You have an option of playing directly from your notebook or pc straight to your HDTV if your hardware is capable. Check the items below...
1) What is the video card of your notebook? Some of the notebook's video card today is capable of playing high-definition media such as Blue Ray (MPEG-4 format).
If you have that videocard then you have one of the requirements. Check with the manufacturer of your notebook.
2) Do you have a video output do you have on your notebook? At least you need a DVI port or HDMI. If this requirement is true connect the video out to your TV (DVI or HDMI) port.
3) Power DVD will enable you play MPEG-4. There is other software that is capable of playing HD format video.
4) HDCP Compliance: Blue-Ray Disc and other copy-write protected media will require HDCP compliant hardware and software. Items 1 to 3 must be HDCP compliant.
Non-copy right protected material doesn’t require HDCP compliant hardware/software. It will play directly.
Note: These inputs/instructions do not condone in any way or form violation of copy right protection law.
Yeah, I'm going to leave this thread with Leon's last words, "These inputs/instructions do not condone in any way or form violation of copy right protection law" and consider it 'solved' and thus LOCKED !!
I am all for freeing your own content, as my sig implies, but not about people DNlding content they obviously have no relationship to (BR author could've explained this to you if a friend's personal video).