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Dell laptop won't play Blu Rays anymore

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by bbgarnett, Mar 7, 2014.

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  1. bbgarnett

    bbgarnett Thread Starter

    Apr 21, 2011
    Hello, my brothers dell laptop running windows 8.1 will no longer play DVD's or Blu Rays. It had always worked fine before no problems but now he wen't to visit a friend in Iowa and it wouldn't work there and still doesn't. I mean the Drive like see's the disc I think but will not play it.I mean I put in a disc and in the my computer or (This PC menu) it just shows BD-Rom Drive (E) but I can right click and click open and it brings me to a folder with the folders AACS BDMV and Certificate. Now though I did just install VLC media player and when I put in a normal DVD it will play that like it will popup asking if you want to open with VLC and so on. But Blu Ray's won't play. So what happened and or why did it just all of a sudden stop working. In VLC I get the error VLC is unable to open the MRL 'bluray://E:/'. check log fikes for details, Yet I can't find any log file anywhere to check. SO any help would be greatly appreciated.


    Edit: Well I got the it to work in VLC sort of like the movie I was testing was Fast & Furious 6 and it has 2 discs a blu ray and standard DVD and well I was just putting in the first one ( Blu Ray) it won't play that one. VLC does not popup automatically I just get the error in VLC Unable to lad MRL blu ray error when I try to start it manually. So I tried the DVD one and it loaded fine with no problems (VLC popped up automatically and started playing the menu screen). SO DVD's are playing just fine but not Blu Rays
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