How to enable VLC media player to play Blu-ray films

Uesers Questions:

Q1. How to make vlc media player play blu rays?
Is there an alternate way to play Blu-ray movies with either vlc. I heard there is an advantage of playing blu-rays but i don’t know what

Q2. Can VLC play Blu-ray films?

I just tried to play a Blu-ray disc and VLC says Your input can't be opened: VLC is unable to open the MRL 'dvd://E:\'. Check the log for details.I have a disc in the drive!

Will it not play because my monitor is in 4:3 view or something?What can can I use to play it?Any simple programs?Any quality software I can use now? Or is everything paidware?

I have an LG drive on an HP computer using Windows 7.

Some users want to play Blu-ray movies via VLC media player, but, as you see, the experience isn’t smooth. Wonder how to get your VLC  to play encrypted blu-ray discs? According to my own experience, There are two solutions to easily make Blu-ray movies playable in VLC player.  The following is the details.

Solution One:

You’ll need two files: keys database and AACS dynamic library.

Keys database: get the file
Windows: put it in %APPDATA%/aacs/ . How to find where %appdata% dir is?
Mac OS: put it in ~/.config/aacs/
Linux: put it in ~/.config/aacs/

AACS dynamic library
Windows 32bit: put that file in your VLC directory
Mac OS: right-click on VLC, choose “Show package contents” and put that file in Contents/MacOS/lib directory
Linux 32bit: put that file in VLC folder (or in LD_LIBRARY_PATH, usually /usr/lib/)
Linux 64bit: put that file in VLC folder (or in LD_LIBRARY_PATH, usually /usr/lib64/)

This is not any official VLC release.
VLC does not yet support blu-ray menus so you must manually select title to play.
Not all Blu-ray movies are supported.

Solution two:

You’ll need Bytecopy (Review)

Since you cannot play blu-ray movie using VLC. But there is a way to make it work, you need rip Blu-ray disc to VLC friendly format such as .mkv. Read the guide about how to rip Blu-ray to MKV with multiple subtitles, you will get it.



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