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Blu-ray disc playing software for Windows 7

What is some good Blu-Ray disc playing software for Windows 7? I have a new Samsung computer that came with a Blu-Ray player, but I wiped the hard drive and installed a clean copy of Windows 7. As you may know, Windows doesn't come with Blu-Ray codecs built-in, so I need something to allow for Blu-Ray disc playback. Any suggestions?

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There's a good discussion on this
Dec 10, 2010 8:52PM PST
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Thanks for your reply!

I had found that link before, and looked into PowerDVD too. It's 100 bucks though. I'd be better off just buying a standalone Blu-Ray player. Samsung doesn't offer any utilities/recovery disks unfortunately Sad

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In that case
Dec 11, 2010 7:28PM PST

see if you can find any free Blu-Ray player software in Google or your favorite search engine.

For example I searched for Free Blu Ray Player Software and saw these links, but haven't really checked them out; - Free Blu Ray software

TomsHardware - Free Blu Ray player software

Softonic - free Blu Ray software

Freewarefiles - Media Player Classic

They are just examples, but I can't vouch for any. As always, be sure to check whether they are 'really' free, or just 'free to try'.

Good luck, and hope that helps.


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Thanks Mark

I appreciate all the advice/links! Corel WinDVD Pro is only $60. That might be the way to go.