With PCs becoming more intrinsic elements of home entertainment systems and laptops providing mobile movie experiences, the ability to watch Blu-ray discs on them has never been more important. Want to enjoy the Blu-ray movies from collections on Windows 10/8.1/8/7 without disks? Microsoft have made the decision to forego the inclusion of Blu-ray playback. If you like watching Blu-rays on your Windows 10/8.1/8/7, you’ll be disappointed. Learn>> Windows 10 Tips Solution.
In order for Microsoft to include support for Blu-ray discs, it would have to pay Sony a royalty, which would likely mean passing on that cost to consumers. Instead, Microsoft chooses to let the consumer decide on whether to pay to use Blu-ray technology. In fact, there are quite a few programs available that are free. Here are a few popular options for playing Blu-rays on your Windows 10/8.1/8/7:
Part I: Effective Way for you to Playing Blu-ray on Windows 10/8.1/8/7 Without disks
The first option you have for watching Blu-ray movies on your PC is to convert them to MKV or another friendly format for video players. You may have tried the two powerful free conversion utilities are Handbrake and DVDFab and found that tools doesn’t works well. So, I want to recommend is Pavtube BDMagic, as for Price and reviews, Pavtube is always the winner. Read the review. If you wanna a Mac version, please go to Pavtube BDMagic for Mac.
This Blu-ray to Windows Converter is a professional tool for dealing with blu-ray. It can rip and convert latest Blu-ray and DVD including commercial blu-ray with copyright protection like BD+, region code, etc. And a lot of videos formats are supported to output, so you are able to watch them on your smartphones or Android tablets including Iphone and Galaxy S6, etc, as well as to upload them to YouTube or Facebook for sharing with friends. Now the latest version supports 3D Blu-ray/DVD to 3D MKV/MP4/MOV/WMV/AVI conversion. Download and installed the software and experience all the functions now.
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Step 1. Launch the best Blu-ray Ripper and load Blu-ray discs.
Step 2. Click “Format” to find “HD Video” catalogue, select “MPEG-4 HD Video (*.mp4)”. Or choose Common Video > H.264 Video(*.mp4).
Step 3. Click “Convert” to start backing up Blu-ray to Windows 10/8.1/8/7 in MP4 files, when completed, click “Open” to find the generated MP4 files. Obviously, it is easy to use software to backup and convert blu-ray to mp4 for enjoying without any audio and video out of syn issue.
Part II: Free Solutions – Install a Third-Party Player
For a free solution, check out Daum PotPlayer. It’s developed by the same team that created KMPlayer – the open source multimedia player for Linux and Windows. It plays virtually all video file types including Blu-ray discs. Find more Media Players for Windows 10.
It plays virtually all video file types including Blu-ray discs. Here it’s playing an Blu-ray movie converted to MKV.
PotPlayer also provides a plethora of basic and advanced settings to tweak video, audio and how it plays your videos.
If you’re computer came with a Blu-ray drive or you’re buying on for your computer, chances are it came bundled with a Blu-ray software suite such as CyberLink PowerDVD.
Converting your Blu-ray discs to another file type like MKV or AVI lets you play them in popular media players like VLC.
Install Windows 8 Media Center Pack
It’s the omission of Windows Media Center that removed Windows 8’s ability to natively play DVD video. If you like Windows Media Center or prefer watching DVDs with Windows Media Player, Windows 8 Pro users can add Windows Media Center as an add-on for $9.99
If your Blu-ray drive didn’t come with a software suite, Daum PotPlayer does the job for free. Personally, I’m perfer the part I as the first method to convert Blu-rays to any formats as you want without quality losses.
If you have any other suggestions on playing Blu-ray movies in Windows Without disks, or would like to see us cover other methods, leave a comment and let us know!
More features of Pavtube BDMagic:
1. Directly Copy will help to backup the 100% intact Blu-ray main movie and output an m2ts files with multiple audio and subtitle tracks for blu-ray.
2. Full Disc Copy can 1:1 backup the entire Blu-ray with original structure and chapter markers.
3. Convert Blu-ray/DVD to many other devices like iPhone 6, iPad 4, Samsung Galaxy S6/Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy Tab 3, Amazon Kindle Fire HDX, Surface Pro 4, etc.