Playing Blu-Ray discs on my Windows 7 laptop

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  1. Videography Lab

    Videography Lab New Member

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    I just bought my first movie on Blu-Ray format and put it in the built in Blu-Ray Player on my ASUS Quad Core laptop running Windows 7 Pro 64 bit OS.

    Got this error message: "Windows Media Player cannot play the DVD. The disc was created in a manner that the Player does not support." There was a tab for "Web Help" so I hit it and got a lot of nothing from Microsoft.

    How can I play Blu-Ray discs on my laptop?

    Cordially, Bob Kiger
     
  2. Trouble

    Trouble Noob Whisperer

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    To the best of my knowledge there is no native support for Blu-Ray within Windows 7, it's a Sony owned proprietary format and according to what I've read, would have increased the cost of Windows 7, some $30 per license, so while much talked about was never to my knowledge included in the RTM.
    So I would have thought that ASUS would have bundled some type of Third Party Software like WinDVD or something else to support playing Blu-Ray, but if not you may need to resort to purchasing such a program there are plenty that fill the bill (Cyberlink, Roxio, Nero, Corel, etc), I would suggest looking here to make sure that the product is Win7 compatable or even better logo'd Windows 7 Compatibility Center software browse results - Photo & Video - CD/DVD Utilities
    Maybe even a call or email, to your vendor or ASUS may provide some help.
     
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    roscored1000 New Member

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    powerdvd ultra

    hi I had similar disappointing results from W7 and blue ray, and the only effective way round it is to use someone elses software, more money of course, I use PowerDVD ultra. It works fine.
     
  4. Videography Lab

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    I followed the link to the list of Windows 7 certified [and not certified] Blu-Ray players and am honing in on two. PowerDVD and WinDVD. Way down the list is SONY Vegas which is, in reality, a high powered video editing suite. Since SONY owns the Blu-Ray patent rights, I guess they stay out of the player business to allow others to make software "machines" so they can collect royalties? !

    Thanks for the pointers. I will be back to report when I purchase the player.

    Bob Kiger - Videography Lab
     
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    I chose PowerDVD Ultra and it works quite well. Thanks to all.

    Bob Kiger - Videography Lab
     
  6. Trouble

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    Bob:
    Thanks for letting us know what you decided to use to resolve your issue. Any other issues, let us know
    Randy
     

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