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Blu-ray Disc drives/players can play Blu-ray discs, DVDs, CDs, and some can also play other types of discs, such as SACDs and DVD-Audio Discs. However, although you can play a DVD in a Blu-ray Disc drive/player, you can’t play a Blu-ray Disc in a DVD drive/player. Anyone that claims otherwise is misleading the consumer.


First, you CANNOT play Blu-ray disk on PC’s DVD drive or regular DVD Player.

Second, why can’t we play Blu-ray disc on PC’s DVD drive or regular DVD Player?

Reason 1: From laser aspect, Blu-ray disc needs Blue laser to read, while PC’s DVD drive or regular DVD Player can only release red laser.

Blu-ray vs DVD

Reason 2: From region code aspect, Blu-ray disc has 3 region codes (Region A, B and C) while DVD has 6 individual region codes.

region code

Reason 3: From storage aspect, Blu-ray disc can be divided into two types, which are single-layer discs (25 GB) and dual-layer discs (50 GB), while PC’s DVD drive or regular DVD Playercan only read less than 20GB.


In other word, the Blu-ray disc has more video and audio information than a PC’s DVD player or regular DVD Player is designed to read.


1. We can’t play Blu-ray disc on PC’s DVD drive or regular DVD Player.

2. If we want to play Blu-ray disc on PC, we need: a Blu-ray player (hardware), U2USoft Blu-ray DVD Player Software and Blu-ray disc.

How to Play Blu-ray Disc on PC?

First, Get a Blu-ray Player software for PC. It can play Blu-ray disc/BDMV Folder/ISO image file on the computer without quality loss. Unlike other paid Blu-ray players, you don’t need to invest hundreds of dollars to purchase it; it has free versions for Windows and Mac. You can know more information about U2USoft Blu-ray player software on the official website.

– Region-free Blu-ray player software to play Blu-ray disc and DVD disc for free, regardless of disc protection and region restriction.
– Play 4K FLV videos, 4K MKV videos, 4K MP4 videos, etc. without quality loss.
– Play 1080P videos, 720P videos with lossless quality.

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Second. An Blu-ray drive. You can buy the Blu-ray drive from Amazon.

Step to Play Blu-ray Disc Movie on PC?

Step 1: Install U2USoft Blu-ray Player for PC.

If you want to enjoy the Blu-ray movies on PC Windows 10/8.1/8/7/vista/xp, you need to install a virtue Blu-ray drive on your computer. And then install U2USoft PC Blu-ray Player Software to your computer by following the instructions.

Tips: To enjoy the Blu-ray ISO images, you need to install a virtue Blu-ray drive on your computer first.

PC Blu-ray Player Software

Step 2: Load Blu-ray Disc.
Launch the virtue Blu-ray drive to load the Blu-ray disc.Then click the “Open Disc” button to open a browse window where you need to find the virtue drive on your PC.

Step 3: Define the audio/video track.
With this wonderful Blu-ray Player for PC Users, you are allowed to define the audio/video track, audio channel, playing screen size, and so on.

Plus, with the “Snapshot” function, you can capture your favorite Blu-ray images and save in the format of JPEG, PNG, and BMP.

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Step 4: Start to play blu-ray movies on PC.
After all above settings, you can click “Play” button to enjoy your favorite Blu-ray movies on PC at home with wonderful video quality.