Am new to Blu-ray and have opened up a very aggravating hornet's nest. I bought a Sony Optiarc BC-5500A Slimline combo drive for my laptop and quickly found that it could read everything but Blu-Ray movie disks. First, I have noted that in order to read Blu-Ray, I needed the UDF 2.5 file system, but Win XP does not offer those drivers. Then I downloaded some XBox xp-drivers that include UDF 2.5, and now I can read the disk, but it will not play any of the files on it, and VLC player will load a .m2ts file, but will not play it. So my question is, is WinXP simply not up to the task of playing Blu-Ray movies? Will I be forced to go to Vista? Or, is it just the drive's drivers, or is it the display drivers too? My laptop video card is an ATI Radeon Mobility X1400 (w/ the latest drivers) with a max screen res of 1600 x 1200 (although I stick to 1400 x 900 to fit the display I have). I know the physical display is not the problem; it's the same one as on the N6470 which DOES play Blu-Ray movies.
My system specs are:
Duo-core 1.995Ghz x 2
Sony NEC Optiarc BC-5500A Blu-Ray combo drive.
ATI Radeon Mobility X1400
No HDMI output