How To Enable VLC To Play Blu-ray Movies In Windows (VLC 2.0.2+)




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viperswhip: Who installs things in the recommended folders? Lol, you probably shouldn't since your new computer is likely running on an SSD, while VLC hardly needs that, and ya, it's small, but all programs that don't need that should go on a HD that's likely not your system drive. This doesn't work for me anyway. If it's because I didn't install VLC (yes, for win 64) in the default location, then as much as I have loved VLC in the past, we will now break up.

Pecola1FromScratch: Does this still work for VLC 2.1.3 Rincewind? I tried it and I couldn't get it to work. Do I need to install the old (2.0) version of vlc for it to work?

Stockman007: Can my dvd drive play a blu ray discs?

Dagreenandroid: Doesn't work. Try to play a Bluray & get a pop up msg: AACS Host certificate revoked.... WTF?

antred11: God, Blurays suck. Never had any issues with DVDs. Now with these freaking Blurays you either have to shell out money for a commercial player or fiddle around with free players that sadly won't work.

brown55061: Yeah this didn't work for me on Win7 64-bit, having the 32-bit VLC player installed. I did everything correctly. When trying to play a bluray disk it says AACS library is not there.

ThreeLinesOnly: Totally able to play the Blu-ray but no sound, any thoughts and I have tried reinstalling codecs and this occurs on all blu-ray...thanks

William Su: Does VLC play blu-ray without this now in version 2.1.5? I have a BDMV folder but I cant figure out how to play it in VLC?

deadelf196: Hey so i tried this on both ubuntu and windows 7, using both the 2.1.4 and then trying the backdated 2.0.2 doing the same steps each, both times i get the error : Blu-Ray error: Your system AACS decoding library does not work. Missing keys? Your input can't be opened: VLC is unable to open the MRL 'bluray:///H:/'. Check the log for details. and in linux or using 2.1.4 i get a similar error(does not show the blu-ray error) any info to shed some light on whats going on?

nidina sapkota: I did everything but still it says " This Blu-ray Disc needs a library for AACS decoding, and your system does not have it."

Jordan Foster: When in VLC, click Media Open Disc Select BluRay Play. 

Calum A: Easy to understand. Workeds 5* on Windows 8 64 bit using VLC 32 bit. I tried this on my own a few weeks back with no success. This works. Thanks :D

TheToekutter: Doesn't work.

Danny Feng: It's not working for me. I'm following the 32bit instructions and when I load a Bluray DVD, I get the following message: Blu-ray error: AACS Host certificate revoked. Your input can't be opened: VLC is unable to open the MRL 'bluray:///D:/'. Check the log for details. Suggestions?

Grant Walker: Thanks Man!

Ben Greenfield: doesn't work with VLC 2.1.5 (64bit)

Arif Sethi: Thanks alot for your help

chengez khan: Hi! Thanks for the video. I am getting this error: "Blu-Ray Error: Path doesn't appear to be a blu-ray Your input cant be opened vlc is unable to open the mrl: 'bluray:///c:/users/xyz/desktop/movies/malena.2000.bluray.720p.h264'. check the log for details." Any help will be appreciated.

Jason van Moorst: VLC 2.1.4 64 Bit Followed the instructions and still returning "VLC is unable to open the MRL 'dvd:///F:/'. Check the log for details." Sorry to Say it isn't a guaranteed fix

Frostfire613: Hello, my VLC error window is always saying: "VLC is unable to open the MRL 'bluray:///F:/'. Check the log for details." What does this even mean? How can I fix this?

AkantorTusk575: omg thank you so much for this! i got my alienware x51 blu ray to finely work now. i can watch blu ray movie :D thanks a lot 

Paul Richardson: and this is the first one I have had, and it already don't work. This sucks.

Stefanoples: I can play the ISO (with VLC media player), but without the 3D, Extra's en Menu's. and that also goes with other programs Vertalen

Izno More: might be me but im trying to read bluray disk an get error msg vlc cant open « dvdsimple:///D:/ ». look msg for details 

TheEliteGuy: i didnt have to do anything..literally downloaded a blu ray movie(bonnie and clyde 2013 720p) opened it with vlc and it worked

GHGripElectric: is this compatible with Version 2.1.5? i had it working just fine and i let auto update do its thing with out thinking. Now it doesn't work. i even rolled back to an older version of VLC and i cant get playback anymore also im on windows 8.1 64bit it worked before i accidently clicked Update and i dont understand why downloading older versions didnt fix the problem i just get this Blu-Ray error: AACS Host certificate revoked. Your input can't be opened: VLC is unable to open the MRL 'bluray:///E:/'. Check the log for details.

brubeck1: or just download powerdvd ,which plays internal and usb blueray instantly.

sshadow2: You should probably note that on a 64bit version of windows, Programs Files (x86) is for 32bit, not 64bit. Your directions in that regard are backwards. Don't agree? Install a 32bit version VLC and look where it installs. I'm using Win 8.1 Pro 64bit.

DaveSimonH: Thanks. just tried a blu-ray there and it worked. Turned out I had run Ninite installer, which picked the 32 bit version, and I was trying to use the 64bit file. But I'm sure I'm going to run into some blu-rays may not work, due to a new DRM that affects more honest consumers than pirates...

Paul Richardson: I am beginning to hate blue ray on a computer

zx50: (x86) is the 32bit programs folder. I installed 32bit VLC and its program files are in the (x86) programs folder. What this video's saying about this isn't true.

Helen Keller: i still have the same problem. the error message is: VLC is unable to open the MRL 'bluray:///E:/'. Check the log for details.

Kyle Sandilands: Thanks heaps! worked a treat on 32 bit vlc

Tenteth Heirloom: Just wanted to correct something you said which was wrong. The program files X86 directory is actually the 32bit location, straight programfiles is 64bit location. You had it backwards

Nick'sChannel: Thanks!

Taylor Martin: When i using VLC to play blu-ray, but failed, after googled, i find UFUSoft Blu-ray Player claimed to play blu-ray disc movies on windows, i download and try it and successfully play them.

hesorealla: On some Windows 8 reviews, like many other publications that got their information from Microsoft, originally reported that the Media Center and Pro Pack contain codecs for both DVD and Blu-ray movie playback. This is false. They only facilitate DVD playback, not Blu-ray. The quote most sites are referencing comes from Microsoft's blog. And, like most of the official Windows 8 pre-release literature, it contains ambiguous language regarding what's actually included in Windows 8: "Windows Media Player will continue to be available in all editions, but without DVD playback support. For optical discs playback on new Windows 8 devices, we are going to rely on the many quality solutions on the market, which provide great experiences for both DVD and Blu-ray." Further down, in the same blog post, are the actual contents of the Media Center and Pro Pack: "...Media Center, including DVD playback (in Media Center, not in Media Player), broadcast TV recording and playback (DBV-T/S, ISDB-S/T, DMBH, and ATSC), and VOB file playback." Again, the Media Center Pack does not include codecs for Blu-ray playback. So you may look for a free way to play Blu-ray discs movie on Windows 8, so VLC media player will be the best way to play Blu-Ray in Windows 8 64-bit or Windows 8 32 bit for free. To better support Blu-Ray playback in Windows 8, VideoLAN and the VLC development team present the fifth version of “Twoflower” which is VLC 2.0.4. The a major updated VLC 2.0.4 introduces an important number of fixes and improvements especially for Blu-Ray under Windows 8. However, for legal reasons, AACS and BD+ DRM libraries and keys still are not shipped. This article will guide you to download and place the AACS and BD+ DRM libraries and keys in order to play Blu Ray on Windows 8 with VLC for Free. Step 1: Install the latest nightly of VLC 2.0: Go to: VideoLan,then download the latest version for your system. Step 2: Download the Blu-ray playback addon pack from: here, and install the Key file from addon pack – “KEYDB.cfg” Windows 8 – [place in folder named "aacs" located in appdata directory] * Open your user area (start->”your username”) * Enable view hidden files and folders (Organise->Folder and Search Options->View{tab} and select “show hidden files…”->select ok) * Open “AppData” directory * Create a folder and name it “aacs” {no quotations} * Place the KEYDB.cfg file in this folder directly from the unzipped Blu-ray playback addon pack. Step 3: Download Install AACS dynamic library for VLC to use: Windows 8 32bit: put that file in your VLC directory Windows 8 64bit: put that file in your VLC directory Windows 8 – [Place in VLC program directory] * Open “Computer” * Open “Local Disk (C:)” * Open “Program Files” [Or "Program Files (x86)" if running 64bit] * Navigate to “VLC” directory * Move appropriate file from unzipped Blu-ray playback addon pack to this directory (file located in “aacs/windows 32″ directory in pack) Now, you can easily play Blu-Ray disc with VLC on Windows 8 64-bit or Windows 8 32 bit for free. Note: VLC 2.0 still doesn’t have menu support yet. Tip: If VLC still can't help you play Blu-ray disc movie on Windows 8, you could visit here to learn more Pro tip: the above procedure will work if you run the stable version of VLC (2.0.4) in Win7/8 x64, with caveats. The stable version of VLC is 32-bit only, so instead of putting the 64-bit version of libaacs.dll in the VLC program folder ('Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC'), use the 32-bit version. Also, for this to work, when creating the 'aacs' folder to put the KEYDB.cfg keyfile in, you MUST create it in 'Users/%USER%/AppData/Roaming', not 'Users/%USER%/AppData'. So far, with AACS-protected Blu-Ray discs, it works fine. found this online and it worked after trying unsuccessfully for months.

K.B.Holme: Thx m8 :=)

Tonmoy Kabiraj: Thank you so much for the instruction; it was really helpful!! 

fantasyfreakuk: Trying to ruin the Prisoners DVD getting the following error VLC is unable to open the MRL 'bluray:///E:/'. Check the log for details. Where is the log?

PC Tyson: The reason why this probably isn't working for most people is because the instructions are wrong concerning the 32 bit and 64 bit folders. The true 32 bit folder is the folder named "Program Files(x86)" and the correct 64 bit folder is simply "Program Files". The name for the 32 bit folder is a throwback to the naming of the CPU's years ago and refers to the instruction set for programming them. If you put the 32 bit libaacs.dll file in "Program Files(x86)\videolan\vlc" and the 64 bit libaacs.dll in the "Program Files\videolan\vlc" folders it does work. I have both the 64 and 32 bit versions of VLC and now VLC will play my Blu-Ray disks in either version.

Faisal Yaqub: I keep getting a hundred and one errors

ms kumar: Thank you so much :)

erickrayos: don't work for me, it says no valid aacs. 

thelastcopier: (5/25/14) I just used these instructions for Windows8.1 64bit and it worked. Thanks for the video.

BeGoogly BeGrudged: I followed your instructions exactly from beginning to end for Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit OS - To my understanding & observance, to date, VLC doesn't play bluray media on Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit OS. VideoLan sent an update to the VLC player. It reads: "VideoLan & the VLC development team present VLC 2.1.4 "Twoflower". VLC Media Player v.2.1.4 is a minor upgrade for a security flaw in PNG decoding." After the 2.1.4 update installed, under the current configuration, I tried to play bluray - I got this error message: Your input can't be opened: VLC is unable to open the MRL 'bluray:///D:/'. Check the log for details. Thank you sir for your assistance.

Joe Fyffe: I followed your instructions. When I put in a blu-ray disc in and try to open it with VLC then VLC just crashes. I'm running Windows 8.1, and I have tried both the x32 and x64 versions of VLC. Any suggestions would be great.

doctordinotron: THANK YOU!!!!!!!!

Timothy Ryan: I have no idea where you got that libaacs.dll file. 

hecticproduktionz: last time i buy a blu ray jeez they wonder why people pirate cant even play 1 of the only movies I've bought

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