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Windows [SOLVED'ISH] Blu ray playback and codex

Discussion in 'Software' started by AJB2K3, 13 Feb 2012.

  1. AJB2K3

    AJB2K3 New Member

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    So I have a bluray drive without software and have just found out win 7 can't actually play bluray disks!

    Anyone know of non trial non bs, free way to play bluray disks?
     
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  2. bdigital

    bdigital Is re-building his PC again

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    Unfortunatly its not a problem with win7, its because Sony owns the codec for bluray.

    So you will have to purchase some software that plays it, or rip them to your HDD in MKV format (which can then be played by lots of different free players)
     
  3. badders

    badders Neuken in de Keuken

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    I use dvdfab passkey trial version to unlock the disc, then MPC-HC can play the film.
    Either that, or use MakeMKV to stream it and open the stream with MPC-HC or VLC.
     
  4. AJB2K3

    AJB2K3 New Member

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    I'm more inclined to believe it more a case of MS being sore loosers! there hd dvd format lost the war so they refuse to support any thing else!

    The funny thing is the drive is a sony!

    Thanks for your help anyway!:wallbash::wallbash::wallbash::wallbash:
     
  5. Flibblebot

    Flibblebot Smile with me

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    It has nothing to do with Microsoft being sore losers, and everything to do with Sony owning the Blu Ray standard - the reason Blu Ray player support isn't built into Windows is that Sony and other companies in the Blu Ray consortium charge a licence fee to be able to play Blu Ray movies. This licence fee is quite large - somewhere of the order of $10-15 per player - not to mention the additional development costs for Microsoft.

    There is, of course, also the additional issue that Blu Ray movies rely on Java for their interactivity - something which would cause ructions in the Microsoft camp!
     
  6. PhoenixTank

    PhoenixTank From The Ashes

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    VLC 2.0 is landing sometime in the next week and apparently plays Blu Rays, and it is free.
     
  7. AJB2K3

    AJB2K3 New Member

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    I have the rc but it needs the aacs lib compiled of which I have no idea about doing.
     
  8. AJB2K3

    AJB2K3 New Member

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    Well thanks all, untill a clean solution appears I will do what others do a just rip the movie.
    Thanks.
     
  9. Flibblebot

    Flibblebot Smile with me

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    Have you tried following these instructions?

    Alternatively, get AnyDVD HD, which decrypts commercial Blu Ray discs fine.
     
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  10. AJB2K3

    AJB2K3 New Member

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    Thanks, just need to update the aacs keys !
     
  11. AJB2K3

    AJB2K3 New Member

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    grrr stupid fool, you will never get this working unless you understand how the key system works!
    OMG I can be such a fool at times!
     
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