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    Freeware or Open Source Media That Supoorts HDDVD and BLu Ray

    Hey all I'm looking for a freeware or open source media player that supports Blu Ray And also HD DVD. My computer meets the specifications of high definition. And I'm currently using Power DVD. But I do not really like it so I was hoping for something better that is free. If any of you could think of any that would be great. Thanks. Oh ya Also I'm using Windows XP Professional 32Bit.

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    VLC actually does not support Blu ray or HD DvD. I use VLC for everything else but that. Because there is no support. But hey thanks anyways. VLC is awsome though wish they did support BD ROM and HD DVD ROM.

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    My apologies...I thought they had updated it to include support for HD formats. Learn something new every day.

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    I did some looking around for free software after I built my htpc & powerdvd didn't like my nvidia 7150 onboard video. I never did find any freeware that could play BR &/or HDDVD.

    I did end up buying NERO 8 & the BR addon (that they don't mention you also have to buy).
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    Since you have to pay licensing fees to be able to build a BR or HD-DVD player I doubt you'll find any for free for a while.

    At least not until drives are in the sub $50 mark for BR (HD-DVD is dead by all means, so I doubt anyone will make a new player for that)
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    Ya I think so too. Anyways I think I'm just going to buy the new Nero. Because it still supports HD DVD as well as BD ROM. Anyways thanks for trying help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JLK03F150 View Post
    I did some looking around for free software after I built my htpc & powerdvd didn't like my nvidia 7150 onboard video. I never did find any freeware that could play BR &/or HDDVD.

    I did end up buying NERO 8 & the BR addon (that they don't mention you also have to buy).
    Just wanted to make sure you saw that part. I was so pissed after I bought Nero for $80-90, then had to spend another $29 for the add-on. Nero just about lost a customer to warez.
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    Holy shit. I'm Thinking of sticking with my Power DVD 7 as long as can. 90 bucks not worth it. and then another 30 shit for a BR add-on. They really love to rape your wallet. greedy bastards. I know Nero is Good but come on. Wonder if i could find a cheap DVD RW pre packaged with Nero. And then just get the BR add on. Only reasson Nero is it still supports HD DVD and plus I do like the software. For making DVDs with. Also what is Nero Recode is that to rip DVDs on to a PC. Is there any good software out there for that. Is it against copyright i do own the DVDs. Plus how much do you think a terabyte could hold in DVD Rips on avergae. I know quality and resloution our a factor and legnth our a factor. Tbanks and sorry for the change of topic.

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    Plus I have a PS3. But I my computer is in my office. so ya I do like to watch High Def Blu Ray in here time to time on my monitor. And Sorry for the double post again.

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