As a multimedia software player, the PotPlayer completes against other popular media players available for the Windows operating system such as VLC media player, KMPlayer, SMPlayer and Media Player Classic. For Blu-ray collectors who are looking for a free Blu-ray player software to play Blu-ray disc on PC, PotPlayer can be your good choice, it can play Blu-ray disc, Blu-ray ISO. In addition, it also support perfect Blu-ray subtitles playback. However, if you plan to use PotPlayer to play commercial or encrypted Blu-ray disc, it would be another story.
“Does anyone have any experience with PotPlayer for playing back bluray media? What I learned is that to play encrypted material will require an on-the-fly decrypter running in the background.”
Why fail to play commercial Blu-ray with PotPlayer?
Since a lot of Blu-ray commercial that we buy or rent are commercial ones with complicated encryption and protection, currently you it is almost impossible to reply on a free Blu-ray player software such as PotPlayer, VLC, 5K Player, etc to keep continue update with the capability to bypass all those encryption. You will need a specific Blu-ray disc decrypter tool.
Best tool to rip Blu-ray movies for PotPlayer viewing
Although there are many such applications such as DVDFab, ByteCopy and MakeMKV, however, among them, we highly recommend Pavtube ByteCopy to you. Like DVDFab and MakeMKV, it is equipped with a powerful built-in disc decrypter to assist you to automatically bypass the copy protection and region code in the background, in addition, it also keeps constant update with perfect support for the new encryption such as MKB61 and MKB62 used on many recently released Blu-ray movies.
Apart from its powerful Blu-ray protection breaking ability, it is superior to both DVDFab and MakeMKV for its various output options. MakeMKV only allows you to backup Blu-ray disc into a large MKV file, while DVDFab only supports to output some common digital file formats. As for Pavtube ByteCopy, it offers various Blu-ray copy mode and Blu-ray to digital format conversion options to satisfy your different entertainment need. You can either make a 1:1 full disc copy with original Blu-ray file structure, a fast main movie copy without unwanted comments, ads or trailers or a Blu-ray to lossless multi-track MKV copy with all your desired subtitle languages, audio tracks and chapter information. What’s more, you can also select to convert Blu-ray to various popular HD file formats such as HD H.265, HD H.264, HD AVI, HD WMV, HD MP4, HD MKV, etc or SD file formats such as AVI/WMV/MP4/MOV/MPG/FLV/3GP/MKV/WebM, etc for conveniently viewing on PC computer with PotPlayer, VLC, Windows Media Player, etc or transfer and view on portable devices.
The built-in beneficial Blu-ray video editing function, output profile parameter tweaking functions and Blu-ray subtitle settings functions also helps to enhance you output video to another high level with perfect quality and your desired result.
Step by Step to Rip Blu-ray Movies for PotPlayer Viewing
Step 1: Load Blu-ray disc.
Insert the Blu-ray disc into your computer’s Blu-ray drive. If your computer doesn’t ship with a drive, you will need to purchase an external USB Blu-ray drive to read the data on Blu-ray disc. Then press “File” > “Load from disc” option on the main interface, alternatively, you can also import Blu-ray folder or Blu-ray ISO files with the program.
Step 2: Choose output file format.
Pot Player has native support for many file formats, here you can output “Lossless/encoded Multi-track MKV(*.mkv)” from “Multi-track Video” category if you want to keep your desired subtitle languages and audio tracks. You can also choose other Blu-ray copy mode or output formats according to your own needs.
Step 3: Set subtitles in Blu-ray Ripping process.
As GOM Player features strong subtitle functionality, you can rip Blu-ray with rich subtitles for viewing on PotPlayer.
Select desired subtitles: Check the movie titles you want to rip, click the drop-down list of Subtitles, then all the subtitles into the Blu-ray will be shown clearly, so you can select your needed language as your subtitles freely.
Enable forces subtitles: if you check “Forced subtitles” option, you will see subtitles only when actors are speaking a language that are different from the subtitles that your specified before.
Add external subtitles: Click the “Pencil” like icon on the top too bar to open “Video Editor” window, switch to the “Subtitle” tab, check “Enable”, then you will be able to add external *.srt or *.ass/*.ssa subtitle-files to the video as hard subtitles.
Step 4: Carry out the conversion process.
After all setting is completed, hit right-bottom “Convert” button to begin to bypass Blu-ray copy protection from Blu-ray for PotPlayer ripping process.
When the conversion is completed, you will have no limitation to enjoy all of the latest Blu-ray movies on PotPlayer.