Free Blu-ray Player Win 8Author: admin | Filed under: Tutorials
There is no exact free Blu-ray player software on Windows 8. That means no standalone tools allow you to enjoy commercial Blu-ray on Win 8 directly. To enjoy Blu-ray movies on Windows platform, you can use the PowerDVD, Arcsoft Total Media Theatre. If you also want to deal with Blu-ray ISO, Blu-ray folder directly, we recommend the Aurora Blu-ray Media Player for you.
The above are all paid ways, below I will introduce your some indirectly free way – MakeMKV and Aurora Blu-ray Copy.
Note: To read Blu-ray disc, the Blu-ray drive is necessary; there is enough space on your drive for saving the cracked Blu-ray movies.
First free way, MakeMKV beta
MakeMKV is a format transcoder which can convert the video clips from proprietary (and usually encrypted) Blu-ray and DVD discs into a set of MKV files, preserving most information but not changing it in any way. The MKV format can store multiple video/audio tracks with all meta-information and preserve chapters. There are many players that can play MKV files nearly on all platforms.
MakeMKV isn’t “free” in its true sense, it contains both freeware and shareware functionality. The freeware is available for converting or streaming DVD and AVCHD discs for free. While converting or streaming Blu-ray discs is shareware functionality. You can use shareware functionality for free during 30-days trial period. In which you are allowed to read Blu-ray discs protected with latest versions of AACS and BD+ and output to MKV preserved all video and audio tracks, including HD audio, chapter information and all meta-information.
MakeMKV is a program that is very complex inside, but has very simple interface. Converting a video disc is a simple 3-step process.
Step 1, Click “File – Open Disc” to load the Blu-ray disc you want to deal with.
Step 2, after loading, its contents will be shown as a tree structure; you can define the output video/audio/subtitle source by yourself.
Step 3, click Make MKV and wait for the conversion completely.
Then you can use VLC to enjoy the cracked MKV movies.
Second free way, Aurora Blu-ray Copy beta
Aurora Blu-ray Copy is completely free now and is designed to rip Blu-ray disc to ISO with all the disc information (may cost some time) and burn Blu-ray ISO into blank disc. It is no complicated operations. What you should is just to load the Blu-ray disc and click Start to rip. Please make sure you have enough free space (50 GB or above) to save the ISO image.
Step 1. Click “Source” button to load the Blu-ray disc you want to deal with.
Step 2. Click “Destination” to select the folder for saving the ISO image file
Step 3. Click “Start” to begin the conversion.
Then you can use the DAEMON Tools to mount the Blu-ray ISO and enjoy it with VLC.