Blu-Ray player

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by SnowLeopard2008, Jan 1, 2009.

  1. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604


    Jul 4, 2008
    Silicon Valley
    Anyone know of Blu-Ray players (software) for Windows? I have a friend with a Windows notebook. He tried using VLC and WMP both with choppy video and out of sync audio. Any ideas? He says the file format is .mkv or something.
  2. The Flashing Fi macrumors 6502a

    Sep 23, 2007
    If he's running Vista and he hasn't done so already, he can try installing Service Pack 2 for Vista. It's still in Beta. A simple Google Search will reveal a link. That may help some.

    Other than that, the only thing I know of that can play Blue Ray disks is PowerDVD, but from what I've read, it's buggy though and won't play all movies.

    Unfortunately, it seems that Blue Ray players on computers right now aren't a good investment, due to the lack of support from anyone.
  3. gan6660 macrumors 65816


    Aug 18, 2008
  4. Donar macrumors 6502


    Jul 12, 2008
    Matroska video - popular for high def rips, so no BluRay

    Yes, notebook not fast enough. He should watch out if his GFX Card will do HD Video decoding acceleration. And if he can find a programm that supports hardware acceleration and .mkv files. Maybe Total Media Extreme or Power DVD.

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