Nov 24

Free Way to Play Blu-ray Movies with VLC Media Player on Windows 7 PC

“I have an HP S5160F desktop PC. It has a super disk reader/writer that includes Blu-ray. Since I upgraded to Windows 7 I have not been able to play a Blu-ray disk. I recognizes and plays regular DVDs but not Blu-ray. Media Player shows the disk is loaded but says it is empty. Device manager says the latest drivers are loaded. Automatic downloads are enabled.”

Windows Media Player does not support Blu-ray playback. So what is a Blu-ray movie-loving Windows 7 user to do? you may look for a free way to play Blu-ray discs on Windows 7 pc, so VLC media player will be the best way to play Blu-Ray in Windows 7 64-bit or Windows 7 32 bit for free.

VLC play Blu Ray movies on Windows 7

To better support Blu-Ray playback in Windows 7, VideoLAN and the VLC development team present the fifth version of “Twoflower” which is VLC 2.0.4. The a major updated VLC 2.0.4 introduces an important number of fixes and improvements especially for Blu-Ray under Windows 7. However, for legal reasons, AACS and BD+ DRM libraries and keys still are not shipped.

This article will guide you to download and place the AACS and BD+ DRM libraries and keys in order to play Blu Ray on Windows 7 with VLC for Free.

Step 1: Install the latest nightly of VLC 2.0: Go to: VideoLan,then download the latest version for your system.

Step 2: Download the Blu-ray playback addon pack from: here, and install the Key file from addon pack – “KEYDB.cfg”

Windows 7 – [place in folder named “aacs” located in appdata directory]
* 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 Install AACS dynamic library for VLC to use:

Windows 7 32bit: put that file in your VLC directory
Windows 7 64bit: put that file in your VLC directory

Windows 7 – [Place in VLC program 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″ directory in pack)

Now, you can easily play Blu-Ray disc with VLC on Windows 7 64-bit or Windows 7 32 bit for free. Note: VLC 2.0 still doesn’t have menu support yet.

Tip: If VLC still can’t help you play Blu-ray disc movie on Windows 7, you need a third party software to help you. You can get a UFUSoft Blu-ray Player for Windows 7(Only $32) to play Blu-ray movies on Windows 7 directly with Blu-ray effect. Or you can hire a UFUSoft Blu-ray Ripper for Windows 7(Only $49) to rip and transcode Blu-ray discs to WMV/AVI/MPG/MPEG/MOV/MKV/MP4 etc for playing on Windows 7 PC or multimedia players. Or you can hire a UFUSoft Blu-ray Copy for Windows 7(Only $35) to copy Blu-ray disc to another blank Blu-ray disc, Blu-ray folder and ISO files. It supports BD-R, BD-RE, BD-R DL and BD-RE DL. Blu-ray Copy can also copy 3D Blu-ray movies with the original video effect 1:1 to another Blu-ray disc, Blu-ray folder and ISO files on Windows 7/Vista/XP PC.

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Apr 12

VLC Media Player-Free Blu-ray Playing Software for Enjoying Blu-ray Discs on Windows 8

On some Windows 8 reviews, like many other publications that got their information from Microsoft, originally reported that the Media Center and Pro Pack contain codecs for both DVD and Blu-ray movie playback. This is false. They only facilitate DVD playback, not Blu-ray. The quote most sites are referencing comes from Microsoft’s blog. And, like most of the official Windows 8 pre-release literature, it contains ambiguous language regarding what’s actually included in Windows 8:

“Windows Media Player will continue to be available in all editions, but without DVD playback support. For optical discs playback on new Windows 8 devices, we are going to rely on the many quality solutions on the market, which provide great experiences for both DVD and Blu-ray.”

Further down, in the same blog post, are the actual contents of the Media Center and Pro Pack:

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“…Media Center, including DVD playback (in Media Center, not in Media Player), broadcast TV recording and playback (DBV-T/S, ISDB-S/T, DMBH, and ATSC), and VOB file playback.”

Again, the Media Center Pack does not include codecs for Blu-ray playback.

So you may look for a free way to play Blu-ray discs movie on Windows 8, so VLC media player will be the best way to play Blu-Ray in Windows 8 64-bit or Windows 8 32 bit for free.

VLC play Blu Ray movies on Windows 8

To better support Blu-Ray playback in Windows 8, VideoLAN and the VLC development team present the fifth version of “Twoflower” which is VLC 2.0.4. The a major updated VLC 2.0.4 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 to download and place the AACS and BD+ DRM libraries and keys in order to play Blu Ray on Windows 8 with VLC for Free.

Step 1: Install the latest nightly of VLC 2.0: Go to: VideoLan,then download the latest version for your system.

Step 2: Download the Blu-ray playback addon pack from: here, and install the Key file from addon pack – “KEYDB.cfg”

Windows 8 – [place in folder named “aacs” located in appdata directory]
* 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 Install AACS dynamic library for VLC to use:

Windows 8 32bit: put that file in your VLC directory
Windows 8 64bit: put that file in your VLC directory

Windows 8 – [Place in VLC program 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″ directory in pack)

Now, you can easily play Blu-Ray disc with VLC on Windows 8 64-bit or Windows 8 32 bit for free. Note: VLC 2.0 still doesn’t have menu support yet.

Tip: If VLC still can’t help you play Blu-ray disc movie on Windows 8, you need a third party software to help you. You can get a Blu-ray Player for Windows 8(Only $32) to play Blu-ray movies on windows 8 directly with Blu-ray effect. Or you can hire a Blu-ray Ripper for Windows 8(Only $49) to rip and transcode Blu-ray discs to WMV/AVI/MPG/MPEG/MOV/MKV/MP4 etc for playing on Windows 8 PC or multimedia players.

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Apr 12

PotPlayer, Free Video/Blu-ray Player Software, How To Play Blu-ray Discs in Windows?

Blu-ray drives are increasingly becoming available on new Windows systems. Windows doesn’t support playing Sony’s proprietary discs natively, you need third party software. Here’s a look at a few of options.

For a free solution, check out Daum PotPlayer, which is a free advanced multimedia player. Plenty of features and rich customization. Built in support for most video formats and support for video in ZIP and RAR archives. It’s developed by the same team that created KMPlayer – the open source multimedia player for Linux and Windows. It plays virtually all video file types including Blu-ray discs.

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It plays virtually all video file types including Blu-ray discs. Here it’s playing an Blu-ray movie converted to MKV.

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PotPlayer also provides a plethora of basic and advanced settings to tweak video, audio and how it plays your videos.

If your computer came with a Blu-ray drive or you’re buying on for your computer, chances are it came bundled with a Blu-ray software suite such as CyberLink PowerDVD. If not, you can try to use UFUSoft Blu-ray Player, which is one easy-to-use player software for windows 8/7/Vista/XP PC, laptop or HTPC. It can help users enjoy any Blu-ray movie (Retail BD disc included), Blu-ray folder and ISO image files with outstanding and perfect video quality at home. and it is also capable of playing popular video files. Users can enjoy videos in HD video, AVCHD video, MTS, M2TS, MXF, TS, TRP, MKV, MPEG, FLV, WMV, and MP4, etc. formats.

Another option you have for watching Blu-ray movies on your PC is to convert Blu-ray discs to MKV or another friendly format for video players.

Converting your Blu-ray discs to another file type like MKV or AVI lets you play them in popular media players like VLC.

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Apr 10

FreeSmith Video Player-Works as Free Blu-ray Player, Enjoy Blu-ray DVD Movie on Computer

FreeSmith Video Player is a clean and free player for Windnows users which plays most audio/video/DVD multimedias easily and smoothly.

What’s more, FreeSmith Video Player is the ideal Blu-ray DVD Movie Player for Windows users to enjoy vast array of Blu-ray Disc movies freely on local computers. Besides, it also supports play most popular videos such as (SD) video formats (including AVI, MPEG, WMV, DivX, MP4, XviD, 3GP, FLV) and high-definition (HD) formats (like MPEG2-TS, AVCHD, MKV, etc). FreeSmith Video Player also empowers you enjoy audio files such as MP3 freely!

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The Blu-ray DVD Movie Player an all-in-one media player to play videos, music, online videos and even DVD, blu-ray disc movies free for everyone. More importantly, newbie can use this free blu-ray DVD player at ease.

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Free Blu-ray DVD Player FreeSmith Video Player is a free multimedia player software capable of reading most video and audio formats. It supports play all kinds of video formats including MOV, M2TS, MTS, RMVB, RM, WMV, FLV, TS, TY, MKV, 3G2, 3GP2, AVI, MP4, SWF, DAT, TP, DV, ASF and more!

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You can customize the video as your convenience with this Free Blu-ray DVD Player. Personalize the screen length, frame size, contrast, saturation, brightness in one panel. The controls only become visiable only when you hover the mouse over the video screen near the top. More effects can be set by dropping down the setting folder.

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With this Free Blu-ray DVD Player, you need nothing more! The user-friendly interface and well organized options offers you cozy feeling when enjoying your videos or movies with Free Blu-ray DVD Player. No technology knowledge required to operate this free all-in-one media player. So what are waiting for? Just download this Free Blu-ray DVD Player to enjoy all funny movies or music freely!

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Free Blu-ray DVD Player Blu-ray Disc (official abbreviation BD) is an optical disc storage medium designed to supersede the DVD format. The plastic disc is 120 mm in diameter and 1.2 mm thick, the same size as DVDs and CDs. Blu-ray Discs contain 25 GB per layer, with dual layer discs (50 GB) being the norm for feature-length video discs. Triple layer discs (100 GB) and quadruple layers (128 GB) are available for BD-XL re-writer drives. The major application of Blu-ray Discs is as a medium for video material such as feature films. Besides the hardware specifications, Blu-ray Disc is associated with a set of multimedia formats. Generally these formats allow for the video and audio to be stored with greater definition than on DVD.

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Apr 10

DAPlayer-Free Blu-ray Player,Play Bluray Disc on PC,Free Blu-ray Player Software

The name Blu-ray Disc refers to the “blue laser” used to read the disc, which allows for Six Times more storage than on a DVD. Usually a Blu-ray disc can hold 25/50 GB storage. But since June 2010, The BDXL format is capable of supporting 100GB and 128GB write-once discs. It sounds like Blu-ray become the only choice for High-definition video with up to 1080p/1080i. With the introducing of Multiview Video Coding (MVC, 3D Blu-ray technology), MPEG4-MVC can compress both left and right eye views with a typical 50% overhead compared to equivalent 2D content, and can provide full 1080p resolution backward compatibility with current 2D Blu-ray Disc players.

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Unfortunately, before experience impressive High-definition enjoyment brought by Blu ray technology, you need to invest hundreds of dollars to purchase a Bluray Player. However, things also changes in the world of BLURAY and it is no more a fantasy to use free Blu-ray Player on computer. DAPlayer is totally free Blu ray Player, which can not only playback tool for Blu-ray disc, but also take the job of free HD Media Player.

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DAPlayer is the ultimate Bluray/DVD/HD video player on the Windows PC. Up to 1080p Bluray, AVCHD, TS, MKV, MPEG4, strong64 movies playback, it brings razor-sharp HD images as well as high-definition audio enjoyment. Efficient launching and running process cause lowest use of your computer’s horsepower, so DAPlayer can be regarded as most low-carbon Free Blu ray Player program ever.

Engineered with more than 450 up-to-date Video/Audio codec, DAPlayer will steer you though out any videos you get. Extra features like fully supports Multi-track video/audio and subtitles and TrueColor System are guaranteed to deliver the highest quality viewing and listening experience on Windows PC. All High Techs brought by Free Bluray PlayerDAPlayer – are made for one thing only: Gives you true HD Viewing Feast you always dreams to.

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Tip: If DAPlayer still can’t help you play some commercial Blu-ray disc movie on PC, you need a third party software((need decrypting Blu-ray function) to help you. You can get a Blu-ray Player for Windows(Only $32) to play Blu-ray movies inluding AACS and BD+ protected ones on Windows 8/7/Vista/XP directly with Blu-ray effect. Or you can hire a Blu-ray Ripper for Windows (Only $49) to rip and transcode Blu-ray discs to WMV/AVI/MPG/MPEG/MOV/MKV/MP4 etc for playing on Windows PC or multimedia players.

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