Friday, September 2, 2016

How to play Blu-ray movies in Windows 8.1/10 PC/Laptop

If you want to get amazing experience watching your favorite movies on Blu-ray discs using your PC with Windows 8.1/10 OS, this guide is for you. Firstly, you will need to check your system for these requirements:
Your PC/Laptop need to be equipped with Blu-ray drive, internal or external, like this Pioneer BDR-209DBK, for example.

Your monitor must be digital – LCD, LED, OLED, TFT, IPS, etc. with HDMI/DVI connection and HDCP support, like these monitors. These monitors are with 27-inch diagonal size, you could use bigger or smaller size. One more time – HDCP is strictly required. Without HDCP support your Blu-ray software player will not play your movies.

And finally, Blu-ray discs software player - Cyberlink PowerDVD

PowerDVD player is the best one. It supports:

Blu-ray Disc Playback - Blu-ray disc (BDMovie/BD-R/BD-RE 2.1/BD Profile 1.1), BD Live (BD Profile 2.0), AVCHD, AVCREC, Blu-ray 3D Disc, Blu-ray movie ISO file playback, TrueTheater 3D on Blu-ray (2D to 3D Conversion).
DVD Disc Playback – DVD Movie (DVD,  DVD-VR, DVD+VR), 3D DVD (Side-by-Side, Over/Under) movie, CPRM Protected Disc, DVD Movie ISO file playback, TrueTheater® 3D on DVD (2D to 3D Conversion)
TV Mode – PowerDVD Interface Optimized for Big Screen TVs, Apply TrueTheater Enhancements to Video & Audio, Supports Media Casting (see below), Optimized 4K video playback on 4K TVs, Supports Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio, Supports subtitles / multiple subtitles.
Media Casting - Cast Video, Photo, Audio to ChromeCast™, Apple TV®, Roku®
Video Files Playback - 360° equirectangular video, MPEG HEVC (H.265), MPEG-4 AVC (H.264), 3D videos (MK3D/Side-by-side/Up-and-under/2D to 3D, MVC), XAVC-S support for 4K/HD movies, MKV, FLV, MOV, 3GPP support and more formats.
Audio Formats Support - Dolby Digital (5.1 ch), Dolby Digital Plus (7.1 ch), Dolby TrueHD (7.1 ch), DTS 96 kHz/24 bit, DTS-HD (7.1 ch), DSD Audio, AAC Decoding (5.1 ch), Lossless HD Audio – APE/FLAC/ALAC.
Audio Features - Audio equalizer, WASAPI exclusive mode, Audio extraction from video, Batch audio extraction from multiple files, Audio CD ripping, Batch Music Tag Editing, Dolby Pro Logic IIx, Dolby Virtual Speaker, Dolby Headphone, Dolby Digital EX.
TrueTheater® Technology - TrueTheater 3D for Blu-ray Movies/ HD Videos/ Photos, TrueTheater HD, TrueTheater Color, TrueTheater Lighting, TrueTheater Sound, TrueTheater (Motion, Stretch, Stabilizer, Denoise, Surround).
Social Networks Media Features - YouTube 3D playback by TrueTheater 3D, Upload Video to YouTube, Vimeo, Upload 3D Video to YouTube, Pin (download) YouTube video for offline playback, Browse and play video from Vimeo, Convert video before upload to social network.
Mobile Apps Features - Power Media Player for Android, iOS, & Windows devices, PowerDVD Remote for Android & iOS devices
CyberLink Cloud Services - Upload, download, and sync media with CyberLink Cloud, Convert media before uploading to CyberLink Cloud, Video streaming from cloud, CyberLink Cloud Storage.
Home Media Support – DLNA Features - Share media library to home network devices (DLNA DMS), Stream media from home network devices (DMP/DMR), Browse media on servers (DMC), Stream content with DTCP-IP protection, Personalization.
Now, we are ready to install this great player.

1. Start setup exe file to install PowerDVD and accept EULA.

2. Then PowerDVD installing process will continue.

3. Setup process is finished. Now we can launch PowerDVD software player.

4. This is Welcome screen of PowerDVD software Blu-ray player, press “Next step” button.

5. PowerDVD is ready to find all your video, audio files and photos on your local discs organizing your PC Media Library.

6. We test PowerDVD in PC Mode, TV Mode works great also.

7. PowerDVD will ask you to register or you can skip this step.

8. This is the PowerDVD main window. After the first run, PowerDVD will start disc folders scanning to create Media File Library.

9. Insert your Blu-ray movie into drive and PowerDVD recognize this movie disc automatically.

10. Additionally, PowerDVD has program settings, which by default are OK.

11. PowerDVD settings window is shown here.

In conclusion, PowerDVD Ultra is best version of Blu-ray software player. In purchased version hardware GPU acceleration for NVIDIA, AMD, Intel will be turn on. Using GPU acceleration you will get low CPU load during Blu-ray/4K playback. Buy Cyberlink PowerDVD now with a great sale price.

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