I just got a Samsung SH-B123L/BSBP ( http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003XIM3QK
) and i have the following system setup:
Windows 7 Home Premium x64
Intel i7-970 ( http://www.amazon.com/Intel-i7-970-Proc ... B003UATLOS
), stock speeds/clocks
2x 5870 in Crossfire, hooked to 3x 24" monitors in portrait mode
12GB of Corsair DDR3 RAM (1066MHz, i think)
Asus Rampage III Gene motherboard, mATX
1.5TB storage across 4 drives
Primary player: Media Player Classic HTPC player 1.5.0 ( x64 version )
Secondary player: VLC Media Player
850W Corsair PSU
i cannot seem to play BluRays on my computer like i thought i could. when trying MPC, it says that the video cannot be encoded, and VLC player says it (the video) cannot be loaded. neither of them crash my system when i try to open the disc, but i thought with the hardware supported playback of MPC, BluRays on my setup would be very smooth and doable. i would not mind having the bezels in the way during playback, but i am stuck on trying to open the disc.
am i in need of a new piece of player software? the BluRay drive came with i think CyberPower or CyberLink (?) software, but i am hesitant on loading it. Windows 7 installed drivers when i powered my PC on, and said "the hardware was installed successfully". i have not tried Media Center or Windows Media Player, yet.