I have a bluray writer in my computer. I am doing a trial of Netflix dvds and blurays. I put in a bluray disk that I just got yesterday. The program HP gave me will not play the bluray disk. What are my options to play the bluray disks that will not play with the HP program. Preferably free or free trial.
I’m assuming you have Windows7 on an HP computer with a Blu-Ray writer drive so I’m also assuming that you can at least read & write data (files) to a Blu-Ray disk. But I am sort of surprised that you can’t play Blu-Ray disk movies. Was this system brand new? I’m assuming you have WindowsMedia Player on that system but did HP also give you a trial version of some other software that would play Blu-Ray movies? High end machines from HP should include at least a trial app to play movies.
Another thing to consider. Blu-Ray formats are updated quite frequently. Some newer disks may not play on drives that don’t have the latest firmware updates. Have you tried other Blu-Ray disks? Have you checked either through HP’s update app or Window’s update app to make sure you have the latest driver for the Blu-Ray drive?
What apps are on your system that will play any sort of CD/DVD type of disk?
However, I have no direct experience with Blu-Ray drives on a computer. I’m just surprised that there wasn’t some way to at least tease you by giving you a trial version of Blu-Ray movie player app. But considering the skinflint ways that companies cut corners now days. I guess I should expect these types of omissons.
Edited to add:
When you insert the Blu-Ray disk do you get a pop-up dialog asking which app you want to play the disk with? Or does it just automatically start playing with WindowsMedia Player (which may not be capable of playing Blu-Ray)? If you don’t get a pop-up dialog you could examine your START menu ALL PROGRAMS list to see if you can find another installed app that plays movies.