How to Play Blu-Ray with VLC in Windows 10 64-bit/32-bit?

Posted by admin on July 9, 2019 under Play Blu-ray | Be the First to Comment

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.

How to Use VLC Media Player to Play Encrypted Blu-Ray disc in Windows 10 64-bit or Windows 10 32-bit

Again, there is no Blu-Ray playback support with Microsoft latest Windows operating system, Windows 10, just as there is no native Blu-Ray playback support under Apple Mac OS X Mountain Lion. The lack of Blu Ray disc playback support in Windows 10 is not a big issue, as Windows XP, Windows Vista Basic, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 all do not offer native playback of Blu-Ray. But it is still a bit of imperfect for high quality Blu-Ray movie lovers.

To play Blu-Ray, you can use Blu Ray Ripper for Windows 10 to rip Blu-Ray to Windows 10 Support WMV or WMV HD or HD H.264 MP4 or use third party paid Blu-Ray player for Windows 10. And by doing some tricks, you can hire VLC media player to play Blu-Ray in Windows 10 64-bit or Windows 10 32 bit for free.

To better support Blu-Ray playback in Windows 10, VideoLAN and the VLC development team present the fifth version of “Twoflower” which is VLC 2.0.4(now the version is 2.2.1). The major updated VLC introduces an important number of fixes and improvements especially for Blu-Ray under Windows 8. However, for legal reasons, AACS and BD+ DRM libraries and keys still are not shipped.

This article will guide you step-by-step to download and place the AACS and BD+ DRM libraries and keys in order to play Blu Ray on Windows 10.

Step-by-step Guide to Play Blu-Ray with VLC in Windows 10 64-bit/32-bit

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 10 32bit, free download the 32bit AACS dynamic library. Then put the file in your VLC directory.

For 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.

If you still have problems of playing Blu-Ray disc movies with VLC, I am afraid that there is no other solution but to hire a paid Blu-Ray player to play your Blu-Ray. You can also rip the Blu-Ray to WMV or H.264 MP4 for Blu-Ray back and easy access movies without a disc inserted. UFUSoft gives another two popular method to play Blu-Ray movies in Windows 10 that may help you.