How to Enable VLC Media Player to Play Blu-ray movies
VLC media player is a highly portable multimedia player for various audio and video formats (MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, mp3, ogg...) as well as DVDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols. While, no-one seems to know much how to import and play Blu-ray discs using VLC (even you've gotten rid of the copy protection and can actually make a backup!). So here's how we have done it.
First and easiest, upgrade VLC Media Player to recent version
As far as we know, since the VLC Media Player 2.0.1 released, it's with improved Blu-ray discs playback. It comes with multiple fixes for Bluray discs playback with VLC.
Second solution: 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/)
Alternative choice: Rip and Convert Blu-ray to a VLC playable video
If you have not decided to upgrade your VLC, or the second choice seems to be a bit complex for you, there's an easy way to make it. You need rip Blu-ray disc to VLC friendly format such as .mp4, .mkv, .mpeg-2. Here comes with Brorsoft Blu-ray Ripper, which enables you rip and convert Blu-ray to a common video for VLC for playback effortlessly.
This Blu-ray ripping software allows users to rip Blu-ray to MKV, AVI, MP4, MOV, M4V, WMV, MPEG-2, etc as you like. What's more, it supports a variety of portable devices or media players including PS Vita, Apple TV, QuickTime Player, WD TV, Kindle Fire HD, Nexus 10, Nook HD and more. Plus, with it, you can backup Blu-ray movies to hard drive remaining the original structure. If you are running on Mac, please turn to Brorsoft Blu-ray Ripper for Mac. Now download it and start the Blu-ray to VLC conversion.
Download Blu-ray to VLC Converter:
(Note: Click here for OS X 10.5)
How to Compress Blu-ray movies to VLC playable video
Step 1. Import Blu-ray movies
Insert the Blu-ray disc to external Blu-ray drive and click the "Load Disc" button to add the Blu-ray movies you want to play on your VLC. Select subtitles you want keep with the output video from the option.
Step 2. Choose output profile
Choose output format via clicking the Format bar. Here you can select MPEG-4, MPEG-2, MKV from the Common Video profile list as the target format.
Tip: You can also check the "Settings" box , and set video codec, video size, Bitrate, frame rate to get a decent video you want on your VLC player.
Step 3. Start converting Blu-ray for VLC
Finally, hit the "Convert" button to start to rip 1080p Blu-ray movies to VLC readable videos.
After conversion, you can click the "Open" button to find the converted Blu-ray files. Mow you can add and play the BD contents with VLC player at ease.
If you are looking for a powerful all-in-one tool to convert videos, Blu-ray movies and DVDs to your VLC, QuickTime, Google Nexus 10/7, Samsung Galaxy Note 2, Galaxy S3/S4, Galaxy Tab 3, Transformer Prime, etc simultaneously saving time and effort, the all-in-one Blu-ray Video Converter Ultimate program will be a nice choice for you. If you are running a Mac OS X computer, iMedia Converter Mac is the alternative.
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