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Free Way to Play Blu-Ray Disc Movie with VLC in Windows 10 64-bit/32-bit

On some Windows 10 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 10 pre-release literature, it contains ambiguous language regarding what’s actually included in Windows 10:

“Windows Media Player will continue to be available in all editions, but without DVD playback support. For optical discs playback on new Windows 10 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 10, so VLC media player will be the best way to play Blu-Ray in Windows 10 64-bit or Windows 10 32 bit for free.

VLC play Blu Ray movies on Windows 10

To better support Blu-Ray playback in Windows 10, 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 10. 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 10 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 10 – [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 10 32bit: put that file in your VLC directory
Windows 10 64bit: put that file in your VLC directory

Windows 10 – [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 10 64-bit or Windows 10 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 10, you need a third party software to help you. You can get a Blu-ray Player for Windows 10(Only $45 for Lifetime) to play Blu-ray movies on Windows 10 directly with Blu-ray effect. Or you can hire a Blu-ray Ripper for Windows 10(Only $59 for Lifetime) to rip and transcode Blu-ray discs to WMV/AVI/MPG/MPEG/MOV/MKV/MP4 etc for playing on Windows 10 PC or multimedia players.

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* Windows 10 Blu-ray Player Software

* How to play Blu-ray discs on Windows 10?

* Two Methods to Play Blu-ray Movies on Windows 10 PC

* A Professional Blu-ray Player Software for Windows 10/8.1/8/7

* Blu-Ray Player for Windows 10