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#1 MickinPlymouthUK

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 11:37 AM

Just made a fool of myself by paying £5 (8 US dollars) down the market for a secondhand Blu-ray disc called "10,000 B.C" (cavemen v sabre-tooth tigers etc, don't laugh) but neither my DVD player nor my PC drive will recognise it. (I thought I was buying a proper DVD or CD, I've never even heard of Blu-ray).
I daren't take it back to try for a swap or refund, so is there any way I can make it play, for example by somehow extracting the data and burning it to a DVD or CD?

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 12:15 PM

BluRay drives use a different laser than DVD or CD to read the disc.

The movie file could be any size up to 50Gb on a BluRay disk.

First Step you would need to use a BluRay drive to read the disk
Step two requires illegal to use in the USA and UK software. Which our rules forbid discussion of.
Third step You would need serious computing power or lots of time to compress the BluRay resolution down to DVD resolution.
BluRay is 1080i or 1080p resolution and DVD is 480P (i) so 1920 x 1080 resolution to 720 by 480 resolution.

My suggestion is return it, if not possible sell it and buy the DVD version.

Third option if you have a HDTV is buy a BluRay player and start watching in videos in HD.

I'm sorry I can't give you better news.
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#3 MickinPlymouthUK

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 06:32 PM

Thanks, it's not worth me buying a Blu-ray player to be able to watch it, and it's not worth trying for a swap or refund because they'll simply point to their "No swaps or refunds" sign.
I'll sell it or give it away to somebody who's got a Blu-ray player and be more careful next time, the case looks exactly like a DVD or CD case except for the words 'Blu-ray disc' in very small print, grrr...

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 07:46 AM

Sorry to hear that. I should have remembered most if not all sellers will not take back a open video. I am a little surprised they wouldn't swap for a DVD version if they had one however.

Fortunately it wasn't big money such as $20 0r $30 US.

Good Luck in the future.
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