My computer came installed with WinDVD 8, I have tried a trial version of WinDVD 10 and WinDVD Pro11, plus the full version of WinDVD Pro 11.
However, none of them will play Blurays unless DVDFab or AnyDVD are installed and scan the discs first: then they play commercial Bluray discs fine.
All that happens without them is that WinDVD opens, I click on play, the disc whirs for a moment and then nothing.
I'm running trials of DVDFab and AnyDVD but I don't want to have to buy them just so I can use WinDVD (they don't work with my drive to remove region codes, so that wouldn't be a reason to use them).
The drive/software/disc regions all match, so it's not that the region protection needs removing by DVDFab or AnyDVD.
My graphics card drivers are up to date and I'm running Windows Vista Service Pack 1. My machine is a Sony VAIO AR51SU. Cyberlink's BD Advisor passes my machine fine for playing Blurays.
Any suggestions would be much appreciated.