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: Videolan.org, then download install the latest version of VLC .
Step 2: You’ll need two files: keys database and AACS dynamic library.
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.
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.
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.