Discussion in 'AnyDVD HD (Blu-ray issues)' started by Octavean, Oct 3, 2007.

  1. Octavean

    Octavean Well-Known Member

    Anyone have the new version 8 release and if so how well does it work with respect to HD DVD / BD playback?

    Some Highlights:

    • Nero Mobile: Media Center for you Mobile Devices
    • Nero Sipps: Free VoIP Telephony
    Blu-ray and HD DVD capability
    • Full MP3 and mp3PRO support
    • Complete media center solution
    • Improved video authoring features

    I have yet to try the trial but if the trial has HD DVD / BD playback support it would be the first such release that I know of (in a free trial). Currently I have an Xbox HD DVD drive which works with Nero 7 + HD DVD / BD Plug-in.
  2. SamuriHL

    SamuriHL Moderator

    AFAIK you still need to purchase the plugin. I refuse to do so. As it is I've already opened my first critical bug against Nero 8 for Nero Home.
  3. Adbear

    Adbear Well-Known Member

    even with the plugin it's very flakey
  4. Octavean

    Octavean Well-Known Member



    I wonder if the Nero 7 plug-in will work with the new version 8. The way I understand it Cyberlink PowerDVD Ultra is fairly flaky too so it would seem to be a rock and hard place type of situation with no real solid software to be found. Again I hear that WinDVD HD is buggy too,…

    You would think as time progress that a stable solution would emerge,….
  5. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    PowerDVD does have its share of problems, but compared to Nero Showtime it is "rock solid". :)
    I won't even talk about WinDVD, I never got it to work at all.
  6. Adbear

    Adbear Well-Known Member

    The Blu-ray plugin from 7 does work with 8 as it's only a serial number to activate it. I tried Windvd on a friends SOny Vaio that came with a Blu-ray writer, it played originals ok, but has problems with copies. And any stuff you make yourself you have to be careful with too. I made a movie out of DVDit Pro HD and Encore CS3, and Windvd wouldn't even recognise the DVDit Pro HD disc, even though it played fine on anyhting else I tried it on
  7. mick2006

    mick2006 Well-Known Member

    I have the HD DVD/Blu Ray plugin and I find that Showtime plays anything that has been ripped to the hard drive-I never even try the actual disc anymore-probems with both Powerdvd and Showtime.
  8. Adbear

    Adbear Well-Known Member

    I tried Roving mars from disc and from hard drive and it played back really badly in showtime, no options to skip the trailers etc, sometimes the buttons don't show up in the menu, and if I tried to have it playing in the background whilst browsing the net I'd loose overlay and it's never come back so I had to shut it down, and then go thru the whole set of trailers again