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Can't play blu-rays on re-installed Win7

Can't play blu-rays on re-installed Win7

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bulb763

Original Poster:

795 posts

142 months

Friday 2nd November 2012
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Did a fresh install of Win 7 on my Acer laptop and have since been finding, downloading and installing all the drivers that I should have made a note of before hand.

Out of the box I was able to play blu-rays with it but I can't now. Do I need drivers for this too? I can't find any. Think the software I use was Cyberlink PowerDVD, but it looks like I have to pay if I want to download it now. There is nothing on Acers site.

Any ideas?

Oakey

19,895 posts

124 months

Friday 2nd November 2012
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Tried the K-Lite codec pack? Can't recall if you need the likes of PowerDVD installed to run BluRay discs.

bulb763

Original Poster:

795 posts

142 months

Friday 2nd November 2012
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Never even heard of it! Will give it a go...

Oakey

19,895 posts

124 months

TheHeretic

73,668 posts

163 months

Friday 2nd November 2012
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Won't VLC play Blu-ray?
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bulb763

Original Poster:

795 posts

142 months

Saturday 3rd November 2012
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I've tried VLC and it doesn't respond when I put the blu ray in (I've tried three different blu rays). When I try and tell it to play, it returns this:

Blu-Ray error:
Path doesn't appear to be a bluray
Your input can't be opened:
VLC is unable to open the MRL 'bluray:///E:/'. Check the log for details.

When I put the disc in, regardless of which player I want to use, there is no response from the drive. It doesn't try to spin the disc up, nothing. A DVD of the same film works fine. Before I re-installed windows it played blu-rays with no issues.

Might be relevant: I've done the fresh install because I've replaced the old HDD with an SSD and maxed out the memory.
ETA: also changed something in the BIOS to AHCI, because of the HDD > SSD swap.

toxicnerve

14,276 posts

85 months

Saturday 3rd November 2012
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Does the drive work for DVDs etc?

bulb763

Original Poster:

795 posts

142 months

Saturday 3rd November 2012
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yep