1.    03 Feb 2016 #1
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    Playing a Blu-Ray video disc?


    I bought a Blu-Ray disc drive for my Windows 10 PC. I can see the files with Windows Explorer.

    When I insert a Blu-Ray disc, nothing happens.

    Windows Media Player does not play it. Does it support Blu-Ray?

    Can anyone tell me how to play it?

    Thank you for your help.
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  2.    03 Feb 2016 #2
    Join Date : Aug 2014
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    Quote Originally Posted by mobile1 View Post
    I bought a Blu-Ray disc drive for my Windows 10 PC. I can see the files with Windows Explorer.

    When I insert a Blu-Ray disc, nothing happens.

    Windows Media Player does not play it. Does it support Blu-Ray?

    Can anyone tell me how to play it?

    Thank you for your help.
    I've been thinking of getting a Blu-Ray Optical drive and what I have seen is it would be best to get one that has the software with it for playing the Blu-Ray discs or burning to a Blu-Ray disc. I wouldn't need the movie creation part of the software as more interested in playing and data storage. Some of the available programs are not exactly cheap, running over $50 and considerably more.
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  3.    03 Feb 2016 #3
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    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 1709 Build 16299.125

    There are some free programs you can download that will play blue-ray disks for you. One I use is Leawo and it will work on Windows 10.
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  4.    03 Feb 2016 #4
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    Windows XP, 7, 8.1, 10, Knoppix [Debian] linux

    Quote Originally Posted by mobile1 View Post
    I bought a Blu-Ray disc drive for my Windows 10 PC. I can see the files with Windows Explorer.

    When I insert a Blu-Ray disc, nothing happens.

    Windows Media Player does not play it. Does it support Blu-Ray?

    Can anyone tell me how to play it?

    Thank you for your help.
    If your Blu-Ray disc was a commercial release, the chances are that the files are encrypted despite the fact that you can see their directory entries.

    VLC player (VideoLan) can play Blu-Ray discs with simple navigation using its own controls (NOT the menus programmed into the disc content itself). If it's a commercial disc you need a decryptor and a matching AACS key database. There are downloadable builds of VLC which have all of the required elements build it (see the info pages and links at labDV - Multimedia software).
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  5.    03 Feb 2016 #5
    Join Date : May 2015
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    Just to be clear: Windows 10 does not include software for viewing Bluray movies.

    I don't know which, if any, of the freeware applications mentioned above will work on commercial (encrypted) Blurays. I purchased Nero as burning software (CD/DVD/Bluray), and the version I bought includes a Bluray player. I haven't used it much (prefer the 40" TV), but it works.
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  6.    22 Nov 2016 #6
    Join Date : Jun 2015
    UK
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    Windows 10 Home x64 (Laptop), Windows 10 Pro x64 (Desktop)

    Quote Originally Posted by bobkn View Post
    Just to be clear: Windows 10 does not include software for viewing Bluray movies.

    I don't know which, if any, of the freeware applications mentioned above will work on commercial (encrypted) Blurays. I purchased Nero as burning software (CD/DVD/Bluray), and the version I bought includes a Bluray player. I haven't used it much (prefer the 40" TV), but it works.
    I understand the latest Nero version no longer includes a BluRay player. I now use the free Bluray player Leawo http://www.leawo.com/blu-ray-player/
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  7.    22 Nov 2016 #7
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    yes leawo blu-ray player is good!
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  8.    22 Nov 2016 #8

    If you want to play blue ray media your best bet is to consider buying either WinDVD Pro (it has to be the Pro version for blue ray support) or Cyberlink Power DVD Pro or Ultra. Both of these programs are long standing and well known.
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