PLAY DVD AND BLU-RAY MOVIES IN WIN­DOWS

Windows Help & Advice - - WINDOWS 10 KEEP YOUR PC HEALTHY -

Want to play DVD-Videos in Win­dows 10? Both Kodi (www. kodi.tv) and VLC Me­dia Player (www.vide­olan.org/vlc) of­fer free sup­port (in­clud­ing menu ac­cess) – VLC should work with non-re­gion 2 discs, too. Sim­ply pop the disc in and it should play like nor­mal.

Blu-ray discs are trick­ier – the fol­low­ing free add-ons should en­able you to play most older AACS-en­crypted discs along with a hand­ful of BD+ discs. Point your browser at https:// vlc-blu­ray.who­knowsmy.name/, then down­load the Keys data­base and place it in C:\ Pro­gramData\aacs. Next down­load the rel­e­vant AACS dy­namic li­brary for your PC (ei­ther 32-bit or 64-bit), then place the down­loaded DLL file in­side your VLC pro­gram folder. on your PC.

Launch VLC (a por­ta­ble ver­sion is also avail­able from https://portableapps.com/ apps/mu­sic_video/vlc_ por­ta­ble) and pop your Blu-ray into a com­pat­i­ble drive. In the VLC app, choose Me­dia > Open Disc. Se­lect Blu-ray, choose your start­ing ti­tle (there’s no menu sup­port) and click Play. Af­ter a de­lay – and if you’re lucky – you’ll be able to watch your Blu-ray!

Armed with the right down­loads you can play a de­cent num­ber of Blu-ray movies for free with VLC Me­dia Player.

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