You may ask how to play Blu-ray DVD on laptop or can laptops play Blu-ray movies successfully. When you have the need to play Blu-ray movies on your laptop, you will come to find that Windows is incapable of doing it even the computer has a Blu-ray drive. And the built-in Windows players, such as Windows Media Player, do not support Blu-ray either.There is always a way to help you play Blu-ray on a laptop, but some other additional software will be needed. Next, I will introduce several solutions for your future reference.

Part 1: First, you need a Blu-ray drive

Blu-ray is the main carrier of HDTV high-definition movies. There are more and more Blu-ray movies with high bit rates. The high-definition picture quality brings us a great viewing experience. But playing Blu-ray movies on a personal computer requires a lot of preconditions. You have to make some preparations for playing Blu-ray on your laptop. Blu-ray’s resolution reaches 1080p (1920×1080 resolution), which has high requirements on the performance of the machine, so in order to play Blu-ray movies on your personal computer, you must have certain conditions. Here are the recommended configurations given by the official Blu-ray drive:

CPU: Core Duo T2700 (2.33GHz) / Core Duo E6300 (1.8GHz) or higher
Memory: 1G or more
Graphics: Nvidia7600GT or ATI X1600 or above
Free hard disk space: 30GB or more
Sound card: 16 or more

Check if your machine hardware fully supports Blu-ray playback. If there is a prompt that does not meet the requirements, you may not be able to play it. The graphics card is the most important. Also, make sure your laptop has the Blu-ray drive. If not equipped, you can buy an external Blu-ray drive instead. So far, Blu-ray is the most advanced large-capacity optical disc format, and the huge advancement of BD laser technology allows you to store 25GB of document files on a single disc. This is 5 times that of existing (single disc/multi disc) DVDs. The Blu-ray drive uses a blue laser to read the files on the disc. Due to the short wavelength of blue light, it is possible to read denser discs. The laser used for reading and writing is a very precise light, accurate to the limit, which is the general wavelength of light. In terms of speed, Blu-ray allows 1 to 2 times or 4.5 to 9 megabits per second recording speed. Blu-ray drive, which can read Blu-ray discs, is backward compatible with DVD, VCD, CD and other formats.

Part 2: Second, install Blu-ray driver

Once you have prepared the Blu-ray drive, then the point is to install Blu-ray driver on your computer. Nowadays, you have lots of Blu-ray drive options, including internal Blu-ray drive and external Blu-ray drive. Some external Blu-ray drive can be easily connected to your computer for use immediately. If you have purchased the internal Blu-ray drive, then the installing process would be much computer. You can follow the steps below to install the Blu-ray driver.

Step 1.

First, you need to make sure your computer's system is compatible with Blu-ray. Usually, when you have purchased the Blu-ray drive for your computer, then you can install the compatible with Blu-ray drive for it.

Step 2.

Remove the older disc drive from your computer if you have. Then insert the new Blu-ray disc drive to your computer. Here, you may need the screwdriver.

Step 3.

Connect the cables between the Blu-ray drive and your computer. Usually, you would need three cables to be connected successfully.

Step 4.

Download a piece of professional Blu-ray disc driver software. Follow the steps showing on the screen to complete the Blu-ray driver software installation process.

Step 5.

Restart your computer to test your new drive.

Part 3: Third, you also need a professional Blu-ray player program

Another way to be accessible to the best HD movies, asides from playing the disc on the Blu-ray player, is to play the HD Blu-ray disc on your computer. But you have to prepare a professional Blu-ray player program that is capable of providing all kinds of different multimedia playbacks. If you are searching for such an advanced media player for your computer, then Leawo Blu-ray Player can be a respectable player for you. With advanced video and audio processing technology, Leawo Blu-ray Player is able to provide users with the extraordinary cinema experience at home. No matter which region your Blu-ray discs are, this region free Blu-ray player can be able to decrypt them with ease and accuracy. You can also enjoy all kinds of bonus features with Leawo Blu-ray Player.

Leawo Blu-ray Player contains all media playback solutions you need for your leisure entertainment, including 4K Blu-ray, DVD, CD, and so on. With advanced image and audio processing technology, Leawo Blu-ray Player provides you extraordinary movie playback and cinema-like experience. Furthermore, within Leawo Blu-ray Player, you could obtain the personalized settings according to your preference and all the settings could be done automatically.


Leawo Free Blu-ray Player 

☉ 100% free movie player for Windows & Mac users to play Ultra HD 4K, 1080P and 720P videos.

☉ Free Blu-ray/DVD player to play 4K disc, folder and ISO file, regardless of disc protection and region code.

☉ Support multiple audio decoding systems like Dolby, DTS, AAC, TrueHD, DTS-HD, etc.

☉ Adjust subtitles, video and audio during media playback.

☉ Serves as a powerful Blu-ray/DVD to MKV converter to convert Blu-ray/DVD disc, folder and ISO image to MKV with lossless quality and high speed.

Part 4: How to play Blu-ray movies on laptop

Step 1:

Download Leawo Blu-ray Player and install it on your computer.

Step 2: 

Load the Blu-ray disc to the player. Insert the disc to the drive on your computer and then you can immediately see the movie icon on the main panel. Just click it to enter the movie playback.

Step 3.

Set subtitles. After loading the ISO movie, it will be played automatically. During the playback, you can move mouse to the title area. Then you could see 4 icons. Then select the first icon and a pop-up window for subtitles setting will appear which includes “Enable subtitles”, “Subtitle offset”, “Subtitle selecting”, “Browse for subtitle”.

Step 4.

Set video and audio parameters. The video and audio setting process is as the same as subtitle settings. Click the second icon and the third icon in the title area to set video parameters and audio parameters respectively. The editing features of Leawo Blu-ray Player could allow you to obtain a customized video and will give you more special watching experience.

Part 5: How to check if my laptop can play Blu-ray

Furthermore, if you are not sure about can I play a Blu-ray DVD on my laptop, then you can do the following steps for further check.

Method 1.

Look for the Blu-ray logo. If your laptop can support Blu-ray, usually the manufacturer would stick the Blu-ray logo outside the drive which is beside the DVD logo.

Method 2.

If you can’t find the Blu-ray logo on the drive, then try to find the logo elsewhere on your laptop, including the surface and downside of your laptop.

Method 3.

Check laptop’s system settings. Enter the settings panel and you can check whether your optical drive is made up of a Blu-ray drive.

The best way to enjoy a fantastic movie at home is to seek help from a standalone Blu-ray Player and Blu-ray disc. Installing the Blu-ray disc drive on your computer can be another way to achieve this purpose. If you prefer a more efficient way, installing Leawo Blu-ray Player program on your computer can be your alternative choice.