Anybody Have Blu Ray Player On Laptop?

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kopower
7/17/12 9:22:28AM
I purchased a new laptop a few months ago, and one of the selling points for me, was a 17" HD screen, and blu ray player. I purchased a few movies, and everything was working fine. Last night, went to watch a movie, and it said the trial program was up, and I had to purchase the software, in order to watch blu rays. I did a quick search, and come to find out, there are no free programs that can be installed on the laptop to watch blu ray movies. So I'm a little pissed right now. I spent extra money to ugrade, only to find out I have to spend $80 to download software in order for the blu ray player to work.

Anybody recommend any software, or is it even worth spending at minumum, $80, to download software to play blu rays, when I can just go purchase a blu ray player for almost the same amount? I was using Cyberlink PowerDVD, but uninstalled it, when it wanted me to upgrade. I just tried Arcsoft Theater, and that seems to be solid so far.
grappler0000
7/17/12 9:53:06AM
Which OS?
kopower
7/17/12 9:57:31AM
WIndows 7
grappler0000
7/17/12 10:07:36AM
64-bit?
kopower
7/17/12 10:13:05AM
64 bit
grappler0000
7/17/12 10:35:46AM
Here's something to try. I use VLC Player almost exclusively for video playback, because it will play pretty much anything I throw at it. With a quick search, it looks like there is a workaround for Blu-Rays. Sounds like it still has some kinks to work out, but could possibly work well enough for your needs.


(1)Download and install VLC Player

(2)Download this file: KEYDB.cfg

...and place the file in the AACS folder...in Windows 7, I believe you can find it at C:\users\YourUsername\AppData\Roaming\

(3)Download this file: AACS Dynamic Library

...and place the file in the VLC folder.

(4) Lauch VLC Player and play Blu-Ray.
kopower
7/17/12 10:51:04AM
Thanks. I'll give it a shot.
FlashyG
7/17/12 11:02:28AM
I also use VLC player and if you can't get those directions to work you can always open the disc in a window from your my computer menu and open the video directly.

You won't be able to make the menu function but you can still watch the movie.
kopower
7/17/12 3:33:43PM

Posted by grappler0000

Here's something to try. I use VLC Player almost exclusively for video playback, because it will play pretty much anything I throw at it. With a quick search, it looks like there is a workaround for Blu-Rays. Sounds like it still has some kinks to work out, but could possibly work well enough for your needs.


(1)Download and install VLC Player

(2)Download this file: KEYDB.cfg

...and place the file in the AACS folder...in Windows 7, I believe you can find it at C:\users\YourUsername\AppData\Roaming\

(3)Download this file: AACS Dynamic Library

...and place the file in the VLC folder.

(4) Lauch VLC Player and play Blu-Ray.



There seems to be no AppData folder. I might have to do a quick google search and see if it might be located somewhere else.

I tried your way Flashy, and couldn't get it to play. Thanks though.

EDIT* Found the folder. Still a no go. Oh well, looks like I can just convert to a different format and go from there.
FlashyG
7/17/12 4:34:33PM
You can always...
grappler0000
7/17/12 4:41:42PM

Posted by FlashyG

You can always...



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kopower
7/17/12 4:52:09PM

Posted by grappler0000


Posted by FlashyG

You can always...



For other options, please send him a PM.



Got it. Thanks guys. I was actually thinking of going this route before the pm.
kopower
7/17/12 5:08:48PM
Well, my laptop can now magically play blu rays.

Bubbles
7/17/12 8:43:42PM

Posted by grappler0000


Posted by FlashyG

You can always...



For other options, please send him a PM.


I assume we cant advocate using an "illegal" method that involves seeds?
jakewalters
7/17/12 8:47:29PM

Posted by Bubbles


Posted by grappler0000


Posted by FlashyG

You can always...



For other options, please send him a PM.


I assume we cant advocate using an "illegal" method that involves seeds?



Growing weed won't help this cause, unfortunately
kopower
7/17/12 8:52:36PM

Posted by Bubbles


Posted by grappler0000


Posted by FlashyG

You can always...



For other options, please send him a PM.


I assume we cant advocate using an "illegal" method that involves seeds?



It was a magic seed, that I planted in my computer, and it blossomed into a fruit bearing program
BlueSkiesBurn
7/17/12 11:51:02PM
Is this the same magical seed that text me TODAY saying this?

Seriously, on July 17th?
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prozacnation1978
7/22/12 11:32:48PM
17 inch screen for a laptop is nice.
I got a portable Blu ray player that I enjoy on my lunch hours