So I'm not really understanding how I get this drive to actually play bluray's. There is no firmware as it's just plug and play, I downloaded divx but still cant play a bluray disc that's in the drive. I just get something like "windows media player cannot play this type of file"
That app cant be very good. I tried 6 blurays and only one worked. I downloaded vlc and cant understand how you get playback from this program. Can you explain it to me, because I selected a few options and just get an error message.
No to sure if any of the "Freebees" are going to be that great. main reason limited free ones is the "Royalty" fee that is required for the codec.
The 3 most popular (not free) are:
You can probably download a "trial" version.
One of the reasons to look at when buying a BD player, many include the player, but NOT all.
I did quite a bit of searching on this about a month ago - at this point, there is no free software that will play a blu-ray in its original format. Backups etc are outside the arena this board covers. Cheapest solution i could find was nero, that has a blu-ray plug in available for its free media suite for $30. The media suite is a bit annoying, and the corel solution is nicer, but somewhat pricier.
VLC will not play blu-ray discs as it cant decode them.
So I downloaded Powerdvd10, it than asks me to update it so that new blurays will work. I updated it and it still doesn't work. I get a message that says I already updated, but than when I try and load the bluray movie, it loads it up to 90% than tell me to update, but when I do it tells me that I already updated.
Thank you so much. Finally something that works like it should. I downloaded the trial for Corel WinDVD Pro 11 and all of my blurays worked except for one. But that one that didn't work was a promotional bluray not for sale in stores, came with a PS3 I bought years back, maybe there was some different software on this. But 5 out of 6 blurays isn't bad. Much better than anything else I tested.