On June 20, 2006, the first Blu Ray Disc titles were released, which opened up a new stage of video format. Blu Ray soon became popular for its high quality and large storage, and even surpassed HD DVD, which was once the most popular high-definition video. Blu Ray players need to be used to play this new format, but if you want to play Blu Ray on PC, you will need some workarounds, such as professional Blu Ray software for PC playback.
Why No Blu Ray Playback On PC?
Current 2 major operating systems, Mac and Windows, do not support Blu Ray playback. Apple CEO Steve Jobs even once called Blu-ray a bag of hurt. Why? Blu Ray is a patented technology. Blu Ray license for PC playback needs to be purchased from its developers, Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA), and Mac and Windows companies both refused to pay for it.
Common media players such as VLC or Windows Media Player can not play Blu Ray either. Blu-ray discs are encoded with programming beyond that of a normal DVD. If a media player wants to play this format, it will need proper codecs included to decode Blu Ray data and kinds of protection such as AACS, BD+, etc. Even if there is Blu Ray drive connected to a PC, it still need a third-party program to play Blu-ray discs.
Blu Ray Software For PC Playback
There are basically 2 kinds of Blu ray software that can make Blu Ray playable on PC. One is Blu ray ripper software, which can rip Blu Ray to other format, such as MP4, MKV, AVI, etc. The other is Blu ray player software, which can help you play Blu Ray directly on PC.
Blu Ray ripper software can help users convert Blu Ray to other common media formats, removing all protection and restrictions, and make Blu Ray movies playable on the computer and some portable devices. However, the quality will be in a loss, and most ripping programs are not authorized.
Blu Ray playback software can help users play Blu Ray discs and movies on the computer. Blu Ray Disc Association released licenses for particular categories of BD products and technology, including license for BD Playback Software and BD Playback Software (plug-in). Authorized playback software can help users slove PC Blu Ray playback issue, and play Blu Ray movie on PC just like on TV with an electronic Blu Ray player.
Free download iDeer Blu-ray Player software and have a try. It is one of the professional Blu-ray player programs officially authorized by Blu-ray Disc Association. It plays all latest Blu-ray discs, DVD, multiple video and audio formats without any loss in video and audio quality. The 1080p video and DTS 5.1 audio systems are included to get a better audiovisual experience. With the core technology- AirX, users can also watch Blu-ray movies on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch with Wi-Fi.