Best Blu-Ray Player for Windows 8 Pro with Media Center

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  1. TecMan

    TecMan MDL Member

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    #1 TecMan, Nov 4, 2012
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    Hi Friends:

    I have Windows 8 Pro with Media Center and I can play a DVD-Movies without problem...but I can't play a Blu-Ray Movies

    What is the Best Blu-Ray Player for Windows 8 Pro with Media Center?

    Options:

    1. CyberLink PowerDVD Ultra 12 (time-limited free trial, paid update, Blu-ray menu/3D support)
    2. Mac Blu-ray Player (no-time-limited free evaluation while watermarked when Blu-ray playback, free update, no Blu-ray menu/3D support now)
    3. Corel WinDVD Pro 11 (time-limited free trial, paid update, Blu-ray menu/3D support)
    4. Arcsoft TotalMedia Theatre 5.3.1.172 (time-limited free trial, paid update, Blu-ray menu/3D support)
    5. VLC Media Player 2.1.0 20120923
    6. iDeer Blu-ray Player 1.0.1.1029
    7. AnyDVD & AnyDVD HD 7.1.0.0
    8. UFUSoft Blu-ray Player
    9. PotPlayer 1.5.28025
    10. Media Player Classic Black Edition 1.0.3.1 Build 1239
    11. KMPlayer 3.4.0.59
    12. Splash PRO 1.13.1


    Thanks

    TecMan
     
  2. Drexl

    Drexl MDL Junior Member

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    Although it isn't cheap for a lifetime license, my preference is to use AnyDVD HD. Then you can just play the relevant files without bothering with menus or warnings.

    Another option is MakeMKV, although in that case you have to rip the disc's content to MKV before you can view it.
     
  3. easonjoy01

    easonjoy01 MDL Novice

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    I have ever gotton a UFUSoft Blu-ray Player (only $39) running on my windows 7 PC, which plays Blu-ray disc well, but I don't know whether it works with windows 8, it has free trial version, maybe you can download and have a try.
     
  4. easonjoy01

    easonjoy01 MDL Novice

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    #4 easonjoy01, Nov 4, 2012
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    :hug2: VLC Player could play blu-ray and dvd movies, but it don't have encryption function.
     
  5. albo6

    albo6 MDL Novice

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    I sugest Arcsoft TotalMedia Theater 5
     
  6. SkullKid2000

    SkullKid2000 MDL Member

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    For my Windows 8 Pro, I use CyberLink PowerDVD Ultra 12 to play DVD's and Blu-ray movies :)
     
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  7. wzrdrcr

    wzrdrcr MDL Novice

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    I have tested both mac bluray player and cyberlink power dvd both work great on my x64 windows 8 pro with media player.
     
  8. TecMan

    TecMan MDL Member

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    Hi wzrdrcr:

    What version Mac Blu-ray Player for did you install on Windows 8 Pro 64bit with Media Center?

    Mac Blu-ray Player for Windows 2.6.2.1029?

    Thanks
     
  9. gnugeek

    gnugeek MDL Member

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    Pot Player.

    It's free and highly customizable.
     
  10. Shenj

    Shenj MDL Expert

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    DVD... DVD.. he clearly said Blu-ray.
     
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  12. Windows user

    Windows user MDL Senior Member

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    You can use Nero Blu-Ray player which comes with Nero 12 :)
     
  13. curiousboy

    curiousboy MDL Junior Member

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  14. jayblok

    jayblok MDL Guru

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    Why not just convert blu-ray files to mp4,avi
     
  15. TONSCHUH

    TONSCHUH MDL Addicted

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    Corel WinDVD Pro 11

    :)
     
  16. shawnmos

    shawnmos MDL Member

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    Another vote for PowerDVD.
     
  17. phrunt

    phrunt MDL Addicted

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    yep, powerdvd it is

    It integrates into win8 media center and works a treat, even turns 2d to 3d for me.

    It's by far the best.

    its a stupid shame microsoft didn't include bluray into mce, such sooks their hd format didn't take off.
     
  18. leepat0302

    leepat0302 MDL Novice

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    Read the OP's post he's talking about Blu-ray
     
  19. Phyllis11

    Phyllis11 MDL Novice

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    You can try Pavtube Blu-ray ripper to convert you blu-rays to Windows 8, and it currently has an 40% off discount, just have a try.
     
  20. anarchist9027

    anarchist9027 MDL Expert

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    I use PowerDVD 12 with AnyDVD HD. Two best combinations ever.