How to play Blu-rays in Windows 10 pc?

Jerry Edison

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Windows 10 brings a lot of good stuff to the table, but it also takes away some key functionality that Windows 7 users might miss. In Windows 10, you have to say goodbye to Windows Media Center and with it, the ability to play DVDs natively. Fortunately, there are always solutions out there that allow us to watch DVDs in Windows 10 for free. But what if you want to play Blu-ray discs in Windows 10 since it still can not play Blu-ray directly? Yeah, with the pulling of suppot for the software in Windows 10, it become more difficult to play BLu-rya discs on your computer. So what are we going to do about it? Read on for details.

As for media support, Windows 10 gets native support for MKV and High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC). But still there is no Bly-Ray playback support. However, that doesn't mean you have to live without Blu-Ray movies with Windows 10. There are plenty of free Blu-Ray player for Windows 10. This article introduces professional & free Blu-Ray Player for Windows 10 and a detailed guide to help you watch, open, play Blu-Ray in Windows 10 easily.

Note: The first thing you need is to get a Blu-ray drive or Blu-ray disc player. There are plenty of them available, and they'll work with the Windows PCs without any problem. Note that the DVD drive cannot play Blu-ray discs.

Method 1: Use Third Party Optical Blu-ray Disc Players to Play Blu-ray Discs in Windows 10 for free

VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia files as well as DVDs, Audio CDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols. And by adding AACS and BD+ DRM libraries and keys, VLC can play most of Blu-Ray movies. Here is a complete guide on how to enable VLC to play Blu-Ray in Windows 10.

Method 2: Use professional Blu Ray Player for Windows 10 to play Blu Ray on Windows 10

Step 1: Free download UFUSoft Blu Ray Player for Windows 10. Install and launch it.

Step 2: Add Blu-Ray movies to Blu Ray Player for Windows 10

The Windows 10 Blu Ray Player supports loading video from Blu-Ray disc, Blu-Ray folder or IFO file. Click “Open Disc” or “Open File” button to load your Blu-Ray movies.

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Step 3: Play Blu-Ray movies on Windows 10

When movie is loaded, you can play Blu-Ray movies with outstanding and perfect video quality.
 

Anna Angly

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I think Blu-ray disc is different from DVD. It is large storage and high resolution. So we can't Blu-ray disc on DVD player.
I often play Blu-ray disc on TV, sometimes, I play Blu-ray disc on computer. (Windows 10/8/7/xp)
If we play the Blu-ray disc on Windows 10, we need an external Blu-ray drive (hardware) and Blu-ray player software for Windows 10.
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If we play ISO file on Windows 10, we need virtual drive (software for Windows) and Blu-ray player software for Windows 10.
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ISO file is one of the forms of Blu-ray. Blu-ray has three forms: Blu-ray disc, ISO file and Blu-ray folder.
 
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Eason joy05

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I have used VLC and UFUSoft Blu-ray Player on Windows 10 to play blu ray disc movies. So far, with AACS-protected Blu-Ray discs, VLC works fine. for bd+ protected or others not supported blu-ray movies, i finally use UFUSoft Windows 10 Blu-ray Player to play successfully.

For vlc playing blu-rays steps as follows:
Step 1: Download a copy of latest VLC media player
Download a copy of latest free VLC media player which is version 2.0.4. Run and install.

Step 2: Download and place Keys database
Download the Keys database. Then put it in %APPDATA%/Roaming/aacs/. %APPDATA%/aacs/ should lead to C:\Users\MY_USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\aacs unless you have some wacky Windows setup. If you not have an “aacs” folder, create a new folder and rename to “aacs”.

Open your user area (start->”your username”)
Enable view hidden files and folders (Organise->Folder and Search Options->View{tab} and select “show hidden files…”->select ok)
Open “AppData” directory
Create a folder and name it “aacs” (no quotations)
Place the KEYDB.cfg file in this folder directly from the unzipped Blu-ray playback addon pack.
Step 3: Download and place AACS dynamic library
For Windows 8 32bit, Windows 10 32bit, free download the 32bit AACS dynamic library. Then put the file in your VLC directory.

For Windows 8 64bit, Windows 10 64bit, free download the 64 bit AACS dynamic library. Then put the file in your VLC directory.

Open “Computer”
Open “Local Disk (C:)
Open “Program Files” [Or “Program Files (x86)” if running 64bit]
Navigate to “VLC” directory
Move appropriate file from unzipped Blu-ray playback addon pack to this directory (file located in “aacs/windows 32” or “aacs/windows 64” directory in pack)
Now, you can easily play Blu-Ray disc with VLC. Note: VLC 2.2.1 still doesn’t have menu support yet.
 

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