Blu-ray disc, also known as Blu-ray is a digital optical disc data storage format, quite similar to DVD. It is designed to store high definition and ultra-high-resolution videos. It can store a large amount of data. However, you may face a problem if you are using these discs.
Yes, if you want to play these discs on your PC, Windows default Media Player cannot help you out through this. Therefore, Playing these discs may be problematic. You may have to buy a DVD player app from the window store. So, you should know how to watch these discs on window 10.
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How to Watch Blu-ray Disc on Window 10
In this section, we will discuss how to watch Blu-ray discs on Window 10. There are two ways to play such a disc on your computer. You can do it either by using VLC Media Player or by simply ripping and converting your Blu-ray disc. So let’s start:
1. Using VLC Media Player
The VLC media player has similar functionality as the window media player. It has some additional features too. However, VLC Media Player alone cannot play Blu-ray discs. So you’ll need to do some tweak. You need to download two more files and place them in specific folders.
You cannot find a VLC Media File in the official Microsoft store. It is available on the developer’s : website and free to download. The overall process is as follows:
Step 1: First of all, we have to download and install VLC Media Player on Windows 10. Here you can check how you can install VLC Media Player.
Step 2: Now go to C:\program Files, create a new folder and name it “aacs”
Step 3: Go to vlc-bluray.whoknowsmy.name to download keys database (KEYDB.cfg) and AACS dynamic library (libaacs.dill)
Note:- If in any case, you are not able to download the file directly to the folder, simply download it in another location and then drag it to the VLC directory.
Step 5: Now open VLC media and click on media. Go to the “Open Disc” option.
Step 6: Next, click on the “Blu-ray” option and select the box next to “No disc menus”
Step 7: After that, select your Blu-ray in the “Disk device” field and click play.
Now you are ready to watch your Blu-ray disc on your PC. Next time, whenever you are going to watch Blu-ray disc, just follow step 5 to step 7 and enjoy your movie.
2. Rip and Convert
The second method to play Blu-ray disc on your window is ripping and encoding. In this method, you can simply convert the files on the disc into a media file format.
This helps you to play discs in any media player. However, the conversion does not destruct the disc. So, you can use the disc wherever you want.
To rip and convert you can use program like MakeMKV. It is easy to use and the conversion process is quite easy. You can even watch converted files on another device, even on your mobile. The only drawback is that the conversion may take too much time. Often the converted files occupy a lot of space in the hard drive.
So, to rip and convert your Blu-ray disc, you have to follow some steps.
Step 1: Go to the official MakeMKV website and download the MakeMKV 1.14.7 version.
Step 2: Now install and setup MakeMKV.
Step 3: Open MakeMKV. Go to the file and click on “Open disc”.
Step 4: After that, select your Blu-ray disc and click yes. You will see a green icon on the MakeMKV section, select that and finally click “Yes”. Wait for the conversion to finish. Now play the MKV file you just made and enjoy your movie.
Hope you have liked the text and found it useful. There are many options to play your Blu-ray disc. However, the above-mentioned ways are free to use. Both the ways are easy. Choose the one you like.