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:

UFUSoft BD Software Toolkit

“…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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