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#37342 11-Jul-2009 12:20
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Hi all,

Thought I'd post this in the HTPC section as you guys know more about the bluray side of things.

Brother has an Acer Aspire 5520 laptop that has bluray built in.  It needed to go back into Noel Leemings to fix something and they wiped everything and reinstalled it all. 

Now however the bluray discs don't play.  When you insert the bluray you can explore it, so the hardware drive is working, but it doesn't seem to know what to play it in.  He's downloaded and upgraded the accompanying Acer Arcade Deluxe player software but it doesn't work with that either.

What's he missing?

I remember earlier on say media player wouldn't play DVD's unless you had some other software installed.  Is this the same for blurays etc?  Any help much appreciated!


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  #234030 11-Jul-2009 12:36
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Have you been to acer's website and downloaded all of the drivers that you need?


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  #234564 13-Jul-2009 09:50
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Thanks, yes have been there but there's no specific driver for Bluray/DVD drives etc. It's all audio or camera type driver downloads.

Is there a program/file you need to install to watch a bluray disc? What software are people using on their HTPC's to view bluray discs? (Bearing in mind this laptop has Vista installed).


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  #235340 14-Jul-2009 20:28
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So, the laptop has a built-in Bluray (BD) drive? A quick check states it comes with a DVD RW/RAM drive. Was there an option to upgrade to BD? I guess so, seeing as how it used to work.

Does the companies site state what software codecs they use for BD playback? Most likely it is PowerDVD, as they seem to bundle software players with BD drives. Try downloading the trial verson & see it that works.

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