This probably won’t apply to many, but I thought I’d post it anyway. If it saves anyone from going through the trouble I went through, then it’ll all be worth it. On Saturday, I purchased 2012 on Blu-Ray. Before you start commenting about how much the movie sucks, just know I bought it for the visual factor, not the plot. Having said that, I couldn’t get the movie to play. The previews played, but then it’d go into some weird menu screen, except there were no menus, nor could you skip scenes or do anything to get away from that screen. I play blu-rays on my computer, so I downloaded whatever free software I could find – that I hadn’t already used up a trial version on. Still to no avail. I then purchased Cyberlink PowerDVD 9. I was already considering buying it, so it wasn’t too drastic of a measure for me to employ. It still didn’t work. Then I purchased the upgrade to PowerDVD ULTRA. Still not working. I then took my copy back to Target to exchange it for another in hopes that I just got a defective copy. That didn’t work either. I was pretty sure I had downloaded all the latest updates and patches but nothing would work. I was able to find a couple forums with people who had the exact same problem. Fortunately, somebody said something about downloading the patch that “builds PowerDVD to 2528. Not sure what that means, but I went to Cyberlink’s site and searched 2528. I downloaded the patch that came back in the search results and FINALLY it worked. I just wanted to post this in case anybody else was having the same problem. It only took me about 5 hours, $110, and two trips to Target to figure it out. Please pass this info along to anyone who might find it useful.
CLICK HERE FOR THE PATCH: http://www.cyberlink.com/downloads/support/powerdvd/patches_en_US.html