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Software to play Bluray movies on my Windows 7 machine

by Doctor Who / July 6, 2010 9:14 AM PDT

OK, this question is going to show my ignorance, but here goes. When I got my HP Pavilion Elite machine, some 9 months ago, it came with Windows Vista Home Premium. I wiped that out and installed Windows 7. Now, I'd like to watch a Bluray movie on it. I understand that the drivers are there, but the software to make it possible to watch anything, isn't. Is the software that I'd need specific to the manufacturer of the Bluray drive I've got on my system? Or will any Bluray software work?

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Any should work
by Jimmy Greystone / July 6, 2010 10:13 AM PDT

Any should work. I think most of the DVD player software have long since added bluray support. So PowerDVD and I forget some of the others. Not sure if VLC Player will work or not, but it's free, so you may as well give it a try.

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Recommendations as to which one is best?
by Doctor Who / July 6, 2010 12:35 PM PDT
In reply to: Any should work

Any recommendations as to which is best, for Bluray playing?

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MPC hc
by kate59588 / August 31, 2010 5:39 PM PDT
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The problem with Pavtube is the spam.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 31, 2010 8:01 PM PDT
In reply to: MPC hc

It's spammed on the boards a lot. We end up cleaning it off from time to time. This spamming does not earn it any good marks by moderators.
Bob

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