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Serious Blu Ray Issue


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#1 Mugenji

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Posted 25 July 2009 - 02:34 PM

Dear reader,

A long time ago I bought the Aspire 8930 laptop with the Bluray disc drive. Until recently I never actually tried playing a Bluray disc. I purched the Planet Earth box in bluray so I figured I give it a shot.

Unfortunately, the bluray drive does not even recognize the discs. I've been trying to find a solution for weeks online and some people are able to play bluray discs with the same laptop so I conclude it must be my laptop not working right.

Then I came across a piece of software called AnyDVD. If I run the program it reads the DVD cause it says what DVD is inserted into the drive and it lists the DVD title, etc. So it does read it, but still when I go to My Computer and enter my Bluray disc drive it's empty, there's nothing inside and I've tried virtually every piece of software to play movies in but without any luck.

I've been struggling this for a very long time now, any, ANY help would be so much appreciated.

A side note, this laptop comes with Windows Vista but I downgraded to Windows XP, maybe this has something to do with it, but I couldn't imagine that being the case. What drivers do you need to download for your disc drive? I can't find the special drivers just for the bluray disc drive.

Thank you very much in advance.

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#2 browha

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Posted 26 July 2009 - 06:33 AM

Hiya

I don't know if this helps much but I play my blu-rays with Cyber Link PowerDVD. I was under the impression only a handful of programs support playback

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Posted 26 July 2009 - 10:57 AM

Agree with browha. I don't have a Blu-Ray player, but every computer I've ever had came with a software program to support DVD play. You say you bought the computer a long time ago, do you have the installation disks that came with it? The software you need may be with them, such as Cyber Link or Cineplayer. It will have to be compatible with XP, of course.

I Googled for free Blu-Ray software for playback but came up empty. Maybe someone else knows of something.




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