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




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unnamednewbie13: Not working in 2.1.5.

Kee Leicthle: what do you mean by go to the device or folder the blu ray disc is currently stored?

RaidenMGS Vang: I was able to download the AACS dynamic library for a 64-bit on Windows 8. My problem was when I click on "get the file" for the keys database, all it did was lead me to a bunch of processing keys. What can I do to overcome this and be able to download the keys database because the video does not specifically present that part?

lester vogt: Thanks a lot,downloaded 2.1.5 x64,installed,followed directions,works just fine on my PC.I made sure I deleted VLC 32 bit version before I did this.I don't have to shell out money for blu-ray software ! GREAT JOB

BIOSHOCKFOXX: I have the problem, that I have bunch of files and folders, and no normal video file, does this tutorial cover it ? Cause when I open my movie, it has two folders - CERTIFICATE and BDMV. the first one has one file id.bdmv and another folder that holds another file and folder, the second folder has more folders with some few files. WTF is this crap ? Does this video covers this thing or is it some sort of different blu ray enabler ?

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.

Jeff Olson: So, you said 32 bit is in Programs and 64 bit is in Programs x86? I'm on Windows 7 HP 64 bit, and the 32 bit VLC I got years ago was in x86, and the experimental 64 bit version you mentioned here downloaded to regular Programs. May want to update for newer VLC versions even for minute details, had a few minute brain fart re-watching the vid to double check everything.

Max Wilson: I have VLC 2.1.5 and followed your steps to the letter and get the errors: Blu-ray error: No valid processing key found in AACS config file. Your input can't be opened: VLC is unable to open the MRL 'bluray:///F:/'. Check the log for details.

Tom Johnson: This was so useful! After fighting to get a non-cooperative PS3 to display video on my TV and having both Windows Media Player and VLC not run the disc, it's so great to have it work! Thanks for the upload, really useful and really clear. 

Bones98: some blu rays work and some don't. Oh well...

Adam Mak: Thx for help. Follow all the step and correct install 32bit or 64bit folder will work. It work in 2.1.5

Gnerg91: If you're sick and tired (like I got eventually) of trying to make free versions work, I'll recommend aurora player. The trial player is just bullcrap though, displaying a trial message on top your video. Full 2013 version is available at the link provided. You shouldn't trust people on the internet, but for what it's worth I can vouch for it to be safe xP http://thepiratebay.se/torrent/9247847/Aurora_Blu-ray_Media_Player_2.13.2.1421_Multilingual_With_Crack[ 

David Johnston: Thank you very much DS Michael. I was having trouble getting it sorted on my x64bit OS, no longer. :)

Zuflus Frozenhearth: Two words: thank you. and thanks to that guy making that site with the download.

SMASHINGmedia: Hm, not working for me either. 

MJMyrna: I've got 64-bit Windows 7 with 32-bit VLC, v. 2.0.8 and it doesn't work for me.

x TheDestiinyx: when i want to watch it can i also do it with a dvd player or is this just to enable the fuktion that the blu ray player can read it ???

Jesse1MI: Thanks for this, working great on v.2.02 64 bit Windows!

The Fat Man: Doesn't work with VLC 2.1.5 Even tried using 2.0.2 like in the video. I tried this several times before getting so pissed off I yanked the tray out of my bluray drive =\ I'm going back to DVDs. Less bullcrap.

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.

Frank Wire: MRL 'bluray:///E:/'. Check the log for details Followed the instructions for 64 bit windows 7 - did not work. Where is the darn log mentioned? Its not in the VLC directory, unless its got a different name/extension. 

NotSoCheezyAnimation: It works! Sort of. Some discs don't play and all discs that do are kind of washed out, but it's better than nothing!

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?

randy love: i have a tuchsmart 610 with a 64 bit playing ith win 7 it usd to blurays used to play in it but dont will this vlc work ? if you can send me a copy of this if it works i would raly like this thanks 

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?

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."

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

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

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?

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.

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

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

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.

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

Kevon London: THANK SO MOST :) :) :) :)

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?

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...

piplup10203854: when i download that key file it doesn't look like yours..i have no clue why. Is there a way i could have it open with whatever the default was cause i think its opening with something else so maybe that's why it has a different icon

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 

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 

Bill Mozart: Thank you, sir

brubeck71: or just download powerdvd ,which plays internal and usb blueray instantly.

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.

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.

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

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

Arif Sethi: Thanks alot for your help

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

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?

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.

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