“I’ve downloaded a BluRay rip that’s arrived as a BDMV folder with a load of subfolders and files underneath it. I haven’t a clue how to actually play the movie from all of this and a scouring of Google and this forum has just left me even more confused. Can someone help at all? Is there some software that will play the folder?”

Blu-ray Folder is a folder that contains the whole contents of a Blu-ray disc. You may get it from another person or by copying from an original Blu-ray disc, or make it yourself with programs. When you open the folder, you will find a load of subfolders and files. If you haven’t a clue how to play the movie, you may need some guide. Here is a simple tutorial with 3 ways offered for you to play a Blu-ray folder on PC.

Blu-ray is a patented technology with copyrighted protection, so is a Blu-ray folder. You will need authorized media player with appropriate license to play this format. UFUSoft Blu-ray Player is a piece of professional Blu-ray player software officially authorized by BDA(Blu-ray Disc Association). It support all Blu-ray forms, such as Blu-ray disc, Blu-ray folder and Blu-ray ISO files, and delivers high-quality picture and sound.

A Blu-ray folder usually contains 2 separate folders: BDMV and CERTIFICATE folders.The BDMV folder under root directory of a Blu-ray contains information about the contents of the Blu-ray disc, but it has too many subfolders and files. If you want to play a Blu-ray folder, you will need to choose the Blu-ray first-level directory, that is to say, choose the folder as a whole. Please don’t play BDMV folder OR any stream file. Here list three solutions for you:

Three Best Ways to Play Blu-ray Folder (BDMV&CERTIFICATE) On PC

Option 1 Drag the whole folder to Blu-ray player software interface or screen.

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Then you will see the navigation panel. You can click play movie option to play the movie directly, or select a chapter or title to play.

Option 2 Open Blu-ray Folder directly.
If you want to play a Blu-ray folder movie, please pay attention to not selecting any BDMV OR stream file. Or you will just get a video with one audio without Blu-ray navigation panel and subtitle. Blu-ray Player software can help user play a Blu-ray folder as a disc file.

Open UFUSoft Blu-ray Player and select Open Disc.

When Open Disc box pops up, select Open Folder and choose the Blu-ray first-level directory instead of BDMV or CERTIFICATE.

How to Play Blu-ray Folder

Then you will see the navigation panel. You can click play movie option to play the movie directly, or select a chapter or title to play.

Option 3 Play one m2ts file instead of the Blu-ray folder.
If you don’t have Blu-ray player software, and just want to see the video, you can use regular media player to play a m2ts file. Open BDMV/STREAM, you can see lots of m2ts files. M2TS file is the Blu-ray Disc Audio-Video (BDAV) MPEG-2 Transport Stream (M2TS) container file format, which can be played with ALLPlayer, MPlayer, VLC, PotPlayer and other media players, depending on used compression formats in a M2TS file. Some players will need an appropriate codec, component or plugin installed.

There are too many m2ts files in a Blu-ray folder. It will not be easy to select a proper file. We suggest you play Blu-ray folders with Blu-ray Player software. If you want to play Blu-ray folder on Mac, please refer to: How to Play Blu-ray Folder on Mac.