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Windows 8 blu ray player FREE

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    Windows 8 blu ray player FREE


    Ok there has got to be some solution for a free windows 8 blu ray player. I tried to do the VLC solution but it crashes as soon as I try playing an encrypted disk.

    I refuse to pay a dime to cyberlink since I just bought this bluray player and their OEM version will not support windows 8. Which is complete cramp because this like other programs are forcing you to buy a new software right off.

    Anyone have any suggestions on this? And I know how to make mkv's and I do when needed, but this is for my HTPC that I want to have an easy plug and play solution for when someone other then me wants to use it.

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    Windows 7 Ultimate 64x /Windows 8 Professional 64x


    have you tried to upgrade to media center for free? Add features - Microsoft Windows
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrNeeds View Post
    have you tried to upgrade to media center for free? Add features - Microsoft Windows
    It doesn't support BluRay, just DVDs.
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    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Gaidin43 View Post
    Ok there has got to be some solution for a free windows 8 blu ray player. I tried to do the VLC solution but it crashes as soon as I try playing an encrypted disk.

    I refuse to pay a dime to cyberlink since I just bought this bluray player and their OEM version will not support windows 8. Which is complete cramp because this like other programs are forcing you to buy a new software right off.

    Anyone have any suggestions on this? And I know how to make mkv's and I do when needed, but this is for my HTPC that I want to have an easy plug and play solution for when someone other then me wants to use it.
    You have to decrypt the disc, unless you are using something like Cyberlink or WinDVD. This would allow you to use the player of your choice. DVDFab makes a free one, which works okay, but isn't fully featured, nor does it remove all types of Bluray encryptions. There's also BDFree, but last I checked, the project wasn't active. AnyDVD HD works great (considered the best option out there) and is what I use, but you'll pay a premium for it. Once that is done, VLC would work just fine for a player. I use both VLC and Media Player Classic Home Cinema. I actually use the latter with K-lite Full, but some recommend against using codec "packs." I've never had any real trouble with using it and it plays anything in the highest quality possible. If for some odd reason it won't play a given file, VLC is my backup.
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    Newegg finally posted the $19.99 for powerdvd 12 ultra.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16832117020

    Not an ideal situation but worth $20 bucks if it will last me a couple of years until people figure out this whole mess or blurays disappear.
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    VLC plays blu ray movie free


    VLC can play blu ray movie, i have used for several discs, but you need download and place the AACS and BD+ DRM libraries and keys in order to play Blu Ray on Windows 8. This guide helps me. I appreciate the guy who wrote it. And for the latest blu ray disc movie, i use ufusoft blu ray player, it works well. Hope it helps

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    Smith
    Last edited by smith john; 24 Feb 2014 at 02:06.
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    Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64


    Try DAPlayer - Free HD Bluray Video Multimedia Player Software

    I have this installed in Windows 8 x64 and it's working fine. I don't see any reason why it won't work with Windows 7 or Vista. It may not have the looks or the same extent of settings/controls as the likes of paid solutions such as Cyberlink, WinDVD, and TotalMedia Theatre 5, but it works and, unlike the others, is able to output its video over a VGA/analogue connection (TotalMedia Theatre 5 starts to play, but then stops and I suspect the reason is because it needs a digital connection to the monitor).
    Last edited by Dwarf; 09 Dec 2012 at 17:52.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
    Try DAPlayer - Free HD Bluray Video Multimedia Player Software

    I have this installed in Windows 8 x64 and it's working fine. I don't see any reason why it won't work with Windows 7 or Vista. It may not have the looks or the same extent of settings/controls as the likes of paid solutions such as Cyberlink, WinDVD, and TotalMedia Theatre 5, but it works and, unlike the others, is able to output its video over a VGA/analogue connection (TotalMedia Theatre 5 starts to play, but then stops and I suspect the reason is because it needs a digital connection to the monitor).
    Thanks for that. I look forward to giving it a try.

    Seems too good to be true, but hope springs eternal.
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    TechiSky gives a detailed guide on how to play Blu-Ray with VLC in Windows 8 64-bit/32-bit

    It works like a charm. Finally my Windows 8 PC can play Blu-Ray disc with VLC for free.
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    The VSO Media Player Free works nicely as long as you have a decrypter such as the Free DVDFab HD Decrypter running in the background.
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