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Playing Blu-Ray Movies

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by 8dalejr.fan, Dec 25, 2012.

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  1. 8dalejr.fan

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    Hi everyone,

    My brother got a blu-ray movie for Christmas and wants to play it in the blu-ray drive he has on his computer. I believe it's an LG drive (BD-RW).

    The drive came with a bunch of software including PowerDVD 8. However, neither PowerDVD nor Windows Media Player will play the movie. It says it's an unsupported format.

    What kind of software do I need to get the movie to work in the blu-ray drive? I've heard I need to upgrade to the Ultra version of PowerDVD to be able to watch blu-ray movies, but it seems dumb to me that I need to buy extra software to watch the movie.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Oddba11

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    There were two versions of PowerDVD 8, 1) DVD only, 2) DVD and BluRay. Based on the error, I'd say you have the DVD only version.

    You don't need the "Ultra version", but you will likely need the latest version (ie: 12).
     
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