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Software to play BD ? Is there any ?

Discussion in 'Blu-ray players' started by kapo13, May 18, 2007.

  1. kapo13

    kapo13 Regular member

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    i`m wondering what software is required to play

    backed up copies of Bluray and HD discs on my pc ?

    Software would be preferred to play files from my HDD

    to save wear and tear on the drive

    i have tried VLC , nero showtime , wmp and wmp classic

    to name a few , this also applies to HD files as well

    All i can play at best are the extra features , i cant play

    the main feature .

    Is there this type of software yet ?

    Cheers
     
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    Cyberlink PowerDVD 7.3 should be able to.
     
  3. kapo13

    kapo13 Regular member

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    Cheers for the reply

    It seems my system is not upgraded enough for Power dvd

    Message says incompatible graphics driver

    i have the ATI radeon 9550 , i have latest drivers tho

    Power dvd wont even play the extras like VLC will

    Is there another software player ? Or am i in for a

    costly upgrade ?

    Cheers





     
  4. dvdlover7

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    at the moment powerdvd 7.3 is the best player support both blue ray and hd dvd...are you run directx 9c in your system?
     
  5. dvdlover7

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    at the moment powerdvd 7.3 is the best player support both blue ray and hd dvd...are you run directx 9c in your system?
     
  6. kapo13

    kapo13 Regular member

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    Thanks

    Yes im running DX 9.0c
     
  7. dvdlover7

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    it's look like you need upgrade,,new technology of dvd blue ray hd dvd they require hardware compatible..it's no point to upgrade your video card..better way save up some money and built new system..as new graphic card they support directx 10 (up coming version directx to support high definition dvd)...as my advice do not waste money on upgrade your video card...built new system and ensure it's will last you for few years time..i do not have a clue what they go release next in the next few years about type of dvd,,now blue ray and hd dvd give us head ache already...cheerss.
     
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    kapo13 Regular member

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    Cheers

    Good advice

    Heres some of the the system specs i`m considering to

    upgrade to , hoping to play HD-DVD and bluray , as well

    as that resource hog H.264 codec my system now cant play

    Will these specs be enough ?

    Board

    Intel-965-DG965SS , or 965OT(Raid)

    2 sticks of DDR 2-512 MB ram

    1 SATA drive-about 300 gig or so

    Video card-Nvidea 7660

    Cheers


     
  9. dvdlover7

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    honestly,,with Nvidia 7660 i won't be bother to buy it,,i will save a bit more money and go for 8800gts (320mb), this only half price of fastest video card now 8800gtx but it has 3rd quarter performance (or more) of 8800gtx...pls this is just my opion..all up to your budget....cheerss.
     
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    kapo13 Regular member

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    Thanks again

    i`m always looking 2 save money

    So are you saying the 8800gts (320mb) is better/faster than

    the Nvidia 7660 ? i`m really behind on PC specs , i only look

    into new stuff when i can afford it , if i`m always reading

    about it , then i`m jonesin for it , and spending what i cant afford

    i use to do this ha ha ha

    And what does (320mb) in that card mean ? That is one heck of alot of

    memory ?

    Also DX 10 , does the card u mention support that , or the nvidea i

    mention ? Is DX 10 a concern for playing HD-DVD and Bluray ?

    Cheers on all your help
     
  11. dvdlover7

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    320 mb gddr3 (this is video card onboard memory it's go nothing to do with your system memory,,the higher memory card of your card let you load more graphic at the time without lack)..
    to play HD dvd and blu-ray you may need new lcd monitor with logo
    HDCP(high-bandwidth Digital Content Protection)..i see most of new lcd come out with HDCP and old one with HDCP (this reason why lcd monitor price with drop a lot)...hope this help..i got go to work now..
     

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