Summary: If you have some Blu-ray movies and want to play them in Windows Media Center on Windows 10/8.1/8/7/Vista/XP, just Follow this article to learn how to play Blu-ray in Windows Media Center.

Windows Media Center is a Windows XP Media Center Edition, which works in Windows Vista Home Premium and Ultimate and all editions of Windows 7 except Starter and Home Basic. It allows users to organize and play videos, slideshows, and music. You can also watch and record live television.

If you are using those Windows versions that have Windows Media Center and have some Blu-ray movies, you must want to play Blu-ray in Windows Media Center. However, Windows Media Center currently doesn’t support playing Blu-ray discs. When you are trying to play a Blu-ray disc, it will ask you to install a playback application that supports Blu-ray playback.

Fortunately, there some other ways make Windows Media Center play Blu-ray discs. That is to rip Blu-ray to Windows Media Center supported video formats like AVI and WMV, and then play the converted video files with it.

To convert Blu-ray to Windows Media Center, you can use U2USoft Blu-ray Ripper. With it, you can rip AACS and BD+ protected Blu-ray disc to AVI, WMV, MP4, ASF, MOV, M4V, MKV, VOB, MPG, 3GP, FLV, SWF, etc. for playback on iPod, iPhone, iPad, PSP, PS3, Wii, NDS, Xbox 360, etc. Besides, you can extract audio from the Blu-ray movies. MP3, WMA, WAV, OGG, AAC, AIFF, FLAC, etc. audio formats are supported. Just get it and follow the guide below to convert Blu-ray to Windows Media Center highly compatible AVI or WMV.

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How to convert Blu-ray to Windows Media Center compatible video formats

1. Insert the Blu-ray disc you want to rip to the Blu-ray drive and open U2USoft Blu-ray Ripper. Click “Load Disc” button on the main interface of program to load your Blu-ray movie. As you can see, you can view the movie on the right viewing window to ensure it’s the right one.

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2. Now choose AVI as the output format by going to “Profile” > “Common Video” > “AVI”. You can also choose “HD AVI” from “HD Video”. And set the output saving folder by clicking “Output” and choose a folder to save the ripped files.

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3. Finally, just click the “Convert” button to have the Blu-ray to Windows Media Center conversion started.

Wait for the conversion to finish. After the ripping, you can just play the video files in Windows Media Center with ease. Just enjoy the movies!

Tips: U2USoft Blu-ray Ripper can also help you rip CSS protected DVDs to popular video and audio formats.