2012 05:48 PM

Which player for Blu-Ray movies ?
 
Been trying to play bluray dvd's on my HTPC and cant find a program to run them, tried VLC, Windows player, windows media center, now im trying easy dvd player which says runs bluray...

which one are you guys running ?

DTI May 12, 2012 06:09 PM

Cyberlink power DVD 9 or 10

r0k0 May 12, 2012 06:18 PM

theirs no free players ? i hope so cause that's the reason why i bought a Blu-ray drive for pc, didnt want to buy a blu ray payer... dont want to spend 50$ on a program to watch blu-rays lol

NyteOwl May 12, 2012 06:40 PM

Have you tried Mplayer? Or DAplayer?

MARSTG May 14, 2012 07:12 PM

Power DVD guys, Power DVD, look for it where you know it and dont update it!

Jebusman May 15, 2012 05:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by r0k0 (Post 628995)
theirs no free players ? i hope so cause that's the reason why i bought a Blu-ray drive for pc, didnt want to buy a blu ray payer... dont want to spend 50$ on a program to watch blu-rays lol

Most bluray drives for PC are supposed to come with software for playing blurays. Fact is, there are no free solutions that work well. While players like Media Player Classic-HC support the internal files, you still need commercial software to decrypt the disk itself.

PowerDVD is probably one of the best solutions.

Behemoth- May 17, 2012 06:44 PM

I believe it's either PowerDvD or you have to rip the movies first.

I use PowerDVD if I want to watch a movie I just rent, otherwise I rip my own blu rays and use XBMC.

francisw19 May 17, 2012 07:46 PM

In addition to PowerDVD mentioned above, WinDVD and Arcsoft Total Media Theatre work well for Blu-Ray playback as well. Another alternative is using something like AnyDVD HD to decrypt the disk on the fly and just use your favorite freebie video player like VLC, Media Player Classic, etc.. as most of these will support the video format on the disk - they just can't decrypt the disk (presumably since this tech is quite proprietary and would require licensing costs).


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