Nowadays, almost any computer can play DVD movies as long as there is a DVD drive provided, whatever it’s a PC or Mac, homemade DVD or commercial DVD. But what about Blu-ray movies? Could your PC or laptop play this high definition movie formats without fuss? How to play Blu-ray on PC or laptop? This article will tell you the truth so that you can start your Blu-ray era in your living room or just keep in mind to be ready.
Is your computer hardware ready for playing Blu-ray movies?
Below are the basic system requirements to play Blu-ray on PC or laptop. Check whether your computer meets before trying hard to play Blu-ray movies.
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8, Windows 7, Vista and XP.
Processor (CPU): Pentium 4 541 (3.2 GHz), Athlon 64 X2 3800+, AMD Fusion E-series & C-series or above.
Graphics Processor (GPU on Card): Intel G45, ATI Radeon HD 2400, NVIDIA GeForce 7600GT or above.
Memory: 2 GB required for Vista and Windows 7; 1 GB required for Windows XP.
Hard Disk Space: 100-500 MB for Blu-ray player installation.
Disc Player: BD-ROM/BD-RE or Super Multi Blu combo disc drive.
Display Device (optional): To play Blu-ray movie on TV, HDCP compliant TV and video cards are required. That means DVI, HDMI, DisplayPort or other connectors are provided on both sides.
What you need to play Blu-ray on PC or laptop
If you have a powerful enough computer, now you need a Blu-ray player to suit your needs. On the Blu-ray player market, UFUSoft Blu-ray Player Software is the most suitable choice for you, which helps users enjoy any Blu-ray movie and ISO files released in different regions and dates with outstanding and perfect video quality on windows 8/7/Vista/XP PC, laptop or HTPC, capable of playing popular video files. Users can enjoy videos in HD video, AVCHD video, MTS, M2TS, MXF, TS, TRP, MKV, MPEG, FLV, WMV, and MP4, etc formats, and it cost less. At the same time, free solutions are also provides, such as VLC Player, DAPlayer. You could just try it.
Play Blu-ray on PC or laptop directly
Since everything is ready, it’s the time to start a new era. Hold your breath and open your Blu-ray player. If the Blu-ray drive works well and the disc has not damaged, the Blu-ray movies will show up on the screen. Enjoy high quality Blu-ray movies instantly.
Play Blu-ray on PC or laptop via Virtual Drive
Have ripped or downloaded Blu-ray contents, but the Blu-ray player doesn’t support hard drive files playback? One of the solutions is to create ISO and mount it as a computer drive using virtual drive software. For this case, Daemon Tools Lite is recommended and it’s free, but home use only. After Blu-ray movie is mounted, Blu-ray players may recognize the virtual drive and play it as normal.
Blu-ray Playback Tips: If your Blu-ray movies are files on hard drive, you can use free DVD tool ImgBurn to convert them into ISO image and mount with Daemon Tools Lite.