I downloaded the trial, and it wouldn't play a particular blu-ray. It needed to update something, but couldn't as it was only a trial. So I checked the AnyDVD HD page, and saw that the full version should allow me to "watch movies over digital display connection" (quoted from the software's page on SlySoft).
So I bought it and now it downloaded the update fine. But I can't see any way to play the blu-ray; only rip it to my hard-drive. The blu-ray in question is rented; I do not own it, and I have no desire to fill my hard drive with an .iso file every time I want to watch a Blu-ray.
The reason I bought AnyDVD HD in the first place was purely so I could watch blu-rays again, after my old PowerDVD 7.3 packed up. So now I seem to have 2 pieces of software that don't play Blu-rays! Any ideas, guys?
If the AnyDVD HD software really doesn't play Blu-rays, then I would like my money back. I wanted software that plays movies, not rip movies.
And any suggestions on where to get software that actually DOES play Blu-rays?