Blu-Ray issues on PC OS Windows XP

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  1. benben2142

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    Hey, I recentley bought iron man on blu ray, and I want to play it on my PC OS Windows XP and my PC is Blu ray compatible. I've tried playing it on power dvd and it told me to update, done that then it sai download patch and click run instead of save, so I do that then it keeps asking same question, so can someone provide me with a decent program that plays blu ray. Sent me a link if possible.. thanks!
     
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    Even though your PC has a Blu-Ray drive, playing Blu-Ray movies on a PC is rarely ever simple. Windows XP, from what I believe, can have a rough time playing films on Blu-Ray. Make sure your videocard supports HDPC, then make sure your connection to your monitor is either via DVI or HDMI. I believe that a simple VGA connection will not allow for Blu-Ray playback.
     
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    I'm sure you mean are there any full LEGAL editions of Cyberlink PowerDVD that are free? The answer is no.
     
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    Is there any other programs that an play blu ray? Can windows media player?
     
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    Windows Media Player can not. To my knowledge, there are no freeware Blu-Ray video players for the PC. It's either PowerDVD or pretty much nothing else. And you will still need to make sure your pc and video card are HDCP compliant. And then you need to make sure your PC is connected to a monitor via HDMI or DVI.
     
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    Yeah, I keep putting band-aids on my system holding out until blu-ray is stable and native within Vista media center. They are really dragging their feet with HD.

    Just read the requirements, Blu-ray doesn't play on 720p? BAHH. I'll need a new projector. Mine does 1080i now, but vista looks like shit.
     
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    If the PC came with a BD-ROM, then it came with the playback software.
    If that isn't working for you, then you're not doing something right, or it hasn't been set up correctly.

    If it's a laptop, the display is automatically HDCP compliant. (I ran a program that checks that for you.)

    If it's an external monitor, as mentioned earlier, then you need HDCP confirmation. (Though, if you bought the PC as a package deal, and it has Blu-Ray preinstalled, the included monitor would be HDCP compliant. No big box company would screw you like that.)

    Here's the link to the program I used. It should still be available for download...

    CyberLink Blu-ray Disc Support You'll need to give them your email address to download it, but it does work.

    And if you get a red or yellow indicator when it comes to your graphics card, it doesn't automatically mean that it's non HDCP compliant. It might need a simple driver update. If you card can't reproduce anything above 720p (1280 x 800- 1366 x 768(most LCD TVs on the market right now.) are the resolutions) then it will automatically fail.

    I upgraded my video drivers, and now it's capable of displaying 2048 x 1546. I ran the adviser again, and voilĂ ! I had green indicators across the board.

    Give it a shot, should help you quite a bit.
     
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    BTW: kinda related, but does anyone know of an external BD drive (USB? Firewire?) which can play BR movies on PC in Vista (and if possible, OS X). I would like to watch some movies on my laptop (and desktop) which does not have a built in BD drive.
     
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