Playing a Blu-Ray video disc?


  1. Posts : 123
    Windows 10
       #1

    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. Posts : 12,481
    Win10 Version 21H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro
       #2

    mobile1 said:
    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. Posts : 5,184
    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 21H2
       #3

    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. Posts : 191
    Windows XP, 10; Knoppix [Debian] linux
       #4

    mobile1 said:
    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. Posts : 4,457
    Win 11 Pro 22000.708
       #5

    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. Posts : 7,127
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       #6

    bobkn said:
    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. Posts : 7,257
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       #7

    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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