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I have a Bluray drive in my PC, but I have never really used it for watching movies. I just tried watching one and VLC and WMP didn't seem to want any part of it, so I think I need a player headscratch.gif. Which is better? Why? Thanks.
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You can just install a codec pack and WMP will work, I think.. That's what I'm using at least..
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I'm using the bundled PowerDVD 8 that came with my LG Blu-Ray drive. Works great for me. thumb.gif
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I use PowerDVD10.. First one I tried... No problems an update couldn't solve.
 
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I like TMT. The reason, I just do :/
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Totalmedia theater 5 hands down, used all 3

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KMPlayer / MPC-HC / Zoom Player with MadVR.

The software video player doesn't matter so much, but the video codec. MadVR > all. Also a calibrated screen as well! Try something like Lutcurve for that.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by chinesekiwi;13594751 
The software video player doesn't matter so much, but the video codec. MadVR > all. Also a calibrated screen as well! Try something like Lutcurve for that.
Technically, MadVR isn't a codec. It's a video renderer. tongue.gif

Be aware, you lose DXVA support with MadVR. You either need a fast CPU to handle the decoding work or an Nvidia graphics card with CUDA support (for LAV CUVID or CoreAVC).

For playing actual Blu-ray discs, though, I use TMT. It's the only player that still supports HD-DVD and I bought a ton of those on close-out for $1~3ea. tongue.gif

Commercial Blu-ray discs are protected. You'd have to remove copy-protection before you can play them in MPC-HC, etc. If you just want to be able to play the discs without removing encryption, you need a commercial player such as PowerDVD, WinDVD or Total Media Theatre.
Edited by rui-no-onna - 5/22/11 at 8:14am
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Total Media seems to have it. Thanks.
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