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User Info: ApexMjolnir

ApexMjolnir
1 month ago#22
The cranky hermit posted...
ApexMjolnir posted...

I will probably just get a different software, if it can't handle blu-ray and DVD and HD-DVD.

It can handle all of those. You are doing something wrong. I can't tell you what exactly, because you've given so little detail, but if PowerDVD is giving you an error about MPEG2s, you're doing something wrong. Are you using legit discs? For 50 cents each, probably not.

Funny thing is, I just pulled the drive from a PC that I am selling, and windows 7 had plenty of free software that ran the drive with no issues.

There's no free software that runs Blu-Rays. And why can't you use the same "free software" that you did before for DVDs?


Windows 7 is different than Windows 10... same software does not work on both. PowerDVD wants me to upgrade to Version 17, for $45. I did the UPDATE, Not the Upgrade, and it reads NO DVDs... which is about the dumbest thing a DVD PLAYING software can say.

I reformatted the Hard drive on the Old computer, so I have no idea what the software was called. But all my movies worked just fine on that computer with the free software I installed.

Biceptual posted...
Buy a 10 tb HDD and forget about actually using the discs to watch the movies? Extract to ISO/mkv or something and create digital library.

I did 0 research on this response. No clue what drive/software would be needed. That is the solution I would pursuit though.


Thanks for wasting everyone's time then. If you want to rip 100 movies to HDDs, it is going to cost you more than a few hundred bucks. Not to mention HOURS of time wasted, and you still might end up with a decent handful of movies that simply don't work.

Not that anyone cares, but there is obviously a budget for my entertainment... Just like everyone in the world should have. The "LOGICAL ANSWER" is to throw them all away and REBUY THEM on a format that I can run on my computer... Which, is apparently non-existant.

Apparently the only way to watch a movie on anything these days is to stream it, or to play it through a video game console on the TV.

If you ask me, this is pure bulls***.
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MrXGamer
1 month ago#23
The cranky hermit posted...
There's no free software that runs Blu-Rays.


Actually, there is one and it has a good reputation -

http://www.leawo.com/blu-ray-player/

Obviously not nearly as good as PowerDVD 17, but it gets the job done for cheap hoes like TC.
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SweetieBelle462
1 month ago#24
Are there HD-DVD drives for PC?

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ApexMjolnir
1 month ago#25
MrXGamer posted...
The cranky hermit posted...
There's no free software that runs Blu-Rays.


Actually, there is one and it has a good reputation -

http://www.leawo.com/blu-ray-player/

Obviously not nearly as good as PowerDVD 17, but it gets the job done for cheap hoes like TC.


Honestly, I think that is what I was using... Thank you!!!

And yes... You can buy a COMBO Blu-ray/HD-DVD/DVD-RW with Lightscribe, like the one I have.
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arleas
1 month ago#26
If I didn't already have a blu-ray Burner in my PC I might want a Blu-Ray/HD-DVD player just to be able to play the extra format...

anyway, quick google search turned up this:
https://daniel-baker.eu/hd-dvd-on-windows-10-with-powerdvd-7-3?name=hd-dvd-on-windows-10-with-powerdvd-7-3

I don't know if you've already seen it or what... it says powerDVD 7.3 not 17 though...
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The cranky hermit 1 month ago#27
ApexMjolnir posted...

Windows 7 is different than Windows 10... same software does not work on both.

Pretty close to 100% of the same software works on both.

PowerDVD wants me to upgrade to Version 17, for $45. I did the UPDATE, Not the Upgrade, and it reads NO DVDs... which is about the dumbest thing a DVD PLAYING software can say.

Again, you're doing something wrong. I'm on PowerDVD 12. It works fine.


Actually, there is one and it has a good reputation -
http://www.leawo.com/blu-ray-player/
Obviously not nearly as good as PowerDVD 17, but it gets the job done for cheap hoes like TC.

Have you used it? The website isn't filling me with confidence, and the only review I can find of it was clearly written by the company, down to using the exact same Chinglish.
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onoturtle
1 month ago#28
Haven't played a disc on a PC in awhile, but maybe Leawo Bluray player? That should do the BD and DVD but I don't recall if it does HD-DVD. It's free so give it a shot.

EDIT: oops missed the whole second page of posts that already suggested this :P

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chase1234life
1 month ago#29
AimlessDork posted...
it was clear from the start that blu-ray was going to win that format war


Uh, no.

I'm not going to get into the rest of your feud here, but, no. Take it from someone who was working at a video rental store around the time (yeah, Blockbuster was still a thing then), if anything, HD-DVD got a head start and from the offset was offering things Blu-Rays at the time couldn't. Along with their superior quality of video [of course, the same could have been said of Beta-Max, so take it for what you will], they were looking strong. Even the PS3 wasn't a huge help immediately (though eventually it became a factor, but unlike DVD which it KICKED OFF, the PS3 was more a final nail in the coffin) to the initial pricing being insane unlike with the PS2 (which made DVDs a thing).

It really wasn't until Disney picked a side that things really went Blu-Ray's way.
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ApexMjolnir
1 month ago#30
The Fact that Sony Pictures, was obviously not going to allow their films to appear on a rival brand, did pretty good damage. Add in that Warner Brother's and Disney ditched HD-DVD, and the format died overnight.

Still to this day, If a movie is on HD-DVD, the movie is clearer and contains more data, at a clearer compression rate than Blu-Ray.

Had HD-DVD been the winner, 4K would never fit on an HD-DVD disc, simply because the format was already close in quality.

I have had a 4K player since 2014, and while it does not play from blu-ray, but rather an external HD, the video is technically in 4K, but uses the Blu-Ray format, and barely looks any better than what my TV automatically upscales HD-DVD to. It looks better than Blu-ray for sure, but only because of that difference in quality, are 4K Blu-rays even possible to market.

So yeah, it afforded publishers another generation between 1080p and 8K... Which is going to be mainstream within the next 2 years. 4K is projecting to be 75% of the market by 2020. with blu-ray video be the OLD video format like DVD is now.

The whole Throw away your HD-DVD notions, will be shared for Blu-ray as well.

I just wonder, if the BANDWIDTH for USA internet will improve enough, to support streaming 4K and 8K video, because right now, the average internet speeds, are pitiful here.
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