“Does Kodi or any other Android player support UHD menus? I want to store a full rip of the Spears & Munsil UHD HDR 4K benchmark disc on my hard drive (connected to an nVidia Shield), and as far as I know the test disc relies on menus for some of the tests. Does Kodi play 4K UHD Blu-ray discs and how to play UHD Blu-ray movies on Kodi?”
No matter you surf on forums or look for solutions on QA sites, you could see quite a lot of similar questions. Well, if you are looking for an answer to the question “Can Kodi play 4K UHD Blu-ray”, this guide would be helpful. Here we will show you different solutions to help you play 4K UHD Blu-ray on Kodi.
Method 1: Convert 4K UHD disc to Kodi supported video format
The first solution to enable Kodi UHD Blu-ray playback is to make use of 4K UHD Blu-ray ripper software to help you rip and convert 4K UHD Blu-ray movies to Kodi-supported video files. To do this, you need to first learn what video files Kodi is compatible with.
From the Kodi website, we know that Kodi supports a wide range of formats including AVI, MPEG, WMV, ASF, FLV, MKV/MKA (Matroska), QuickTime, MP4, M4A, AAC, NUT, Ogg, OGM, RealMedia RAM/RM/RV/RA/RMVB, 3gp, and F4V. Therefore, you only need a professional 4K UHD Blu-ray ripper to convert and rip UHD Blu-ray movies to video files in any of these formats.
Leawo UHD Ripper is the best 4K UHD Blu-ray ripper software you could ever get for ripping and converting 4K Blu-ray movies for Kodi. As a professional Blu-ray ripping software tool, Leawo UHD Ripper could not only rip and convert 4K Blu-ray movies to 4K MKV, 4K MP4 files, but also convert 4K Blu-ray movies to 1080P MP4, AVI, MKV, MOV, WMV, etc. It could help you rip and convert 4K UHD Blu-ray movies for Kodi easily. It could convert 4K Blu-ray discs, folders, and ISO image files, and even allow you to change the video and audio parameters of output video files.
☉ Remove AACS 2.0 protection from UHD Blu-ray discs
☉ Decrypt and rip 4K Blu-ray discs, folders and ISO image files
☉ Convert 4K Blu-ray to MP4, MKV, AVI, MOV, FLV, and other 180+ 4K/1080P/720P/regular files
☉ Convert 4K Blu-ray movies in Full Movie, Main Movie or Custom Mode
☉ Edit 4K Blu-ray movies like trimming, cropping, adding watermark, applying 3D effect, etc.
Download and install Leawo UHD Ripper on your computer. Meanwhile, insert 4K Blu-ray disc to the 4K UHD Blu-ray drives, or get source 4K Blu-ray folder/ISO image file ready for loading and converting (Make sure that your computer’s Blu-ray drive reads 4K Blu-ray disc). Then, follow the below guide to learn how to rip and convert 4K UHD Blu-ray movies for Kodi.
Note: Leawo UHD Ripper is a module built in Leawo Prof. Media.
Step 1: Load 4K Blu-ray sources
Launch Leawo Prof. Media, and then click the "UHD Ripper" option. On the “Convert” module, click "Add UHD/Blu-ray/DVD" button to browse and add 4K Blu-ray disc/folder/ISO image file into this 4K UHD ripper software.
- Leawo UHD Ripper offers 3 different content loading modes. You could freely choose Full Movie, Main Movie or Custom Mode as you like.
- After loading source Blu-ray movies, you could select subtitles and audio tracks, play source Blu-ray movies, edit Blu-ray movies, snap screenshots, etc.
Step 2: Set output format
Next to the “Add Photo” button, click the drop-down box and select “Change” to open the ”Profile” panel. Choose Kodi compatible format from either “Format” or “Device” group as output format.
Optional settings: After you’ve set the output format, click the same drop-down box and click “Edit” option and then you could adjust video and audio parameters of selected profile, including: video codec, audio codec, bit rate, aspect ratio, frame rate, channel, etc.
Step 3: Set output directory
Back to the main program interface, click the green “Convert” button. On the popup sidebar, set an output directory in the "Save to" box. You could see required space here. If you haven’t registered it, it will pop up a registration notice.
Step 4: Convert 4K Blu-ray to Kodi video
Click the bottom “Convert” button on the right sidebar to start converting 4K Blu-ray disc to Kodi compatible videos. Leawo UHD Ripper will start to rip and convert 4K UHD Blu-ray movies for Kodi immediately.
Note: Leawo UHD Ripper requires internet connection for 4K Blu-ray movie decryption.
Method 2: Install 4K media addon on Kodi
Final Kodi Matrix release with support for Dolby Vision matroska and Bluray/4K UHD Bluray support. Therefore, you could actually install 4K media addon onto Kodi for enabling Kodi to play 4K UHD Blu-ray movies. You could follow the below guide to learn how to install 4K UHD Blu-ray movies on Kodi through 4K Blu-ray movies.
- Download the Pipcan Repo and save to a location you can easily access from your Kodi device
- Open Kodi
- Select SYSTEM
- Select Add-Ons
- Select Install from zip file
- Navigate to where you downloaded the zip in the first step and select repository.pipcan-1.0.1.zip
- Wait for Add-on enabled notification
- Select Get Add-Ons or Install from repository on Isengard
- Select My Kodi Repo
- Select Video Add-Ons
- Select 4K Media
- Select Install
- Wait for Add-on enabled notification
The 4K Media add-on is now installed and ready to use. As usual the add-on now can be accessed via VIDEOS > Add-Ons > 4K Media from your home screen. With 4K Media add-on installed successfully, now you could insert your 4K Blu-ray disc into the UHD drive connected to Kodi for unlimited playback.
Another Program to play 4K UHD movies for PC/Mac
If you are not insisting on using Kodi to play and watch 4K Blu-ray movies, there is another solution to help you play 4K UHD movies on PC or Mac computer. That’s Leawo Free Blu-ray Player.
Leawo Blu-ray Player is a 100% free program being developed to assist users in playing any Blu-ray disc, DVD folder, ISO file, etc. directly. It is capable of handling 4K video in MKV, MP4 and TS formats, 1080P videos in HD MP4, HD MKV, HD MOV, etc., 720P videos in MP4, AVI, MKV, and other formats. It prides itself on Blu-ray/DVD/4K HD video player in the world. More importantly, this program is extremely easy to use even for beginners. As for Blu-ray movie playback, Leawo Blu-ray Player could play back Blu-ray movie files with AACS, BD+ and the latest MKB protection, and CSS-DVD discs smoothly.
As the best media player software tool, Leawo Blu-ray Player could help you play back Blu-ray, DVD, video, and audio files on your computer without any difficulty. You could directly play back any Blu-ray discs released in the market for totally free, regardless of the disc protection and region restrictions. For instance, it’s quite easy to play region A Blu-ray disc in UK with this item.
Region-free Blu-ray player software to play Blu-ray disc and DVD disc for free, regardless of disc protection and region restriction.
Play 4K FLV videos, 4K MKV videos, 4K MP4 videos, etc. without quality loss.
Support the conversion from Blu-ray/DVD discs to MKV in the premium version.
You see, with Leawo Blu-ray Player, you could nearly play back all media files on your computer without any barrier.
Here is a video guide on how to use Leawo Free Blu-ray Player:
Above are the 3 solutions to help you play back 4K UHD Blu-ray movies on your Kodi or computer. Actually, you can try installing 4K media add-on on your Kodi devices first. However, you need to know that the 4K media add-ons are only available on certain Kodi devices.
If your Kodi devices are not compatible with 4K media add-on, you could try to use Leawo UHD Ripper to decrypt, rip and convert 4K UHD Blu-ray movies from disc, folder and ISO image files to 4K/1080P/720P video files for playback on your Kodi devices. This 4K UHD Blu-ray ripper could retain the best image quality of source 4K UHD Blu-ray movies through converting, and let you get vivid 4K movie experience on your Kodi or other media players. It’s the best solution for you.