So I finally decided it was time to get a Bluray drive for my laptop ($87 for the best spec'd drive I could find...LG BT30N) and I pop it in and of course it can't work because to play freakin' Blurays you need paid software from somebody, anybody. (I knew this, I just don't understand the logic...but anyway)
So I went and got WinDVD Pro 11 and after it's endless install, it just kept spinning the disc up and down...so I restarted the computer and then when I tried it again it spun the disc up and down three cycles before telling me I didn't have have a compatible display driver. (you gotta be effin serious, thank god I didn't sink money into the program) So I first tried switching from my Intel graphics to my AMD graphics....no luck. Then I was off to the internet to see what was the matter and read it could be that either my panel or my GPU(s) weren't HDCP.
Of course by this point I'm about to put my head through the wall at how much work I've already put into trying to watch a legitimate bluray movie.
During my reading I found someone saying that "AnyDVD HD" can remove the HDCP crap and allow any capable player to handle the disc...which didn't work either.
I then just went to find another bluray disc player, some no name program called AnyMP4 Bluray player...and it played the disc fine.... I found an older version that was free so I'll be living off this until the next screwray adventure begins.
Thank you for reading my rant!!
Anybody else hate the unnecessary overhead BS associated with Bluray or perhaps have their own computer Bluray stories/rants to tell?