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Posted · Original PosterOP

Dear reader,

 

So I'm having a bit of a situation here.

I am employed at a car workshop and recently we've needed to update some software tools to service new car models.

Our Mercedes contact sent us these pieces of software on a disc. Now for whatever reason that's beyond me Mercedes' Xentry software comes on a Blu-Ray disc.

Now the problem is that the laptop that I service cars with does not have a Blu-ray drive and will not read the data on the disc. I also do not have a desktop computer available that has a Blu-Ray drive.

I find it mindbogglingly stupid that ANY piece of software comes on a Blu-Ray disc, especially because its poorly supported on pc and in my mind meant for movies. It doesn't make any sense to me. Now I am certain it's not a video file or anything because it says its installation media for the Xentry program.

 

Does anyone have any idea how I can get a Blu-Ray disc to play on my laptop and read the data since Blu-Ray hardware support on PC seems to be pretty thin, even more so on laptops.

I'm desperate for a solution because I need to software to do my job. The only solution I could come up with is order a desktop pc drive that supports it and somehow wire it up to my laptop.

I'm sorry for any grammatical errors, English isn't my first language. Please help a brother out!

 

I'll be eagerly waiting for your responses.

 

Kind regards,

 

Snieky

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8 minutes ago, Snieky said:

Dear reader,

 

So I'm having a bit of a situation here.

I am employed at a car workshop and recently we've needed to update some software tools to service new car models.

Our Mercedes contact sent us these pieces of software on a disc. Now for whatever reason that's beyond me Mercedes' Xentry software comes on a Blu-Ray disc.

Now the problem is that the laptop that I service cars with does not have a Blu-ray drive and will not read the data on the disc. I also do not have a desktop computer available that has a Blu-Ray drive.

I find it mindbogglingly stupid that ANY piece of software comes on a Blu-Ray disc, especially because its poorly supported on pc and in my mind meant for movies. It doesn't make any sense to me. Now I am certain it's not a video file or anything because it says its installation media for the Xentry program.

 

Does anyone have any idea how I can get a Blu-Ray disc to play on my laptop and read the data since Blu-Ray hardware support on PC seems to be pretty thin, even more so on laptops.

I'm desperate for a solution because I need to software to do my job. The only solution I could come up with is order a desktop pc drive that supports it and somehow wire it up to my laptop.

I'm sorry for any grammatical errors, English isn't my first language. Please help a brother out!

 

I'll be eagerly waiting for your responses.

 

Kind regards,

 

Snieky

Hey, 
Do you mean this software?
http://blog.vxdas.com/xentry-download-sd-mb-star-c4-software/


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So I am not familiar with the newest version but ours came on severel dvds I believe about 50 GB in total, so a blue-ray would make more sense. You can get an external drive for about 120 bucks or get an internal one for half that and use a sata to usb adapter. Unfortunately you cannot read blue-rays in a dvd drive as the wave length is different.

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Just curious - will this work for data on a BD drive without software?  Since Windows 10 does not include any software for BR disc playback?


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19 minutes ago, Snieky said:

Snieky

external blu-ray players are cheap these days


So rise up, all ye lost ones, as one, we'll claw the clouds

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, Tristerin said:

Just curious - will this work for data on a BD drive without software?  Since Windows 10 does not include any software for BR disc playback?

I'm not sure about that either, getting the hardware might only be half of the story. So I might have to invest in software as well :(

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6 minutes ago, Snieky said:

So I might have to invest in software as well

Depends on what is on the disc. It might be just a series of videos, or an executable with a ton of data. You won't really know until you access the drive.

I'd take it to your local computer shop and see if they can transfer the contents to a USB stick


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On 3/31/2020 at 9:53 PM, Radium_Angel said:

external blu-ray players are cheap these days

Do you have any suggestions? I can only find models that are $100 and above. And I'm unsure weather they can even read the information since they just say 'Blu-ray burner' and meant for burning movies onto a Blu-ray. Or does reading and writing go both ways? I don't know why I can only mostly find Bly-ray drives meant for a television with an hdmi connection :(

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40 minutes ago, Snieky said:

Or does reading and writing go both ways?

It does.

42 minutes ago, Snieky said:

Do you have any suggestions?

https://www.amazon.com/LG-BP50NB40-Rewriter-Certified-Refurbished/dp/B07D53DS2V/ref=zg_bs_1292123011_25?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=13QFQDGWDWXXZSQPH2E7

 


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