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any luck with software (non dev version) players?

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benjaminellison
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Has anyone had any luck getting any of the non-development-version software blu-ray players to read virtually mounted BD-J iso images?

I will post my build-process questions in another thread rather than pollute this one.

Thanks!
--Ben

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benjaminellison
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How would you recommend making the gigabyte sized images?
Will the player "burp" if I just stick some big files in one of the folders (like BDMV\BACKUP)?

tks,
--B

2themax
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I wouldn't put them in the BACKUP folder, but the idea will work. I tested it out creating a folder in the root of the disc and throwing some random files in their to make the image about a GB. It played fine in PowerDVD.

dbreitenfeld
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Hi Ben,

It is our understand working with the soft-players that all new builds for soft-players that have the ability to read a disc with AACS will not be able to read any files from a HDD. Can someone correct me on this if it is not the case.

Cheers,

Denny B.
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benjaminellison
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To clarify,
Using an older version of CyberLink PowerDVD on a different system here, as well as a later version, I was unable to get it to open the folder with the content directly from the HDD... which I somewhat expected.

What I did next was download imgburn ( http://www.imgburn.com/ ) and daemon lite ( http://www.daemon-tools.cc/ ), and use them to make it seem to the system (hopefully) that there was a blu-ray disc in a blu-ray drive. Unfortunately, I received the "unsupported format in drive" message (I tried both udf 2.5 and 2.6 images, neither worked).

Before I waste more time/money on WinDVD, Nero, etc. I was wondering if anyone has had success with these? Or perhaps a better question would be: how are you testing your BD-J development projects?

2themax
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I can confirm that both PowerDVD builds 3319a and 3730a will read from the HDD. I've gotten the "unsupported format in drive" message before and it was because the image was too small. The OS was reporting it as a CD-ROM and PowerDVD rejects it. Create an image that is at least a GB and it will show as a DVD-ROM and PowereDVD will play. The above doesn't work for WinDVD and I haven't tried it with Nero.

dbreitenfeld
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Build 3903 will as well however this is not a commercial. 2themax this might be a silly question but are the build numbers you mentioned full public releases?

Denny B.
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2themax
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Denny,

Yes they are. 3319a is last known public release that will let you play from a folder. 3730a is the latest public release.

dbreitenfeld
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Hi 2themax,

Thanks information on we'll let others know as well.

Denny B.
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