VLC, powerful multi-functional media player software, can run on Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, etc. which is widely used now. The 2.0 and later version support Blu-ray media playback with some extra operations. Below I will introduce the guide referred from VLC’s forum.

I tested with my Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, and the guide may also work on Windows 8 64-bit/32-bit. With it you can enjoy some Blu-rays on your computer freely. VLC 2.0 or later version supports the Blu-ray playback on Windows or Mac. You can download the latest version from VLC official website. However, for legal reasons, AACS and BD+ DRM libraries and keys still are not shipped. That means only Blu-ray disc with AACS libraries exposed are supported.

Step 1:

Go to: Videolan.org, then download install the latest the latest version of VLC for your system.

Step 2:

Go to: http://vlc-bluray.whoknowsmy.name/ to download the KEYS DATABASE(KEYDB.cfg) and AACS DYNAMIC LIBRARY(libaacs.dll for Windows or libaacs.dylib for Mac).

Guide: How to Play Blu-rays in Mac and Windows 8/7 with VLC Media Player?

For Windows Users

1. KEYS DATABASE

* Open your user area (“C:\Users\your username\AppData”)

AppData Folder

* Enable view hidden files and folders (Under Folder Options – View tab then select “show hidden files…”->select ok)

Fold Option – Show hidden…

* Open “AppData” directory or create a folder and name it aacs

* Place the downloaded KEYDB.cfg file in this folder directly.

Download Install AACS dynamic library for VLC to use:

2. AACS DYNAMIC LIBRARY

* Go to “c:\Program Files” [Or “c:\Program Files (x86)” if running 64bit]

* Navigate to “VLC” directory, and move the libaacs.dll file into it.

Now, you can easily play Blu-Ray disc with VLC on Windows for free. Note: The latest VLC still doesn’t have menu support yet.

For Mac users

You may navigate the corresponding folder and move into the necessary files as follow. Go to: http://vlc-bluray.whoknowsmy.name/, get the necessary files.

1. KEYS Database
Mac OS: put it in ~/Library/Preferences/aacs/ (create it if it does not exist)

2. AACS Dynamic Library
Mac OS: right-click on VLC, choose “Show package contents” and put that file in Contents/MacOS/lib/

Tip: VLC does not yet support Blu-ray menus so you must manually select title to play. Not all Blu-ray movies are supported. If VLC still can’t help you play Blu-ray disc movie, you could ask UFUSoft Blu-ray Player Software for help.

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