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Can't read Blu-Rays with LG player on my rig - please help

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Hi,

I've checked a couple of threads on the forum and I'm afraid of the answer.... So my LG player always used to play DVDs and blu-Rays in the past without anyvproblem, it now simply refuses to read Blu-Rays, be it with VLC or Windows Media Player...

I'm dumbfounded.

It reads DVDs, but it won't read Blu-Rays. It's a Blu-Ray burner.

I haven't changed the region or anything... Everything is fine in terms of SATA, recognition of the player by the system in the BIOS and in Windows, I've upgraded VLC & Windows Media Player... Is there a new codec I'm not aware of?

Please help - thanks a lot.
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Are the disks you are trying to read retail movies? because if they are you will need a program like PowerDVD to view them that's what I found anyway.
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Thanks for responding. I forgot to say - every Blu-Ray copy is original, everything is 100% legit. They're almost all collector's edition. Sorry for the language barrier, what's a "retail" movie? Google couldn't explain it to me. Thanks.
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Thanks for responding. I forgot to say - every Blu-Ray copy is original, everything is 100% legit. They're almost all collector's edition. Sorry for the language barrier, what's a "retail" movie? Google couldn't explain it to me. Thanks.
By the term retail movie I mean a legal copy bought at a retail shop, exactly as you described yours to be. I am no expert but I believe the inability to play a Bluray movie in a standard bluray drive is due to the embedded HDCP or High Definition Content Protection. You will be able to view bluray movies if you download a program like I said before PowerDVD is just one example but there are many free programs out there. I would link you but I'm on my phone.
Edited by Bloodbath - 7/31/13 at 4:16am
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Thanks. I DL'ed Power DVD. As I understand it, it's a free trial and I'll have to pay at some point to buy the full version and be able to read Blu-Rays, which I find rather unfair. Not a great business practice. I paid for a Blu-Ray Burner, I should be able to be able to read Blu-Rays.

Anyway, thanks for the help. Rep.
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