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IS IT POSSIBLE? [BLU-RAY DISC]

by syndicate1001 / December 29, 2015 4:09 PM PST

IS IT POSSIBLE TO PLAY A BLU-RAY, IN A LAPTOP, [OR EVEN DESKTOP] THAT DOESN'T HAVE A BLUE-RAY PLAYER/BURNER, WITH THE RIGHT SOFTWARE, THAT WILL ALLOW YOU TO PLAY, AND OR CONVERT IT TO BE PLAYED?....

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VLC player?
by Dafydd Forum moderator / December 29, 2015 4:20 PM PST

I think that can play a BR ISO.
Dafydd.

Typo edit by mod.

Post was last edited on December 29, 2015 4:27 PM PST

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RW; DAYFDD
by syndicate1001 / December 29, 2015 10:31 PM PST
In reply to: VLC player?

OKAY, THANK YOU FOR LETTING ME KNOW ABOUT THE ISO FILE!....

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No.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 29, 2015 5:01 PM PST

Since you don't have the BluRay drive you can't convert it either. This is just one of the reasons I own about 5 BR titles. Too closed a system for my taste.

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Thanks for the clarification Bob
by Dafydd Forum moderator / December 29, 2015 5:16 PM PST
In reply to: No.

Dafydd.

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RE: R PROFFITT
by syndicate1001 / December 29, 2015 10:53 PM PST
In reply to: No.

I WAS LOOKING A PROGRAM CALLED "MAKEMVK", AND THE CLAIMS TO IT, IS THAT IT COULD SCAN AND CONVERT A BLU-RAY DISC, EVEN IF THE PLAYER THAT YOU HAVE, ISN'T A BLU-RAY PLAYER..... BUT OKAY..... THANK YOU FOR YOUR REPLY!!...

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SCAN AND CONVERT
by Oldartq / December 30, 2015 7:20 AM PST
In reply to: RE: R PROFFITT

The term they use sound like a scam to me.

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Scam. Or they were just unclear.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 30, 2015 7:44 AM PST
In reply to: RE: R PROFFITT

Without a BluRay drive you can't read the BluRay disc for conversion. Either it's a scam or they weren't clear on the requirements.

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I take back what I said.
by Oldartq / December 30, 2015 8:20 AM PST

I download the beta and it seems to work with DVD. I have not try it with BR yet.

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DVD drives don't have a Blue laser.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 30, 2015 8:31 AM PST

Surprise. That's why the Blu in BluRay.

http://www.blu-ray.com/info/ covers this in detail. The DVD drive uses a red laser and can not read a BluRay disc. So now way can it read the BluRay media in a DVD drive.

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Ok, My report.
by Oldartq / December 30, 2015 9:18 AM PST

The program is legit. It works with BR as well. It's re-encode to .mkv but not sure what inside, all I see is a video file . I played it with VLC. So it does work as advertise.

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What about the claim or question about
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 30, 2015 10:16 AM PST
In reply to: Ok, My report.

re-encode from a BluRay disc without a BluRay drive?

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Obviously that's not possible.
by Oldartq / December 30, 2015 11:44 AM PST

Little more info on this. It will not transcode HDdvd disc. but it does transcode 3D BR disc, however it took a long long time as compare to 2D BR disc. I didn't play it in 3D mode, I am not sure if vlc can do that. My monitor is not a 3D display anyway. I was not able to convert the .mkv to BR disc because the link they provided for the "tool" was not working. for 50 bucks, it doesn't seem too bad if it doesn't have any time limit.

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Here's something I found interesting;
by Oldartq / December 31, 2015 11:40 AM PST

Maybe this is just this computer but VLC will not play commercial BR disc because it's encrypted. Ok with dvd...but I thought they are also encrypted. I am talking about just playing it, not copying it.

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The OP doesn't have the needed hardware.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 31, 2015 12:04 PM PST

Software can't enable a DVD drive to read BluRay.

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