Bassically had a mare building my first pc took ages to get working but now it does (kinda)
yesterday i tried to play a dvd when my friends came over as my monitor is far better quality than my tv
bassically i put in the dvd and it didnt come up and start playing
i tried loading the files into VLC player but it wouldnt play
it just shows two folders
if anyone knows what is wrong please help
(have made sure the cables going to the back of the drive are plugged in correctly)
There are players out there. Yeah, lame ... don't know if that is a "MS monopoly" issue or what ... Sometimes it pays to buy RETAIL version of drives to get software. OEM assumes no included SW, tho it is often included anyway.
Check tech support at the drive site and read all the reviews for your drive to see what other owners are saying about that ...
... I'll do it for you. later tonite (maybe) ... I should know this (definitively) anyway.
= Al =
let us know if you find anything out ... I am watching this thread.
still wont play blu ray just says file type not supported
the site Overclockers have offered terrible support and i never want to talk to them again they have made this ordeal far far far more stressfull than it needed to be , plus they have overcharged me twice for returned goods
I have read, many times, that, for watching bluray, you should get a dedicated player (stand alone) or a PlayStation3 ...
... I plan to BURN BR so I will go for an OEM Pioneer or LG. But I will need to acquire SW to support.
lol now it is working after about 12 reinstalls of everything, but it really wasnt worth the effort of getting it to work blu ray play back using power dvd 9 is disgustingly horrible in quality no difference to dvd , and i was told that dvi cables doent do much of a image improvbment.
Yeah ... I've read that, for playback, a dedicated player or PS3 is really the way to go ... I do not know why, other than that the SW sucks, thus far.
You can burn HQ BR just fine ... with a wide variety of SW products.
I have not yet "attended/witnessed" a super good demo of BR HTPC playback ...
... as for my own content generation, ... I have been authoring/acquiring in HDV (Canon HV30) and outputting to H.264 25Mbits/sec 1080/30P CBR-2Pass >> .wmf ...
... Windows media files can be way better than BR (if rendered at extreme max) and they are just more portable and easier to transcode and strip audio, etc.
... Lottsa Luck !! ... I think things are gonna "smooth out" (SW -wise), around xmas time.