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Blu-ray won't play on Windows Media Player in Windows 10 - Solution

April 25, 2017

In this article, we aim to work out possible solutions to help you play Blu-ray with Windows Media Player in Windows 10 smoothly.

As the default media player in Windows operating system, Windows Media Player makes it easy to play audio, video and view images for Windows users. While, a common issue has often troubled many guys: "Blu-ray won't play on Windows Media Player in Windows 10".

Solution 1: Install Codecs in Windows Media Player

By default, Windows Media Player downloads codecs automatically when you need them to play a file.

To enable automatic download of codecs:
- In Windows Media Player, click Tools, and then click Options.
- Click the Player tab, and then click to select the Download codecs automatically check box under Automatic updates, if the check box is not already selected.
- Click OK.
- After you complete this procedure, try to play the Blu-ray file again.

Note: If the audio or video portion of the file is still missing, the file may require a codec that is not supported by Windows Media Player. In this case, you need to searching other methods.

Solution 2: Install VLC media player on Windows 10 instead

As far as we know, since the VLC Media Player 2.0.1 released, it's with improved Blu-ray discs playback. It comes with multiple fixes for Bluray discs playback with VLC.

Solution 3: Rip Blu-ray for Windows Media Player - Paid

If you're stuck in VLC media player, or not interested in downloading a codex bundle either, what you can do is to convert Blu-ray to Windows Media Player most compatible format like WMV for smooth playback.



The best program to rip Blu-ray discs for playing on Windows Media Player is Brorsoft Blu-ray Ripper , which makes ripping, converting and backing up Blu-ray AS EASY AS A PIE. With continuous decryption technology updating, it can rip and backup Blu-ray(new released and region-locked Blu-ray disc) for Windows Media Player in AVI, MP4, WAV, WMA, VOB, etc at ultra fast speed.

In addition, it provides hundreds of video presets for portable devices like iPhone, Android, game consoles, media players, DLNA and NAS. You can also copy movie only or original structures from Blu-ray disc.etc.



If you have any problem when playing DVD on Windows Media Player, click here and follow the rip DVD guide. Brorsoft DVD Ripper is cheaper than it. You can also follow this guide to rip your DVD movies, since Brorsoft Blu-ray Ripper is not only a Blu-ray Ripper, but also work well with DVDs, just like the Blu-ray Player can work with DVD disc well.

Besides DVD and Blu-ray , if you wanna to change some digital files such as MPEG, VOB , MKV , MP4, MOV , FLV files to playable with Windows Media Player, in this case, the all-in-one Video Converter Ultimate program will a nice choice for you. If you are running a Mac OS X computer, iMedia Converter Mac is the alternative.

How to convert Blu-ray to Windows Media Player

1. Add Blu-ray movies

Install and then run the Blu-ray ripper. See the main interface below. Click on “Load Disc” button to select the Blu-ray movies and import it for transfer to Windows Media Player.



2. Select output format

Now, from the Format menu, select Windows Media Player friendly format as your output video format. There, you can take WMV as your output video format. If you prefer high definition videos, move your mouse pointer to "HD Video" and then choose HD WMV.



Tip: Also, you can click on "Settings" to alter the frame rate, resolution, and bit rate and so on.

3. Start converting Blu-ray to Windows Media Player

The final step is to tap the Convert button and commence ripping Blu-ray movies directly to WMV.

After the completion of the conversion, click on "Open” to get access to the WMV videos you ripped. Now you are allowed to watch your Blu-ray movies using Windows media player or stream those movies to your television or home theater system for great enjoyment.

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