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How to Play Blu-ray in Windows Media Player

With the release of Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro, Microsoft made the decision to remove DVD playback, and forego the inclusion of Blu-ray playback. Whereas with Windows 7 you could slot a DVD into your computer and open it in Windows Media Player, that is no longer the case with Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro. This article will teach you how to play Blu-ray movies on Windows Media Player.

Since Windows Media Player can not afford Blu-ray disc directly, then the easiest solution to watch Blu-ray movies on Windows Media Player is to rip Blu-ray disc content into Windows Media Player supported formats like WMV, MP4 .etc. Under this circumstance, a powerful Blu-ray tool-Brorsoft Blu-ray Ripper is needed which is known as the best application for dealing with Blu-rays as well as DVDs into various media players including WMP.

With it, you can rip BD/DVDs to Windows Media Player highly compatible WMV, ASF videos bypassing the AACS and BD+ copy protection. In addition, it also offers many optimized outputs for portable devices so that you are able to enjoy movies anywhere any time. Moreover, you can even use it to edit your source movie by cropping, placing watermarks, trimming and so on. Now, download the software on your computer and follow the guide below to start conversion.

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How to Rip Blu-rays to WMV for Windows Media Player

Step One: Insert your Blu-ray into driver, and add your Blu-ray disc via "Load" button to the app. This program also supports DVD discs and DVD/BD folder.


Step Two: 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.


Tip: If you are still not satisfied with the defaulted profile settings, you can click "Settings" to change the video encoder, resolution, frame rate, etc. as you wish.

Step Three: Tap the convert button and start Blu-ray to Windows Media Player conversion.

When the conversion completes, you will be able to get the result video via "Open" button. After that, you can stream or transfer the converted Blu-ray videos to WMP for smooth playback at ease without any problem.

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