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How to Play Blu ray with VLC on Windows and Mac

VLC Blu-ray Player

If you are a Blu-ray movie fan, you may have heard of VLC Blu-ray. VLC is one of the most popular media players and attracts millions of users around the world. VLC is so prevalent, partly because it is the most stable open source media player. And as a media player, the latest version of VLC has the capacity to playback Blu-ray discs and ultra HD Blu-ray discs. However, VLC could only read the blu ray discs with AACS libraries, for digital right regulations. Compared to other blu ray players, it is more complicated to enjoy Blu-ray movies with VLC. Therefore, we will share how to play VLC Blu-ray and the alternative solution.

1. Warming up VLC blu ray

To help users enjoy blu ray discs encrypted with AACS and BD+, some developers have created three projects for the latest version of VLC. Libbruray is able parse blu ray videos to access titles, audio and subtitle streams.

Libaacs has the capacity to decrypt blu ray disc with known AACS keys.

Libbdplus could decrypt blu ray disc with libgcrypt. That means you have to install extra database if you want to watch blu ray with VLC. And VLC is available to both Windows and Mac OS; but the preparation processes are different. So we will introduce the details to play blu rays on different platforms below.

2. VLC blu ray on Mac OS

You can go to and download the latest version of VLC for blu ray. If you follow the installation instruction, you will install VLC on your computer easily. And then you have to do some extra work.

VLC Blu-ray Player on Mac

1. Go to and download the KEYS DATABASE and AACS DYNAMIC LIBRARY for Mac to your Mac computer.
2. After downloaded, you should move the keys database to the destination: directory /Library/Preferences/aacs/. If the folder does not exist on your Mac, you have to create it.
3. Right-click on VLC blu ray and choose Show package contents. And then move the file of AACS Dynamic Library to Contents/Mac OS/lib.
4. Then you can playback blu ray movies on Mac computer with VLC.

If VLC still cannot read the blu ray discs, that means the blu ray discs have been encrypted beyond the AACS keys.

3. Play blu rays with VLC on Windows

If you want to playback blu ray movies on Windows, you also need to download and install the latest version of VLC Blu ray from the official website. And then go to the key database website and download KEYS DATABASE and AACS DYNAMIC LIBRARY to your PC. Make sure you have downloaded the right version of library.

VLC Blu-ray Player on Windows

1. Go to C:\Users\yourusername\AppData.
Tips: make hidden folders viewable.
If your PC runs Windows 8, 8.1 or 10, you can type folder in the search box and choose Folder Options. In View tab, press Advanced Settings and enable Show hidden files, folders, and drives.
If you have a Windows 7 computer, you can find Folder Options in Control Panel-> Appearance and Personalization.

2. In AppData, right-click on the empty space and select New and then Folder to create a new folder labeled aacs. Put the downloaded keys database file in the aacs folder.
3. Locate to C:\ Program Files or C:\ Program Files(x86) and find out VLC blu ray directory.
4. Drop the downloaded AACS DYNAMIC LIBRARY file to VLC directory.
5. Finally, open VLC and press Media->Open Media option. In the pop-up dialog, go to Disc tab and select Blu-Ray option. After settings, click on Play button to confirm changes.
Then you can playback blu ray movies with VLC blu ray on Windows.

4. Alternative solution for VLC Blu-ray Player

Although you have downloaded keys database and installed AACS DYNAMIC LIBRARY on your computer, VLC cannot support all blu ray discs. At this time, you should consider the alternative solution, AnyMP4 Blu-ray Player. Blu-ray Player is similar to VLC and has more powerful features.

1. As VLC Blu ray, Blu-ray Player is a cross-platform blu ray player compatible with both Windows and Mac.
2. Besides blu ray discs, Blu-ray Player could also read the blu ray videos from folders and ISO files.
3. This blu ray player also supports extensive video formats, including 4k blu rays, ultra blu ray and other ordinary video files.
4. With Blu-ray Player, you can enjoy smooth and high quality of blu ray movie experiences.
5. All the necessary control touch points are integrated on a concise interface.
6. Blu-ray Player supports all blu ray discs, no matter the encryption methods.

How to play blu rays with AnyMP4 Blu-ray Player

1. Insert the blu ray disc to play into CD-ROM drive and open Blu-ray Player on your computer.
2. Click on Open Disc button in the interface of Blu-ray Player to load blu ray movie. If you want to playback blu ray movies from local folder or ISO files, you can choose Open File button.

AnyMP4 Blu-ray Player

3. During playing, you can control the playback with the touch points, like pause, stop, change sound volume or play in full screen mode.
4. If you want to save the fantastic moments, Blu-ray Player supports to capture screenshots as well.
5. To advanced users, extensive custom options are available in Audio and Video menus on top ribbon.

Play Blu-ray

Blu-ray Player has embedded a strong algorithm to play blu rays and ultra HD blu rays, so you do not need to download and install extra sources to your computer.


This article has introduced the ways to enjoy blu ray movies with VLC on various platforms. Commercial blu ray discs usually are encrypted to protect digital right. And if you want to play blu ray discs with VLC, you have to download and install extra keys database and AACS dynamic library. If you are using VLC as default blu ray player, you can follow the steps to give VLC Blu ray the capacity of decryption. Remember that AACS dynamic library just could decrypt part of blu ray discs, so does VLC blu ray.

If you are looking for an alternative solution for VLC Blu-ray to enjoy blu ray movies, AnyMP4 Blu-ray Player seems to be a smart choice. It is more excellent than VLC, for Blu-ray Player is compatible with all blu ray discs, no matter the encryption methods or region codes. This blu ray player has equipped such decryption capacity, so you do not need to do extra work. Moreover, Blu-ray Player is an all-in-one media player. To ordinary users, all the necessary functions can be found on the interface. And advanced users could control the movie quality by adjusting the extensive parameters related to video and audio.

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