- 1. Playing with VLC+
- 1.1 Play Blu-Ray Movies
- 1.2 Play DLNA Content
- 1.3 Play Videos in VLC with Airplay
- 1.4 Play YouTube Videos in VLC
- 1.5 Play M2TS with VLC
- 1.6 Play MTS with VLC
- 1.7 Play M4V with VLC
- 1.8 Play MP4 in VLC
- 1.9 Play RTMP with VLC
- 1.10 Play ISO with VLC
- 1.11 Play AVI with VLC
- 1.12 Play WMV with VLC
- 1.13 Play MIDI with VLC
- 1.14 Play 3D Movies with VLC
- 1.15 Play AVCHD with VLC
- 1.16 Play Sopcast in VLC
- 1.17 FLAC Not Playing
- 1.18 MP4 Not Playing
- 1.19 FLV Not Playing
- 1.20 MKV Not Playing
- 1.21 MOV Not Playing
- 1.22 UNDF Not Playing
- 1.23 Use VLC for PS3
- 2. Convert & Stream+
- 3. Editing with VLC+
- 4. VLC for Mobile+
- 5. VLC Assistant+
- 6. Tips & Tricks+
- 6.1 Download VLC 64 bit
- 6.2 VLC Latest Version
- 6.3 Download VLC for Mac
- 6.4 VLC for Windows 7
- 6.5 VLC for Windows 8
- 6.6 VLC Skins
- 6.7 VLC Command Line
- 6.8 VLC as Default Player
- 6.9 Convert CD with VLC
- 6.10 Burn VLC Files to DVD
- 6.11 VLC Web Plugin
- 6.12 Remote Control VLC
- 6.13 VLC Shortcuts
- 6.14 Screen Capture with VLC
- 6.15 Sync VLC Audio
- 6.16 KMPlayer vs. VLC
- 6.17 MPC vs. VLC
- 6.18 MPlayer vs. VLC
- 6.19 VLC Old Version
- 6.20 Snapshots in VLC
- 6.21 Change XBMC to VLC
- 6.22 Is VLC Safe
- 6.23 Best Torrent Player
- 6.24 How to Control the Speed
- 6.25 VLC Player Doesn't Have Sound
How to Play Blu-ray Movies Free
Can a DVD player play Blu-ray movies? You may also have the same question: why DVD players can't play Blu-ray movies and find no solutions, read this article, and you'll learn how to play Blu-ray movies easily on your computer.
Blu-ray movies are regularly getting famous today among movie lovers, and the main reason lies in its superb viewing experience. Blu-ray movies come in a very crystal clear quality, and users can enjoy every scene of their movies. You can view these movies on your computer or laptop by using a software video player. On the other hand, VLC is one of the most famous video players due to its easy-to-use interface and availability for every operating system. However, VLC can't play Blu-ray movies since the latter is a new technology. To solve the issue, we will share how to use VLC to play Blu-ray movies and the easiest method to play Blu-ray movies on any device without trouble in the following parts.
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- Part 1. Introduction of VLC and Blu-ray Movies
- Part 2. Free Way to Play Blu-ray Movies with VLC on Window/Mac
- Part 3. Bonus Tips: Convert Unprotected DVD to MP4 or other Any format Easily
What is VLC
VLC is an exceptional free media player software and available for almost every operating system, Mac, Windows, Android, iOS, and Linux devices. The only limitation in the program lies in that it doesn't support all audio video formats but MPEG, Quick Time, 3GP, MP4, MKV, and some other formats only.
What is Blu-ray Movie
Blu-ray is a video format known as Blu-ray Disc (BD) and invented by Blu-ray association. This format enables users to play HD videos and store more data in a single disc. It stores up to 50GB data in a dual-layer disc. The greatest benefit of using Blu-ray is that it comes with a very short wavelength compared to red laser. In short, it can easily store more data in less space by packing data more tightly.
1. Use VLC to Play Blu-ray Movies on Windows
VLC supports playing Blu-ray movies on your Windows computer or laptop if you do some extra operations. Note that 2.0 or later version of VLC is a must, so please upgrade your VLC if you are using an old version. Below is the way to use VLC to play Blu-ray movies. It is tested on Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10 as well.
Step 1: First of all, please visit Videolan.org and download the latest version of the VLC media player.
Step 2: Now, visit the below URL http://vlc-bluray.whoknowsmy.name/ and download key database AACS DYNAMIC LIBRARY from the site on your computer. Make sure you're downloading 32-bit files for 32-bit VLC, and 64-bit files for 64-bit VLC.
Step 3: Go in the "C: Users\your username\AppData" for Windows Users.
Step 4: Enable viewing hidden files. Click on Folder Options and then click on the View tab, in the View tab check this option "Show hidden files and folders" and click on the Ok button.
Step 5: Create a new folder in the App data with the name and paste the downloaded KEYDB.cfg key file in this new folder.
Step 6: Install the AACS DYNAMIC LIBRARY on your computer. Just visit C drive and find out "Video LAN > VLC" in the program files of 32 bit. Then paste or drag and drop AACS Dynamic library file in this folder.
Step 7: Run VLC and click on Media and then click on Open Media option. Click on "Disk" and check the "Blu-ray" option in the popup, then click on the Play button. Now your Blu-ray movie will start playing in VLC.
2. Play Blu-ray Movies with VLC on Mac
The above steps are how to use VLC to play Blu-ray movies on Windows. Now we are going to tell you about playing Blu-ray movies on Mac devices. Nothing is changed there. You need to follow the above steps and download the Mac version of the key database AACS DYNAMIC LIBRARY.
Step 1: Visit the VLC website and download 2.0 or later version of VLC for Mac. After installation, visit the below URL and download the key database AACS DYNAMIC LIBRARY for Mac.
Step 2: After downloading the key database and AACS DYNAMIC LIBRARY from the site, drag and put the key database in the below directory /Library/Preferences/AACS/ (if this folder is not there then create it) on your Mac, and AACS dynamic library in the ~/lib directory. Now you can easily play Blu-ray movies on Mac using VLC media player.
There are few players that can play a Blu-ray DVD if it is protected. But when it comes to playing and backup an unprotected disc, Wondershare UniConverter (originally Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate) can be a good choice. It is an all-in-one video converter and player that can play and convert DVD to any format you want. It works on both Windows and Mac systems smoothly so that you can easily connect your disc to the computer and enjoy your videos without any trouble. If you want to play your DVDs in many other devices, then you can convert DVD to AVI, MP4, MOV, and other 1000+ video formats as you need. Multiple video-related tools like video editing, DVD burning, video compressing are also provided here. Free download and have a try.
Wondershare UniConverter - Best Video Converter
- Play DVD and other videos in 1000+ formats, like AVI, MKV, MOV, MP4, etc.
- Convert DVD to MP4/MOV and other formats for easy playback on any device.
- 30X faster conversion speed.
- Edit, enhance & personalize your video file with trimming, cropping, rotating, watermarks, effects, etc.
- Download/record videos from 10,000+ video-sharing sites like YouTube.
- Burn videos to DVD discs with free menu templates in different themes.
- Industry-leading APEXTRANS technology converts videos with zero quality loss or video compression.
- Versatile toolbox combines fixed video metadata, GIF maker, CD burner, and screen recorder.
- Supported OS: Windows 10/8/7/XP/Vista, macOS 11 Big Sur, 10.15 (Catalina), 10.14, 10.13, 10.12, 10.11, 10.10, 10.9, 10.8, 10.7, 10.6.
How to convert and play an unprotected DVD easily with Wondershare UniConverter
Step 1 Launch Wondershare DVD Player and Add Files
Launch Wondershare UniConverter by double-clicking on the software icon after downloading and installing it via the download button above. You'll under the Video Converter tab by default. Add your DVD by dragging and dropping to the interface directly or clicking on the Load DVD button to browse.
Step 2 Play DVD Directly
Then you'd see the loaded video being displayed as the video thumbnail. Click on the Play icon in the middle of the video preview, and your DVD video will start playing.
Your DVD video will be playing like the below picture in front of you. You can view the full screen of the video by clicking on the Full-Screen icon in the right-bottom.
Step 3 Choose MP4 or Other Formats as Output
You can also convert DVD to MP4 or other widely-used formats. Click on the Output Format drop-down option and choose MP4 from the Video tab. You can also choose other formats as your needs.
Step 4 Convert DVD to MP4 Easily
Finally, click on the Start All button to start converting DVD to MP4 and other formats quickly without losing quality. You can get the converted videos from the Finished tab, and you can play them on any playable device now.