How to Play Blu-ray Movies with VLC Media Player on PC and Mac?

This easy tutorial will quickly walk you through ripping and playing movies from Blu-rays with VLC Media Player on Windows PC and Mac. (Windows 10 and macOS Sierra included)

VLC Media Player is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia files as well as DVDs, Audio CDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols. Here we give the methods to play Blu-ray movies with VLC on Windows and Mac with ease.

Part One: Play Blu-ray Free on your Window and Mac OS X with VLC Media Player

VLC 2.0 or later version supports the Blu-ray playback. However, for legal reasons, AACS and BD+ DRM libraries and keys still are not shipped. That means only Blu-ray disc with AACS libraries exposed are supported.

Step 1: Go to:, then download install the latest version of VLC .

Step 2: You’ll need two files: keys database and AACS dynamic library.

Keys database

UPDATED 21-02-2016!  get the file     
Windows: put it in C:\ProgramData\aacs\     
Mac OS X: put it in ~/Library/Preferences/aacs/    
Linux: put it in ~/.config/aacs/
AACS dynamic library

UPDATED 22-02-2016!  get that file      
VLC 32 bit on Windows: put that file in your VLC directory     
VLC 64 bit on Windows: put that file in your VLC directory     
Mac OS X: put that file in ~/lib directory

Tip: VLC does not yet support Blu-ray menus so you must manually select title to play.

Part Two: If VLC not support all Blu-ray movies

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Part Three: Rip Encrypted Blu-ray for Playing with VLC on Windows and Mac

Download and install Brorsoft Blu-ray Ripper on your Windows (10) PC. Follow the guide to rip encrypted Blu-ray for VLC on Windows and Mac step-by-step. For Mac users, please switch to Brorsoft Blu-ray Ripper for Mac (compatible with macOS Sierra).

Step 1. Install and launch the best Blu-ray  to VLC Ripper; click the disc button to load Blu-ray movies to this program. Blu-ray movie folder and ISO image files are supported as well.


Step 2. Click on Format bar to select output format. Here you can choose rip Blu-ray to *.mp4, *.mov, etc on for playing with VLC on Windows and Mac.


Tip: If you want to rip Blu-rays for iPhoneiPadGalaxy phoneXbox S and more, simply click the preset profiles.

Step 3. Click the “Convert” icon to rip Blu-ray to mp4 for VLC Media Player . Once finished, you can get the output files by clicking on “Open” button and import them into VLC Media Center effortlessly. Now you can play the converted Blu-ray movies with VLC on Windows and Mac without hassle.

Additional Tips:

If you not only wanna rip  Blu-rays, but also intend to convert DVDs or HD Videos such as 4K XAVC/XAVC-S, MXF, MTS, MKV, WMV, MOV, M4V, AVI videos for VLC Media Player, Brorsoft Video Converter Ultimate (or iMedia Converter for Mac) will be your first and best choice.

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