Solutions to Solve VLC Player Won't Play a Blu-ray Disc

How do I View Blu-rays on VLC without physical disc

If you're having problems playing Blu-ray discs on VLC Media Player, try the following the 4 solutions to fix the VLC and Blu-ray playback issue: upgrading VLC, downloading keys database, using VLC alternative or ripping Blu-ray to VLC playable format..

If you've already invested in lots of Blu-ray discs, you may wanna watch your favorite Blu-ray movies in VLC, with high-definition content. To better support Blu-Ray playback in Windows PC, VideoLAN and the VLC development team present the fifth version of "Twoflower" which is VLC 2.0.4 (now the version is 2.2.6). The major updated VLC introduces an important number of fixes and improvements especially for Blu-Ray support. However, for legal reasons, AACS and BD+ DRM libraries and keys still are not shipped. Here I'd like to share a full guide on how toget Blu-ray playable on VLCin 4 ways.



First and easiest way - Upgrade VLC Media Player to recent version

Download a copy of latest free VLC media player which is version 2.2.6. Run and install. It comes with multiple fixes for Bluray discs playback with VLC.

Second and Complex Way: Download and place keys database

Preparation:

Download VLC playeron computer (Wins & Mac)

Step One:

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).

For Windows Users:

1. KEYS DATABASE

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



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



* 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/

Now, you can easily play Blu-Ray disc with VLC.

Third and direct solution: Find another Blu-ray player

Here are some of the best blu-ray player software programs for the Windows as VLC alternatives:

8K Player

* It is such a perfect free video player supporting any HD/SD video formats, H.265, MP4, M2TS, AVCHD, MOD, TOD, MPEG2, VOB, MP4, MP4, WMV, MOV, FLV, WebM, M4V etc. as well as audios MP3, WAV, FLAC and more.
* The Blu-ray Power version supports Blu-ray, DVD discs with different region code. Blu-ray/DVD folder and ISO filea are also supported
* It is not only a player but a great video recorder, gif maker, etc..
* Bundled no adware, malware and virus, it is no harm to your computer at all.
* Supported OS: Windows 2003/XP/Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8.1/Windows 8/Windows 10

Free Download or Purchase 8K Player (Blu-ray Power):





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Related Software:

BDmate (Win/Mac)

Lossless backup Blu-ray to MKV with all audio and subtitle tracks; Rip Blu-ray to multi-track MP4; Convert Blu-ray to almost all popular video/audio formats and devices; Copy Blu-ray to ISO; Share digitized Blu-ray wirelessly.

DVDmate (Win/Mac)

A professional DVD ripping and editing tool with strong ability to remove DVD protection, transcode DVD to any video and audio format, and edit DVD to create personal movie.

Videomate (Win/Mac)

An all-around video converter software program that enables you to convert various video and audio files to formats that are supported by most multimedia devices.

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