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Windows Blu ray software?

Discussion in 'Software' started by Pieface, 4 Sep 2012.

  1. Pieface

    Pieface Modder

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    Hey, as my cyberlink 8 isn't letting me play any blu rays and they are arses who won't patch it to sort it out I was wondering if anyone knew of any decent blu ray playback software for free or very cheap? I mean I'm surprised there's no vlc blu ray player yet or something lol.

    Thanks
     
  2. Fizzban

    Fizzban Man of Many Typos

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  3. Flibblebot

    Flibblebot Smile with me

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    Both ZoomPlayer & VLC will play BluRays - but only already decrypted movies (I don't think either can handle BluRay menus). VLC can play some encrypted material with a couple of workarounds, but still can't handle menus.

    The problem with free products is that the license fee for BluRay is quite steep, which is why we haven't seen a free version yet.

    The best alternative to Cyberlink is ArcSoft TMT5, but it isn't cheap.
     
  4. Bumfluff101

    Bumfluff101 Minimodder

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    xbmc plays blurays no problem
     
  5. Pieface

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    Sadly none of those could play The Hunger Games :( Guess I'll have to buy a blu-ray player when they come cheap in the future. I just used a trial of Cyberlink 12 for now.
     
  6. Flibblebot

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    I though XBMC still needed a decrypter like AnyDVD HD, and also had trouble with BluRay menus (especially BD-J menus)?
     
  7. Lord-Vale3

    Lord-Vale3 His Tremendousness

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    I gave up looking for a cheap/free software a while ago, just couldn't find one that wouldn't require decryption programs and all that hassle. Ended up buying Total Media Theatre 5 and I love it. There is often some kind of discount you can get for it too.
     
  8. jbloggs

    jbloggs What's a Dremel?

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  9. RichCreedy

    RichCreedy Hey What Who

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    upgrade your powerdvd
     
  10. Parge

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    Anyone used this, or am I going to have to put down £55 for Arcsoft (I'm not giving Cyberlink penny of my money)
     
  11. Burnout21

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    I just can't trust DAplayer at all, seems like a rootkit infection waiting to happen.

    If its free, it should be opensource
     
  12. Parge

    Parge the worst Super Moderator

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    Agreed!

    The Win8 Media Center pack doesn't support BD playback does it?

    Alternatively, it seems liek Corel WinDVD Pro 11 is the cheapest at $50
     
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