1. Join Date : Apr 2016
    Manchester, U.K.
    Posts : 257
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit
       4 Weeks Ago #1

    WinDVD 12 pro can't play blu rays due to aero settings.


    Title says it all, I bought WinDVD 12 pro for full compatibility with Win 10, I previously had installed WinDVD 11 pro fully patched & up to date so did work but I hadn't checked it in a while - a few months. WinDVD 12 will play DVDs fine but blu ray discs I receive an error saying it needs to disable aero to be able to play, I choose to allow the program to do this but it does nothing afaict as I still get the error, I then went to turn off 'use transparent taskbar' under Win 10 but still the same, I even turn off all enhancements under system & used the basic theme (although as yet not all at the same time).
    I uninstalled the program & reinstalled WinDVD 11 pro but that too gives the same error. I suspect a Windows update is the cause.
    Is there anything else I can try or should I just get a refund?
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  2. Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 6,207
    Win 10 Pro (1607)
       4 Weeks Ago #2

    Hi, that sounds like a bug as aero isn't available in win 10. I'd take it up on their forum/with their support.

    I noted this in the change log for it (for an older version). I t may point you to an option which might help.

    Bug Fixes

    Improved application responsiveness
    3D Monitor option now displays in real time
    WinDVD plays smoothly when using Tools->Enhancement->DSP (Equalizer) with arrow key
    There is now audio appearing during playback of MPEG AAC with 1 channel
    Application now runs smoothly when rotating the desktop windows during BD playback
    Volume level increases corrected when there is a suspend/resume or reboot system and launch WinDVD action
    WinDVD can now playback a 3D disc in 3D mode on clone mode
    Video will now display if "Allow WinDVD to check if Blu-ray™ is supported in the windows Aero environment" is checked
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  3. Join Date : Apr 2016
    Manchester, U.K.
    Posts : 257
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit
       4 Weeks Ago #3

    Edit: I've looked at that setting & it's greyed out as it says it only applies to Windows 7.

    Thanks dalchina I will look into that, although I have looked through every setting it may be something I missed.
    I contacted support via live chat but they passed me on to technical support who have asked & been sent a screen cap of the error message.
    Last edited by Bastet; 4 Weeks Ago at 12:08.
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  4. Join Date : Apr 2016
    Manchester, U.K.
    Posts : 257
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit
       3 Weeks Ago #4

    Support didn't help so I have received a refund.
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  5.    3 Weeks Ago #5

    Bastet said: View Post
    Support didn't help so I have received a refund.
    Hi there

    Glad you got your refund !!!!.

    I think VLC may have some Blu Ray support built in -- I'm afraid that I've given up on Physical DVD's now since sky Q gives me most of what I want (and increasingly in 4K UHD TV which is approx equiv to Blu Ray quality or better) and from what I remember in the UK the cost of NETFLIX for a year is about the same price as buying 3 Blu Ray DVD's retail anyway and they have an increasingly good selection -- especially if you can bypass UK stuff to get USA version !!.

    Blu Ray IMO came too late to the market -- much better ways to get content now - even SKY Q can be saved to HDD via a capture device which you can then either stream with PLEX directly or convert to MKV/MP4 and play on phone / tablet etc.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  6. Join Date : Apr 2016
    Manchester, U.K.
    Posts : 257
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit
       3 Weeks Ago #6

    I went with this player which is free:
    Leawo Blu-ray Player

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  7.    3 Weeks Ago #7

    Bastet said: View Post
    I went with this player which is free:
    Leawo Blu-ray Player
    Hi there

    @Bastet

    Check that it can handle DRM / encrypted stuff -- I believe most commercial Blu Ray DVD's are encrypted or riddled with DRM (another reason I don't like modern BLU Ray's).

    If it works fine - but I'd be surprised if it can handle a lot of the new stuff unless it updates the decryption keys for the Blu Rays --and they might have trouble with Hollywood for doing that anyway --so don't get too dependant on a single piece of software in case it stops working.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  8. Join Date : Apr 2016
    Manchester, U.K.
    Posts : 257
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit
       3 Weeks Ago #8

    @jimbo45, I will keep an eye on things with the software, we have a proper blu ray player for home anyway so am not reliant on the laptop player. Anything new usually comes with a digital version so can use that via Flixster.
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  9.    3 Weeks Ago #9

    Bastet said: View Post
    @jimbo45, I will keep an eye on things with the software, we have a proper blu ray player for home anyway so am not reliant on the laptop player. Anything new usually comes with a digital version so can use that via Flixster.
    Hi there

    That's fine -- On the rare occasions I get a Blu Ray I RIP it with something like AnyDVD or equivalent and then stream it via PLEX to a smart TV or an Amazon Fire TV box.

    Stand alone domestic Blu ray players are a whole different issue to playing / ripping on a Computer. !!

    Anyway good luck with it.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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