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Bluray Media Player?

So, I made the FANTASTIC decision to by a computer with a Bluray combo drive, miraculously assuming that it would come with some sort of Bluray player!

It, of course, does not.

Any recommendations?

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  • ErlkönigErlkönig Registered User regular
    I've been having good times with Cyberlink PowerDVD. The other one I tried was Corel's WinDVD...but that one was a bit less reliable.

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  • VoodooVVoodooV Registered User regular
    I ran into the same issue a couple years ago and went with PowerDVD as well. It isn't my first choice, but since VLC can't play them...

  • Mmmm... Cocks...Mmmm... Cocks... Registered User regular
    I had issues with PowerDVD and couldn't find any better solutions. I just started using the drive to rip bluray instead since storage is so cheap.

  • DarlanDarlan Registered User regular
    Maybe I'm missing some obvious free solution, but after buying an OEM Blu ray drive, most "proper" plug and play Blu ray players I found seemed to want to charge me. However, I find that MakeMKV and probably other similar programs rips them just fine without having to pay to use the blu rays and blu ray drive I legally own, which seems absurd.

  • DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    Darlan wrote: »
    Maybe I'm missing some obvious free solution, but after buying an OEM Blu ray drive, most "proper" plug and play Blu ray players I found seemed to want to charge me. However, I find that MakeMKV and probably other similar programs rips them just fine without having to pay to use the blu rays and blu ray drive I legally own, which seems absurd.

    Don't you need a BD drive to actually rip a BD?

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  • NaphtaliNaphtali Null Registered User regular
    DarkPrimus wrote: »
    Darlan wrote: »
    Maybe I'm missing some obvious free solution, but after buying an OEM Blu ray drive, most "proper" plug and play Blu ray players I found seemed to want to charge me. However, I find that MakeMKV and probably other similar programs rips them just fine without having to pay to use the blu rays and blu ray drive I legally own, which seems absurd.

    Don't you need a BD drive to actually rip a BD?

    yes, but you should be able to get one for a reasonable price.

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  • JaimezmonJaimezmon Salt Lake CityRegistered User new member
    Aurora Blu-ray Media Player, free and safe download

  • DarlanDarlan Registered User regular
    Jaimezmon wrote: »
    Aurora Blu-ray Media Player, free and safe download
    Do you happen to the link the the free version? A link I tried on CNET is asking for payment.

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