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Old 01-03-2009, 11:21 PM   #1
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As per subject - even general explorer in Vista (32) doesn't see Blu-Ray - ejects the drawer and asks for a disc. The bad thing is that after spitting out a Blu-Ray disc once it won't even take ordinary DVD's now (CD's are OK) - any ideas?
Firmware is apparently up to date, drive has two lenses (I didn't take it out, but Device manager says MATSHITA BD-MLT UJ-220S ATA Device - must be a BD! The driver dates back to 21-06-2006 though) and it's an original VAIO VGN-FZ31S - supposed to not just read, but also record Blu-Ray!
Please help! (or my girlfriend will take her disc somewhere else...!)
L.

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Old 01-03-2009, 11:43 PM   #2
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Vista? Why the... <shuts up>

Might be a hardware issue. Have you checked to make sure your system specs are good enough for blu-ray? By the way... its blu-ray, not blue ray.

Sorry im not of any use...
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Hi All
As per subject - even general explorer in Vista (32) doesn't see Blue Ray - ejects the drawer and asks for a disc. The bad thing is that after spitting out a Blue Ray disc once it won't even take ordinary DVD's now (CD's are OK) - any ideas?
Firmware is apparently up to date, drive has two lenses (I didn't take it out, but Device manager says MATSHITA BD-MLT UJ-220S ATA Device - must be a BD! The driver dates back to 21-06-2006 though) and it's an original VAIO VGN-FZ31S - supposed to not just read, but also record Blue Ray!
Please help! (or my girlfriend will take her disc somewhere else...!)
L.
Blu - ray is the correct term. Blue Ray doesn't exist. Please get it right.
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Old 01-03-2009, 11:52 PM   #4
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What software player do you have?
I *think* it has something to do with having a UDF Reader installed on the machine.
Pretty sure when I installed ArcSoft TMT, it included the Sonic UDF reader.

Anyways, this is from my AR730E/B with Vista Home Premium SP1.
Sees *Cars* fine.



Ok, with that said, did the machine ever play a Blu-ray?
When was it?
WinDVD BD for VAIO is a joke BTW, lose it and get a full version - trust me!
I recommend ArcSoft TotalMedia Theatre.
Even integrates into Media center!
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Old 01-04-2009, 12:04 AM   #5
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What software player do you have?
I *think* it has something to do with having a UDF Reader installed on the machine.
Pretty sure when I installed ArcSoft TMT, it included the Sonic UDF reader.

Anyways, this is from my AR730E/B with Vista Home Premium SP1.
Sees *Cars* fine.



Ok, with that said, did the machine ever play a Blu-ray?
When was it?
WinDVD BD for VAIO is a joke BTW, lose it and get a full version - trust me!
I recommend ArcSoft TotalMedia Theatre.
Even integrates into Media center!
Sorry for the spelling guys - edited - and thanks for responding.
I have the built-in WINDVD 8 and I never played a blu-ray on it before - the first time I did was tonight, which is when it tripped over. It did play DVD's though and it does no more...
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Old 01-04-2009, 12:08 AM   #6
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Last minute update - it has my CD and wouldn't give it back!!! I guess it thinkgs it's opening and closing (empty) - but it's not.
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Old 01-04-2009, 12:29 AM   #7
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Last minute update - it has my CD and wouldn't give it back!!! I guess it thinks it's opening and closing (empty) - but it's not.
Oh man, for some reason i find that extremely entertaining... Having difficulties are we?
Well... Good luck i guess. Just don't pull the disc tray open... That's never a good thing. I learned that the hard way.
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Old 01-04-2009, 12:46 AM   #8
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OK I got my CD after rebooting - but what about the Blu-Ray???
Less entertaining by minute...
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You can go to Help and Support, Backup and recovery, VAIO Recovery center and reinstall the WinDVD, then to VAIO Support website and update the player - but it might not fix it.
I have had a few newer discs tried in the OEM WinDVD either play the trailers then stall or do nothing whatsoever.

PowerDVD 8 Ultra - plays the discs fine!
ArcSoft TMT - plays the discs fine!

Uninstalled the OEM WinDVD and haven't looked back.
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Old 01-04-2009, 01:12 AM   #10
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OK thanks for that - but can a player cause the discs not to be recognized by windows itself? Not too familar with this - will do as you suggested.
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Old 01-04-2009, 01:22 AM   #11
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Windows, natively, will not see the disc at all.
Sometimes, it will see something but display it as 0bytes and no information for you to look at.
Once a UDF reader is on the machine it *should* see all the information that is viewable - size/type/folders/files - all of it... like the picture I posted.

Hope this helps!
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Old 01-04-2009, 01:28 AM   #12
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OK I see.
Tried the recovery - WinDVD isn't even there among programs and the closest I could find is VAIO BD Menu Data. I tried reinstalling this, but half way through I get Error: 505: 29
Any ideas...?
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Old 01-04-2009, 01:39 AM   #13
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How old is that machine?
Has it ever been recovered - at all?
Was something maybe removed that could have taken something with it that it shouldn't have?

Ok, freaky... not listed in mine either!

I know it's the Intervideo version of WinDVD BD... Odd.
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Old 01-04-2009, 01:48 AM   #14
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I found it in Control Panel>Programs>Progarms and Features and tried repairing - fatal error when it didn't find WinDVD.msi
How much was the full version...? :/

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I found it in Control Panel>Programs>Progarms and Features and tried repairing - fatal error when it didn't find WinDVD.msi
How mush was the full version...? :/
ArcSoft TMT?
$69.99
http://www.arcsoft.com/products/totalmediatheatre/
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Old 01-04-2009, 01:57 AM   #16
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Back to your questions - two months old, never recovered, never seen a blu-ray disc before.
The above is a top shelf? I guess you don't recommend a full WinDVD...?
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Back to your questions - two months old, never recovered, never seen a blu-ray disc before.
The above is a top shelf? I guess you don't recommend a full WinDVD...?
The latest greatest Corel WinDVD 9 Plus Blu-ray will not do BD-Live.
PowerDVD 8 Ultra will.
ArcSoft TMT will.

WinDVD uses (marginally but still) more system resources than either PDVD or ArcSoft.

NOTE: ArcSoft TMT integrates into Media Center...
^^^ A plus for both of my ARs

Corel WinDVD 9 Plus Blu-ray - $79.99
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PowerDVD 8 Ultra - $74.96
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I guess I'll decide between the two then (PowerDVD and ArcSoft TMT) - but that's for tomorrow - it's 3am here in the UK!
Thanks for your help!
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Anytime friend!
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