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Bluray drive I put in won't read bluray's

So I just replaced my dvd drive in my laptop with a bluray drive the problem is that it reads dvd's but it will not read bluray and I'm not sure why it won't read bluray's. Am I missing a peice of software to make it work. My laptop is a acer aspire v3-571 I belive I don't have it with me right now but I will confirm the model # later when I get off of work. But please if any one can help me out with this issue that would be greatly appreciated I just spent $60 on a bluray drive and I don't want it to be a waste of money.
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  1. Windows up to Windows 7 did not have native software to play back Blu-ray discs. Not sure what Win 8 brings to the table in this regard. So yea, I think you need a Blu-ray player to "read" the discs. :)
  2. You will need a separate piece of software to play blu-rays as Windows does not have the codec. I am not aware of any legal free pieces of software either.
  3. Blu Ray drives require playback software to play blu rays. Luckily mine came with it
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    reynerd said:
    So I just replaced my dvd drive in my laptop with a bluray drive the problem is that it reads dvd's but it will not read bluray and I'm not sure why it won't read bluray's. Am I missing a peice of software to make it work. My laptop is a acer aspire v3-571 I belive I don't have it with me right now but I will confirm the model # later when I get off of work. But please if any one can help me out with this issue that would be greatly appreciated I just spent $60 on a bluray drive and I don't want it to be a waste of money.


    If you got an bare drive without software, you will need to get software to play bluray movies.

    There is a patch to VLC to allow that to play bluray disk, do a seatch for VLC Player bluray to get instructions.

    Or purchase a full player like PowerDVD.
  5. I also heard that I would need divX is that true or will vlc fix that
  6. The patch with VLC is technically not legal as all players have to be licensed by OneBlue.
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