Help playing audio on Japanese BDs?
February 10, 2010 6:18 PM Subscribe
Where do I find a codec for the audio on Japanese BDs?
posted by Chocolate Pickle to Computers & Internet (21 answers total)
I have the following player programs installed on my Win7-64 system: PowerDVD version 7.3(Ultra), Media Player Classic version 184.108.40.206, and Zoom Player Home Professional v7.0. I also have CCCP version 2009-09-09 installed, and the 64-bit version of MediaInfo 0.7.27.
Mostly what I play here is North American releases of DVDs and BDs, but I have ordered a couple of BDs from Japan.
Those play fine under PowerDVD, but I don't really like PowerDVD. I'd prefer to use MediaPlayer or Zoom Player. When I try playing Japanese BDs with those programs, I get no sound.
MediaInfo says that the sound tracks on the Japanse BDs are "PCM (Blu-ray) (Big / Signed)". PowerDVD seems to understand that particular audio format, but whatever codec it's using doesn't seem to be available to anything else on the system.
To solve this problem, it seems to me that there are three possibilities:
1. Find and install an appropriate codec which MediaPlayer and/or Zoom Player can use.
2. Figure out how to make PowerDVD's codec available to other programs.
3. Figure out that CCCP really does know how to do this but I've got it set up wrong, and make miracle changes to make it work.
(4. VLC is not the answer. Please, no one mention VLC.)
Can anyone help me with any of #1-3?