“I’m looking for a good, easy-to-use blu ray playback app to play on from my blu ray player in my new Windows 8.1 pc. Anyone know of a good one?”
Windows 8.1 still can’t play DVD and Blu-ray movies out of the box. To get DVD playback from Microsoft, you’d have to buy the Windows 8 Pro Pack for $100 and the Media Center Pack for $10 — and that only gets you DVD playback, not even Blu-ray support! Luckily, there are great free programs you can use to play DVDs like VLC, Potplayer, etc without paying Microsoft another $110.
Microsoft removed DVD and Blu-ray support because many new ultrabooks and tablets don’t have DVD drives, so they don’t want to pay DVD and Blu-ray license fees for every Windows license they ship. Microsoft also thinks streaming services like Netflix are the future — but that’s little comfort if you want to watch a DVD or Blu-ray movie on your Windows 8 PC.
To play Blu-ray discs on Windows 8.1-based PC, you will need Windows Blu-ray player software, which can support Blu-ray playback and be fully compatible with Windows 8.1, and its update Windows 10.
UFUWare Blu-ray Player is a piece of professional Windows 8.1 Blu-ray player software officially authorized by BDA(Blu-ray Disc Association). It support all Blu-ray forms, such as disc, folder and ISO files, and delivers high-quality picture and sound as well as any formats of movie, video, audio, music, and photo you have ever seen. disc. After being tested thoroughly and improved for several times on general availability version, UFUWare Blu-ray Player is perfectly compatible with Windows 8.1.
To get a Blu-ray disc to work successfully in windows 8.1, please check again all preparation work:
* A Windows 8.1 computer with fairly robust and reliable hardware for the smooth playback.
* A Blu-ray drive (USB should be above 2.0).
* Windows Blu-ray Player software.
* Internet connection.
* A Blu-ray movie disc.
How to play Blu-ray Disc on Windows 8.1?
Step 1 Free download UFUWare Blu-ray Player for PC and install it.
Step 2 Run the application, and insert a Blu-ray movie disc. The player will automatically load Blu-ray data and play the movie.
You can also click the icon on the right bottom, you can select “Open File…”or “Open Disc…” to open a Blu-ray disc or file.
Then you will see the navigation panel. You can play the movie, or select chapters or titles to play.
Right click the screen, you can adjust video and audio settings. You may also add subtitles to movie or video, and share the movie’s information with your best friends on Facebook or Twitter through the built-in Share button on the right bottom. Enjoy your Blu-ray movie in Windows 8.1. For more settings, please enter How to set UFUWare Blu-ray Player page.