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Hey - the Freeware sticky is pretty outdated, and it has come to my attention in the recent month with my first Blu-Ray purchases that VLC is no longer up to the task.

I'm not to fond of WMP, any other recommendations out there? I'm nuking my computer at the moment, but was going to give UMPlayer a shot.
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post #2 of 11
Try KMPlayer.

I still use VLC though mellowsmiley.gif
post #3 of 11
I've switched to Media Player Classic, VLC 2 keeps crashing on me now and skipping to the next chapter randomly in .mkv's.



EDIT: Just noticed the Blu-Ray line, my apologies. For Blu-Ray, I use Cyberlink software that also integrates with Windows Media Center. Add the Shark007 Codec pack to allow almost any other file format in Windows Media Center and you're set for full media pleasure biggrin.gif
Edited by axipher - 3/14/12 at 7:21am
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Blu-ray needs a licence to play on Windows, Microsoft doesn't pay for it like Apple did with Lion.
You need a software where you pay the Blu-ray license fees, Total Media Theater, Cyberlink Power DVD, Corel Windvd, Some oem's offer it as a built in with their own licence paid for when PC was purchased like HP's Quick Play.

You'll be hard pressed to find a free program unless its to play a rip from a disc you own, but that would go against the DMCA. doh.gif
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post #5 of 11
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Originally Posted by axipher View Post

I've switched to Media Player Classic

Me too,used it for years now, if you install just the K-lite codec pack then you can view pretty much anything from within the standard Windows Media Player thumb.gif

EDIT: plus it plays .mkv files just fine, have just been watching one now in WMP.
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I have traded in VLC for Daum Potplayer (which comes in 32/64 bit versions) and it plays a mounted Bluray iso flawlessly. As far as I can tell, it would play an actual Bluray disc - as programs without Bluray disc support would not play the mounted iso. "All Features of the KMPlayer + More features & stability = PotPlayer " -Daum site. http://www.dvbsupport.net/
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Wait wait wait. What. The. Hell.

This is news to me.

You mean I have to own software to run a Blu-Ray I own on a Blu-Ray player I own on a computer I own?

Bull****. First and Last Blu-Ray I buy.

Thanks for the help guys.
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Quote:
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VLC. thumb.gif

Doesn't play Blu-Ray. And ripping to MKV is technically illegal at the moment.
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Didn't like PotPlayer?
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