How to Get Windows 7 32/64-bit Play Blue ray Discs?

VLC, powerful multi-functional media player software, can run on Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, etc. which is widely used now. The 2.0 and later version support blue ray media playback with some extra operations. Below I will introduce the guide referred from VLC’s forum.

I tested with my Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, and the guide may also work on Windows 8 64-bit/32-bit. With it you can enjoy some Blu-rays on your computer freely. VLC 2.0 or later version supports the blue ray playback on Windows or Mac. You can download the latest version from VLC official website. However, for legal reasons, AACS and BD+ DRM libraries and keys still are not shipped. That means only blue ray disc with AACS libraries exposed are supported.

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Step 1:

Go to: Videolan.org, then download install the latest the latest version of VLC for your system.

Step 2:

Go to: http://vlc-bluray.whoknowsmy.name/ to download the KEYS DATABASE(KEYDB.cfg) and AACS DYNAMIC LIBRARY(libaacs.dll for Windows or libaacs.dylib for Mac).

Guide: How to Play Blu-rays in Mac and Windows 8/7 with VLC Media Player?

For Windows Users

1. KEYS DATABASE

* Open your user area (“C:\Users\your username\AppData”)

AppData Folder

* Enable view hidden files and folders (Under Folder Options – View tab then select “show hidden files…”->select ok)

Fold Option – Show hidden…

* Open “AppData” directory or create a folder and name it aacs

* Place the downloaded KEYDB.cfg file in this folder directly.

Download Install AACS dynamic library for VLC to use:

2. AACS DYNAMIC LIBRARY

* Go to “c:\Program Files” [Or “c:\Program Files (x86)” if running 64bit]

* Navigate to “VLC” directory, and move the libaacs.dll file into it.

Now, you can easily play Blu-Ray disc with VLC on Windows for free. Note: The latest VLC still doesn’t have menu support yet.

For Mac users

You may navigate the corresponding folder and move into the necessary files as follow. Go to: http://vlc-bluray.whoknowsmy.name/, get the necessary files.

1. KEYS Database
Mac OS: put it in ~/Library/Preferences/aacs/ (create it if it does not exist)

2. AACS Dynamic Library
Mac OS: right-click on VLC, choose “Show package contents” and put that file in Contents/MacOS/lib/

Tip: VLC does not yet support Blu-ray menus so you must manually select title to play. Not all Blu-ray movies are supported. If VLC still can’t help you play Blu-ray disc movie, you could ask UFUSoft Blu-ray Player Software for help, which is the authorized player software for all Windows OS all across the world. It can play both commercial and non-commercial blue ray discs, folders and ISO files. It supports a vast range of video formats and MP3, AVI, WMV, WMA, MPEG, MP4 etc. are to name a few. This is also a powerful HD video player that doesn’t cause any loss to the picture and audio quality.