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I just tried to play a Blu-ray disc and VLC says Your input can't be opened: VLC is unable to open the MRL 'dvd://E:\'. Check the log for details.

I have a disc in the drive!

  • Will it not play because my monitor is in 4:3 view or something?
  • What can can I use to play it?
  • Any simple programs?
  • Any quality software I can use now? Or is everything paidware?

I have an LG drive on an HP computer using Windows 7.

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Have you tried BS Player? It does have a neat feature that when enabled it remembers last position of a video file. – Darius Jul 14 '12 at 22:42
Is it free without ads etc.? – verve Jul 29 '12 at 3:11
You can get free version and this comparison shows what you get for free. – Darius Jul 29 '12 at 6:03
If VLC can't play it there is something wrong. VLC can play almost everything. – Brandon Sep 17 '13 at 2:41
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Yes VLC can play Blu-ray discs.

You will need to update the keys database and AACS dynamic library, both of which can be downloaded from

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Will just updating to the latest VLC version work? – verve Jul 18 '12 at 8:18
That could work too, since they have just release some new updates for version 2 – TheRandomSuit Jul 18 '12 at 13:15
@Salmonerd I couldn't find the %APPDATA%/aacs/ folder? – RogUE May 2 '15 at 6:24
@RogUE You need to make it yourself – Tek Jun 10 '15 at 4:11

For legal reasons, AACS and BD+ DRM libraries and keys are not shipped in VLC. However, by doing some tricks, VLC can play Blu-Ray movies.

How to Play Blu-Ray with VLC in Windows 8/Windows 7 64-bit/32-bit:

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A summary of the link, please? It might break at any time... – vonbrand Apr 5 '13 at 7:11

I also met this problem before and find the answer later, which is because VLC can only support part of Blu-ray discs(non-commercial). It can do nothing to the AACS and BD+ protected BDs. So you need install a professional Blu-ray player on your PC. I have a small tool here

Hope it helps.

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