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How to do Blu-ray playback using Media Player Classic Homecinema

Media Player Classic Home Cinema is an extremely light-weight free program for Windows. It looks just like Windows Media Player v6.4, but has much more additional features. You can use it as a Media Player Classic Home Theater. MPC Homecinema supports a wide range of decoding formats and file formats, following are the details:

Supported Decoding:
MPEG-1, MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 playback. Media Player Classic is capable of VCD, SVCD and DVD playback, without the need to install any additional software or codecs.

It has built-in codecs for MPEG-2 video and codecs for LPCM, MP2, AC3 and DTS audio, and also contains an improved MPEG splitter that supports playback of VCDs and SVCDs using its VCD/SVCD/XCD Reader. A *.mp4 and MPEG-4 Timed Text support added. An AAC decoding filter makes MPC suitable for AAC playback in MP4.

MPC Home Cinema also has H.264 and VC-1 with DXVA support, DivX, Xvid, and Flash Video formats is available in MPC HC. MPC can also use the QuickTime and the RealPlayer architectures. Media Player Classic supports native playback of OGM and Matroska container formats.

Supported Video, Audio and Image File Formats:
WAV, WMA, MP3, OGG, SND, AU, AIF, AIFC, AIFF, MIDI, MPEG, MPG, MP2, VOB, AC3, DTS, ASX, M3U, PLS, WAX, ASF, WM, WMA, WMV, AVI, CDA, JPEG, JPG, GIF, PNG, BMP, D2V, MP4, SWF, MOV, QT, FLV

To make commercial Blu-ray movies playable with Media Player Classic Homecinema, one thing you have to do is using a blu ray disc ripper to remove copy protections before your playback. The following contents will give you the detailed steps.

Note:
If you are using a powerful PC, you can do the following "Directly Copy". When playback, MP Classic Homecinema will automatically download codecs as needed, so you are able to successfully play m2ts files directly copied from the BD disc, which have the same quality as the original.

1. Load Blu-ray files to Pavtube Blu-Ray Ripper
Three ways are available – "BD/DVD ROM", "BD/DVD Folder", and "IFO/ISO".



2. Select output format
Click on the dropdown list at the end of "Format", then follow "Copy">"Directly Copy".



Note:
If you are using a slower PC, we suggest you not to select "Directly Copy", because your slower PC will attempt to play the output m2ts files, but the sound does not keep up. So other formats supported by Media Player Classic Homecinema are recommended. To remain the high quality of a Blu-ray movie, you can choose "HD Video" as output format as below:



3. Click "Settings" button to adjust audio and video parameters
Note that this option is unavailable if you are using "Directly Copy". Generally speaking, the default settings are able to satisfy your needs basically, but if you have higher expectations of the output files, you can adjust all the following video and audio parameters according to your own requirements.



4. Click "Convert" button to start Blu-ray ripping
As soon as the ripping work is finished, you can get the output files for MPC Homecinema via tapping "Open" button. After that, you can import the files to MPC HC for playback. Have fun.



Additional Tips:
More than "Directly Copy" and format conversion, Pavtube Blu-Ray Ripper also supports "Full Disk Copy", which enables you to get a standard Blu-ray structure ready for burning.

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DVD drive not recognizing audio-visual Cds except audios only


My gut says that the software used to view the vidoes needs to be updated to a version that supports the latest video codecs. My guess is that you are trying to view .mp4 files but the player can only play the audio portion.

If you are using Windows Media Player, then either get the newest version or try an alternate video player like VideoLan VLC or Media Player Classic - Home Cinema which support more file formats.

Jul 30, 2011 | HP DX2000 PC Desktop

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Make sure you have the correct folder. There is also a light version of filesharing program Kazaa that's called K-Lite.
Which version of K-lite codec pack have you installed?
You need K-lite codec pack 3.8.5 FULL. Click here to download it.
The easiest way is to first remove the installation you have. During installation there are several pages where you can select or deselect codecs. I'm not sure if media player classic is listed there, but if it is, make sure it is selected. Else just finish installation. My installation folder was: "C:\Program Files\K-lite Codec Pack".
I'm pretty sure that there should be a folder "Media Player Classic" now.
If not, use this link to install Media Player Classic manually.
Using this player you should be able to open your DVD.

Good luck and please tell me if you got it working.

Apr 23, 2008 | Dell InspironTM 1501 Notebook

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