Blu-ray on Windows 10? “So what’s the best option for watching Blu-rays on Windows 10? I tried so many things but they didn’t work (library for VLC, Leawo BluRay Player, etc), I really want a free alternative, since I don’t want to pay for a program like POWERDVD to watch a BluRay I already paid for.”
A lot of users reported that after they had upgraded to Windows 10, they were not able to play DVD or Blu-Ray movies on their computer. Since most devices available on the market do not come with a DVD drive, Microsoft has decided to remove Windows Media Center and thereby cease support for DVD discs. However, Microsoft seems to forget that a huge number of people who upgraded from Windows 7, Windows 8 to Windows 10 own computers and laptops that still have a disc drive.
It is worth noting that this issue does not affect all DVD discs. Of course, you still have the freedom to open empty DVD discs. Moreover, just because Microsoft removed the default media center support, it does not mean that you won’t be able to play DVD and Blu-Ray files on your computer. So, what if your Blu-ray or DVD won’t play on Windows 10? Well, you will be glad that you found this article.
This article introduces professional & free DVD and Blu-Ray Player for Windows 10 and a detailed guide to help you watch, open, play DVD and Blu-Ray in Windows 10 easily.
Method 1: Use VLC to Play Blu-ray or DVD Discs in Windows 10 for free
VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia files as well as DVDs, Audio CDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols. And by adding AACS and BD+ DRM libraries and keys, VLC can play most of Blu-Ray movies. Here is a complete guide on how to enable VLC to play Blu-Ray in Windows 10.
Other alternatives for playing Blu-ray or DVD discs include KMPlayer, which is almost as versatile as VLC Player, and Daum PotPlayer.
These apps are free by avoiding the licensing requirements for Blu-ray playback software; instead, the technology has been reverse engineered. You may find that there is no support for 3D Blu-ray movies, because that encryption has not yet been reverse engineered.
Method 2: Use professional Blu-ray Player for Windows 10 to play Blu-ray or DVD on Windows 10
Step 1: Free download U2USoft Windows 10 Blu-ray Player, which is fast, smooth and has crisp playback. It’s been around for years and can play almost everything (video, audio, DVD, Blu-ray, ISO image, DVD/BD folder, audio, UHD 4K movie) you thrown at it. This application works well on both Windows and Mac platform. Install and launch it.
Step 2: Add Blu-Ray or DVD movies to Blu Ray Player for Windows 10
The Windows 10 Blu Ray Player supports loading video from Blu-Ray disc, Blu-Ray folder, IFO file, DVD disc, DVD Folder, DVD IFO/ISO. Click “Open Disc” or “Open File” button to load your Blu-Ray or DVD movies.
Step 3: Play Blu-Ray or DVD movies on Windows 10
When movie is loaded, you can play DVD or Blu-Ray movies with outstanding and perfect video quality.