Solve VLC Can’t Play Blu-ray Issue on Windows 10/8/7 PC

Posted by admin on August 24, 2017 under Laptop | Be the First to Comment

Conceivably, VLC is the most popular as well as powerful free and open source tool in the market. The 2.0 and later version of VLC Media Player support Blu-ray media playback with some extra operations. You can download the latest version from VLC official website. However, for legal reasons, AACS and BD+ DRM libraries and keys still are not shipped. That means only Blu-ray disc with AACS libraries exposed are supported. Below I will introduce the guide referred from VLC’s forum.

How to Play Blu-ray Freely with VLC Media Player?

Step 1: Go to, download, install and run the latest version of VLC for your system.

Step 2: Go to: to download the KEYS DATABASE(KEYDB.cfg) and AACS DYNAMIC LIBRARY(libaacs.dll for Windows or libaacs.dylib for Mac).

For Windows Users


* Open your user area (“C:Usersyour usernameAppData”)


* Enable view hidden files and folders (Under Folder Options – View tab then select “show hidden files…”->select ok)


* Open “AppData” directory or create a folder and name it aacs

* Place the downloaded KEYDB.cfg file in this folder directly.

Download Install AACS dynamic library for VLC to use:


* Go to “c:Program Files” [Or “c:Program Files (x86)” if running 64bit]

* Navigate to “VLC” directory, and move the libaacs.dll file into it.

Now, you can easily play Blu-Ray disc with VLC on Windows for free. Note: The latest VLC still doesn’t have menu support yet.

For Mac users

You may navigate the corresponding folder and move into the necessary files as follow. Go to:, get the necessary files.

1. KEYS Database
Mac OS: put it in ~/Library/Preferences/aacs/ (create it if it does not exist)

2. AACS Dynamic Library
Mac OS: right-click on VLC, choose “Show package contents” and put that file in Contents/MacOS/lib/

Tip: VLC does not yet support Blu-ray menus so you must manually select title to play. Not all Blu-ray movies are supported.

Errors You May Encounter When Playing Blu-ray in VLC

“I downloaded the latest version of VLC which is 2.1.3 Rincewind. Then I followed the instructions above and put everything in the right directory, but when I try to ply the blu ray disc, I get this error message:

Blu-ray error:
This Blu-ray Disc needs a library for AACS decoding, and your system does not have it.
Your input can’t be opened:
VLC is unable to open the MRL ‘bluray:///D:/’. Check the log for details.”

In fact, not all the Blu-ray discs are supported. VlC can only deal with discs which its library has the corresponding AACS keys. However, for legal reasons, AACS and BD+ DRM libraries and keys still are not shipped.

What to do when VLC Won’t Play Blu-ray

In case there are a lot of unsolved problems that you are experiencing every now and again when it comes to playing Blu-ray with VLC, there are better options that you can adopt so that you can continue to enjoy your Blu-ray videos.

One of these alternative methods is UFUSoft Blu-ray Player, which is one easy-to-use player software for windows 10/8.1 blue/8/7/Vista/XP PC, laptop or HTPC. It can help users enjoy any Blu-ray movie (Retail BD disc included) with outstanding and perfect video quality at home. This amazing player can not only play Blu-ray Disc, but also support 4K Blu-ray disc, Blu-ray folder (BDMV) and ISO image files. This Blu-ray Player is reliable and expert in playing Blu-ray discs released in different regions and dates trough simple clicks of mouse.

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