As a movie enthusiast, you may be quite fond of Blu-ray movies due to its superior picture and sound quality. Nowadays, it is very easy to obtain a piece of Blu-ray disc or Blu-ray content. However, you may ask how to play Blu-ray DVD on laptop or can laptops play Blu-ray 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. Is there any other way to watch Blu-ray on laptop? Can laptops play Blu-ray? How to play Blu-ray on laptop? Undoubtedly, there is always a way to help you play Blu-ray on laptop, but some other additional software will be needed. Next, I will introduce several solutions for your future reference.
Solution 1. Play Blu-ray on laptop with Leawo Blu-ray Player
Since the built-in media players are not compatible with Blu-ray format, we can choose another Blu-ray player which supports it. Here I will put Leawo Blu-ray Player in the first place for your reference. As a 100% free and 6-in-1 media player software, Leawo Blu-ray Player contains all media playback solutions you need for your leisure entertainment, including Blu-ray, DVD, CD, HD (4K), MPEG, WMV and so on.
Leawo Free Blu-ray Player
☉ 100% free movie player for Mac users to play Ultra HD 4K, 1080P and 720P video for free.
☉ Free Blu-ray disc player to play 4K Blu-ray disc and 1080P Blu-ray disc, 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.
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. In the following, I will list the detailed tutorial.
Step 1. Download Leawo Blu-ray player and install it.
Step 2. Enter the main interface and load the Blu-ray video on the computer by clicking the respective button on the home interface. Click the square tagged with the name of your Blu-ray/DVD drive to play the disc you have inserted into the corresponding drive, and click the green square to open a file on your conputer. When you have imported the Blu-ray movie, you can see the loaded Blu-ray movie on the playlist.
Step 3. Set subtitles. After loading the Blu-ray, it will be played automatically. During the playback, you can move mouse to the title area. Then you could see 4 icons for subtitles setting.
Step 4. Set video and audio parameters. Click the “Videos” icon on the top-let corner, or right click on the main interface and then choose “Videos” option to enter the “Video Settings” panel. As the same, you can click “Audio” icon on the upper-left corner to DIY the audio output effects. The editing features of Leawo Blu-ray Player could allow you to obtain a customized video and will give you more special watching experience.
Solution 2. Convert Blu-ray to MKV with Leawo Blu-ray to MKV Converter
Also, you can convert Blu-ray video to MKV format which is compatible with Windows media player. As a piece of powerful converting software, Leawo Blu-ray to MKV converter could help you to convert Blu-ray to MKV in 1:1 lossless quality with all original subtitles and audio tracks retained. The detailed steps are as follows.
Step 1. Download Leawo Blu-ray to MKV Converter and install it.
Step 2. Import the Blu-ray movie file on your computer to the program. You can click “Add Blu-ray/DVD” button at the top left of program interface or just drag the file directly to the main interface.
Step 3. Select the imported mode of Blu-ray movie, including “Full Movie”, which deal with all contents in the file, “Main Movie”, deal with the longest chapter by default, and “Custom Mode”, which allows you to choose whichever chapter you want to deal with. Then click “OK” to start importing the movie.
Step 4. Choose the subtitles and audio tracks. When the Blu-ray movie has been imported, you can choose which subtitle and audio track you want to retain in the output MKV file.
Step 5. Click the green icon “Convert” at the top right corner of the main menu to start the conversion process. Before it starts, it will require you to choose the final “Save to” route.
Step 6. Click the icon “Convert” at the bottom to start the conversion process.
Solution 3. Convert Blu-ray to any digital format with Leawo Blu-ray Ripper
How to play Blu-ray DVD on laptop when you don’t get the appropriate Blu-ray player? You can convert the Blu-ray video to some other digital formats compatible with laptop, such as MP4, WMV and so on (See which format is the best). Here you will need the help of Leawo Blu-ray Ripper to convert the Blu-ray which is able to rip Blu-ray to 180+ video/audio with 100% original quality and 6X faster speed and can personalize the Blu-ray movies including file merging, media editing etc. with the best output quality. Now let’s share the detailed instructions.
Step 1. Launch the Leawo Prof. Media module pack you have downloaded, and click “Blu-ray Ripper” to enter Blu-ray Ripper module..
Step 2. Import the Blu-ray video on your computer to Leawo Blu-ray Ripper. You can click “Add Blu-ray/DVD” to import the Blu-ray video or you can just drag the Blu-ray file to the converting panel directly.
Step 3. Once Blu-ray is selected, you will be provided three options to import Blu-ray file(s): “Full Movie”, which deal with all contents in the file, “Main Movie”, deal with the longest chapter by default, and “Custom Mode”, which allows you to choose whichever chapter you want to rip. Then click “OK” to start importing Blu-ray video.
Step 4. Choose output format. There is a drop-down box tagged with a format texture next to “Add Photo” button. Click on it, and choose "Change" to change output format.
Various video and audio formats are available for selection, like 4K MP4, 4K MKV, HD MP4, HD AVI, MOV etc. You can also choose output formats according your device by going to de "Device" list.
Step 5. Set output directory. After setting the video parameters, you can click the green button “Convert” to start the conversion process. But before it starts, you need to set a directory under “Save to” box. Finally, you can just click “Convert” button at the bottom to start the Blu-ray to MP4 conversion process. Just wait in several minutes, and you will obtain a new video in MP4 format.
After gaining the converted Blu-ray video in MP4 format, you can now play it on your laptop freely.
In summary, after referring to the above solutions, you will not ask can I play a Blu-ray DVD on my laptop or can laptop play Blu-ray. The most preferable choice might be the Leawo Blu-ray Player as it is more direct, easy to control, and 100% free. It can help you to watch the original playback with its high quality picture and sound retained. If you have needs to convert Blu-ray into other popular digital formats, the other two are also good choices. Blu-ray to MKV Converter can acquired in a lower price while Blu-ray Ripper is way more powerful. We are hoping the three solutions will help you to solve the problem.