Do you want to learn more about using Blu-ray? You’ve come to the right place. In this article, I will show you three options you can use to play these new movies in Windows 10.
What is Blu-ray?
Blu-ray is the disc storage medium that has replaced the DVD format, allowing you to store around 6 times more data than a DVD. Blu-ray discs use a different wavelength than DVDs or CDs, they look similar to DVDs and even the disc menus are very similar. The two main advantages of using Blu Ray discs are that they can store a larger amount of data and that the video and audio quality is better. The two disadvantages of Blu-ray discs are that they are expensive and that CD or DVD drives do not support them, so to use them, you have to buy a Blu-ray supported optical drive.
How is Blu-ray Supported?
Blu-ray drives use codecs, which are small algorithm programs tused o compress data before storing it on a disc. Blu-ray drives are able to store larger amount of data on a disc because of these new algorithms. There are two main codecs that are used by the drives. These codecs are supported by many different software packages, but are not supported by the Windows 10 Media Player. The two packages are:
* VC-1 – This codec was implemented by Microsoft in Windows Video
* H.264 – Also commonly known as MPEG-4 Part 10
Making It Work in Windows 10
Unfortunately, Microsoft did not include Blu-ray support in Windows 10 Media Player so it is not possible to play Blu-ray in Windows 10 without using a third-party tool. Microsoft stated that adding Blu-ray support to Windows 10 would increase the cost of the operating system by $30. Realistically, it wasn’t a bad decision by Microsoft because they knew that Blu-ray was expensive and that the amount of users using Blu-ray drives in their computers was very slim.
But there’s no need to despair, there are several ways to add Blu-ray support. Users who want to add Blu-ray support in Windows 10 can buy third party software that will cost them less than $30.
See How to Play Blu-ray on Windows 10?
Your best choice is below:
UFUWare Blu-ray Player is a powerful player that could play Blu-ray disc, Blu-ray folder, Blu-ray ISO file and common media files and videos smoothly. You are able to play any Blu-ray disc/ISO files directly with 1080p HD visual effect and play H.265/HEVC encoding 4K video files losslessly on PC. What’s more, this Aiseesoft Blu-ray Player also acts as a common media player for any HD/SD video files and you are able to enjoy the immersive audio effect.
Step 1. Download and install Windows 10 Blu-ray Player on your computer.
Step 2. Connect the external Blu-ray drive to your computer and insert the Blu-ray disc to the Blu-ray drive.
Step 3. In the main interface of the program, click Open Disc and load the Blu-ray disc to the program.
Step 4. After loading, you will be shown the menu interface. Choose the audio track and subtitle you prefer, then click Play Movie to start playing the movie.