"Good free blu ray software? - I just got a new blu ray drive but it didn't come with software so I want to know if there is any good blu ray player program out there. I google and there is something call DAplayer... how is it?"
On the forum of blu-ray.com website, I came across this question. Playing Blu-ray movies on the go on a laptop or in the living room on an HTPC with a Blu-ray drive doesn't have to be difficult, but if you want true HD video quality and the experience of navigating disc extras and menus, you'll need a Blu-ray media player that's up to the task. With the fast improving of Blu-ray technology, finding a Blu-ray media player hardware is not hard at all, only if you are generous enough on high cost devices. However, there is another choice, making use of free Blu-ray player software. Here I would like to share 5 free Blu-ray player software apps.
Leawo Blu-ray Player software acts like hardware Blu-ray player to play Blu-ray discs, folders and ISO files at no cost to enhance your Blu-ray movie experience. As a quality lossless Blu-ray player software program, it could help you easily play back the latest released Blu-ray discs without quality loss. It’s also a free DVD player to play back DVD discs/folders, an ISO player to directly play back ISO files, a free video player to play up to 1080P HD videos and a free audio player to play even DTS-5.1 audio in lossless quality. During playback, this professional Blu-ray player software allows you to select/load subtitles and adjust video and audio. It even provides detailed playback navigation to let you fully control media playback. Leawo Blu-ray Player is a lifetime free Blu-ray media player software program, no extra cost and plugin required.
PowerDVD, in many cases, is pre-installed on systems that ship with Blu-ray drives, and ships along with Blu-ray drives that you order to install into a desktop or HTPC. PowerDVD fully supports Blu-ray discs, upscales standard definition content, plays just about any other type of video, and even supports audio playback and photo slideshows. PowerDVD Mobile allows you to take some of your media with you on your Android phone or tablet, and PowerDVD Remote allows you to turn your smartphone or tablet into a remote control for your PowerDVD enabled system. The app also supports 3D Blu-ray discs, and Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio. Power DVD comes in three flavors, Standard for $40, Deluxe for $56, and Ultra for $60. It has a 30-day free trial version.
PotPlayer was developed by the same developer of KMPlayer. It's free, plays Blu-ray and other HD video, supports discs and ripped video, and even supports HD video embedded in ZIP and RAR archives. It's simple, and doesn't offer the bells and whistles that a lot of the other, more expensive tools do, but if you're looking for a siple, lightweight Blu-ray player, it can't be beat. There are 32 and 64-bit versions available, and there are plenty of skins available so you can customize the look and feel of the player.
VLC (initially VideoLAN Client) is a highly portable multimedia player for various audio and video formats, including MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, MP3, and OGG, as well as for DVDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols. It also can be used as a server for unicast or multicast streams in IPv4 or IPv6 on a high-bandwidth network. Originally, VLC doesn’t support Blu-ray media playback. However, with 2 files: keys database and AACS dynamic library, you could easily play back Blu-ray movies within VLC media player. For details on how to get VLC to play Blu-ray discs, please visit VLC Blu-ray Playback Guide.
DAPlayer (now has been renamed to 5KPlayer) is a sleek, powerful free video player that works with hundreds of formats, including high definition video. It comes with more than 400 audio and video codecs already built into the player, so that you can play virtually any kind of video on your computer without the hassle of having to look for and download missing codecs. Apart from video files in your hard drive, DAPlayer also works with DVDs and Blu-rays. Thanks to the support for high definition video (AVCHD, MKV, H264 and more) DAPlayer lets you enjoy your favorite movies and TV shows in glorious full HD 1080p. What’s more, the program also works with audio files, so you can also use it as a music player as well. DAPlayer is a powerful multimedia player with a simple, attractive design, hundreds of built-in codecs, and support for HD video, DVD, Blu-ray and more.