“4K UHD BD via PC? Can a PC with a good GPU (like the 980ti) play UHD BD-ROMs? Does it require a special type of BD-ROM< are there any out or any software that supports it? I just ordered a new PC with the above GPU which is fully 4k capable, but I’m not trying to pay another $400 for a dedicated UHD BD player…”
“4k Blu-ray disc playing on PC??Hi, I currently have multiple?Blu-ray?drives on multiple PC’s and none of which can recognize a 4K UHD Blu-ray disc… Yes they are BDXL and support 100 and 128gb Blu-ray discs. I was wondering if anyone has got this to work or if PC’s just cannot play them yet.?I have a i5 skylake, GTX970, 8gb?memory.”
Now there have been 4K UHD Blu-ray discs on the market for people to get much higher resolution image of movies. Many people are wondering how to play 4K UHD Blu-ray disc on PC, since there exist some differences between 4K UHD Blu-ray disc and general Blu-ray disc. Some people may even ask whether or not can Blu-ray players play 4K UHD or Blu-ray player with 4K upscaling.
Till now, there are mainly two ways to play 4K Blu-ray movies: external 4K Blu-ray player device and 4K Blu-ray player software installed on computer. It is quite simple to play 4K UHD Blu-ray disc with external 4K Blu-ray player (you only need to purchase an external 4K Blu-ray player for hundreds of dollars). In this post, we would like to provide two ways of how to play 4K UHD Blu-ray disc on PC: install PC Blu-ray 4K player software or a 4K Blu-ray converter for PC.
Method 1: Play 4K UHD Blu-ray Disc on PC with Blu-ray 4K player software for PC
To play 4K UHD Blu-ray disc on pc, the very first thing you need to make clear is whether your pc has a BD drive. Many people would think that they have to upgrade their Blu-ray drive to 4K Blu-ray drive. Actually, PCs will not require new Blu-ray drives to play 4K UHD Blu-ray/media. PCs will only need 4K UHD Blu-ray player software that supports 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray playback. Of course, to make thing easier and smoother, you could consult your Blu-ray drive provider for the 4K UHD Blu-ray disc compatibility issue, and prepare a 4K UHD Blu-ray disc drive if you can.
Speaking to 4K, we know it contains 4096 x 2160 pixels, which means if you want to get the full 4K movie experience, the display should be at least support 4K. If you only have a 1080P display, the 4K movie pixels would downlscale to 1080P (1920×1080 pixels). Therefore, a 4K display is required.
To sum up, to play 4K UHD Blu-ray disc on pc, you need to meet the below requirements:
* 4K display PC
* Blu-ray drive (compatible with 4K Blu-ray disc, or 4K Blu-ray drive)
* 4K UHD Blu-ray disc
* PC 4K UHD Blu-ray player software (UHD Blu-ray player software) of course
With all these things ready, you could then start to play 4K UHD Blu-ray disc on PC easily.
As an all-inclusive media player combo, UFUSoft Blu-ray Player features region free Blu-ray Disc player, Blu-ray folder player, Blu-ray ISO Player, 4K UHD Blu-ray player, 4K UHD video player, HD/SD video player, audio player and ISO player. With the support of several different advanced audio decoding technologies like Dolby, DTS, AAC, TrueHD, DTS-HD, etc., this PC UHD Blu-ray player could play 4K Blu-ray disc without any quality loss on pc. To play 4K UHD Blu-ray disc on PC with UFUSoft 4K UHD Blu-ray Player, you don’t need to install any plugin. It’s a region free 4K Blu-ray disc player, which means it could play back Blu-ray discs of all regions and all disc protections.
Steps to Play 4K UHD Blu-ray Disc on PC.
Step 1: Free download 4k Blu Ray Player for PC. Install and launch it.
Step 2: Add 4k UHD Blu-Ray movies to 4k Blu Ray Player for PC
The 4k UHD Blu Ray Player for PC supports loading video from 4k Blu-Ray disc, 4k Blu-Ray folder or IFO file. Click “Open Disc” or “Open File” button to load your 4k UHD Blu-Ray movies.
Step 3: Play 4k UHD Blu-Ray movies on PC
When movie is loaded, you can play 4k UHD Blu-Ray movies with outstanding and perfect video quality.
Method 2: Play 4K UHD Blu-ray Disc on PC with 4K Blu-ray Ripper
If you have some 4K UHD Blu-ray discs and would like to watch those 4K Blu-ray content on PC, you can make use of a 4K Blu-ray ripper to convert 4K UHD Blu-ray to 4K MP4/AVI/WMV/MPG, etc video that pc accepted. UFUSoft Blu-ray Ripper is such a reliable PC 4K Blu-ray player that provides you the most professional way to rip 4k UHD Blu-ray to PC or even Windows 10 based PC friendly video formats, so as to let you play 4k UHD Blu ray on PC or laptop effortlessly. You will find that is UFUSoft 4K Blu-ray Ripper will be another good choice for you to play 4k UHD Blu ray discs, files on PC. Now just turn to this detailed guide to know how to rip 4k Blu-ray to PC friendly video formats.
The Steps of ripping 4K UHD Blu-ray in PC
1. Insert 4K UHD Blu-ray into your BD drive and launch UFUSoft 4K Blu-ray Ripper for PC.
2. Add the files you want to convert and select your preferred output format.
3. Click the Convert button to initiate the 4K UHD Blu-ray ripping process. When finished locate your output folder and enjoy your 4K UHD BD movie on PC.