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    Multimedia Suite Question

    My custom built PC came with a Blu-Ray R/W player by LG, but the software that came with it was not fully compatible with Win7 64-bit OS. I was not smart enough to ask at the time I ordered and took delivery of the PC to ask that question of the manufacturer. Anyhow, after acting offended(nicely) to the builder, Cyberlink and LG all I got was a lot of fingerpointing and no help.

    So, I need to get an updated suite and need some help selecting Multimedia software. I see that the only two suite type programs out there are PowerDVD and WinDVD. I don't make videos and don't do editing or anything complicated, just something to keep both my optical disk drives functioning properly. Cyberlink's PowerDVD 7.3 is installed now, but Secunia has identified some components of the suite as "end of life", and I probably should replace the software anyhow to avoid future issues. Suggestions? Thanks.

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    VLC is the media player of choice - assuming you want a free, simple media player. I have not tested it on Blue-Ray, but I'm sure it will be OK - please let us know if it's not.

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    I thought of VLC too. I used it on my XP box, but as of Jan 20, 2011 on their forum, VLC doesn't do Blu-Ray. I am not averse to spending the money for a suite, but I just thought some folks here would know more about it than I do, and Corel & Cyberlink have the only two MMsuites out there that I could find.

    Thanks.

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    I use Windows media center to play my regular and Blue ray dvd's. Works just fine and was included with Win 7.
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    Thanks for your response. I had thought of just uninstalling the Cyberlink program but didn't know if its removal would cause me problems with my Blu-Ray drive, codecs or any of the other types of video files Win 7 needs to play DVD's.

    The Cyberlink put a ton of stuff on my PC, so I contacted tech support at Revo. They told me where to start with the uninstallation of the suite and gave me some "how-to" advice. I was just reluctant to remove the program because there was so much of it integrated into my PC. I would just as soon not add a mmsuite if WMP will do the same after I remove PowerDVD. Thanks again.

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