windows 7 ultimate and blu ray

  wobbler 27 Nov 09

My Sony all in one PC played blu ray DVD on Vixta no problem at all. Since upgrading to Windows 7 it will not play Blu Ray but will play standard DVD.s. Is there a workaround for this problem?

  sunnystaines 27 Nov 09

you may need a b/ray driver

  wobbler 27 Nov 09

Ant recomendations?

  chelseafan 22 Feb 10

I've updated my Acer Aspire 6530 notebook and have suffered the same problem. Standard DVD's still play but not Blu-Ray.
I've updated the driver via Device Manager and am told i have the latest driver.

  GaT7 23 Feb 10

I think the reason you're unable to play Blu-Ray discs is because you don't have the necessary 3rd-party codecs/software installed.

In other words, the reason Blu-Rays worked OK in Vista is because the manufacturers pre-installed the necessary codecs/software to do so.

So reinstall these codecs/software & you should be able to play Blu-Ray discs again. Sony/Acer must have supplied these on discs. If not, or they only work with Vista, you'll need to purchase this separately. G

  LinH 23 Feb 10

Windows 7 does not include a Blu-ray codec. Those with Acer machines should install Acer's own player Arcade De Luxe as this does include a codec that will enable you to play Blu-ray discs.


  chelseafan 25 Feb 10

Thanks for all your replies but i'm still not able to play blu-ray discs. I've have a scout around the internet and it appears a common problem. Most people are suggesting installing Acer Arcade Deluxe. This was installed on the laptop before i upgraded to Windows 7. But can i find it? No !! Any ideas?

  wobbler 26 Feb 10

I solved this program bu buying a copy of PowerDVD off ebay. it only cost me £10 and solved the problem immediately

  Technocrate 26 Feb 10

The amount of users who would use Windows 7 to play Blu-Ray movies can surely be neglected at this point as most hardware Blu-Ray players for personal computers are expensive and not 100% compatible with all Blu-Ray features.

Users who want Blu-Ray playback on their computer systems
can purchase a third party software which will not cost that much more than the projected $30 that universal Blu-Ray support would cost. Everyone else will be happy that they do not have to pay for a feature that they would never use.

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  LinH 26 Feb 10


You can download Arcade de-luxe from the support section of the Acer website


  chelseafan 28 Feb 10

Many thanks LinH but I'm not able to locate the Arcade Deluxe software on the (useless) Acer website. I find drivers etc but not the software. If you know of it can you send me a link please.



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