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I Need Good Free Software For Blu Ray Playback


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#1 Rocky Bennett

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Posted 17 February 2015 - 03:28 PM

Stupid me. I built a new computer and installed an Asus Blu Ray drive, but I have no software that supports Blu Ray viewing. Is there any good free software that I can use on a Windows 8.1 machine that will enable Blu Ray playback? Thanks in advance.


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Posted 17 February 2015 - 04:00 PM

XBMC (now Kodi.tv) has a nice, configurable interface.  As a more basic option, you may want VLC media player.



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Posted 17 February 2015 - 04:27 PM

If you install VLC you need a library with the codecs for bluray support.

 

http://www.videolan.org/developers/libbluray.html



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Posted 17 February 2015 - 06:07 PM

Thanks guys. I am going to check out the VLC option. I might have to ask more questions about it later.


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Posted 17 February 2015 - 08:18 PM

KMplayer claims  blu ray support bit I don't have a blu ray player so I can't test it.



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Posted 18 February 2015 - 09:58 AM

If you install VLC you need a library with the codecs for bluray support.

 

http://www.videolan.org/developers/libbluray.html

 

 

I downloaded the VLC software but I do not know how to use the plug-in app. How do I attach the Blu Ray plug-in to the VLC program?


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Posted 18 February 2015 - 03:59 PM

I just noticed that the libbluray library is Linux only sorry, but you can add the aacs library in Windows to play bluray.

 

Here's a tutorial.

 

There's a few steps, but it's all pretty basic.


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Posted 19 February 2015 - 06:29 AM

I just noticed that the libbluray library is Linux only sorry, but you can add the aacs library in Windows to play bluray.

 

Here's a tutorial.

 

There's a few steps, but it's all pretty basic.

 

 

Thanks. I am going to give that a shot. I will report back.


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Posted 21 February 2015 - 12:45 AM

VLC is an all-in-one baggage hog.

 

You better try those two Korean top-notch media players:

1. GOM Media Player, it's freeware. http://www.gomlab.com/eng/

2. KM Media Player, it's freeware. http://www.kmplayer.com/

Both of these are capable of playing any full-HD Bluray media. :)

 

Otherwise, you can add K-Lite Codecs to a standard Windows Media Player, and it will be capable of playing all extra full-HD / or non full-HD medias, like for Bluray.



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Posted 21 February 2015 - 10:36 AM

I tried the VLC and all of the plug-ins, and I could not play a Blu Ray disc. I removed it from the computer. I tried the KM Player and it did not work. I also removed the KM Player after working with it for a couple of hours. I guess that I will buy some kind of player. What is a good Blu Ray player software that I can buy?


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Posted 21 February 2015 - 03:34 PM

You might want to try going to the VLC or KMPlayer forums directly.

 

I use VLC but it can be difficult to manage.  I recommended KMPlayer because it (supposedly) comes with all of the codecs and it is easier to manage.



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Posted 21 February 2015 - 03:58 PM

You might want to try going to the VLC or KMPlayer forums directly.

 

I use VLC but it can be difficult to manage.  I recommended KMPlayer because it (supposedly) comes with all of the codecs and it is easier to manage.

 

 

Thank you very much. I bit the bullet and bought Cyberlink.


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Posted 29 October 2015 - 02:01 AM

PowerDVD is the best blu-ray player on Wins, of course this player costs a lot, and you can free try one month. Besides, Macgo Blu-ray Player is also a good choice, this player has trial version with some letters on the screen, if you don't mind, you don't need to pay anything. Aurora, EasyDVD also OK.


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Posted 04 November 2015 - 01:28 PM

VLC certainly works wells for DVDs, but as another person who doesn't have any blu-ray discs or a blu-ray drive i can't comment on how it does (if it works at all) for blu-ray either.
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Posted 04 November 2015 - 01:51 PM

VLC is good, but a little bulky and sometimes buggy. I recommend Kodi if you are going to play blurays often in a home theater setting. VLC is for desktop, Kodi is for couches.






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