“i dont know if you need to have a special computer, like what would happen if i downloaded a blue ray video and clicked it? would my computer just explode or something?”
“I have a Y580 with a bluray drive, and just installed Windows 8, and now I’m trying to find the bluray software that lenovo provides. Can anyone point me in the right direction?”
Many Lenovo Thinkpad/IdeaPad users will happen the above things when you want to enjoy or play a blu-ray movie with it. Why you faid to play blu ray with Lenovo Thinkpad/IdeaPad? What are the reasons of blu ray wont play on lenovo thinkpad/ideaPad laptop? Your issue could be due to a few different things:
1. A faulty drive.
2. A bad Blu ray disc.
3. Outdated Blu ray player software.
4. An incompatibility between your disc and the drive.
The last two possibilities are the most likely. Essentially, Bluray is still such a new format that not all drives will read all discs. And not all player software will recognize all Blu ray movies.
To give you a personal example, I have a Blu ray drive on my Lenovo Thinkpad/IdeaPad laptop with two Blu ray Software, an old version of Cyberlink’s PowerDVD and new purchased UFUSoft Blu-ray Player for Laptop. The older PowerDVD will not play certain Blu ray movies, while the new UFUSoft Blu ray Player will.
Here’s what I suggest you to:
First, try to watch a different Blu ray movie on the drive. If another movie works properly then you know you have some sort issue with the Blue ray disc or with compatibility.
In either case, download and install the free Trial version of UFUSoft Blu ray Player for Lenovo Thinkpad/IdeaPad laptop, which you can do at the following link:
Once installed, try to play the Blu ray movie on Lenovo Thinkpad/IdeaPad laptop again.
If that doesn’t resolve it AND you were able to watch a different Blu ray Disc movie, then if possible I would have the disc checked by trying to play it in a different Blu-Ray player, like the latest version of PowerDVD, but it will cost you much money.
On the other hand, if you are having issues with other discs as well, then it sounds like the culprit is probably the drive. The first thing I would do is check Sony’s website–or contact them directly–to see if there is a firmware update for the drive on Lenovo Thinkpad/IdeaPad. And if the drive will not read ANY Blu rays at all then you will want to look into getting the drive replaced.
Unfortunately, due to hardware, firmware, and blu ray player software issues, watching Blu-Ray movies on a Lenovo Thinkpad/IdeaPad laptop can be a frustrating experience. So have a good luck.