Cyberlink Power DVD.

  Ex plorer 15:06 25 Jul 2009

Hi I have a blue Ray disc player in my Laptop and I cant get it to run I keep getting a message a critical update is required after down loading the up date it says disk in use and it isn't nor is there a disk in it
I have played this Disk before with no problem any ideas
OS VISTA Cyberlink Power DVD. Is there a better type of player.

  Stuartli 15:17 25 Jul 2009

Which version of PowerDVD do you have (most likely 8 or 9)?

  Ex plorer 15:21 25 Jul 2009

Cant find it looked in properties and cant see any other clues as to where it.

  Ex plorer 15:23 25 Jul 2009

7.3 Version

  sunnystaines 15:42 25 Jul 2009

Do you need power dvd as vista plays dvd's I know its picky on some dvd's but if you also download k-lite codecs they play ok.

  six-h 16:12 25 Jul 2009

I've lost version 4 of Power DVD doing a clean install of XP Home.
I've noticed stuartli favours VLC player + codecs, is this a suitable replacement for power DVD?

  Stuartli 18:21 25 Jul 2009

Er, no...:-)

I use Windows Media Player mainly for DVDs, although I also have PowerDVD5.

However, I always recommend the latest version of the K-Lite Full Codecs Pack. See:

click here

It's updated on a frequent basis.

  six-h 19:31 25 Jul 2009

Sorry stuartli, I thought that you also recommended VLC.
JUst asking 'cos I don't now have a DVD player on my lappy.

  Stuartli 19:50 25 Jul 2009

I did have VLC installed at one time, but rarely used it.

Ex plorer

Have you visited this Cyberlink page?

click here

  Stuartli 19:52 25 Jul 2009


click here

I haven't come across any mention of "critical" updates so far.

  Stuartli 19:53 25 Jul 2009

Might be worth Uninstalling and Reinstalling PowerDVD7.3, followed by a check for any updates or patches.

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