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2 Simple and Free Ways to Play Blu-ray Movies

by Christine Smith • 2020-06-23 21:05:11 • Proven solutions

Can a DVD player play Blu-ray movies? You may also have the same question that why DVD player 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 movies 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 software's video player. On the other hand, VLC is one of the most famous video player due to its easy-to-use interface and availability for every operating system. However, VLC can't play Blu-ray movie since the latter is a new technology. To solve the issue, we are going to share how to use VLC to play Blu-ray movies and the easiest method to play Blu-ray movies on any devices without trouble in following parts.

Part 1. Introduction of VLC and Blu-ray Movies

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 very short wavelength as compared to red laser. In short, it can easily store more data in less space by packing data more tightly.

Part 2. Free Way to Play Blu-ray Movies with VLC on Window/Mac

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. This 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 VLC media player on your computer.

use vlc to play bluray movies

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.

play bluray movies with vlc-download key database

Step 3: Go in the "C:Usersyour usernameAppData" for Windows Users.

play bluray movies with vlc

Step 4: Enable viewing hidden files. Click on Folder Options and then click on View tab, in the View tab check this option “Show hidden files and folders” and click on Ok button.

play bluray movies with vlc-show hidden files

Step 5: Create a new folder in the App data with name aacs and paste the downloaded KEYDB.cfg key file in this new folder.

play bluray movies with vlc-download key file

Step 6: Install 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.

play bluray movies with vlc-install codec

Step 7: Run VLC and click on Media and then click on Open Media option. In the popup, click on “Disk” and check “Blu-ray” option then click on Play button. Now your Blu-ray movie will start playing in VLC.

start play bluray movies in vlc

2. Play Blu-ray Movies with VLC on Mac

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 just need to follow the above steps and download Mac version of key database AACS DYNAMIC LIBRARY.

Step 1: Visit 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.

download vlc for mac

Step 2: After downloading key database and AACS DYNAMIC LIBRARY from the site, put 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.

download key database for mac

Part 3. The Easiest Way to Play Blu-ray Movies (High Recommended)

Wondershare UniConverter (originally Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate) is an all-in-one video converter and player which can play and convert Blu-ray movies to any format you want. It works on both Windows and Mac system smoothly so that you can easily connect your Blu-ray disc to the computer and enjoy your videos without any trouble. If you want to play your Blu-ray movies in many other devices, then you can convert Blu-ray disc to 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.

video converter logo Wondershare UniConverter - Best Blu-ray Movies Player

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  • Play Blu-ray movies and other videos in 1000+ formats, like AVI, MKV, MOV, MP4, etc.
  • Convert Blu-ray movies to MP4/MOV and other formats for easy playback on any devices.
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How to Convert and Play Blu-ray Movies Easily with Wondershare UniConverter

Step 1 Launch Wondershare Blu-ray Movie 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 Convert tab by default. Add your Blu-ray movies by dragging and dropping to the interface directly or clicking on the Load DVD button to browse.

add blu ray movies to play

Step 2 Play Blu-ray Movies Directly

Then you'd see the loaded video being displayed as video thumbnail. Click on Play icon in the middle of video preview and your Blu-ray video will start playing.

play blu ray movies directly

Your Blu-ray video will be playing like the below picture in front of you. You can view full screen of video by clicking on Full Screen icon in the right-bottom.

play blu ray videos full screen

Step 3 Choose MP4 or Other Formats as Output

You can also convert Blu-ray movies to MP4 or other widely-used formats. Click on the Convert all files to: drop-down option and choose MP4 from the Video tab. You can also choose other formats as your needs.

choose output format as MP4 to convert Blu-ray movies

Step 4 Convert Blu-ray Movies to MP4 Easily

Finally, click on the Convert All button to start converting Blu-ray movies to MP4 and other formats quickly without losing quality. You can get the converted videos from the Output tab and you can play them on any playable devices now.

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