Originally Posted by CyberlinkUSA
I've had no problems playing Blu-ray on dozens of different PC configurations, including single-core Atom systems (with discrete graphics).
It works well, but unlike most software, it is designed to work very closely with your graphics hardware. Not through Direct3D, like game software... but through video decoding and display APIs from ATI, NVIDIA and Intel. It uses a different section of your graphics card than gaming software does. PowerDVD uses the built-in video decoder.
To help you with your issue, the good folks here at the AV Science Forum would need some details beyond your Crysis frame rates.
Have you run Cyberlink's BD Advisor app? This will check your system to see if it meets the requirements. Do you know if your graphics card and display are HDCP compliant?
Are you playing Blu-ray discs directly, or are you trying to play a ripped image? What version of PDVD are you using? What model of graphics card are you using? What is your graphics driver version? What version of Windows? What is your display(s) model, and how is it connected? What do you observe when you try to play a Blu-ray disc?
Thank you for responding so gallantly. I was pretty pissed off last night and do apologize to all for my flame and baseless insult. I was the one being stupid.
So, let me go through this in a more reasonable fashion, now that I've cooled down.
The version of PowerDVD is the 10 Trial. I guess the first question is, does the trial version support blu-ray?
Second, the error message is "Unsupported disc format in Drive B:" (Any takers on the "B:" part being the bug? Just a hunch on my part.) My optical drive really is drive B for some reason which I have not fully investigated since it works with DVD's and CD's.
The blu-ray drive is a BD-RW, Pioneer's BDR-205, probably with one firmware upgrade.
The disc is an ordinary commercial Blu-ray version of the movie "Legion." No ripped copy or anything.
My video board, which also handles the Dolby/DTS sound via the HDMI is an ATI Radeon 5800. The audio is still going to my Denon amp via the HDMI cable.
My projector is out for repair, so the video board is connected via the DVI-D input to a Dell 2408WFP (analog) monitor.
Now I'll run BD Advisor, just to be complete.
Guess what? Everything passes EXCEPT it says I have no blu-ray drive! BD Advisor probably isn't checking for an optical drive on drive B. The log is attached.
PDVD 10, on the other hand, specifically says the disc in drive B
has an unsupported format.
I'm going to investigate changing my drive names around to eliminate the "B:".
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