Blu-Ray

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Hardware' started by Craig008, Dec 19, 2007.

  1. Craig008

    Craig008 Guest

    i have just got me a nice new blu-ray drive for my vista ultimate machine,
    but all the software i have does not play blu-ray discs for some reason when
    nero 8 should. what software should i be using does it have to be 3rd party.
    so u know my machine happily plays HD vids downloaded from PSN but they are
    in mp4 format - any help is much appreciated
     
    Craig008, Dec 19, 2007
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  2. PowerDVD plays Blu-Ray fine.

    Of course, your video card would need to support the HDCP copy
    protection scheme to play them, as well. Make sure your video card has
    the most recent drivers, as well.

    Here is a page for system requirements to play Blu-Ray with copy
    protection: http://www.nero.com/enu/downloads-nero8-trial.php
     
    Dustin Harper, Dec 22, 2007
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  3. Craig008

    Grae Guest

    Craig

    Congratulations, I've been going thru hell with Vista Ultimate 64bit and
    playing HD-DVDs for over 6 months now. Initially the problem related to my
    Realtek 850 chipset on the motherboard not supporting spdif passthru under
    Vista64, so I only got stereo sound. An X-fi card sorted that out, and I
    had hd-dvd playback with picture and DD sound for about a month.

    Now, Nero8 stops immediately I click play ie just doesn't start, with no
    explanation. Cyberlink PowerDVD Ultra worked for about a month, but now
    starts and immediately stops with an error message telling me my Asus
    en8800gts videocard hardware or driver is not hd-dvd capable. Initially I
    blamed an update from Cyberlink for creating the problem, but since Nero8
    reacts similarly I'm assuming its down to Nvidia or Microsoft. I'm
    including Microsoft now, because working my way back thru the last 4 Nvidia
    graphics drivers hasn't turned up one that works anymore.

    Fortunately, I can dual-boot the system, and both Nero8 and Powerdvd Ultra
    work beautifully. Personally I prefer Powerdvd Ultra, but if you've got
    Nero8 go with it.

    HAVING TO KEEP XP ON THE MACHINE, ESSENTIALLY JUST TO PLAY HD-DVDs TRUELY
    STINKS!

    Graeme
     
    Grae, Jan 5, 2008
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