How to use Windows Media Player to play Blu-ray movies on desktop computer or laptop? As one of the most popular players on Windows 10/7, there are a few of users choose to use the built-in Windows Media Player to play their videos or movies, popular media files like MP4 videos can be smoothly played, but sometime special videos or movies will not be supported by Windows Media Player normally, for example most users can’t play Blu-ray movies on Windows Media Player, and they want a good solution. In order to help you get the easiest method to play Blu-ray movies on Windows Media Player, we would like to share some useful steps and tips, just follow the content.
Can I play Blu-ray movies on Windows Media Player?
“Hello, can you tell me how can I play Blu-ray movies on Windows Media Player? I have purchased some Blu-ray disc movies from Amazon, recently I bought a laptop with an external Blu-ray driver for using on the go, I am going to spend my holidays next month so I would like to play Blu-ray movies on Windows Media Player through external Blu-ray driver, or transfer some Blu-ray movies to laptop for playing via Windows Media Player, I have tried to play Blu-ray on Windows Media Player, but the player was failed to play the Blu-ray movies, is there a method that can help me to play Blu-ray movies on Windows Media Player smoothly? Thank you!”
“Is Windows Media Player able to play Blu-ray movies? I have got some exciting Blu-ray discs at home, and I want to play these movies at this weekend, I don’t know what program should I use to play Blu-ray movies, usually I use Windows Media Player to play my videos or movies, if Windows Media Player is able to play my Blu-ray movies, that will be so convenient, can you share some tips with me? Thank you for your help.”
The two questions are asked by Blu-ray movie user, in recent years on websites and forums there are a few of users want to transfer or play purchased Blu-ray movies on laptops or desktop computers, even portable tablets and smartphones. On computers, most of them would like to use Windows Media Player to play Blu-ray movies, because they often use Windows Media Player in their daily life, if Windows Media Player is able to play Blu-ray movies smoothly, it will save time, and they don’t need to find other programs to deal with Blu-ray movies. But, users who use Windows Media Player are all failed to play Blu-ray movies, they found Blu-ray movies can’t be played by Windows Media Player on laptops or their desktop computers, just like the two questions showed above, they want an easy way to get Blu-ray movies to be supported by Windows Media Player.
Why Blu-ray movies can’t be played by Windows Media Player directly?
If you have tried to play Blu-ray movies on Windows Media Player but failed, you may think that why Blu-ray movies are not supported by Windows Media Player. As we know the Blu-ray movies maintain high quality videos and audio, the codecs used are special, so Windows Media Player can’t support all the codecs or tracks, in this case your Blu-ray movies are not supported, you can just use Windows Media Player to play popular common videos.
For Blu-ray movies, if you want to play Blu-ray movies on Windows Media Player smoothly, you have to use Blu-ray converter software to convert Blu-ray to Windows Media Player supported formats, such as convert Blu-ray to MKV, convert Blu-ray to MP4, convert Blu-ray to MOV, etc. and then you won’t have Blu-ray playback issues on your computers. Now we would like to introduce the best Blu-ray converter software for you, which can help you to convert Blu-ray movies to unprotected videos for your Windows Media Player or other playable devices.
Best Blu-ray Converter software on Windows and Mac
Acrok Video Converter Ultimate software is the best Blu-ray converter on the market, it is able to get rid of copy protection from purchased Blu-ray disc movies, and then it will convert Blu-ray movies to unprotected videos, such as MP4, MKV, MOV, etc. and then you can import converted Blu-ray movies to Windows Media Player for playing freely, there is no Blu-ray copy protection anymore, and you can play the converted Blu-ray movies smoothly in supported format. Besides converting Blu-ray discs, it can also convert Blu-ray ISO files, Blu-ray folder, DVD discs, DVD ISO or DVD folder. If you have 4K UHD videos and full HD 1080p videos like MKV, MP4, MOV, AVI, MTS, M2TS, MXF, etc. you can also load them into Acrok Video Converter Ultimate for converting, it is very powerful all-in-one converter for you.
Besides, if you don’t want to use Windows Media Player to play Blu-ray movies, you can also use Acrok Video Converter Ultimate software as your Blu-ray player on your Windows or Mac computer. Acrok Video Converter Ultimate can work as Blu-ray converter as well as Blu-ray player for you, you just need to load Blu-ray movies into the program, Acrok will begin to play Blu-ray movies for you, it is so convenient, and you don’t need to use programs anymore, the Blu-ray playback feature in Acrok Video Converter Ultimate is free to use.
Free download Blu-ray to Windows Media Player Converter
Features of the top Blu-ray converter software
- Convert Blu-ray to Windows Media Player supported format;
- Convert Blu-ray to MKV, MP4, MOV, AVI or other formats;
- Convert Blu-ray/DVD disc, Blu-ray/DVD ISO image file, Blu-ray/DVD folder;
- Convert 4K UHD videos as well as 1080p videos;
- Work as free Blu-ray player and free DVD player;
- Optimized formats for popular playable devices;
- Easy-to-use customization feature;
- Built-in editing features like trim, crop, add watermark, adjust effect, 3D, audio, etc.
Supported output devices include: Windows Media Player, QuickTime, Galaxy A80, LG G8 ThinQ, LG V50 ThinQ, iPad mini 5, Galaxy S10, Nokia 9 PureView, Sony Xperia 1, iPad Air 2019, Huawei P30 Pro, Moto G7 Power, PS4 Pro, Xperia 10 Plus, Sony 4K Bravia Smart TV, Samsung 4K TV, LG 4K TV, etc.
Part 1. Convert and play Blu-ray movies on Windows Media Player
Step 1. Download Acrok Video Converter Ultimate, install this program on your computer, both Windows version and Mac version are available to use, you can use this top Blu-ray converter on Windows 10, Windows 7 or Mac, here we take Windows 10 as example.
Step 2. Launch the best Blu-ray converter software. To convert Blu-ray movies, please click “Load Disc” button on the top left corner, and then you can load Blu-ray disc, Blu-ray ISO, Blu-ray folder, DVD disc, DVD ISO or DVD folder. If you want to load 4K UHD videos or HD videos, just click “Add Files” button. You can also directly drag and drop movies or videos into Acrok Video Converter Ultimate for converting.
Step 3. Choose Windows Media Player supported format for output. Click format column and choose output format you want, to play Blu-ray on Windows Media Player, you can choose “Common Video -> H.264 MP4 Video (*.mp4)”, this is the best compatible format for Windows Media Player and other players, if you want higher quality videos, you can choose MP4 format in the “HD Video” category. There are many output formats in the Blu-ray converter software, you can choose the output format according to your need.
Step 4. In this Blu-ray to Windows Media Player converter, you can click “Settings” button on the main interface to change the output settings like resolution, bitrate, frame rate, codec or others. If you don’t need to adjust the output settings you can just skip this step.
Step 5. Click convert button to start Blu-ray to Windows Media Player conversion process.
When Acrok Video Converter Ultimate finished the Blu-ray to Windows Media Player conversion, you can get the converted Blu-ray movies, and then you can load converted Blu-ray movies to Windows Media Player or other players for playing freely, there is no playback issues anymore. You can also transfer converted movies to playable devices like smartphones, tablets, HDTVs, etc. for playing freely.
Part 2. How to play Blu-ray movies not through Windows Media Player?
As Acrok Video Converter Ultimate can work as the free Blu-ray player for you, you can use Acrok Video Converter Ultimate to play your Blu-ray movies directly but not through Windows Media Player, please follow the easy steps below.
Step 1. Install and launch Acrok Video Converter Ultimate on your Windows or Mac computer, click “Load Disc” button to load your Blu-ray movies.
Step 2. After you loaded the Blu-ray movie, there’s preview window on the left of the main interface, click play button under the preview window, Acrok Video Converter Ultimate will begin to play Blu-ray movies, you can click full screen button to watch Blu-ray movies in full screen.
Now you have got the easiest way to convert Blu-ray movies to Windows Media Player, or play Blu-ray movies via Acrok Video Converter Ultimate but not through Windows Media Player, you are recommended to purchase and use Acrok Video Converter Ultimate to deal with your Blu-ray discs, DVD discs, 4K UHD videos or full HD 1080p videos, this program will help you to play Blu-ray movies easily, and it will save much time for you, with just few clicks you will be able to enjoy Blu-ray movies on your computer or playable devices, just try it!