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Old 07-09-2007, 08:36 PM   #1
egg998 egg998 is offline
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Default Free Blu-ray player for Windows XP

are there any free players for windows? i have a panasonic Blu drive but no software player.

can i use MPC w/ some add-on? if so, please explain.

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Old 07-09-2007, 08:57 PM   #2
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no free players for blu-ray or hd-dvd for Windows. both players require licensed (royalties) drivers....
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Old 07-09-2007, 09:02 PM   #3
egg998 egg998 is offline
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Originally Posted by jon s View Post
no free players for blu-ray or hd-dvd for Windows. both players require licensed (royalties) drivers....
how about for linux?
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Old 07-09-2007, 09:07 PM   #4
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Nothing for Linux.
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Old 07-09-2007, 09:24 PM   #5
WickyWoo WickyWoo is offline
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There won't be any licensed players for Linux, justl ike with DVD. There simply isn't the money there to make development of the DRM systems worth it. Considering also that the OS is wide open to being altered to bypass those, I'm going to guess that the BDA isn't too enthusiastic about the idea period

Whenever Apple gets around to it they'll have their version out.
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Old 12-09-2009, 04:49 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by wavehunter View Post
If you are prepared to mess about a bit, you can play BD using VLC media player (freeware):


I managed this using my PS3. If you already have a BD drive in your PC then you should be able to go straight to step 3.
does it work with a normal PC, too? Do you get the sound out, too?
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Old 01-03-2011, 12:53 PM   #7
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Default Good ol' media player classic

You can play blu-rays for free with Media Player Classic Home Cinema. Just go into the BDMV folder and then the Playlist folder and double click the file.

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Old 01-03-2011, 01:20 PM   #8
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Talking One more thing...

I was having trouble with the picture being cut off about 4mm at the bottom, but I set it to pan and scan--nothing happened to the picture, except the line went away. Cheers.

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Old 11-04-2012, 01:04 PM   #9
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DVD Ranger offers a free DVD/Blu-ray player which is compatible with Windows XP on though Windows 7 64-bit. See here. I haven't used this player myself, but am quite tempted to give it a try.
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Old 03-21-2013, 03:36 AM   #10
nedal nedal is offline
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Question Problem !!

Good evening

Please help me solve this problem:

I bought Pioneer BDR-208DBK

But when it runs with Windows XP

Does not show any files within the Blu-ray Disc

Thank you
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Old 04-04-2013, 04:47 PM   #11
DVD Phreak DVD Phreak is offline
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nedal, try this: UDF driver.

To others, AFAIK all freeware Blu-ray players (VLC, DAPlayer, etc.) do not have Blu-ray menu support.

Last edited by DVD Phreak; 04-04-2013 at 04:50 PM.
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Old 04-22-2013, 08:07 AM   #12
Richaldanny Richaldanny is offline
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Winxdvd has a free blu-ray software, but I haven't ever access to the program page.And also recently, there is a free one on Leawo's new Blu-ray test page. Just need to submit the review and you can get the free keycode.
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